BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982-1994

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BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982-1994
BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982-1994
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Nobody would argue that the BMW is known for quality manufacturing; however, the BMW 2002 and later the BMW 3-series models forever distinguished the BMW as a must have automobile for "performance car enthusiasts" everywhere.

The BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982-1994, by Robert Bowen, is the go-to guide for enhancing the performance of your BMW 3-Series baby! This guide explains in colorful detail what upgrades will help and what upgrades will hinder your BMW's performance.

The manual first describes the history and evolution of the E30. Then, the BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide gets into the "meat of the matter", providing step-by-step performance enhancement instructions for your engine, suspension, brakes, steering, differentials, and drivetrain. It also includes a full chapter on restoration - from rust repair, paint, trim and bumpers to interior restoration, including dashboard, seats, electrical and upholstery.

If your goal is to enhance your 3-Series performance for the "street" or for the "race track", this guide has you covered... There is even an interesting section about racing the E30.

From modifying brakes to turbo-charging your engine, “juice” up your ride using the detailed instructions presented in this outstanding manual. The crystal clear images allow you to easily follow the instructions efficiently and successfully.

If you currently don’t own a BMW E30, no worries. - this guide includes a well written section with buying tips and advice so you can get the most out of your purchase. Don't just kick the tires, know what to look for under the hood, and the pitfalls to avoid so you can keep more money in your wallet and have a bigger budget for the upgrades.

Subject: BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 ISBN-10: 1934709867 | ISBN-13: 9781934709863 | CarTech Books SA229

  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Robert Bowen
  • Pages: 144 - Over 300 color photos
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-934709-86-3
  • Years: 1982 - 1994
Table of Contents
  • History and Evolution of the E30 - includes manual transmissions
  • Buying Guide for the E30 - includes advice on the interior, exterior, engine, drivetrain, and modified E30s
  • Differential, Suspension, Brake and Steering Modifications
  • Engine Performance Steps - includes engine swaps, super/turbo charging, internal and bolt on mods for the M42, S14, M20 and M10 engines
  • Drivetrain - includes manual and automatic transmissions, clutches, tranny swaps, differentials and gearing, flywheels and the driveshaft
  • E30 Restoration - lots of detail
  • E30 Racing Section

Questions & Answers about BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982-1994

Questions & Answers about BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982-1994

I am interested in your performance book for bmw E30s but i was wondering if it had the spec numbers for oversizing crank bearings and rod specs. i need to turn my crank and need the specs to have tho motor work done.
This manual would not cover the specs on the BMW crank bearings or rod.

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