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Allow me to introduce myself...

My name is O...ok enough Jay-Z

I am new to the Mercedes side of German autos, I currently own 2 BMWs, an e39 Touring and an e30 Vert...I have been brought over to the MB side by my mother's decision to purchase an ML430 (1999) of which I already know I'll be responsible for the maintenance and mods (she doesn't know those will be coming but why not?) Its black on grey with 139xxx miles. She got it for around $5k, and relatively a clean car. First order of business was swap the two front wheels as some jack@$$ mounted them wrong and of course the aftermarket lug bolts weren't holding worth a darn. I then notice one broken off in the hub, so now its only 4 on one side, but the car rides and feels so much better than it did less than 3 hrs ago.

I'll be searching this forum and look forward to becoming a contributing member.

Oh...the car came with an aftermarket CD/DVD HU, but as with most things on this car it wasn't handled properly so I'll be dealing with such things as I can...first order of business is getting the SES light off.
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Thanks...been an interesting day with the vehicle...
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Welcome to the forum...

Might want to try something like this to get out the broke lug bolt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk2vF...ayer_embedded#


what year vert you have?
I've had a 88 before



my first E30 I had was a 86 325e
I went overboard on the interior
also put in a perf chip and LSD from a 635i, man that thing was great for the back roads


it had blue interior so I gutted out a 91 that was totaled

Past Euros: 91 MBZ 300TE, 91 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe, 94 Alfa Romeo 164 LS, 80 BMW 320i, 85 BMW 528e, 86 BMW 325e, 88 BMW 325e, 88 BMW 325i Cab, 89 BMW 325ix, 91 325i Cabrio, 93 BMW 740i, 94 BMW 740iL, 95 BMW 525i, 78 Fiat Spyder 124, 98 Land Rover D1 LSE, 93 MBZ 190E 2.6, 96 MBZ C280 Sport, 93 MBZ 400E, 90 MBZ 300ce, 92 MBZ 500SL, 71 MGB-GT, 91 VW Corrado G60

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Thanks for the tip...I have an 87 vert...here she sits..


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Great car
Is that LaminX film on the headlights?

Looks like it has the euro bumper conversion (from the big metal bumpers)
hard top, and 325is trunk spoiler

I think they didn't change to the smaller bumpers in the US until 89

like the 89 325ix I used to have


Both of these were 88s

Past Euros: 91 MBZ 300TE, 91 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe, 94 Alfa Romeo 164 LS, 80 BMW 320i, 85 BMW 528e, 86 BMW 325e, 88 BMW 325e, 88 BMW 325i Cab, 89 BMW 325ix, 91 325i Cabrio, 93 BMW 740i, 94 BMW 740iL, 95 BMW 525i, 78 Fiat Spyder 124, 98 Land Rover D1 LSE, 93 MBZ 190E 2.6, 96 MBZ C280 Sport, 93 MBZ 400E, 90 MBZ 300ce, 92 MBZ 500SL, 71 MGB-GT, 91 VW Corrado G60

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Great car
Is that LaminX film on the headlights?

Looks like it has the euro bumper conversion (from the big metal bumpers)
hard top, and 325is trunk spoiler

I think they didn't change to the smaller bumpers in the US until 89

like the 89 325ix I used to have
Close...those are actually the bumpers off a 1991...I just did the bumper swap and yes it does have the hardtop, its also sitting on e30M3 springs, and I deleted the 3rd brake light and a bunch of other stuff...lol

Oh...the headlights were smoked by using metal X in the high beams and actually having the projectors dismantled and smoked...only laminx is on the fogs.
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