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315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

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315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:03 pm

Hello from France !

I'm here to show you my newly acquired 315 e21 ! It has been sitting on a backyard for almoste 7 years, Fortunately it has only few rust spot, and all of them will be fixed very soon ! ( Zero rust under the car, floors etc. )

It is from 1983, totally stock, 150 000km, second Hand ! I started the engine without difficulties, of course, I made the classic service before, including oil change, and all the filters replacement, spark and spark plugs ! The engine runs great, have a cool sound for a small engine ( I'm used to the M20b25 engine of my e30s ), Some carbs tuning to do, and maybe a complete set of gasket !

Negative points :

Some rust spots on the exteriors ( below tail light, the rear window driver side, and around wheel arches )
Front spoiler in bad condition
The rear valance is bent because the tires exploded while we were driving the car back home, and the anti-thief bolt was totally ruined, so I unfortunately couldn't took of the wheel and had to drive few kilometers like that, If I would have left the car, It would have been robbed or destroyed for sure !
Driver seat in bad condition
Cracked dashboard

Positive point :

-I do have equipment I acquired during the restoration of my E30, including air compressor, orbital sander, a collection of spray gun, sandblaster, Mig welder, Arc welder etc..
Which means that every negative point will soon be repaired !
-The engine is great and clean !
- Body of the car is in great condition !
- The color is absolutely Beautiful !
- Almost Ready to take the road !


Project :
- Front BBS spoiler ( got a deal for 70£ including shipping )
- 4x BBS Mahle 6x14 ( I will get them soon )
- Homemade coilover ( Golf mk2 on the rear, Home made on the front ? )
- Paint touch up, And a full paint Polishing !
- Single Headlight conversion

That's it ! I keep it simple because it's a daily driver, and I want it to be comfortable and good looking,

And it's just a 315, IMO it looks better with only few equipements than with a full body kit, spoiler etc.. It's not a race car !

So here are the few pictures !

When I got it back :

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After a lot of cleaning ! ( The car is dry on the picture, not wet )

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I hope you will like this little car, And i'm waiting for your advice and opinions about it !

:)



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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by raseeda green » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:29 am

Great we love this' car, welcome to forum, can we see this 315 engine too, are they stll M10, I think they must be rare now so it's a good one to keep IMO ! Please post more pictures on your progress. Thanks for showing
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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:36 pm

Thanks for your message ! I will post some pictures of the Engine later, Only for you Raseeda Green 8)

Yes it's still the M10 Engine, also named M98, it's a 1573CC, with A pierburg carburetor, 75HP only, but it's enough for a daily driver ! And I don't need power in this kind of car, the E21 is unique and really rare here ! And driving it is all I need !
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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by arshad76 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:36 pm

Hey, welcome :) A bit of work to do, but you you seem enthusiastic and it will get done then! Also it's a non-sunroof model, so thats a bonus. Look forward to more photos.
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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:57 pm

Thanks ! Yes of course, But would it be funny if it didn't have any work ? :o I can't wait to start !

Here is a little preview of my E30 some months ago, It was literally FULL of rust ! So, When I'm Looking at the e21, I think it's not that bad ! :lol:

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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by Jeroen » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:54 pm

Nice, and you know how to deal with rust then, should be ok. Lovely car, had a great laugh about that rear tyre!
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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by polov8 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:50 am

Wow, those tyres really did go with a bang didn't they! Looks like a good base for a project, nothing too terrible, and you have the skills!
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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Thanks for your message ! That damn tyre made some damage ! It sounds like I was driving a locomotive! TCHOKOTOKOTCHOKOTOKOTCHOK ! I even hit the horn sometimes to make it looks real, And Seeing how people were looking at my car, I think they were pretty impressed and confused at the same time " Is this a car ? Is this a train ? " !


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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:07 pm

Started the beast today for few minutes, The m10 sounds pretty good doesn't it ?



Also it needs a complet set of gasket and a good clean of the carb, Had a hard time trying to drive it today !

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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:39 pm

Big problem with the car !

The last video is the last time I started it, and i turned it off myself, Since this day, i haven't been able to start it again, I only had big explosion in the exhaust, the noise was so loud I had a bad hear for 3 minutes, except once, here is the result ( I have changed the rotor, and the distributor cab ) , and 2 minutes after that, a big explosion again, I'm mad !


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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by J.K.jr.bad. » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:57 pm

First that comes in mind that spark cables are put in wrong order. Have you checked that?
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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by Jeroen » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:02 pm

Yup that would be my idea, or cap 180 degrees turned
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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:24 pm

Thanks for your answer ! It was the 4 spark plug ! damaged all at the same time, I didn't know that was possible !

4 news one and it is on the road again ! :driving

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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by parera » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:04 pm

Cold start, With the fresh temperature from the West of the France :)

It is doing better than before !



And here is the actual muffler, I will make a new one from some tubing tomorrow, while i'm waiting for the new one to arrive

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Re: 315 e21 Opalgrün metallic

Post by Jeroen » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:03 pm

That was a big bang indeed!
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