Below is an all-inclusive parts list for the Project BMW E30 video series featured on the Practical Enthusiast YouTube channel.

If you haven’t seen the Project E30 videos, but you are considering restoring an E30 of your own, be sure to check them out. I did my best to document my journey of bringing a neglected 1989 BMW 325i “E30” back to life. In the series I address many of the common faults that these cars tend to develop. Enjoy!

UPDATE (10/25/19): I have updated the original parts & costs list with additional fixes that I’ve done since finishing the video series. The big changes are a new transmission, a new rear subframe with adjustable eccentric bolts, and poly bushings for the differential, trailing arms, and subframe. All new parts and costs are noted in blue text in the list below.

My favorite angle of the E30 sedan.

9 Comments

  • Ricardo Zamarripa

    Awesome work, I have some of these things to do myself on my 91′ manual Vert. If I put this much effort I will definitely be keeping it for the long haul. Again, thank you for all of the amazing references you have provided for many years to come. All the best to you.

  • Excellent videos. Just watched all 27 episodes. I have a 87 cabriolet and spent many hours and money bringing her up to original spec. Just the the interior to go!

  • Michael Bennett

    Well done. I may have missed it in the videos but what did you with the brown seat covers that you removed? Thanks

    • Practical Moto

      Thanks! I sold the old tan seat covers with the parts sport seats as a complete package on Craigslist.

  • Very Inspiring and thoroughly enjoyed the E30 series. I am currently working on my E30 316i Touring Lux so found this useful.

  • I’ve been watching your YouTube videos over and over and over again as I do most all of the same projects to my E30. My next project is tackling my E30’s awful sounding blower motor. I noticed on your parts list that you bought 2 blower motors. Which motor is the one you recommend? YMX or the Lone Star??

    • I’d recommend the Lone Star one which I purchased on Ebay. It fit perfectly where the other one didn’t.

  • Excellent, informative and very useful post!

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