Mon, Jan-26-2004, 08:56:25 AM
im close to purchasing my first m3, its a 1986 model.
however when it starts up 'test' flashes up on the dashboard.
Is there a problem with the car? The seller shrugged this off and reset it using a button on the headlining.
Any other e30 m3 buying tips??
Mon, Jan-26-2004, 10:18:28 AM
Sorry, but there aren't too many E30 owners that come by often. If you are lucky, the few allready here might see this thread.
But, since you are here, would you like to buy a boomerang? :D Go to the general section and find the thread.
I hope that the light isn't anything, it might only be something to do with the suspension setting up?
Mon, Jan-26-2004, 02:11:22 PM
I assume that your " test " light is the same as our ( Australian ) " check " light.
The light flashes at startup until you push the test button on the roof mounted check panel. Pushing the button illumunates all the check lights to make sure they are all working. All warning lights then go out if everything is ok.
If the check light comes on while driving, pushing the check button stops the flashing " check " light but the warning light on the roof mounted check panel stays on to remind you to attend to a problem.
Regarding e30 M3's - bit gutless ! The bootlid looks cheep and the body kit looks too fussy.
I drive a standard bodied e30 with 286 bhp 3 litre Mpower motor, 6 speed with e36 suspension & brakes and 17 in Alpina replica alloys. The Mtec body kit with e30 M3 racing front spoiler make it very discrete. It eats e30 M3's and sounds magnificent in the process but the problem is I can't fit enough tyre in those standard wheel arches. I can live with this problem - and enjoy the consequences.
Once you have tasted 286 bhp of Mpower magic at full warp in a 1300 kg package, e30 M3's don't look that exciting any more !
Apparently, the 3 litre Mpower motor fits the engine bay of the Z1 - but that package is well beyond my finances. For the moment, my 3 litre e30 has completely distracted me from my former obsession with the Z1 - such is the power of M.