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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-06-2005, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I'm new here as you can probably tell, my first question is how do I find out what kind of engine I have in my 90 325I convertible, I have been reading different posts and I see a lot of code letters and numbers for engines and it's all blah blah to me.
Second question, what type of antifreeze should I be using in this vehicle.
I have owned this car for three years, and now it's mine thru a divorce settlement, but with the divorce I lost my tech.
BTW. I will have a lot more questions in the near future, and i'm looking foward to any help that I can get.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have an E30, 2.5 liter inline six with 164HP. I would use 20W50 oil (synthetic or non) and a good, low silicate anti freeze (Auto Zone and Pep Boys both carry Zerex G-05, ths is used in Mercedes as well as ford and Chrysler proucts and I use it in my 1988 750il).
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You have an E30, 2.5 liter inline six with 164HP. I would use 20W50 oil (synthetic or non) and a good, low silicate anti freeze (Auto Zone and Pep Boys both carry Zerex G-05, ths is used in Mercedes as well as ford and Chrysler proucts and I use it in my 1988 750il).
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Thanks for the reply, yes 20W50 is what I have been using since I owned it , it does not use any oil, and I drive it hard most of the time
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Your engine is an M20b25
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