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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 12-18-2006, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine Identification.

I have found an engine out of a BMW. It looks alot like the engine in my '90 325i but i'm not sure if its exactly the same. I'm wanting to pick it up but don't know how to identify it. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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Single outlet exhaust = same
dual outlet = different.
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Single outlet exhaust = same
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Reverse what I just said.
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Thanks for the response.

But what do you meen single or dual. Out the back? The engine I'm looking at is no longer with the car.
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On the exhaust side of the head, look for a displacement casting it will either say "2.7" or "2.5/2.7" or "2.5". Then on the drivers side just above the #1 and #2 intake ports you'll find a round casting that'll have the year (88).
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Much appreciated.

This is what I like. The other BMW sites i was on would have jumped all over me and asked me if I was an idiot. Thank you.
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Oh I almost forgot, are you an idiot?
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This is what I like. The other BMW sites i was on would have jumped all over me and asked me if I was an idiot. Thank you.
maybe they were talking about if you knew alot about cars or cant tell an e30 from and e36 dont know maybe there just crazy weirdo pplz. all well
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cant tell an e30 from and e36
Seriously, there's a difference?

























Oh yeah...e30 pwn e36! :lol:
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Oh yeah...e30 pwn e36! :lol:
True That lol i just pwned a new civic in front of a e36 318 it was funny
i pulled out of taco bell(he was behing me the e36 was the car the civic cutoff to try to keep up) lil tail wag then i was gone the 318 tried to downshift and pass the civic but was blocked in
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True That lol i just pwned a new civic in front of a e36 318 it was funny
i pulled out of taco bell(he was behing me the e36 was the car the civic cutoff to try to keep up) lil tail wag then i was gone the 318 tried to downshift and pass the civic but was blocked in
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