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the e21 has an M10b... something engine, right?

So what is the engine code for a 1990 325is?

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i found no listing for 1990 325is in the TIS or ETK. does it exist?

the closest were (for 1990):
325i (M20), 325ix (M20), 320is (S14)
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if you specifically want 325is, there is a 1991 model (M50), but that is already e36.

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hmmm.. thats odd...

well I'm located in Canada, does that change anything?

ths guy told me it's a 1990 325is... so if there is no such car, I'm not liking this guy so much n

where is the engine code located on the car? on a lable or something? what should I look for?
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Originally posted by AE101@Sep 18 2003, 11:36 PM

ths guy told me it's a 1990 325is... so if there is no such car, I'm not liking this guy so much n
Elaborate please..


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i thought they made 325is in 1990. i know they didnt in 1991 though. but all E30 325i/is/iC's had M20B25 engines. the M50's began in the E36 or 91 e34's
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m20b25 .... the "b25" representing the 2.5L displacment (which is why the 2.7 liter ETA engine is an m20b27)


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ths guy told me it's a 1990 325is... so if there is no such car, I'm not liking this guy so much


Elaborate please..
umm.. i saw an add for a 1990 325is forsale, so I called.

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m20b25 .... the "b25" representing the 2.5L displacment (which is why the 2.7 liter ETA engine is an m20b27)

So are there any #'s or markings on the engine to show that it is the M20B25?

thanks for your help guys.
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you can easily tell by looking at it if its a M20b25, but that doesnt mean its an 'iS'. look for things like basketweave wheels, sport seats, rear spoiler, and iS front lip to tell if its an iS
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There was no 325is in 1991. You could get a 325i with the sport package though (everything that effectively made it an "is").

(also, the E36 started in 1992)

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