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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 01-18-2004, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there anywhere that i can get a vin decoder that makes sense or someone one who can figure those thing out.
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that one isnt workin for me...
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Did you use the last 7 digits of your VIN?
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Nice link freebyrdtoo, thanks!



Any other links that could answer if I have a limited slip diff from my vin?
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oh, turns out that i accidently did like 8 digits, it fixed now

Chassis number 8066241
Vehicle code 1743
Series E21
Model 320i
Body type saloon
Catalog model USA
Production date 1981 / 09
Engine M10
Transmission Automatic
Steering Left
Catalyzer NONE

SWEET does that mean i dont have a cat converter?
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Chassis number* 8066241
Vehicle code* 1743
Series* E21
Model* 320i
Body type* saloon
Catalog model* USA
Production date* 1981 / 09
Engine* M10
Transmission* Automatic
Steering* Left
Catalyzer* NONE

SWEET does that mean i dont have a cat converter?*
is saloon?
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Saloon=2 door Depending on the state you live in determines if you need to have a CAT or not.

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Any other links that could answer if I have a limited slip diff from my vin?
Get under your car and look at the back of your diff, there should be a small metal tag atached to one of the bolts. If it starts with an S you have a limited slip. You can't go by VIN cause a previous owner may have changed the diff. Also some dealers would install a limited slip upon request when the cars were new which is another reason you can't go by VIN. The best way to tell is to just physically look and inspect your diff.
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