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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 02-14-2005, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys I'm new the the forum and I need some help

I have a valve cover from a 91 318i

But I need to know for what type of engine is this for (engine model)?

And what models used this engine?

Id appreciate the help thanks guys
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like its off an e36 may be an m40 engine i think its called
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Old 02-14-2005, 01:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1991s aren't E36s. It's off an M42.
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1991s aren't E36s. It's off an M42.
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actualy in the 10th month they changed to E36's before that they were E30's i have one but yes it is off an M42
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Okay cool, Thanks for the help fellas.

Heres a pic of what it looks like now.

I got it on ebay selling, I'll see how much I can get for it.
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Okay cool, Thanks for the help fellas.

Heres a pic of what it looks like now.

I got it on ebay selling, I'll see how much I can get for it.
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how much did it cost to get polished?
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Originally posted by Kowalski+Feb 15 2005, 11:39 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kowalski @ Feb 15 2005, 11:39 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-VCBMW_GUY@Feb 15 2005, 10:33 PM
Okay cool, Thanks for the help fellas.

Heres a pic of what it looks like now.

I got it on ebay selling, I'll see how much I can get for it.
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how much did it cost to get polished?
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Nothing, I did the polish job myself. I go to junk yards and pick up valve covers and polish them up. I do a lot of M10, e30 stuff, this is the first m42 I do. Came out prettygood.
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