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3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

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Old 04-20-2006, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I see some 318is's rated at 1900cc and some at 1800cc. How do I tell what mine is ? Its a 1996. Would it be on the VIN plate which I can't find ?
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my understanding was 98 onwards in Australia, but we have a different engine setup to the states

We use an m43 engine, where they use the m42 and m44
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ive actually never looked at the specs in terms of displacement. i cant help ya, but good luck on the info search
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In 1996, all the engines actually got bigger for emmissions. As we know, the 325 changed to the 328, going from a 2.5L I6 to a 2.8L. Im about 95% sure that in '96, when the 325 change, the 318 change from 1.8 to 1.9. I guess they just didnt feel like making new badges... Ill try to find the article where i read this...

So my guess is that you have the 1.9L...
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Thanks for the info guys......
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