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Hello,

I have 96 328is. Does anyone knows if I have ODBII? How do I find out if I do? Do I look somewhere for certain plug?

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Yes, you do. Your car was the OBDII's rookie year. I have the same engine, but converted my car back to OBDI. Well worth the money spent, I highly recomend the investment, if your looking for performance enhancements.

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Yes you have it. THe OBDII plug for the code reader is under the driver side dash to the left of the steering wheel. It is covered by a black plastic cover that says OBD in raised letters. You may need a coin to turn the simple lock.

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does that mean the 98 318i has ODBII as well?

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if you are in the US then yes.

I'm not sure about other contrys.

96 and later = ODBII

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Thanks guys for all your replys. I will check for that plug after work.
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unless previously modified (to OBD I) - all US cars 96 and up are required by law to have OBD II (at least when manufactured)..
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So Euro cars don't have OBDI or OBDII? OBD = decrease HP for a better environment?

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I'm sure they have some kind of OBD. It will vary on what the standars for emmissions for diffrent countrys on how they are programed to meet those standards.

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what does OBD stand for? is it the computer that limits the engine or something?


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On Board Diagnositcs?

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OBD does stand for On Board Diagnostics. I don't think it will actually change the performance at all, it just helps in identifying the problem you have.

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In addition to the ease of pinpointing problems, OBDII is stricter on emissions, and lowers the performance of a car. Thats why BMW increased the 1.8 to 1.9 and the 2.5 to 2.8.

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Good to know. Thanks.

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