Yeah mate I know what it should be and where it should be, I didn't see the O2 sensor witre comine out anywhere either but I havn't really looked but as you can plainly see the catalytic converter is not the one in the bently or in the pic you supplied.
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this is what Real OEM spits out :You Have Selected: 04/1988 E34 535i Saloon M30 Europe Right hand drive Automatic.
Production Code: HD22
It is a Euro Buid car not Japanese (thats where they built them for Australia). I have alwasy had problems with parts not matching up it's plated 88 as well. The tail shaft is different too which is the reason for me pulling it aprt at all, turns out the centre bearing isn't their either, it was but there isn't much left in the housing. so thats what the noise was. Any information would be apreciated mate. That number in the pics of my original post is the serial number on the catalytic converter.
Last edited by Tangles01; 04-25-2009 at 06:04 PM.