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towfield
06-01-2009, 08:57 AM
I have come across what is claimed to be 1984 m3. How do I know if it is really a m3. A little history of the car would help. What I have found so far is that they came with a four cylinder, This has a 2.5 under the hood.

Quack
06-01-2009, 09:28 AM
wasn't the first year for E30 M3's in 1986? and I think the 2.3L Inline4 motor was the first motor offered not the 2.5 Inline4.

theblue
06-01-2009, 09:56 AM
I have come across what is claimed to be 1984 m3. How do I know if it is really a m3. A little history of the car would help. What I have found so far is that they came with a four cylinder, This has a 2.5 under the hood.

no. there are no 2.5 M3s

InfiniteDice
06-01-2009, 10:00 AM
There was no M3 in 84.

T.Dot_E30
06-01-2009, 11:23 AM
no. there are no 2.5 M3s

No NA e30 m3 has the 2.5L s14.
But there was M3 Evo's that had a 2.5L s14. (Not sure if it was evo IorIIorIII)

But either way, no e30 m3 in 84, so it is a fake.

theblue
06-01-2009, 11:35 AM
true, plus you can stuff anything into an E30 these days... he didn't mention if it was 2.5 I6 or I4, lol...

davericher20
06-01-2009, 01:39 PM
does it look like an m3? lol

get the VIN and cross reference it, post the VIN# here and we'll help......

towfield
06-01-2009, 03:14 PM
Well thanks for all info and so quickly. I will get the vin and by the way the body on this 84 is very good, in fact much better than my 91

echo
06-01-2009, 05:08 PM
no. there are no 2.5 M3s

Yes there were. The Sport Evo had a 2.5L s14.

e30 m3 wasn't sold until 1986.

If it's an m3 it'll have a 4-cyl motor with individual throttle bodies, and look like this:

http://www.bmwworld.com/images/engine/e30_m3.jpg

It'll have very wide wheel arches and aero treatment like this:

http://www.tjrubley.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/e4a2_3.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/BMW_M3_E30.jpg

Unless the year is recorded wrong, the only thing m3 is likely to be the badges.

towfield
06-01-2009, 07:13 PM
When I get the vin numbers I'll take a few pictures of the car

towfield
06-03-2009, 07:33 PM
its a 1984 325e after much investigation and very knowledgeable replies and me reading the sticker on inside front left fender. Too bad for me it was sold sunday night after I looked at it for the first time. I wanted it for parts or perhaps using it for a rally car instead of my 318i. Still need a lsd, so if you got one lets talk

tominizer
06-04-2009, 04:02 PM
Uhmmmmmmmm, incredibly UNLIKELY that it will look like the one pictured below as ECHO posted. If you get that *version* of the M3 motor, you just struck gold baby (and a sh-t load of headaches that would empty your wallet, your mom's purse, your mom's mom's purse)!!! That is NOT stock as found on the road-going version.

http://www.bmwworld.com/images/engine/e30_m3.jpg

Good score if you could have gotten it cheap if it had an S14 in it and the motor wasn't pooched.

echo
06-04-2009, 07:45 PM
FFS if he doesn't know what an m3 looks like, he's hardly going to be able to tell the difference between a stock or modifed s14. I says BMW mpower, has 4 cyl, is twincam, and has ITB's. Close enough. :)

tominizer
06-07-2009, 08:04 PM
Uhmmmmmmmmmmmm.......... on the intake side of that monster pictured, it's HUGELY different then stock. But you may have a point. Then again, with all the keyboard commando's around, someone may grab that picture and all of a sudden think they are an expert at what an S14 looks like. Better just to post the right picture......................