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i went to check out a 2001 BMW z3 3.0, the badge ont he back says 3.0, but i get the V.I.N and turns out ont he computer the when punching in the vin it says its a 2.5L.. this sounds very fishy to me. the guy says he ordered a 3L but they gave him and he payed for a 2.5L and the records say a 2.5L but he insists it might be a 3L.. he says he didnt put the 3l badge on the back and he is the first owner.. is there anyway i can tell wut it really is?
05-29-2006, 07:42 PM
call BMW and check with them
my brother works at bmw, he punched in the vin and it says its a 2.5 on the computer.. but he says when he bought the car, they screwed up with the vin and thats why it still syays 2.5 on the bmw computer
05-29-2006, 09:35 PM
The displacement is stamped on the block. Take it up on a hoist.
Most likely its a 2.5L Also the 3.0L is much quicker than the 2.5L see if you can test drive either of those and compare them.
05-29-2006, 11:37 PM
mostly likely 2.5 dude...
not pointing fingers but that guy might be trying to pull something here...badges are easily removable...but not the engine...lol
05-30-2006, 12:04 AM
Here's a few things you can check visually.. The front rotors are much bigger also they come 17" wheels standard.. Post some pictures.
06-01-2006, 10:39 PM
run the vin on carfax, should tell you what you have
06-05-2006, 04:57 PM
BMWF1, carfax will tell you the same thing BMW does
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