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Old 02-03-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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Why is the 320i always left out?

Is it rare or something? Whenever I buy parts they always say they fit the 325i and the 318i etc. but my car is always left off the list.

1995 btw
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:00 PM   #2
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Yes they are somewhat rare, but 90% of it is same as any 318/325/328.
Only the engine/trans/related electronics are different!

Also depends where you go, and who you ask! If its a general parts place, they may not have all the listings...
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
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Because most parts databases are piggybacked on US-based systems, where the 320 was not sold.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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ive owned 2 320's the engine shares some parts with the other straight 6's, the tranny was the same 5 speed zf auto used in the m3's (duno about the manual) only big difference im aware of other then displacement
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:08 AM   #5
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ive owned 2 320's the engine shares some parts with the other straight 6's, the tranny was the same 5 speed zf auto used in the m3's (duno about the manual) only big difference im aware of other then displacement
Pretty much everything on the engine is specific, other than the oil pan and filter housing!
Specific; intake manifold, Tbody, MAF, head, cams, knock sensors, air box, DME, even the cam/crank sensors (i think).
The rear end uses mostly 318 parts (diff and axles)
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:00 AM   #6
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320/325 alternators are the same, i bet there is more. check real oem, will tell you exactly what will and wont fit from other models
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