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Old 12-25-2003, 01:44 PM   #1
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hi. i just found this forum and i like it. i think im going to stay here. u guys have enough info on BMW. i was just wondering tho. Whats the differance between a 325i and the 325is somwhere araund 1988? does the IS have a LSV? thank you!
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Old 12-25-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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all i know man is the

is=2 door
i=4 door

and i believe the is has slightly a bit more powe than the i
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Old 12-25-2003, 04:52 PM   #3
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thanks for the info. do u think that a 1988 325is for a thousand canadian is good? it has almost no rust leather int. maybe some trany problems tho. i just need to know if its LSD or not. that would be a great help. thanks.

oh yeah and does anyone know just how much power they got and what engines could be swaped into it. i just need to know the codes or names of the engines.

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Old 12-25-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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thanks for the info. do u think that a 1988 325is for a thousand canadian is good? it has almost no rust leather int. maybe some trany problems tho. i just need to know if its LSD or not. that would be a great help. thanks.

oh yeah and does anyone know just how much power they got and what engines could be swaped into it. i just need to know the codes or names of the engines.
Yeah sounds alright but there must be something wrong with it for that low of a price i mean take it to a mechanic to check it out i had a 1986 325e before my 328i and i blew my trannie within 6 months cuse it was weak it cost me about 2000 USD to fix so i would deff get it checked out, but none the less the 325 have awesome strong motors that will last.

As for power it is powered by either the 2.5L or 2.7L 6 cylinder engine which produces around i believe 120hp (at least my 325e did) which is descent if you want a run around car for a low price.

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Old 12-25-2003, 05:49 PM   #5
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325i can be both 2 and 4 door
325is is just 2 door

the main difference is the sport suspension, front and rear spoilers, and the "is" models are fully loaded with power everything including sunroof and the premium sound system

Both the 325i and "is" have the exact same engine and are rated at approx 170 horsepower. It's a 2.5L Inline 6

an 88 325is for a 1K in decent condition is a solid deal, if it runs even better.....A few thousand and I bet you'll have a solid e30

go for it, you wont be sorry
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but in my owners manual for my 325 it only produced 120 hp is that because its an e instead of an i Lil Smoothie?
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Old 12-25-2003, 06:36 PM   #7
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thanks for the welcome guys. its my budies car and hes selling it for 2 thousand but for me hill give it for 1. i still havent test drove it yet but i think i will get it. thanks again.
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Old 12-25-2003, 06:40 PM   #8
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yah the 325e was called just a '325' in 88

it came with the 2.7L eta motor which correct me if I am wrong came with 120 horse

I've driven a few and they are still quite quick little buggers
still a Big difference between the e and i in terms of performance tho
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yeah 120hp is correct but the i is faster with 170hp correct i mean thats weird but i think 0-60 on the 325e was about 9 sec
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The 325e, 325es and the 325 all had the same 2.7L motor which produces 121hp and 170ish torque, the 2.5L M20 which is in 325i/325is has 170hp and 165tq. The eta engine also has a lower redline, I think its 4800. A 325is with no major body problems and a working engine for under 1k canadian is a good deal, usually good looking ones are around 3-5k usd.

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