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Old 12-23-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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325e or 325i? I have no idea

How can you tell if a 1987 3-series is a 325e and not a 325i?

The search function doesn't seem to work right now...
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Old 12-23-2003, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: 325e or 325i? I have no idea

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How can you tell if a 1987 3-series is a 325e and not a 325i?

The search function doesn't seem to work right now...

Are you looking at a car? Then look at the tachometer, redline is around 4800 in a 325e and 6400 in a 325i


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Old 12-23-2003, 01:24 PM   #3
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Re: Re: 325e or 325i? I have no idea

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Are you looking at a car? Then look at the tachometer, redline is around 4800 in a 325e and 6400 in a 325i


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If i also rember correctly wasnt the 325e only a automatic (because i had one) and the 325i was a manual and also the 325i made a little more hp than the 325e
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:27 PM   #4
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If i also rember correctly wasnt the 325e only a automatic (because i had one) and the 325i was a manual and also the 325i made a little more hp than the 325e
No, they had manual 325e's also. The eta was just a low reving motor. Yes it had lower hp.

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Old 12-23-2003, 01:31 PM   #5
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No, they had manual 325e's also. The eta was just a low reving motor. Yes it had lower hp.

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Lol yea i thought they both had man/auto cuse my 325e was a auto i just assumed that all the 325e's were auto but none the less i used to have one and everyone used to laugh at my car because it only reved at 5k

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Old 12-23-2003, 03:09 PM   #6
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Re: Re: 325e or 325i? I have no idea

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Are you looking at a car? Then look at the tachometer, redline is around 4800 in a 325e and 6400 in a 325i


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You sure it is 4800? the car I was looking at...I think it is around 5200rpm or so.
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You sure it is 4800? the car I was looking at...I think it is around 5200rpm or so.

I think the stock eta redline is 4800, 5200 is where I set it in my performance chip.

If the tach does not go up to 7000 or so, it's an ETA
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mine redlined at 5k
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Looking from outside you can tell by the exhaust; the "e" has single pipe, and the "i" has dual....The tach is an easy way too...and you can check the engine setup thats a bit different...
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Looking from outside you can tell by the exhaust; the "e" has single pipe, and the "i" has dual....The tach is an easy way too...and you can check the engine setup thats a bit different...
This car has the stock dual tips, but from what I recall, the redline does not go to 7000.
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Old 12-23-2003, 04:59 PM   #11
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do etas have more torque then?
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yes it has more torque, but no high end power compared to the i motor...

personally, i'd rather have the I motor..it is a lot more fun..but if this is your beater...go with the E...its more fuel efficient, and has more torque..add mark's chip and the torque goes to ridiculous amounts compared to the I
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yes it has more torque, but no high end power compared to the i motor...

personally, i'd rather have the I motor..it is a lot more fun..but if this is your beater...go with the E...its more fuel efficient, and has more torque..add mark's chip and the torque goes to ridiculous amounts compared to the I
I still don't know if it is an E or not... It drove worse than my friend's 325i, but I reckoned that the test car was automatic. It doesn't shift high enough.
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I still don't know if it is an E or not... It drove worse than my friend's 325i, but I reckoned that the test car was automatic. It doesn't shift high enough.
did the tach redline go to like 5k? if the redline shows 5k its an E. also if u feel the power right away, on an I u can only feel it pull from like 4k and on
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maybe it's a 1988? 1988 eta's had 6000rpm tachs ( 5000rpm redline ), and stock dual tip mufflers. On the trunk lid it would say just 325..not 325e or 325i
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