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Old 03-22-2004, 10:10 PM   #31
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Dam thats wierd cause the ETA is known for low revs.
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:23 PM   #32
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I am still not sure wether it is an ETA cause it revs over 5k rpm easily.
Based on what? If your cluster is different then the indicated rpm is probably wrong.
I vote regular ol' eta motor, with a seller who likes to lie to you.
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:11 AM   #33
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Hmm. If it is an eta motor is it any good. Have they got potential or are they utter crap??
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:24 AM   #34
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Another strange thing is that I am in the U.K and I don't think the eta was made for the U.K market.
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:43 AM   #35
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ETA motor is not good for power... It's an economy engine...

Maybe that's why he said it's a transplant if it wasn't in the UK.
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:47 AM   #36
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So the eta ain't worth tuning.
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:48 AM   #37
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I really doubt its an eta engine guys, they were strictly NA engines so gettin one over to the UK would be costly and very unlikely


hammoj where in Scotland r u from?
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:51 AM   #38
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check the distributor cap, the eta ones are much smaller than the M20 ones. Isn't the eta engine a 2.7L not a 2.8 ?

That engine could possibly be from a 5er, but what 3L engine by BMW looks like that?
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:54 AM   #39
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lilsmoothi, i'm in Aberdeenshire, why?? The guy told me it was from a 5 series.
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:56 AM   #40
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I used to live in Glasgow.....

engine out of a 5er hmmmmm I don't know the bimmers in the UK as well as I do canadian ones so I couldn't tell yah what cars it could have come out of mate
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:59 AM   #41
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So you don't think it's an eta
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:27 AM   #42
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heh - I was like what on earth are you guys talking about - it never occured to me you guys don't see euro motors.

Dude - that is either a 320 or 323 motor m20b20 or m20b23

Not a 3 ltr.

I can tell because -

a) It is L-Jettronic fuel injection - most euro 325s are Motronic (I won't say all - i've just never seen a L-Jet 325)

b) etas don't look like that - and they are all motronic

c) It has the early euro rocker cover BMW roundel.

The tubing coming off the intake manifold goes to - 1: The distributor for vacuum and mechanical timing advance and retard. 2: The brake booster. 3: A little thingee that forces the throttle on when it is not under vacuum (hard to explain).

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Old 03-23-2004, 08:30 AM   #43
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some other observations - your car looks to be facelift - but it has an old motor in it?

Unless some serious work has been done to the motor - i doubt its 3 ltr - everything looks very very stock. Of course they could have used all the stock stuff but hey... i'm not convinced.
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:36 AM   #44
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And for all the guys posting the pics of there 325s and saying you don't have vacuum hoses - its because you have motronic - notice the dizzy is mounted on the front side. Euro cars got L-Jetronic on m20 as well as m10.
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:40 AM   #45
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To be sure - get your VIN number and chuck it into ETK or some other BMW parts program. There is one online somewhere.
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