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Old 01-19-2008, 06:45 PM
johnfWA johnfWA is offline
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I reside in Western Australia. I have just purchased a January 1988 M3 (ex USA or Canada?) which has done low km and seems to be in original condition. It does however have and instrument cluster (predominantly black) which has white backings to:
petrol guage
speedo (to 300km per hour)
tachometer (with oil temp)
engine temperature

Does anyone know if this is the original instrument cluster? thanks
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:44 AM
Court M3 Court M3 is offline
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sounds like someone put white guage faces in place of the regular ones.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:30 AM
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one easy way to tell if it is original is 1) the needles are red, 2) there is an oil temp guage below the tach.
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