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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-23-2011, 12:32 AM
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Does the 98 328i M-Sport high line edition have LSD? Just bought one
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:41 AM
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Whats the high line edition?

Why don't ya check?

Cold weather package?

If it's an LSD the diff casing will have an S stamped on it.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:43 AM
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BMW stopped putting LSD's in cold weather package cars after 95', actually any non-M after 95' for that matter.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:09 AM
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It's not going to have an LSD, unless the available options were different in Australia.

Also, there is no such thing as a "high line edition". Welcome to the wonderful world of being swindled.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:14 AM
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The hell is a high line edition?

You got screwed if the PO told you that.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:43 PM
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hey mate the e36 328i 98 model m sport came with factory m3 spec components it came with the m3 lsd differential, m3 5 speed gearbox with longer gear ratios, m3 cam and heads. To make sure your car has these check if your engine cover says 'M Power'. your car should also feel fairly quick and beat most commodores on the street.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:59 PM
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Somebody help me... I'm losing an uphill battle.

I'm beginning to think that I should just have a database of pre-written responses that I can simply cut and paste to correct the regular errors that people make on a regular basis.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:02 PM
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I'm beginning to think that I should just have a database of pre-written responses that I can simply cut and paste to correct the regular errors that people make on a regular basis.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:16 PM
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Somebody help me... I'm losing an uphill battle.

I'm beginning to think that I should just have a database of pre-written responses that I can simply cut and paste to correct the regular errors that people make on a regular basis.
I believe you mean a stickied thread.


That or an automatically replying robot that can do the same thing
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:23 PM
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hey mate the e36 328i 98 model m sport came with factory m3 spec components it came with the m3 lsd differential, m3 5 speed gearbox with longer gear ratios, m3 cam and heads. To make sure your car has these check if your engine cover says 'M Power'. your car should also feel fairly quick and beat most commodores on the street.
So it has a shorter rear gear, but longer gear ratios in the transmission?



Either I am missing something here or....

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:29 PM
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i have a 99 328is with the m-tech package from factory and mines not lsd. It doesnt have a different engine it just has visual components im pretty sure lol. im a newb and i know this....its pretty funny though because this has definitely been said so many times that if people just searched it like evry1 says theyd find 50 billion posts saying no e36 but the m3 was made with lsd after '95. like i said im a newb to bmws and thats pretty much the first thing i learned.....
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:31 PM
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I doesn't make sense on any level, including the gear ratios. This is aside from the fact that the E36 328 and M3 use the exact same ZF 5-speed transmission... They also use the same head (singular, BTW), and headers. And there are no 328s that came from the factory with M3 cams or "M Power" valve covers, but I digress... E90-M3_Speciali's post was pretty much wrong on every single level.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:36 PM
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ya, all the m-tech package include was a m front and rear bumper, side skirts and M logo on door trim(not M3), steering wheel, and shift knob. but like i said im a newb an i learned that in like my first day....
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:44 PM
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not too mention if you just look into the car your buying alittle more and google it for 15 minutes like i did you'll find all this information very easily. i learned that i shared the same gear box as the m3 so i could expect it to stick to the right on cold days like the m3's do. people need to take there time buying cars and google stuff before they rush out and spend that much money lol

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I doesn't make sense on any level, including the gear ratios. This is aside from the fact that the E36 328 and M3 use the exact same ZF 5-speed transmission... They also use the same head (singular, BTW), and headers. And there are no 328s that came from the factory with M3 cams or "M Power" valve covers, but I digress... E90-M3_Speciali's post was pretty much wrong on every single level.
You just don't get it Karl.

Every noob knows that the only e36's built with S52 cams were the M43's, the 96+ headers are cast-iron, the '94 325is was the only year available with a big brake kit, and every high line edition 328 has a commemorative drop of BMW founder's blood denoting the red line on the tachometer (thus high line.)
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For 325s, LSD was a standalone option, and it was also included in the sport package. However, LSD was not available with traction control, so if you have ASC and Sport, the LSD was deleted.

This carried over with the introduction of the 328 in 1996, but in 1997, BMW made ASC standard on all 6 cylinder models, so the LSD went away.
This makes me think that some 96 328s with sport package may have come with a LSD if they didn't have ASC.

My car is a 96 (build 12/95) with the sport package , no ASC , and no LSD .
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Gulo ur a noob!!!
Wut? Your first post was absolutely terrible, and your second isn't much better.. Things can only get better from here I suppose..
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