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Old 08-03-2012, 08:20 AM
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Mein Auto: 92 525it, 08 dodge ram
99 z3 engine how do i know

i am looking at purchasing a 99 z3 with 230k and bad head gasket. the owner is telling me that it is a 2.5 . the question is how do i tell if it is a 2.5 or 2.8? would it be in the vin, any visual differences, etc??
i am going to look at the car tonight. it doesnt have the numbers on the trunk lid.
so the sooner the better with an answer.
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Mein Auto: 128i, 330i, Z3 2.3, R56
hey, you're in my backyard! Well you can check the sticker in the door jamb. It's a 99 so it's either going to say Z3 2.3 or Z3 2.8.
Also if you have the VIN use the last 7 at this website, it should fill you in. http://bmwvin.com/


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