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Unread 07-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #1

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engine code location?

I,m new to BMW's. Where do I find the engine code to know whether I have an E50, E52 etc? Can,t seem to find it anywhere and my door jamb plate was replaced with a goverment replacement due to it being stolen when new from the lot then recovered with no damage.
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Unread 07-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Theirs no real plate, except on the engine block itself. Their are however several differences between the two engines. If you have a 1998 E36 i can tell you right now that you have an M52 engine.

The M50 was made from 1991-1995. In 1996 they switched to the M52 engine.


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