I have alreadt searched the net and drawn a blank on this one, so i was wondering if anyone could help?
I have a 98 S plate E36 with M52B28 engine, I know that the date of registration suggests the car is after the nikasil era, but need to know when the engine was produced as the timing is very borderline.
I have found serial numbers for the M60 engines online, but nothing for the M52's - i've also phoned the main dealer but as its bank holiday theres only sales staff in today and the 2 clueless advisors i spoke to have never even heard the work Nilasil (shock horror!)
My engine number (according to registration document) is: 9381M098
I'm told by the idependant specialisr who has seen the cat that its Malaysian (sp?) made, I don't know if that had any bearing on the situation?
If some kind sould out there could tell me the date of manufacture and if its going to be Allusil or Nikasil, or even point me in the right direction of whre to look, I would be eternally gratefull....
Many thanks in advance,