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  1. E31 taillight euro vs usa differences

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi guys, I have my outer right tailight lense broken. I would like to replace it with used one from Europe. Were there any differences in lenses color? USA version has no rear fog lights that I know. Thanks
  2. F10 pre/post LCI exterior differences?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi I’m still looking for a 535d and have narrowed my search down to an F10 2014. I’m an at my upper level as regards price so can’t really go any n As this year was the LCI year I am wondering how I can tell the difference visually from exterior photos? Thanks
  3. Bmw E92 330i 2009 Differences

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    What are the differences in the 2009 e92 330i compared to the previous models any upgrades or downgraded parts? I read somewhere that the pre 09 models are much better then the 09 as it came with more stuff but it didn’t mention what exactly.
  4. e90 pre facelift and lci m sport and SE exterior differences and

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys Ive just bought a lightly front damaged e90 2009 lci m sport 320d saloon, i will be needing a: Bonnet Wing Can someone inform me of the exterior differences between the pre facelift m and lci m and also lci se models Am i correct in saying that the front wings are the same from 2005...
  5. E60/E61 throttle body - differences?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Can anyone explain the differences between the throttle bodies from the M47 2.0d (2006 pre LCI) and the N47 2.0d. I'm only asking as looking at prices on eBay it seems you can pick up an N47 type for a lot less than the M47. Has anyone used the N47 type on an M47?
  6. E46 Compact Differences

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I have been advised that I need to replace the clutch and DMF on my sons 3 Series E46 Compact 1.6Ti, I have access to a 2 post lift and I'm aware that there are some guides on Youtube, but is the Compact the same car as a proper 3 series, with just the rear end and rear suspension being...
  7. Sport and non sport damper differences

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I am thinking of changing the dampers on my 330Ci sport as they are very rusty at the base. I have been looking at Bilstein B4 as a direct replacement, as I have used them on several cars in the past and found them very good for the money. It seems there are two options of damper, one Regular...
  8. Gearbox differences between X-Drive and RWD

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, I want to couple a Volvo Whiteblock and a BMW Gearbox, but gasoline 6-cylinder 6-speed RWD gearboxes are quite rare here for some reason, unlike X-Drive ones(newer 3/5-series and older X-models). Could I just get an XDrive and remove the transfercase? Different transmission codes mean...
  9. 330d exhaust differences

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, Could somebody explain the difference between these 3 330d exhaust? All 330d have cats right after the turbo but some M57N seem to have no secondary cat but a regular silencer insted of the secondary cats. Doe anybody can give there experience on this? Maybe someone openedes these up or...
  10. 320 (2.2) and 330 differences engine wise and sensor wise ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As the title says do any of your knowledgable lot know if the 3.0 has any other sensors compared to a 2.2 ? Why do I need to replace the Ecu ? Can I not keep my old Ecu then get it remapped for a aftermarket tune made for a 3.0 on the 2.2 so I don't have to worry about getting keys etc recoded...
  11. X3 differences in years?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi all, is there any site that tracks settings in X3s? I have googled and googled, i.e. why are the fog lights sometimes top and sometimes bottom? when did the Aux port become standard? when did facelift models occur? when was bluetooth an option? etc etc. looking at 2008 or 2009 and I cannot...
  12. petrol / diesel differences

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Bit of an odd question, but does anyone know if there's any major body differences between the petrol and diesel engined e46's? specifically engine and gearbox mounting points. what i'm trying to ascertain is (in theory) could you take a 323ci rolling shell and drop a complete m57 engine and...
  13. Differences between the 320 2.2 and the 3.0 engine wise only

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Right as the title says what's the difference between the engines ? They are both straight 6's but how come the 2.2 only has 170hp but the 330 has 230 what's different between them ? Are the Pistons bigger ? Valves bigger ? If any one can enlighten me on this it would be great as I know I can...
  14. e39 Wheel Arch Liner Differences.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys. I have a 2001 E39 540 SPort with a couple of knackered wheel arch liners. Just out of curiosity. Are all the wheel arch liners the same or are they different for the sport and or 540? Cheers. Buzz
  15. N42/N46 Vanos solenoids differences

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, trying to get to the bottom of a Vanos rattle which I think is the Exhaust Unit. Picked up a new one today and then went and got two vanos solenoids at a scrappy. They had 2 N42 engines and both had the same solenoids. The problem I have is my solenoids look very slightly different, where...
  16. OEM & M Sport steering wheel differences

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi folks, I'm trying to upgrade my steering wheel from the stock one which is pretty terrible, to the far nicer M Sport one. There's precious little info out there on this, so I've had to take a stab in the dark a bit. Here you can see the two steering wheels, and the obvious differences...
  17. 1 series and 3 series front suspension differences?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys I'm looking for a complete 1 series subframe but I'm struggling to find one for a reasonable price. I was thinking of using 3 series bits and mixing and matching hubs, arms, arb etc. Now I'm hoping someone here is a bit clued up and could tell me what's different between the two...
  18. 1 series and 3 series front suspension differences?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hey guys I'm looking for a complete 1 series subframe but I'm struggling to find one for a reasonable price. I was thinking of using 3 series bits and mixing and matching hubs, arms, arb etc. Now I'm hoping someone here is a bit clued up and could tell me what's different between the two...
  19. EWS/DME Differences on a 1994 320i & RealOEM question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello there, I am new to BMW's, this is my first one but as I have had old mercs in the past I am pretty confident that the BMW will be fairly simple to maintain (if not cheap :hihi). Question 1 is regarding EWS and the DME on my car: From research I have found I have a Siemens MS40.1 DME on...
  20. Diesel engine differences

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all- my 2000 320d is fast approaching 197k miles so as much as I lover her I am looking at a newer model with less miles but still 320d. I am looking at a 2004 model and I recall someone saying to me the 2004 year was prone to turbo failure. Is that correct? Are there differences between the...
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