e36 b3 engine numbers

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vermetje
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e36 b3 engine numbers

Post by vermetje » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm Joran, I'm 22 years old, and from Belgium. I'm new to this forum.
I'm the owner of a 1993 e36 convertible.
I have found an alpina e36 b3 engine to put in my car.

But I want to check if it's a real alpina engine, are there some numbers I can check?
I has the correct valve cover, and a the recommended sparkplug sticker says also alpina.

Hopefully you can help me.

Kind regards

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Post by AG » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:40 pm

you'd probably need the ECU or a suitable chip to run it properly to get the best from it. Is it a 3.0 or a 3.2 engine?

not sure on engine numbers though.
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Post by vermetje » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:23 pm

thanks,

the ecu is supplied with it.
Are there supposed to be alpina stickers on the ecu?
It's a 3.0

Thanks for your response

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Post by simon13 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Whats stamped on the engine block?

Also the cylinder head will have a 4 digit stamping on it at the back of the head
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Post by AG » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:46 am

mine (3.0) had the Alpina parts sticker on the outer case of the ecu and I'm sure it had the Alpina part number on the chip inside. However it's a slightly different story with the 3.2's.
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Post by simon13 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:42 pm

AG wrote:mine (3.0) had the Alpina parts sticker on the outer case of the ecu and I'm sure it had the Alpina part number on the chip inside. However it's a slightly different story with the 3.2's.
they all have that down to E30s
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