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E30 facelift and a E30 pre facelift models

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hey there ppl i am new to owning E30's but i would like to know what is the differences between the pre face lift model and the face lift models ?

i am used to the E28,34 models

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the main differences that come to mind are:

Pre-Facelift:

Chrome Bumpers

Squarer Tail-Lights

No Plate Frame

Facelift:

Plastic Bumpers

Rounder Tail-Lights

Either Jap - or euro - plate frames

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Lower rear wheel arches and lower front/rear valance….

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Houndstooth fabric on pre FL seats, Velour on facelift. That's if there's no leather.

Early pre FL's had a digital clock, but after about 1986, analogue replaced it.

And a pre FL 318i wore an M10 engine, whereas the FL has an M40.

The windscreen surrounds on a pre FL are anodised or chrome and black finish, where the FL is black only. (I think... getting really anorak-ish here!)

There's heaps of little things, really!

Generally, the FL appears better rustproofed, too. Though this might be a point of contention.

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The fl 325i had revised (better) engine management. 1.1 to 1.3, or 1.0 to 1.3, or 1.0 to 1.1 depending on where you read it.

The easiest/quickest way to spot the difference is the chrome.

facelift - body is galvanised and no rust

pre - non galvanised and prone to rust

Big call... evidence??

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Hi all, just got this e30, I think its a pre facelift, but can some one tell me for sure.

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Hi all, just got this e30, I think its a pre facelift, but can some one tell me for sure.

Facelift for sure

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I dunno if my car is galvanised, but it seems to have a under-seal under the entire body.

Also the expansion tanks are on opposing sides :P

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Facelift for sure

Can you please tell me a few reason why you think its a facelift? its a 1989, and its got a few pieces of rust around. just want to make sure before i start getting some parts

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=330540656

Edited by foot8sativa

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Can you please tell me a few reason why you think its a facelift? its a 1989, and its got a few pieces of rust around. just want to make sure before i start getting some parts

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=330540656

It is a Facelift.

It is a 1989

It has Facelift bumpers.

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^

Also, the rear wheel arch is lower than front w/ facelift. Pre-fl arches are the same height.

Also, the tail lights.

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foot8sativa - realoem.com and throw ya serial number in there and it will pop up with a lot of details about your car, and p/n's for everything.

I tried to get ya vin from the tardme rego plate to put a link up, but they must have the wrong vin recorded as it comes up with an E28 ? Unless realoem doesnt work with safa assembled cars.

Should be the last 7 digits of ya vin.

Edited by Jacko

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