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I got a question as below. Please advise me the function of it as it cannot be found any info from internet.

My car is a 2006 325i E90 import car (from Japan) with idrive.

I found there are a PC socket above the 6 CD disc changer box in the boot. When I open it, it is empty. Could you please advise me what function of it??

Also inside the car just above the DVD player there is a slot, not sure what this is for either.

Thanks!

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The stuff in the boot is most likely 'Japan Version' Navigation hardware. In japan the navigation works via radio signals, not gps. Jap imports quite often have hard wired road toll equipment installed too, sometimes you get a nice little Japanese woman saying something to you whenever you turn on the ignition : D

So at an educated guess I'd say the socket in the boot is something to do with that.

The slot you have above your DVD drive is a MiniDisc drive. They we're popular for about a year until MP3 players came about and ruled the world!

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I Have two M20B23 engines, one has a 4 Bolt flange at the end of the exhaust manifold and the other a 3 bolt.

Are these the same at the engine? Does it matter what style of exhaust manifold gasket I use?

The 3 bolt manifold engine is now in the car, but I want to use the 4 bolt exhaust (The 3 bolt exhaust interferes with the gearbox mount). swapping manifolds is going to be a lot easier than merging the two exhausts together somewhere after the flange.

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Hopefully a really quick question...

To save me looking at the cars: are the rear shocks on an E36 318Ti different to the rear shocks on an E36 318i saloon?

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2 hours ago, gjm said:

Hopefully a really quick question...

To save me looking at the cars: are the rear shocks on an E36 318Ti different to the rear shocks on an E36 318i saloon?

I don't know, but if you have the VIN from either, compare the parts on realoem?

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No easy answer Graham according to bmw fans they have different part numbers a 96 e36 318ti has 3  std , sport and poor road use.all different part numbers Using a 98 318 i sedan their are five types listed std Boge, Sport Bilstien one for a hot climate and one listed Auto R.Checking a 318 coupe they are the same as the sedans. That doesn't mean they will not fit but how well they will function is another story

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1 hour ago, Gabe79 said:

I don't know, but if you have the VIN from either, compare the parts on realoem?

yep, that's what I'd be doing.

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3 hours ago, gjm said:

Hopefully a really quick question...

To save me looking at the cars: are the rear shocks on an E36 318Ti different to the rear shocks on an E36 318i saloon?

Yes

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1 hour ago, Gabe79 said:

I don't know, but if you have the VIN from either, compare the parts on realoem?

 

24 minutes ago, allan said:

No easy answer Graham according to bmw fans they have different part numbers a 96 e36 318ti has 3  std , sport and poor road use.all different part numbers Using a 98 318 i sedan their are five types listed std Boge, Sport Bilstien one for a hot climate and one listed Auto R.Checking a 318 coupe they are the same as the sedans. That doesn't mean they will not fit but how well they will function is another story

I was at work and thought I'd post the question while I remembered. No access to VINs at the time. :)

9 minutes ago, HELLBM said:

Yes

That answers that. :)
Thanks.

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24 minutes ago, gjm said:

 

I was at work and thought I'd post the question while I remembered. No access to VINs at the time. :)

Fair enough.

I may be weird (no maybe to it, according to my wife...) but I keep a bookmark to my registration on carjam. That way my VIN is always just a click away.

https://carjam.co.nz/car/?plate=AHP173

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