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Old 08-30-2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Looking at e46 M3 need help on identifying items

So I was out looking a a new to me e46 m3 today that I am seriously considering buying.
First off the previous owner had some sort of gauge cluster on the dash......What kind of clusters could be installed?

Second I found these wires in the passenger side well under the hood and I am not sure if they are added or OEM. Pretty sure they are added on but they do run into a cable sleeve that then drops back between the engine and firewall. The wires in question are grey, purple, and black.

Questions are what gauge and are these wires normal?
Could it have been supercharged?

Engine sounds like it is in great shape and drives great just leery about the wires and "gauge" that was removed.
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They are aftermarket.

You can't judge these engines by the way they sound. Get an oil test.
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They are aftermarket.

You can't judge these engines by the way they sound. Get an oil test.
Oh I'm going to get it inspected I just wanted to start with this.

What do you think they could be?
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Oh I'm going to get it inspected I just wanted to start with this.

What do you think they could be?
Test the oil BEFORE you buy it.

No way to know unless you trace them. You still may not be able to tell if they are hanging free - but the origin/destination may suggest a lot.
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The fuse box in the second photo in the top left looks similar to the one that Umnitza ships with their Angel Eyes Set. The wiring may be an on/off switch for the angel eyes inside the car. Of course this is only viable if the car has angels on it. Otherwise, I dont know.
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How are we supposed to know what random aftermarket wires in the engine bay go to? Ask the seller.
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