Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

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Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:45 pm

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It is an engine pic of 1989 Toyota Cressida. Looks like the bmw bosch one, which I believe is the big vam.
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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by merkurdriver » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:32 am

No.
There are lots of 80's era VAMs that look just like the XR one... but are not useable on an XR.

E30 325 BMW ones and E34 525 BMW are interchangeable with the stock XR vam.

E34 535 BMW, E24 635csi BMW, E32 735 are interchangeable with the big VAM (SVO / 87-88 Turbo Coupe)

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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by Ed Lijewski » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:21 pm

That info or this post should be in a FAQ.

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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by merkurdriver » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:23 pm

BIG VAM:

BMW 535I 1985-1993
BMW 535IS 1988
BMW 635CSI 1985-1989
BMW 735I 1985-1992
BMW 735IL 1988-1992
BMW L6 1987
BMW L7 1986-1987
FORD MUSTANG SVO 1984-1986
FORD THUNDERBIRD TURBO COUPE 1987-1988

SMALL VAM:

BMW 325I 1987-1992
BMW 325IS 1987-1991
BMW 325IX 1988-1991
BMW 525I 1989-1990
FORD ESCORT 1984-1985
FORD EXP TURBO 1984-1985
FORD MUSTANG 2.3 TURBO (non-SVO) 1983-1984
FORD THUNDERBIRD TURBO COUPE 1983-1986
MERCURY CAPRI 1983-1984
MERCURY COUGAR XR-7 2.3 TURBO 1984-1986
MERCURY LYNX TURBO 1984
MERKUR XR4TI 1985-1989

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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by milehighXR » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:39 pm

P/N number cast/stamped into the meters of the BMW ones?
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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:10 pm

Would you like one delivered, wrapped with bow tie ribbon, along with a supreme pizza, Stat?

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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:45 pm

milehighXR wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:39 pm
P/N number cast/stamped into the meters of the BMW ones?
Are you asking if the numbers are stamped into the black plastic part or what the part numbers are for the different models? I think they will have part numbers stamped into the plastic at the bosch factory. But maybe sometimes they use a sticker? But since there's this list it really doesn't matter just order one for a BMW or look for those certain cars at the pull it your own darn self yard. I'm not sure how Mike managed to cross reference these like he did but this makes it easy for us. :cheers
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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by milehighXR » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:46 am

I remember seeing a list of the Bosch p/n for all the ones that cross. Was wondering if someone still had it.
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Re: Question is this air meter usable on an XR?

Post by merkurdriver » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:48 pm

Stamped numbers...

BIG VAM
BOSCH: 0280203024, 0280203030, 13621286064
FORD: E4ZX12B529AA, E4ZZ12B529A, E7SF12B529AA, E7SZ12B529A

SMALL VAM
BOSCH: 0280202042, 0280202071, 0280202082, 13621286615, 13621466350
FORD: E3SF12B529AA, E3SZ12B529A, E5ZF12B529AA, E5ZZ12B529A

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