Re: 8v information sites? (MattTheFatCat)
CIS uses a steel fuel distributor (the thing on top of the airbox with the braided fuel injector lines coming out of it) that's painted black. CIS-E uses an aluminum distributor. There's actually differences in them, since CIS-E has more control of the fuel dist than CIS, so it's a good indicator. CIS-E Motronic comes with 16v engines, so it's pretty easy to ID.
I think I figured that out in the Bentley somewhere (probably the FUEL section has some notes that make it kinda clear.
So okay, if you haven't found a Bentley manual yet, definitely go for it. As has been said by lots of folks here, it's the bible. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Oh yeah, and assuming it's the original engine, you have an HT engine which is definitely CIS-E.
[Modified by negativl, 10:25 PM 2-11-2002]