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ZiMMie
04-17-2003, 04:56 AM
Today when comin back from the westen to scarb. i deceided to see wat is the max speed on my stock 90 325is. when i hit 165 the car couldnt go any faster. is this normal on a stock 325is or somethin is wrong? the rev was at 55,000 it wasnt even redline?

Kal
04-17-2003, 05:07 AM
hmmm in my 94 318i auto i hit 180 something...

i think u should be able to hit 200+

ZiMMie
04-17-2003, 05:09 AM
hmmm..
can an oil chage change be the cause?

bmwm5lover
04-17-2003, 09:17 PM
Man, ive been needing an oil change for SOOOOOOO LONG! i have to get my ass down to the shop........

Lennon
04-17-2003, 09:39 PM
They didn't put governers on them did they? Thats what it sounds like your hitting.......

ZiMMie
04-18-2003, 01:26 AM
i dont know does anyone know?

jeremy
04-18-2003, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
i dont know does anyone know?

i dont think there was a govenor....before i did my swap i would pull it up to 200 easy after 200 the acceleration would take longer.....my car was a 1989 325i....zimmie what did you do ? did you have someone in the trunk hah:D

ZiMMie
04-18-2003, 01:57 AM
naa not really it was only me in the car.
car couldnt hit 200... i need an oil change that might be it..

M50E30
04-18-2003, 02:04 AM
I know this guy ( ;) ) with a green 2002 (hurtin' engine with a slightly burnt exhaust valve) that was doing 170km/h. He can't wait till his rebuilt engine is broken in to see what it can do now! :D

ZiMMie
04-18-2003, 02:31 AM
wait a min. is the 2002's the old bmw's?

Shiiii*iit gUYS help wtf IS WRONG WITH MY CAR....
HAVENT CHANGE MY OIL/AIR FILTER SINCE I BOUGHT IT.. COULD THAT BE IT?? i bought last yr september i didnt drv for the winter and the person i bought it from told me it need an oil change.. i didnt change it because i wasnt goin to drv it for the winter..

M50E30
04-18-2003, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
wait a min. is the 2002's the old bmw's?

Yep. I forgot to add that he ( ;) ) has a slightly bigger carb on it (Webber 32/36). By the way it is alot easier to get the old cars to go faster since there are no computers to limit the top speed (but you are limited to gear ratio and horsepower).

Not his ( ;) ) car but damn sweet eh!

ZiMMie
04-18-2003, 02:40 AM
yo that NICE...
That realllly nice

sonic07
04-18-2003, 05:18 AM
we tested 2002- 325is on hwy 403 the engine cuts out at 225km/hr. (the govenor kick in)
at 165 .... i think it's just happen you were pushing against the wind since today was very windy ....

gsbadbmr
04-19-2003, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
when i hit 165 the car couldnt go any faster.

:confused: If you can't get your car to go faster than 165kmh, then there is DEFINATELY something wrong with it.........

SickFinga
04-19-2003, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by M50E30
I know this guy ( ;) ) with a green 2002 (hurtin' engine with a slightly burnt exhaust valve) that was doing 170km/h. He can't wait till his rebuilt engine is broken in to see what it can do now! :D


hmmmm who is that guy? Do i know him? :rolleyes:

Jon@Bimmersport
04-19-2003, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by SickFinga
hmmmm who is that guy? Do i know him? :rolleyes:

i dunno, i dont think anyone is..i heard a rumor he stalks highschool boys...like me! :eek:

Shamis
04-20-2003, 06:13 PM
ZIMMIE whut up dawg?????


My car can get to 200kmph easy man easy and much more room to go...


Oil changes and Air filters are easy things to do adn they improve the life and performance and gas millage on ur car, GET TO IT AND DO IT

nzer
04-22-2003, 03:06 AM
man thats kinda sad even my 318i will cruise past 165 with ease

nzer
04-22-2003, 03:09 AM
oh and check your throttle cable is adjusted correctly

check the brakes are set up correctly

do your all the routine maintainence items.. oil filter , oil , test the spark leads to check they still have strong spark, replace ya air filter (allthough it won't affect performance) with another paper one from bmw.. the K&N panel ones have design problems that can **** up the air flow meter on E30s

ZiMMie
04-22-2003, 03:11 AM
thanx am goin to do it this week when i get my school shop

nzer
04-22-2003, 03:50 AM
whats school shop?

ZiMMie
04-22-2003, 03:52 AM
my high school shop...
Stephen Leacock//

My auto Teacher hates BMW's called the "piece of junk" he used to work for GM b4 he became a teacher. but he is coool make us use the shop at lunch...

nzer
04-22-2003, 04:01 AM
rad you do car stuff at school ?

i wish i could've done that when i was at school that would have been fun as

ZiMMie
04-22-2003, 04:03 AM
yea men... at my autoshop

nzer
04-22-2003, 08:20 AM
coming to think about it.. it could be a more serious problem like losing compression.

If a service doesn't fix it up i'd be checking that the valves are seating correctly and/or the valve seals are in tact. If your engine is just not going any quicker then that could be the problem.

just an idea.

how many ks ya engine done?

ZiMMie
04-22-2003, 08:06 PM
there is currently 177,384K on the engine. the fuel pump was the only thing that was changed on it. it was replace with an older e30 fuel pump. can this be a possibility?

Jon@Bimmersport
04-22-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
my high school shop...
Stephen Leacock//

My auto Teacher hates BMW's called the "piece of junk" he used to work for GM b4 he became a teacher. but he is coool make us use the shop at lunch...

all autoshop teachers love domestics

Ahctuning
04-22-2003, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
Today when comin back from the westen to scarb. i deceided to see wat is the max speed on my stock 90 325is. when i hit 165 the car couldnt go any faster. is this normal on a stock 325is or somethin is wrong? the rev was at 55,000 it wasnt even redline?


55,000 ! you must full throttling an F-14 Tomcat Jet :D

ZiMMie
04-22-2003, 11:11 PM
i ment 5,500

PBalla
04-24-2003, 04:03 AM
man you guys scare me, i think u be talking 'bout MPH the whole time...

bmwwade
04-26-2003, 11:48 PM
LOL. Damn right! Cars up here in Canada are damn fast.

E30ZeRo
05-07-2003, 11:21 PM
i got an 86 325e had about 215,000 miles on it when i hit 115 mph (184kph i believe) in Virginia. had much more space on the tach so im gonna push it hard next time to see how fast i CAN really go