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06-09-2006, 04:50 PM
This will be my first post!

I have a '95 Dinan 318ti in Boston Green. It's chipped but rest is pretty basic.

[EDIT] I'm running on a full-size spare since the stock one was rammed into a curb when I spun out in the rain, coming off the ramp from 427 --> Dundas in early May. Left me shaking since anyone as crazy as I am would've done me in from behind!

I was running Sea Foam in the brake boost line, it's smoking like crazy removing all the crap in the engine.

My car smokes!

That's me in my baby.

Thanks for viewing. This site is great.

06-09-2006, 04:52 PM
What is dinan about it?


06-09-2006, 04:57 PM
Dinan BMW is a California-based tuner (one of the top in the industry). They specialize all sorts of tuning for your BMW (ECMs, superchargers, brakes, etc.). There are 3 Dinan dealers here in Ontario if you're interested.


06-09-2006, 05:26 PM
we know what dinan is........

whats so dinan about ure car is what we are saying.....

06-09-2006, 05:38 PM
I'm trying to figure that out myself since I only got it 2 months ago. Been trying to contact various Dinan reps here and the previous owner but no one has been able to provide me any info yet.

I'm trying to hunt down the original owner listed on the UVIP. When I know I'll let you all know!

06-09-2006, 05:42 PM
I know it's chipped because I passed the stock governor's speed a few times (shhh! don't tell anyone!), other than that I dunno. To have a Dinan badge you need 10 points so with the chip I have 2. I'm still investigating to see where the other 8 points are.

06-09-2006, 05:47 PM
You can usually find these badges on ebay, cause you get them free with the superchargers, and some people don't like the dinan badge!

hehehe, i KNOW what dinan is!

06-09-2006, 05:59 PM
My car is stock though, so I don't need a badge.

hehehe :)

06-09-2006, 06:17 PM
^^ lol, rip it off now!! lol

06-09-2006, 06:25 PM
ummm..ye i cvan get a dinan badge for 5 bucks off ebay...never herd of this 10 point thing

06-10-2006, 12:35 AM
Worry less about Dinan and more about a Downing Atlanta S/C. Will make for a mean ass, fun car.

06-10-2006, 03:49 AM
Looks like for the same amount of money I could spend on a DASC, I might as well swap out the engine for a m50 or m52. Then if I'm not happy with it I can always upgrade right?

06-12-2006, 04:20 PM
White smoke by the looks of it.
Head gasket or cracked head.
I would worry about fixing this first.

06-12-2006, 05:49 PM
White smoke by the looks of it.
Head gasket or cracked head.
I would worry about fixing this first.

Reading > you. He was seafoaming it.

DASC is the price of a M50 swap, and you get more power to the wheels, and keep the Ti's amazing weight distribution.

06-12-2006, 11:59 PM
Yeah, you may be right with that! If I did go with an M50 and found it unsatisfying, I'd have to lay down some mean $$$!!!

Oh no, I already feel sorry for my wallet!

06-13-2006, 12:19 AM
Go with the DASC, an M50 swap is NOT as easy as it seems in a Ti, theres a lit of little things that don't typically come with the motor that you have to get for it. It'd be a big pain in the ass if you decide to take on that project by yourself as well, whereas the DASC you can bolt on in a weekend!

paul christians
06-13-2006, 12:26 AM
do a DASC and be done with it........it is easyer to do......

06-13-2006, 08:27 AM
Thanks for your input guys! Looks like a DASC is the way to go, and I like the idea that I'll be keepin' the 4-banger. It's a nice engine (it's actually the reason I bought it given the fuel prices these days!).

06-13-2006, 06:03 PM
Yeah, sorry guys, I thought Soldo was asking what Dinan was. I didn't know how to speak English that day :eek:

Anyway, enjoing the ride. As it turns out, I not only damaged the drivers-rear wheel, but also managed to bump (NASTILY) the INSIDE of the drivers-front wheel as well (which obviously went unnoticed all this time)! This was where all that steering shake was coming from. I got my front tires rotated and balanced today.

It's a temp. solution until I can get those rims from a friend on here.

06-15-2006, 11:36 PM
nice ti.

join: www.318ti.org

06-16-2006, 12:34 AM
Thanks, it's a nice ride and I'm loving it. Already a member on there dude! My handle's 318tiSpeed!