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Old 07-27-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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OBD2 Chip Question(s) - '95 325is

Is there such a chip? What are the advantages? I've been trying to do some research but I keep hearing or seeing people post it's hard to MOD an engine with an OBD2 chip? Does that make any sense...? lol.

I was lucky enough to be one of the winners at the Bimmersport BBQ for a coupon for an OBD2 Chip. Just trying to figure out what exactly that is, and if I'll want to use the coupon. It's the 75% off one too.

Thanks for any help/advise you have to offer!
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:34 AM   #2
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Unfortunately your car is OBDI, so it's kind of useless to you
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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sell the coupon....I may buy it
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:45 AM   #4
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Unfortunately your car is OBDI, so it's kind of useless to you
Yeah, that's what I had initially thought. Trying to find out more. Oh well!

I suppose I'll have to put it up for sale/trade.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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Is there such a chip? What are the advantages? I've been trying to do some research but I keep hearing or seeing people post it's hard to MOD an engine with an OBD2 chip? Does that make any sense...? lol.

I was lucky enough to be one of the winners at the Bimmersport BBQ for a coupon for an OBD2 Chip. Just trying to figure out what exactly that is, and if I'll want to use the coupon. It's the 75% off one too.

Thanks for any help/advise you have to offer!
As someone else mentioned, your car is OBD-1, but it has EWS-II. It's too bad you didn't see me there and talk to me, I could have put a chip in your car right away for you to try it out. The gain is typically 19 to 22 hp with the m50tu.

I'll give you 75% off on the chip you require.

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As someone else mentioned, your car is OBD-1, but it has EWS-II. It's too bad you didn't see me there and talk to me, I could have put a chip in your car right away for you to try it out. The gain is typically 19 to 22 hp with the m50tu.

I'll give you 75% off on the chip you require.

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I didn't open the envelope until I got back home, lol. What chip would I require then if the OBD2 is essentially useless for my car (if I'm understanding correctly). Is the "m50tu" the correct chip? Could you please PM me the cost as well.
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I didn't open the envelope until I got back home, lol. What chip would I require then if the OBD2 is essentially useless for my car (if I'm understanding correctly). Is the "m50tu" the correct chip? Could you please PM me the cost as well.
"m50tu" is the type of motor you have in your car. Cars made in 96 and after are OBD-II. All the chips are listed on my site. ( www.dsylva-tech.ca )

You need this one:

late 95 E36 VANOS with EWS-II
rev limit 6900 rpm
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E36-413.EWSR
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You get 75% off that price
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"m50tu" is the type of motor you have in your car. Cars made in 96 and after are OBD-II. All the chips are listed on my site. ( www.dsylva-tech.ca )

You need this one:

late 95 E36 VANOS with EWS-II
rev limit 6900 rpm
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E36-413.EWSR
$229

You get 75% off that price
Getting a typical 19-22 HP boost for around $60 doesn't sound like a bad idea to me.
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screaming deal

Actually it's "highway robbery" at that price.

I'll probably be a sponsor here again soon, I'm going to give it another try and see what happens so watch out for the deals on OBD-II software coming soon.

I'll be offering software for E36 328's, all E39's, E46 M3's and 330's at a really special sale price to the first 20 people.
Sale starts this weekend and runs till Aug 10. I just have to wait for Bliss to set me up, but wanted to get you guys thinking about it now.
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if i get teh same chip as him (i also have a 95 325i) will i need to use 91 octane? cause iv been using 89 so far with no problems. will my mileage change?
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if i get teh same chip as him (i also have a 95 325i) will i need to use 91 octane? cause iv been using 89 so far with no problems. will my mileage change?

yes you MUST use 91 octane, as the ignition timing is advanced.

You should expect some more km's per tank, but it depends how you drive.
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mostly like a grandma ugh with these fuel prices, now is not the time to get more HP!
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mostly like a grandma ugh with these fuel prices, now is not the time to get more HP!
It IS the time, as the prices will only be higher next year. So have your fun now.
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It IS the time, as the prices will only be higher next year. So have your fun now.
as the person who does the economic updates for the strategies group at bank of america, I tend to disagree

but hey, there's never a bad time for horsepower
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