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Old 02-19-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
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Question engine mods ?

hey guys ive not long just brought a 325i coupe on a 1994 plate its an auto and im looking to do some engine mods filter cams etc etc so im looking for some advice on what to buy for her obviousley id love to get as much as i can out of her but im not loaded so cant go mental any ideas would be great cheers attatched a pic for you to look at not that good and yes i have taken the M3 badge off as she isnt one old owner was a dreamer lololololol cheers
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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i have all the clears on her now this is when i first got her 2 weeks ago got the lights that same day will post new ones for your view
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:12 PM   #3
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Start with the basics to help your car breathe better......intake,headers and exhaust.
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:11 AM   #4
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What do u have to start with ...

$1000 -> $6000??

Headers
INtake
Exhaust
Cams
ECU (Best bang for the buck)
FLy wheel
Fan Delete Mod
Forced Induction (BIG MONEY)
Port/Polish/Bore (BIG MONEY)

u choose..
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:20 AM   #5
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best bang for the buck is a lower (numberically higher) geared differential with limited slip. It makes a huge difference.

Aside from that, intake, exhaust, fan delete, flywheel, etc.
I don't think a chip is the best bang for the buck. Unless you car has a lot of engine mods, don't put it high on your list.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:19 PM   #6
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fan delete??? what is that remember im english so i might not get all of what your saying lol i take it headers mead exhaust manifolds ???? can i do all that gear box work on an auto ????
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fan delete??? what is that remember im english so i might not get all of what your saying lol i take it headers mead exhaust manifolds ???? can i do all that gear box work on an auto ????
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Yes, headers are the exhaust manifolds.

And yes you can do these on an automatic, but you best bet for performance now would be to swap ina 5 or 6 speed.
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:12 AM   #8
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i take it you mean a 5 or 6 speed manual as i have a 5 speed auto ?
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i take it you mean a 5 or 6 speed manual as i have a 5 speed auto ?
right, 5 or 6 speed manual, I didn't know the 325 has a 5 speed auto.

What does your gear selector look like?

This?:

P
N
D
3
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1

Just curious?
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:27 AM   #10
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i think it is like that or might have a 4th gear on there it is 5 speed thought as it changes 5 times em will look for you
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:48 AM   #11
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hmm it might have a 5spd auto in europe... here the m3 was the only e36 to receive a 5spd auto...
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hmm it might have a 5spd auto in europe... here the m3 was the only e36 to receive a 5spd auto...
I'm only curious because my mom's 525iA feels like it has 5 gears but it's only 4. In one of the gears you feel the torque converter lock up which makes it feel like an extra gear.
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:24 PM   #13
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definately get a chip for your car, and an exhaust. Those two mods alone made my other e36 (which is auto) feel much faster, especially off the line. Intakes however made my car feel slower, or at least have a lot less torque (which is so precious with an auto tranny)
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:34 PM   #14
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djcontra... that's interesting. put in my intake last week... ram air. sounds really nice, but I also feel like there is less torque...
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:18 AM   #15
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could it possible be that it is sucking to much air in thru a big filter or hot air from the engine bay ? i have noticed alot of performance cars here in the uk just get uprated panel filters thin air recomended not to get a chip till i done a few more mods
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