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    hello i wanted to ask that i have a BMW e36 3 series and i wanted to chip it but the thing i wanted to ask was that could i get a stage 2 chip instead of a stage 1 and do i need to do any extra work on the car to have the stage 2 done?
     
     

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    I don't normally do stages, there is no clear line between settings, but it is possible to do something a bit more powerful than normal, although it'll mean you will be more reliant on 97+ octane.

    The octane requirements of a car cover a wide range, in cold weather, normal or even sporty driving, you'd still be quite a distance from the point of detonation, which is where your knock sensors would start pulling back the ignition advance for safety, and you'd lose a little power.

    On a hot day, flooring a car when climbing a hill in a high gear would put the most load on an engine, and it'll be close to the detonation point.
    In original form, even under these harsh conditions, there would be no problems, but under what would be my regular level of tuning, with 95 octane, and under these harsh (and rare) conditions, there might be the chance of pinking.
    That's why although being tuned, there is no need to have to stick to 97+ all the time, but you may notice some pinking and can benefit from 97.

    The next stage would be to push that level further to a point where you would be needing super unleaded all the time.
    If you always stick to high octane, it isn't a problem, but it you run 95, you may feel it holding back under high loads.

    There's no need to do anything special to the car, there isn't any excessive strain on any parts, but you will be needing decent petrol from there on.
     
     

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    Is yours a vanos or non vanos? And what year? I have a spare chip for non vanos. Also have a smt6 tuned for the same non vanos.. Combined with cold air intake and exhaust really opened up the engine past 3.5k...

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    what does vanos mean and mines a 1994
     
     

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    Vanos is BMWs cam phasing system, which was introduced in 1992. It will alter the cam timing as you are driving, like VVTi on Rovers (but NOT like VTEC on Hondas, which changes valve lift)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAJ_786 View Post
    what does vanos mean and mines a 1994
    Yours is vanos.....all 94 built cars are all vanos
     
     

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    but how much does it cost for stage 2 chip put in a e36 325i?
     
     

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    It's still 60, everything I do is on a case by case basis so it's no different on my side to give more power.
     
     

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    oh ok i think i should get it done of you asap!
     
     

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