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    Attention all Bee Emm lovers, i need your help! I have just purchased myself a 318ti in Brit racing green, looks stunning and will be adding pics soon, she's had the lowering part done, running on 17" 5 spokes and looks generally mint, however the engine is untouched apart from a pipercross filter, and 3" back box (unsure of make).

    And this is where i need your help.......does anyone know of any easy/cheap/effective engine modifications I can do to unlock some of that crucial BHP, any help would be VERY gratefully received, thanks guys, i look forward to hearing anything useful.

    I have a budget of around £400 - £500 for the time being and will be adding more and more as time goes by, i will be doing most of the mods myself unless its VERY complicated in which case i will be asking my mechanically minded friends for extra help.

    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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    Can you confirm that you have the M42 1.8?

    If so I do have a few options for you!

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    i'd be interested too,1999 ti sport. 1900 m44
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliwally View Post
    i'd be interested too,1999 ti sport. 1900 m44
    The 1.9 is a bit trickier. For the quick and easy option, I'd just go for a set of cat cams and a remap - or just the remap if the cams are a bit too involved for you. I wouldn't bother with induction kits or exhausts on them (both myself and A20 RYM have tried this route!).

    For the 1.8, you will need a chip rather than a remap. There are also cheaper cam options available like Kent or Piper regrinds for around the £200 mark. You can also use the M44 1.9 bottom end to increase capacity.

    If you want to get really adventurous you can look into superchargers, or a 2.1 conversion. This PDF could be a source of inspiration http://www.metricmechanic.com/pdfs/m...ne-booklet.pdf but maybe we are getting a bit OTT!



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    i think its the m42 engine, i had a quick look and told it produces bout 140bhp! hope this helps!
    sounds good so far though.
    thanks
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    Have a look on your VIN plate on the left side, there will be a engine number, post it up
     
     

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    www.diesel-performance.co.uk upto 40% more power
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    yeah its the m42 engine!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
     

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    Forged internals for you then!
     
     

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