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    Hey guys. Im new to this website. I used to be on Bimmerforums.com but found alot of info different between euro and us spec cars.

    I have owned an E46 328ise and an E92 335i and now im on an E36 328.

    I swapped the manifold for the M50 about 4 days ago and i cant say i have really noticed a difference.. Yesterday i had to have another stab at it as i didnt realise the IAT sensor needed swapping out for the M52 sensor. I have now done this but last night i raced my friend with a standard 328i and we were running side by side to 120mph.. Is there a sort of 'learning' time the car has to go through before it really starts making use of the extra airflow or am i just after a remap?

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    Does the car not rev higher????? and what throttle body did you use??
     
     

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    I probably should of worded above post better.. I have noticed the differences it has made with the higher reving, the power not dropping off so early and the loss of low end torque but it was the race with a standard 328i thats made me wonder if it has made a difference at all because there was nothing in it at all.. Im still on the 328 throttle body.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daler69 View Post
    It is reving higher. Im not feeling the power drop off as early as before. Im still on the M52 manifold.
    so are you running the m50 with the throttle body yes, if so you should lose some low end power but gain in the top end, what kit did you use to connect all the pipes?? also you may have an air leak, spray some carb cleaner around the joints and if the revs lift you have leaks
     
     

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    Sorry. i have edited that post. Im on the M50 manifold with M52 throttle body*
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daler69 View Post
    I probably should of worded above post better.. I have noticed the differences it has made with the higher reving, the power not dropping off so early and the loss of low end torque but it was the race with a standard 328i thats made me wonder if it has made a difference at all because there was nothing in it at all.. Im still on the 328 throttle body.
    did you use the steel gasket to connect the intake to the throttle body? if so all good, what i found is that the m50 body seamed to work alot better for some reason and an chip would defo make the most of the conversation
     
     

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    I used a kit off of e-bay. When it arrived i stripped it to bits and put some gasket sealant on all joints. I also applied a bit of sealant to the manifold face.

    When i first put it together i thought i had an air leak. When i turn the engine off and run round to the manifold it sounds like it is leaking but i have had a play with it since then and it sounds like the idle control valve is open when the car isnt running and the 'air leak' sound is air passing through the idle control valve to equalise the pressure in the manifold once the engine has stopped.

    Im pretty sure this used to happen in one go though. When i stopped my engine it wouldn't make a sound for about 10 seconds then you would heard a suck from the air filter.
     
     

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    With the kit i brought i got a full rubber gasket for the throttle body. I left the standard o-rings in the M50 manifold and the M52 throttle body and sandwiched the full rubber gasket in between them with some sealant. If the M50 throttle body makes a difference i will get one tomorrow?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daler69 View Post
    With the kit i brought i got a full rubber gasket for the throttle body. I left the standard o-rings in the M50 manifold and the M52 throttle body and sandwiched the full rubber gasket in between them with some sealant. If the M50 throttle body makes a difference i will get one tomorrow?


    there's you problem mate, get an m50 body and try thats what made the big difference to my car, good luck
     
     

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    Cool will do. Thanks for the replies
     
     

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