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    I would like to get my 1999 E39 528i well over the 200bhp mark without resorting to forced induction. But as I am new to bmws, what would you guys recommend?

    The other question is how much power would the steptronic box be able to take?
     
     

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    mate, easiest way to get over 200 is change the manifold and TB to the ones from the 2.5. should free up 20-30 bhp, more with a remap. you can buy a kit and you'll also need the bracket to move your power steering resevoir iirc.
     
     

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    You can only do the conversion on the earlier single Vanos engine. It won't fit the later Dual Vanos version.
     
     

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    ah right, didnt know that but it makes sense.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpina527 View Post
    You can only do the conversion on the earlier single Vanos engine. It won't fit the later Dual Vanos version.
    Mmmm, so what can I do to get more power?
     
     

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    The 'cheapest' route to more power is to improve the inlet and exhaust and fit more agressive cams and get the car mapped. After that you go for an engine rebuild with strengthened crank and upgraded pistons but that is very expensive.
    I have noticed that BMW owners fit more powerfull engines in a lower spec chasis, for you that will mean an M3 engine from a car that is being dismantled, or get a newer car as the newer models often have increased power.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mybeemer View Post
    The 'cheapest' route to more power is to improve the inlet and exhaust and fit more agressive cams and get the car mapped. After that you go for an engine rebuild with strengthened crank and upgraded pistons but that is very expensive.
    I have noticed that BMW owners fit more powerfull engines in a lower spec chasis, for you that will mean an M3 engine from a car that is being dismantled, or get a newer car as the newer models often have increased power.
    What sort of improvements to the intake apart from an induction kit? Can the manifold I have be modified to give more power?
     
     

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    i am buying a 328i 1996 will this be able to fit an m50 tb and fannimold on there or wil it be the later version of the engine hense not being able to can anyone help
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris hiscock View Post
    i am buying a 328i 1996 will this be able to fit an m50 tb and fannimold on there or wil it be the later version of the engine hense not being able to can anyone help
    Yes

    On a 96 it will fit. All the e36's other than the M3 evo were single vanos afaik


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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW IOW View Post
    Yes

    On a 96 it will fit. All the e36's other than the M3 evo were single vanos afaik
    That's correct, all E36 323/328's can be done, as can all single vanos 523/528's. Please bear in mind that these manifolds don't bolt straight on. They need extensive modification to fit properly

    Drop me a pm if anyone needs more info on it.
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