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  1. 2000 E36 316i - how much more umph can i expect if i get my e36 compact 'chipped' 
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    im looking for abit more acceleration in my compact heard about these ecu chips tbh i dont no a great deal about them what kinda cost are they and do you notice much diffrence? i think my compact is currently at 105bhp does any1 on average what extra bhp i should e expecting if i get 1 of these? cheers
     
     

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    From what I can gather, you are better off getting the car live mapped rather than buying a generic chip. There are boasts of up to 30bhp gains, but I doubt you'd see anywhere near that. You are looking at around £250 for either the remap to be done or a machine like Bluefin that you can use yourself.

    That being said, since it's hard to get much more power out of naturally aspirated engines (unlike a turbo where a generic ECU chip would at least give it more boost), if I were you I'd just save up for a new car.
     
     

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    You might notice it a little, but in truth small (ie 1600/1800cc, dont take it personally i have a 1.8) N/A engines are difficult to get more power from without spending quite a bit. There is supercharging and turbo'ing, but from what im aware your talking thousands...

    As above, if you really feel you need more power, then my advice would be save for a bigger engined car mate
     
     

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    your best bet would be an engine conversion if you dont want to get rid of yours.

    the 1.6/1.8 engines really dont gain any power whatsoever.. my 1.8 after a full remap with cai and freeflowing exhaust rpm extension and few other bits n bats, it didnt feel any quicker.. just reved higher.. however when i put in the lightweight clutch and flywheel kit i noticed an instant increase in power.. to the point i could near enough keep up with my brother in laws 320..

    however the best thing i ever did was the engine conversion..
     
     

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    yeah i thought about a engine conversion but that costs quite alot dont it? what did enging would you reccomend if i wer to do a conversion tho?
     
     

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    Thread moved to tuning forum
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martino View Post
    yeah i thought about a engine conversion but that costs quite alot dont it? what did enging would you reccomend if i wer to do a conversion tho?
    D4CJR-member here has an M3 engine for sale for £600
     
     

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    An M3 engine is around 286hp-this conversion has been done in a compact but its not the easiest to do and will require time and effort.It will fit in the engine bay no problem and make an awesome machine once done but as said it wont be the cheapest thing to do even if you do get the engine for £600
     
     

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    At best a remap would give you an extra 8 bhp.
    320ci M-Sport, Leather, Sat Nav, 18" MV1's, (Looking for CF Roof)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martino View Post
    yeah i thought about a engine conversion but that costs quite alot dont it? what did enging would you reccomend if i wer to do a conversion tho?
    in terms of labour its gonna cost the same regardless what conversion you do.. just go for the biggest engine possible.. 330 engine id say..

    your looking probably around 2k for the complete conversion...

    id be happy to do it if you can source the parts for me...
     
     

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