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    I am new to this whole modding business and have decided that I wanna spruce up my sluggish and smokey 320D and have a few hundred pounds to spend on her.

    Looking for suggestions for what to do and where to get it done as I am a complete novice under the bonnet. I am based in the midlands in Leicester.

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    TBH theres not much you can do to increase power other than a remap, which will be dependant on the condition of the engine.
    Check out the forum approved tuners if you're interested in going down that route.

    1st thing I'd advise you to is replace the Oil Separator, if you don't know when it was last done, as a clogged one can contribute to premature turbo failure.


    Oh and of course welcome to the forums and BMW diesel ownership
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    TBH theres not much you can do to increase power other than a remap, which will be dependant on the condition of the engine.
    Check out the forum approved tuners if you're interested in going down that route.

    1st thing I'd advise you to is replace the Oil Separator, if you don't know when it was last done, as a clogged one can contribute to premature turbo failure.


    Oh and of course welcome to the forums and BMW diesel ownership
    Oh right yeh ive been suggested remaps from other people but not really sure what to do and how to go about finding somewhere who do them etc. Ill have a look at the forum tuners as suggested!

    Another question, do remaps have to be declared with insurance provider?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc_gaz View Post
    Oh right yeh ive been suggested remaps from other people but not really sure what to do and how to go about finding somewhere who do them etc. Ill have a look at the forum tuners as suggested!
    1 is in Walsall, 1 in Brum, 1 in Northampton and 1 is in Kent but 3 of those are mobile? All come with rock solid reputations and kindly offer forum discounts
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    Another question, do remaps have to be declared with insurance provider?
    Hmmmm you should always inform your insurance of any modifications
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    Ah right where abouts can I find there contact details to find out abit more info?

    Haha I take that as Yeh you 'should' tell Insurance
     
     

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    Hi. I take it you have done or know about swirl flaps? A defo before any upgrades. SlowTech's advice on oil breather is a must. Clean oil & filter. Fuel & air filter too.

    Also how good is the handling of the car? Bushes & suspension all tight. Brakes?
    Before you mod faster, I would make good / mod handling. Power is nothing with out control.

    After the above, remap would be a good way of getting power gains.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasAuto View Post
    Hi. I take it you have done or know about swirl flaps? A defo before any upgrades. SlowTech's advice on oil breather is a must. Clean oil & filter. Fuel & air filter too.

    Also how good is the handling of the car? Bushes & suspension all tight. Brakes?
    Before you mod faster, I would make good / mod handling. Power is nothing with out control.

    After the above, remap would be a good way of getting power gains.
    Yeh I read about the swirl flaps. Is the oil breather something I can get done at a garage as reading it sounds quite tricky?

    The handling of the car is fine, had new brake pads, discs, tyres and full service when I bought it.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc_gaz View Post
    Yeh I read about the swirl flaps. Is the oil breather something I can get done at a garage as reading it sounds quite tricky?

    The handling of the car is fine, had new brake pads, discs, tyres and full service when I bought it.
    Breather replacement is straight forward, good guide in this link http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...0td-or-t15944/

    Your age and model of 320d doesn't have swirlflaps so one job less
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmak 330d View Post
    Breather replacement is straight forward, good guide in this link http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...0td-or-t15944/

    Your age and model of 320d doesn't have swirlflaps so one job less
    Thats a bouns then!!

    More money to spend elsewhere
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc_gaz View Post
    Ah right where abouts can I find there contact details to find out abit more info?
    In no specific order other than what they are listed in the forums approved vendors section.
    Motech Performance
    Emaps
    APtuning
    Endtuning

    I'm not sure how much you've got to spend on your motor but what about a nice set of alloys, rear back box, interior, coilovers etc etc
     
     

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