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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    My car is 17-18yrs old and has an Endtuning chip and Dave-F induction kit and was rolling roaded at between 212-218bhp...the engine has always been looked after with regular oil changes and good sparkplugs etc..etc..considering it should be around 192bhp from the factory it shows that they don't nesseccarily lose HP....another one is Steve23002's car which had a 218bhp RR...and his car has a chip,Dave-F and Decat exhaust and his car is the non-vanos 325 too.... Also Mistreku's 325 pushes out impressive figures-he has done a fair bit too it though

    same with mine is's done 130k and at the rr day i was jokingly saying to stk and steve "here we go 150bhp" when it was on the rollers but i was surprised to see 198.8bhp from an engine that needs servicing and only mods are a filter and cat back exhaust
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallschirmjager View Post
    I'm 3 PARA mate. Still serving though with just over a year to go to my 22.
    Happy days, I am a ( hat ) VM in the reme. I have 13 years left til the end of service ,I still enjoy it though

     
     

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    just like to jump in and say that my 17y/o 320i with cheap cone filter (no heat sheild) and universal back box made 161bhp on dyno last weekend but my is low mileage and has been serviced regular so i would say that they can lose power if neglected but if looked after it will maintain or even gain a couple of ponies as it loosens up lol, i did the logical thing and dyno'd it before i start and will again at verious stages through tuning so i can see exactly what mods give what power gains
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    Quote Originally Posted by dane36323 View Post
    Happy days, I am a ( hat ) VM in the reme. I have 13 years left til the end of service ,I still enjoy it though

    Wish I was a VM at the minute mucker. Not much in the way of jobs for me in civvy street and at least you can fix your own car with access to to all the tools of the trade! Jammy sod!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mario320i View Post
    i did the logical thing and dyno'd it before i start and will again at verious stages through tuning so i can see exactly what mods give what power gains
    I take it this dyno is where you put it on rollers to find out its BHP and the likes? How much does this cost and what types of places do it? Where would I start to look to getting it done? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallschirmjager View Post
    I take it this dyno is where you put it on rollers to find out its BHP and the likes? How much does this cost and what types of places do it? Where would I start to look to getting it done? Thanks.
    Yes mate, they take a few parameters into account but it will basically give you the flywheel power, torque, fuel air ration and power at the wheels figures.

    They cary in price but I cant see you paying anymore than £60, you will get a few runs on the dyno to give accurate and average results plus dyno sheet print outs as proof.

    There are lots around, I would do a google search in your local area
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallschirmjager View Post
    Wish I was a VM at the minute mucker. Not much in the way of jobs for me in civvy street and at least you can fix your own car with access to to all the tools of the trade! Jammy sod!
    Thats understandable, do you have any ideas for your resettlement?

    Get your head round a trade or something?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mario320i View Post
    just like to jump in and say that my 17y/o 320i with cheap cone filter (no heat sheild) and universal back box made 161bhp on dyno last weekend but my is low mileage and has been serviced regular so i would say that they can lose power if neglected but if looked after it will maintain or even gain a couple of ponies as it loosens up lol, i did the logical thing and dyno'd it before i start and will again at verious stages through tuning so i can see exactly what mods give what power gains
    Happy days on your result

    Very sensible idea getting it dyno'd along the way
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dane36323 View Post
    Yes mate, they take a few parameters into account but it will basically give you the flywheel power, torque, fuel air ration and power at the wheels figures.

    They cary in price but I cant see you paying anymore than £60, you will get a few runs on the dyno to give accurate and average results plus dyno sheet print outs as proof.

    There are lots around, I would do a google search in your local area
    Cheers mate. Gonna get one booked for next week before I have a remap.


    Quote Originally Posted by dane36323 View Post
    Thats understandable, do you have any ideas for your resettlement?

    Get your head round a trade or something?
    I don't want any civvy jobs TBH as I can't think of anything more boring to do. Will either do security work out in Afghan or better still be selected for VENG long or FTRS so I can stay in. It's money for old rope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallschirmjager View Post
    Cheers mate. Gonna get one booked for next week before I have a remap.




    I don't want any civvy jobs TBH as I can't think of anything more boring to do. Will either do security work out in Afghan or better still be selected for VENG long or FTRS so I can stay in. It's money for old rope!


    You are more than welcome

    Lol, I know what you mean. Completely different and its not the same mentality

    Hopefully you will get VENG, FTR isnt too bad iether. The transition will be quite something for you after all your time in the Reg, I hope it goes well and benefits you
     
     

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