E34 520i se tuning tips?

Notices
 

Thread: E34 520i se tuning tips?

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. 1994 E34 520i se 24v tuning tips? 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    Manosteel's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    520i se
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    ripon
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    anyone know of any quick easy tuning tips for this model?
    Last edited by Manosteel; 21-07-2010 at 17:55.
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    TheEnd's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    540
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    TheEnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,979
    Thanks
    478
    Thanked 2,988 Times in 2,440 Posts
    You need to add the age of your car into the title. There was both the 12v and 24v engines fitted to the E34, and depending on which engine you have, you'll have different options.
     
     

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to TheEnd For This Useful Post:

    Manosteel (21-07-2010)

  5.  
    #3
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    bmelyas12's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    316i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2002
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    169
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    As said above the engine type and the condition of the vehicle depends on what you can do.
     
     

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to bmelyas12 For This Useful Post:

    Manosteel (21-07-2010)

  7.  
    #4
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    Manosteel's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    520i se
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    ripon
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    sorry i'm a newbie it is a 1994 24v valve
     
     

  8.  
    #5
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    RomanBMW's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E90 325i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon
    RomanBMW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Robin Hood Forest
    Posts
    219
    Thanks
    174
    Thanked 122 Times in 76 Posts
    Swap engine for 2.5 24v that's best option .
     
     

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to RomanBMW For This Useful Post:

    Manosteel (21-07-2010)

  10.  
    #6
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    Manosteel's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    520i se
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    ripon
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    i was thinking that or if possible drop a m5 of the same year in it....
     
     

  11.  
    #7
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    Manosteel's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    520i se
    Year of Manufacture:
    1994
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    ripon
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    its a shame this model straight six cant be modded much tbh
     
     

  12.  
    #8
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    TheEnd's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    540
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    TheEnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,979
    Thanks
    478
    Thanked 2,988 Times in 2,440 Posts
    well, they can, but as a twin cam 6cyl, everything is so expensive.

    Schrick cams are £650-700 for a pair, 2075euros for an Independent throttle body kit, supercharges from 3k upwards.
    It just makes better sense to start with an S50 or similar for £1200-ish with nearly 100bhp extra than other options that cost more, but get you less.
     
     

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to TheEnd For This Useful Post:

    Manosteel (25-07-2010)

  14.  
    #9
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    gstuning's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325i
    Year of Manufacture:
    91
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    gstuning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Oxford England
    Posts
    180
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 46 Times in 35 Posts
    Only viable option is replace whole engine with 2.5 engine, everything is a waste of money
    With great challenges comes great engineering.
    Gunnar Reynisson @ Cosworth
     
     

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to gstuning For This Useful Post:

    Manosteel (25-07-2010)

  16.  
    #10
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    chromiumuk's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    520i se
    Year of Manufacture:
    1990
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon
    chromiumuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Manosteel View Post
    its a shame this model straight six cant be modded much tbh
    Get yourself a remapped chip for the ecu & then fit a green cotton air filter. They'll give you about 20bhp more & more importantly improve bottom end power/torque. You'll need to check whether your engine has vanos which being a 1994 model it should have unless someone has fitted an earlier non-vanos block before buying your chip. I did the cheap eurospeed chip off ebay myself on my car (had to fit it myself though) along with the filter & it made a good difference but some of the guys on here have got good results with more local companies.
    It won't give you 525i performance though, for that you really do need to go down the engine change route but it's fairly cheap & well worth doing, & closes the gap between the engines.
     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts