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    Quote Originally Posted by Emaps Scotland View Post
    nda's in the Birmingham area(Sorry Enda).

    It's a great city, nothing to be sorry about!
     
     

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    might sound like a daft question but does the 323 end up with more power than a standard 325 with the manifold mod? also how can you tell the diffrence between the manifolds?
     
     

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    With just the manifold, you will get very close to 325i power, but still not quite there.
    The full twin pipe exhaust might help too.
     
     

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    Apologies if this constitutes a thread hijack - although Mark might be about to ask this, anyway ...

    With the manifold and chip/remap (which?), what kind of power increase might be expected, please?
     
     

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    I'd expect 200-205bhp with both.

    The manifold by itself would make about 185bhp, and the remap alone would give similar power figures.
     
     

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    Thanks for that. So ... 200bhp should be fairly easy and relatively inexpensive to attain.

    Wait a minute ... I can't believe I'm even considering modifying this car!

    For one thing, it's supposed to be a short-term, stopgap kind of thing. For another, it's automatic. And finally, it's fairly special even in standard form and it seems a shame to mess with it.

    Regardless, I've had several items of interest in my eBay watch list for days, now!
     
     

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    For a non turbo petrol car, the 323i and 328i's have some of the largest gains on them, purely by unrestricting them.
     
     

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    keeping an eye on this thread, i have the same car.. what other mods are reccommended?
    [1997 BMW 323i Coupe]
     
     

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    328 cats and backbox (or fancy 328 spec aftermarket) will help, as the 323 came with a 320 type single pipe exhaust.
    The 325 and 328 both had twin pipes all the way back, and the 325 one will fit fine, but there is a lambda hole in the 325 exhaust that would need to be blanked off.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraygerson View Post
    Thanks for that. So ... 200bhp should be fairly easy and relatively inexpensive to attain.

    Wait a minute ... I can't believe I'm even considering modifying this car!

    For one thing, it's supposed to be a short-term, stopgap kind of thing. For another, it's automatic. And finally, it's fairly special even in standard form and it seems a shame to mess with it.

    Regardless, I've had several items of interest in my eBay watch list for days, now!
    I can supply a properly made M50 manifold/bbtb conversion which bolts straight on with no leaks etc. Drop me a pm if interested.
     
     

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