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    Inlet manifold from m50
    air filter
    exhaust
    decat (if you want..)

    Then a remap.

    If there's cams available, they will help more power too
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    deffo do the manifold, ive just done mine and its surprising the differance it makes!
     
     

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    Interesting thread, however would it be advisable to do this to a 170k engine?
     
     

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    Yea, why not.

    BMW engines rarely wear out, they'll out-live the chassis in most cases, and the other common cause of death is cooling problems, then overheating and head problems, but in general terms, you'd struggle to kill a BMW engine* even if you were trying!




    *offer not valid on swirl flapped engines, or anything with valvetronic
     
     

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    food for thought indeed!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by af1 View Post
    Interesting thread, however would it be advisable to do this to a 170k engine?
    Engine should be fine at that milage (my bro's 323 has well over 200k on it). At that age, rust and the gearbox are going to be your issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    Engine should be fine at that milage (my bro's 323 has well over 200k on it). At that age, rust and the gearbox are going to be your issues.

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    its a bit lumpy at low revs, especially under load (say 3rd gear 1000rpm :( ) wil be getting it plugged in very soon
     
     

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    As already stated, 170k is nothing on an M52 engine. Sensors, water pumps etc are the main things that give up the ghost, nothing major though.

    A session on a good diagnostics machine can help rectify where most problems lie. The actual engine will go on for well over 250k if well maintained
     
     

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    Will a remap bring back the low~mid range torque loss from an m50 manifold? Is the throttle body from a 325 reccommended aswell?
    [1997 BMW 323i Coupe]
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by |:[323i]:| View Post
    Will a remap bring back the low~mid range torque loss from an m50 manifold? Is the throttle body from a 325 reccommended aswell?
    There is no midrange loss of power if the manifold is done properly. The torque curve moves up the rev range by 250rpm, certainly no loss

    The 325 body is of no use at all. It's exactly the same size as the 328 and has a different profile through the bore.

    A proper 328 bbtb has an enlarged bore and bigger butterfly.
     
     

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