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  1. E36 m50 inlet upgrade 
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    Hi. I am new to the forum and am need of some advice. I currently own an E36 328i and am aware that power gains are available by fitting a 325i inlet manifold. Can anyone tell me if i need to use my 328 throttle body or do i use the 325 unit. Many thanks, Simon
     
     

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    Hi, you will need to keep your 328 TB. You can get the 328 one bored out if you are so inclined.

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    Thats great, all the info i have received never really said about what throttle body to use.


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  7. Boring out the 328 throttle body ! 
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    Hi Ian,

    You mentioned boring out the throttle body from the 328.... how much has to be removed from it..... to what size.... or could I just use my spare one from the 325i manifold that I've bought and bore that one out...

    At some point I intend tinkering with the 325 manifold and fitting it along with the throttle body when it's modified.....

    Unfortunately I'm one of the many out of work at the moment so have to cut down on the unnecessary spending, so am looking for the cheapest way to still do something interresting for my car....

    Cheers Mick.....
     
     

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    IIRC the 325 and 328 throttle body are the same size.
     
     

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    if you are going to use your 328 throttle body you will have to use a spacer between the manifold and the tb. so the gaskets mate properly, its not as simple as just swaping the manifold, the pipe conections under the manifold are different.
     
     

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    If the 325 throttle body is the same as the 328 i guess it would be easier to just leave the 325 unit on the manifold and fit the whole lot in one.
     
     

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    I'd keep the 328 one so you keep your ASC.

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    What do i need to do about mating the 328 tb to the 325 manifold as someone has said i will need to put a plate in to match the two together.
     
     

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