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    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum and to owning a beemer, just got myself a 2003 E46 316i 1.8L with 126k miles on it.

    Is it worth getting it ECR remapped? Does it actually make a noticeable difference or is it mostly just a placebo effect? With a car this old is it really worth the effort or am I likely just to wear the engine out faster?

    Is there anything else that's relatively cheap and non-damaging I can do to get a little more hp out of it?

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    This is the review of our remap we did on Total BMW mags e46 316ti
    They ran this in the mag a good few years ago after Paul wager asked me if I could remap there 316i n42 engine as we got good gains from these cars




    The 0-60 mpg using racelogic gps system was 13.3seconds as standard
    After our remap the car was 11.9seconds 0-60mph
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    Is it really likely to make a difference with a 316i though? From what I've been told I'm likely to see a boost of about 10bhp max. For ~£250 this doesn't really seem worth it.
     
     

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    Give paul wager a call at total BMW
    This was his car we tuned

    It's also how the car drives after
    Flat spots removed
    Faster pull away as rev do not drop but stay up
    The car feels lighter as your not pulling the invisible caravan any more after the remap

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    Quote Originally Posted by negev View Post
    Is it really likely to make a difference with a 316i though? From what I've been told I'm likely to see a boost of about 10bhp max. For ~£250 this doesn't really seem worth it.
    You didn't read the pics then

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    What was the bhp and torque before and after the tune?
     
     

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    I think you have missed a vital part of this thread BWChiptune or maybe it's me that is confused but the OP has a 316i not a 316ti so the performance gains are going to be very very different. That is his main point from your attachments and has thrown the original question
     
     

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    from talking to other tuners it seems i can probably get the 118bhp up to about 130 at best. i suspect i'd probably feel the difference, but it'd be slight. still pondering whether it's worth the money.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dane36323 View Post
    I think you have missed a vital part of this thread BWChiptune or maybe it's me that is confused but the OP has a 316i not a 316ti so the performance gains are going to be very very different. That is his main point from your attachments and has thrown the original question
    The e46 316ti is a compact with has the same engine as the e46 316i

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    i had the remap done today by bwchiptune, results here: BWChiptune results - E46 316i
     
     

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