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  1. Performance Extras E36 316i 1997 
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    As soon as it seems like remapping the ecu etc is going to cost lots of money for decent performance upgrade.

    What other bits could possibly make the car a bit more responsive?

    eg: spark plugs, filters etc.

    If someone wouldnt mind, could you find some performance "extras" for me, and tell me if its worth doing. I live in the UK so obviously no US parts haha.

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    To be honest a remap is going to give you the most BHP per £.

    I would just use the standard plugs and filters.

    You could PM forum member Alpina527 for a BBTB as that would give you a bit.
     
     

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    I would save the pennies and put them into a bigger engined car or a engine conversion, you will end up spending £££££££ on a 316i and not get much out of it
     
     

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    I would save the pennies and put them into a bigger engined car or a engine conversion, you will end up spending £££££££ on a 316i and not get much out of it
     
     

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    what engines could i fit into my car then for a conversion?
     
     

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    i have been looking for the same thing for mine people keep telling me service with all new plugs leads filters, exhaust/airfilter/decat. some people told me that the fuel line cleaner you put with petrol can make a difference due to age of car and all build up
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joesquire View Post
    what engines could i fit into my car then for a conversion?
    I don't want to sound harsh but I wouldn't bother. After a lot of ballache you'll end up with a car that's a pain to insure. You'd also need to swap the diff, suspension, gearbox, brakes etc. Why build, what you can buy? Obviously, this can change if you had already spent a fortune on your current car.

    On a smaller engine car I'd stick with suspension mods and save for something a bit quicker to begin with.

    I know this may not be what you want to hear, I have been in your position before and am just trying to make your money go further. E36's are worth nothing now. Rather than spend a few hundred on a 316 or more for an engine conversion start to save for a 328!

    Ian
     
     

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    Hi there, I have read on these forums about the 316i to m52b28 engine conversion and how it is plug and play and was planning the conversion when my head gasket blew amoungst other things and so I am forced to do something now!

    I have sourced the new engine (M52B28) 51000 miles delivered for £550 and found a guy to do the work and have a future re-manufacture planned so before i purchase the engine can anyone tell me if there is an easier engine to convert to and if there is anything else ill need like a new box for example.

    This will be my first time doing anything like this but am quite keen and have the time so please help as much as you can.

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    just to let you know, you have opened up a near 3 year old topic haha, it would have been better just to open a new one.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joesquire View Post
    just to let you know, you have opened up a near 3 year old topic haha, it would have been better just to open a new one.
    Haha yep i know that but didnt want to get trolled for not using the search function, if I dont get any help I will start a new post
     
     

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