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    Before I got my first job and could afford to buy the car of my choice, I wanted the E36 coupe. Always thought it was one of the very best looking cars BMW have produced. A real drivers car, RWD, 50-50 weight distribution, a masterpiece of German engineering.

    I am on to my 4th BMW now, once you have driven one, why would you buy anything else?

    Full car history: Renault 5 --> Ford XR3i --> E36 318iS --> E36 325i coupe --> E36 328i Sport, E46 330D.

    Just bought the 330D (184bhp version) but have put a tuning box on it, and looking to sell the 328i Sport. 328 is an amazing engine, 30+ MPG, and 0-60 in 6.5 sec, will be sorry to let it go.
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    Now I have bought a BMW I dont think I would buy another car now, I will almost certainly stick with bmw
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum

    I also would find it hard to buy another car that's not a BMW. Did that before after owning a previous BMW and wasn't happy until I was back behind the wheel of a BMW again.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torque_is_cheap View Post

    I am on to my 4th BMW now, once you have driven one, why would you buy anything else?
    ^THIS^

    Also, welcome to the 330d club! #Brofist.

    If you like Torque, get her remapped!
     
     

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    Did someone mention TORQUE...................
     
     

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    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    As for remapping, maybe in time, but for now have put a tuning box on it. It has been set to the default setting (middle of the range) and I have noticed around 15% improvement and also feels more pokey at lower revs.

    Will now set it near the top end for performance and see what I get.
     
     

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    What's the tuning box plugged into? Hope its not a simple one on the fuel rail pressure sensor not good, do it properly and get it mapped.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmak 330d View Post
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    What's the tuning box plugged into? Hope its not a simple one on the fuel rail pressure sensor not good, do it properly and get it mapped.
    Thanks.

    Yes it is as it happens, its the Bluespark Automotive's CR Tech unit. Why are common rail sensor based products bad?

    As for remapping, has anyone had their 184bhp 330D done? If so, what are the figures afterwards?
    Car history: Renault5--> Ford XR3i --> 318iS (E36) -->325i coupe (E36) --> 328i Sport (E36) --> 330d (E46)

     
     

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    Looking at there website, if you've got the boost control integrated one it don't sound too bad...

    Problem with the simple rail pressurs ones they just fool the ecu in upping the rail pressure at X amount through all the rev range, and don't alter boost. And the ecu will always get false readings which potentially could cause problems.

    A Remap (depending on the mapper) will adjust fueling at different rates through the rev range for best result and alter the boost so suit. Most importantly the ecu will know if any problems arise, it will intervene to protect itself.
     
     

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