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    Hello everyone,
    New to the forum as just bought a BMW 318ti 1.9 16v compact (1996) , Drove it around 50 miles back at night mainly through country roads was pleasently surprised with the performance, Has a few modifications as in full stainless exhaust, pipercross induction, lowered (far too much), Mtech body kit, 17" alloys etc, Would love to know some views from you experts on this model and what to check out, Took it straight into a bodyshop for some paint to minor blemishes, scratches, Also have purchased some Mtech staggered 17" alloys which have 225/45/17 on front 245/40/17 on back and would like to know if spacers are needed, I will be spending a few quid on the car so after a few ideas for a few more horses even though the engine is sweet and is quite alot faster than the other compacts I test drove, Any ideas or information is gratefully recieved, Also bought a sparco steering wheel (non airbag) and the boss kit from a different company does not fit the steering column so would like to know the proper number needed if possible, Cheers, Karl.
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    Hi KJB, I've got that exact model too, I'm gonna see if I can add you as a friend (dunno if you can do that on this forum) and keep track of your progress. I like my car as it looked the way I bought it, and I love the way it drives, so the only mod I've made is an LPG conversion for cheap fuel, which so far is looking to be a sound investment.
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    Welcome to the forum KJB, good choice in car, post some pics up if you can and welcome to the forum.


    Gordon, you can add him to your contacts http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...=friend&u=3598
     
     

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    Cool, done it Ronnie, cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
    Hi KJB, I've got that exact model too, I'm gonna see if I can add you as a friend (dunno if you can do that on this forum) and keep track of your progress. I like my car as it looked the way I bought it, and I love the way it drives, so the only mod I've made is an LPG conversion for cheap fuel, which so far is looking to be a sound investment.
    Hello Gordon,
    Have no idea on how to add a friend as new to the world of forums, Has putting a LPG conversion slowed your ti down as it would be a shame to restrict such a sporty engine, May add a gas conversion myself but the NITROS type, Karl.
     
     

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    Cheers for the welcome Ronnie,
    Put you a picture up click on KJB then view public profile, Believe the picture is there, Karl.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJB View Post
    Hello Gordon,
    Have no idea on how to add a friend as new to the world of forums, Has putting a LPG conversion slowed your ti down as it would be a shame to restrict such a sporty engine, May add a gas conversion myself but the NITROS type, Karl.
    Nah, it hasn't slowed slowed it down, it's a good system installed by a good fitter. All it's slowed down is the draining of my bank account! Very satisfying to fill her up for only 20 quid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJB View Post
    Hello everyone,
    New to the forum as just bought a BMW 318ti 1.9 16v compact (1996) , Drove it around 50 miles back at night mainly through country roads was pleasently surprised with the performance, Has a few modifications as in full stainless exhaust, pipercross induction, lowered (far too much), Mtech body kit, 17" alloys etc, Would love to know some views from you experts on this model and what to check out, Took it straight into a bodyshop for some paint to minor blemishes, scratches, Also have purchased some Mtech staggered 17" alloys which have 225/45/17 on front 245/40/17 on back and would like to know if spacers are needed, I will be spending a few quid on the car so after a few ideas for a few more horses even though the engine is sweet and is quite alot faster than the other compacts I test drove, Any ideas or information is gratefully recieved, Also bought a sparco steering wheel (non airbag) and the boss kit from a different company does not fit the steering column so would like to know the proper number needed if possible, Cheers, Karl.

    Sounds like its had the main mods done.

    A remap would be the next one on the list if your really wanting more ooomph.

    Or, an engine swap = cheap hp
     
     

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    Boostist, in my case, could I just go ahead and get a re-map and it would work as well on LPG? Stands to reason that as the engine works on petrol AND LPG, then if it was tuned, I would get similar gains. Also, does a re-map involve a new ECU? And either way, how much would it cost and how much power would I roughly be looking at gaining? Standard power of the car is 140 bhp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
    Boostist, in my case, could I just go ahead and get a re-map and it would work as well on LPG? Stands to reason that as the engine works on petrol AND LPG, then if it was tuned, I would get similar gains. Also, does a re-map involve a new ECU? And either way, how much would it cost and how much power would I roughly be looking at gaining? Standard power of the car is 140 bhp.
    Not sure about the LPG bit is the honest answer!
    Your best bet would be to ring emaps and see what they say.
    But generally, no it uses the same ECU, and they re program the map to account for Uk fuel and advance the timing a little in certain areas of the curve.
    I would reckon 15hp gain on 318i
    Cost approx - £250
     
     

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