some chips do and some chips don't..........can i get a chip to soup up the 320 to a 325? (only interested if this actually improves MPG tho, not really for performance)
The 325i is about 40bhp more than the 320i so you won't get a chip to up the power to 325i standards, you may get a chip that increases the power slightly and improves the MPG providing you drive it sensiblycan i get a chip to soup up the 320 to a 325? (only interested if this actually improves MPG tho, not really for performance)
No..... 2.0 litre engine versus 2.5 litre engine, exhaust is different, inlet manifold is differentso on these older e36's .. the difference between a 320 and a 325 was a chip?
In the real world, you're only looking at a few mpg difference. However bear in mind, if the cars are older, when parts and components (especially engine sensors) start to wear, big engined cars will start to cripple you on fuel! They are good so long as they are running right!how much mpg would you see from a 325 compared to a 320?
Sensors as I mentioned can loose efficiency without causing noticebale problems other than affecting MPG and making the car slower.will look into that ronnie. thanks! can someone quickly dust off these questions for me .. can the lambda sensor lose efficiency yet still have a perfect idle, no rough idle or movement on the rev counter? i don't know when the fuel filter was replaced so i have to look and see if i can find a date, but no cold start problems or idle at the moment.
I'll leave this one for the mechanicsi would like to get an inexpensive odbc2 diag tool that could reset the service, check engine and inspection lights. can anyone recommend a cheap/good one?
Yellow & Red light, as they are illuminated mean that you're oil service is overdue. After the oil service, your next service will be an inspection service, which one will depend on the mileage.oil service is lit. the yellow light and the red light next to it is lit. does that mean i have one light away from inspection two appearing, is that next in sequence?
contact a BMW dealer and see if they can trace any history via the BMW network, this will only be availble upto the time the car was visiting BMW dealers for servicing/repairs.what are your list of things you like to do when you get a car and not sure of history?
You could get one of these but won't do live engine running data http://www.ukobd.co.uk/gstore/store/g_viewItem.asp?IDproduct=44.would the odbc2 diag units find any sensor probs that need to be sorted? or should you use detective skills too? what sensors should i look at, lambda (o2) and any others to recommend?
because of yellow and red on the oil service, will that reset back to nothing and build all the way back up to yellow and red then inspection lights up next?
Unfortunately it won't be much good for Xpress's E36 :frown