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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-31-2008, 02:29 PM
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A must for any M52 323 or 328 is to fit the M50 Manifold along with a bored out throttle body. It's an instant 25 or more Bhp.

I've fitted the M50 manifold to mine with the Bored out throttle body and a CAI and my car is currently running 223 Bhp which is 33 Bhp up on a stock 328. BMW rate their power figures in PS so 193 PS is infact 190 Bhp.


thats a nice gain man! is it possible to do this to a 94 325i ?
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:52 AM
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thats a nice gain man! is it possible to do this to a 94 325i ?
Same question but for a '94 325is? And has anyone heard of Vibrant CAE? I haven't looked until now but it seems too cheap to be nice. Is a CAE the best mod for less than $400? If not, then can you tell me what is?

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Old 01-20-2009, 02:02 AM
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Question hi every one

i just got an e36 coupe 325i
and i just wanted to know

how much psi is safe for my stock m50 with just a clutch kit stage 3 with fly wheel, fuel injectors with a spacer installed, and a full turbo kit????

putting in mind, there is no management system
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:25 PM
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i just got an e36 coupe 325i
and i just wanted to know

how much psi is safe for my stock m50 with just a clutch kit stage 3 with fly wheel, fuel injectors with a spacer installed, and a full turbo kit????

putting in mind, there is no management system
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I think you'll have better luck getting an answer at the Forced Induction forum

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:10 PM
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Same question but for a '94 325is? And has anyone heard of Vibrant CAE? I haven't looked until now but it seems too cheap to be nice. Is a CAE the best mod for less than $400? If not, then can you tell me what is?

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You already have an M50, so you would just be taking your manifold off and putting it back on
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:28 AM
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"Royal Purple fluids"? Is that a good idea? There's a big debate about the qualities of Royal Purple vs Mobile One. Supposedly, domestics get the most out of Royal Purple, but imports have the best response with Mobile One. I've been using the BMW oil in my M3 and it loves it. In my Mustang, Royal Purple was awesome, heavy enough to keep everything moving but thin enough to not mush everything up. However, with my Toyota Celica, Mobile One was all I'd use and gave me awesome results. I'd like to know ya'lls take on the pros and cons in regard to the bimmers before I do any experimenting with switching.

Also, CAI is a horrible idea for rainy environments. Hydrolock is much too prevalent with them, and in some cases the MAFS can cause decreases in HP versus the stock set-up. Careful with over-oiling your reuseable filters too, you don't want that gunk being sucked up into your intake and messing with your sensors.
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:36 PM
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I have always found Royal purple amazing

Hydrolock will only ever happen if you suck up water from a puddle or similar. this can happen with stock systems too if you drive through deep puddles or rivers!
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:50 PM
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As far as oils go, you can't really stereotype which oils work best for which countries' cars. Good ole 'Merica makes tons of cars that might like one more than the other, and vice versa. Same thing with imports. But if you're thinking torque-crazy V8's = domestic, and high revving low displacement imports, than yeah, I guess that's true. America =low rpms with big torque, Imports = high rpms with power made high in the range.
But as long as we're stereotyping, go ahead call me a redneck
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:47 PM
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As far as oils go, you can't really stereotype which oils work best for which countries' cars. Good ole 'Merica makes tons of cars that might like one more than the other, and vice versa. Same thing with imports. But if you're thinking torque-crazy V8's = domestic, and high revving low displacement imports, than yeah, I guess that's true. America =low rpms with big torque, Imports = high rpms with power made high in the range.
But as long as we're stereotyping, go ahead call me a redneck
Stereotyping? Nah. I prefer to call it generalizing. Have to be PC, especially when talking about oil brands I guess......
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:56 PM
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I myself run RP in the whole car ( engine trans and diff) It's just the brand I like the most with no real good reason. I don't think one brand is better then another in any type of car. I know the Ford Explorer crowd is big on Amsoil, from the factory M3's use to come with Mobil 1. I Ran my last BMW on Castol. I think/feel as long as you go with a well know company and use the right type/viscosity oil in your car (no mater what the make is) and do regular changes, you will have a happy car that will last you a long time.
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Stereotyping? Nah. I prefer to call it generalizing. Have to be PC, especially when talking about oil brands I guess......
Eh! Bimmerbarbie, when are door panels going to be ready? Really want to see them.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:44 AM
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hi everyone, (my very first post here) recently , I've just become a proud owner of an unmolested (i hope) used 328is, first off, i want to describe my new found love of my life, its a model year 1996 black on black two door with a manual transmission, when i got it just a week ago the odometer reads 177xxx miles on it, the obvious flaws on it are: non working passenger side electric windows, the passenger side back rest doesn't move (electrical), driver side window jerk up and down, and the seats don't go forward and back so only me can drive it for now, when me and my Japanese car mechanic looked under it, he told me it needs a new power steering hose and there is a bit of leak at the drain plug on the transmission, aside from that everything seems to be in perfect shape, now my question is (mod wise), and i might be the rare ones to say this but, what should i try to do maintenance wise so i can make this car run as long as possible, i can honestly say that my driving skills are very novice like so i'm not really into putting more power to this already capable car, i want it to last as long as possible and give me the most efficient output, i'm more into making the car lighter and more fuel efficient, Ive thought about changing the stock intake to a better breathing type and also i thought about changing the whole exhaust system including the exhaust manifolds to accommodate a less restrictive type ( im not into loud exhausts, just a better breather), i really have a lot of plans for it but i dont know where i can turn to, is there anyone here in socal that i can trust to guide me with my future mods?, and where can i usually but these, i am very much a noob so please bear with me... thanks
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:44 PM
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Welcome and congratulations on the purchase!!

If she has not been serviced, this is the first place to start.

New oil
Oil filter
Air filter
Fuel Filter
Coolant flush and new coolant
Power steering fluid (will no doubt be done when the pump leak is fixed)

When you start modding outside of this, a CAI is the 'norm' and will give you a nice kick, then exhaust, chip, brakes (you gotta stop the thing) and then the world (or the internet) is your oyster

Enjoy it for what it is first and then, when you get used to the power, mod. That way, you feel the full benefit

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Old 03-09-2009, 03:26 PM
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what wheel size do you recommend, 17 or 18 inch? also will an 18 inch wheel fit comfortably in the wheel well of an 1995 325i without any rub?

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You're a redneck, Philip.

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what wheel size do you recommend, 17 or 18 inch? also will an 18 inch wheel fit comfortably in the wheel well of an 1995 325i without any rub?

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17's. Not a question. Better performance, better ride, better looks. 18's will look too big on the car, not give you enough sidewall, and change your overall diameter too much. To keep the diameter that same as stock (which is always the goal when upsizing wheels) you'd need rubber bands around the wheel. So now you're changing suspension geometry and such.

Besides, seriously, 18's look stupid on E36s.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:44 PM
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Besides, seriously, 18's look stupid on E36s.
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Mullet-Boy is a redneck.


17's. Not a question. Better performance, better ride, better looks. 18's will look too big on the car, not give you enough sidewall, and change your overall diameter too much. To keep the diameter that same as stock (which is always the goal when upsizing wheels) you'd need rubber bands around the wheel. So now you're changing suspension geometry and such.

Besides, seriously, 18's look stupid on E36s.
Yeah I guess your wright. I kinda figured 17's. If they work on the m3 they work for me. What about tire size? I was gonna go with 225/45/17's. Do you thinks those will fit?

thanks for the help.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:22 PM
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:30 PM
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Dinnan EPROM

When I got my 325i, it was chipped with 'Dinnan EPROM'. Can anyone tell me about this ECU? I have no idea what this can do, or how it can improve my car. Thanks.
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