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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 07-10-2011, 03:49 AM
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Alpha-n for E36 M50 in a E30

I have a 325 that im going to be doing a lot of work to. im going to be converting my car to a Coil on plug system that requires a new ECU and a wiring harness and all fun stuff thats the easy part. A long with all that im making a custom ITB intake from the E46 M3 and custom building the CSL air box cause im not spending $3000 for that thing and i can buy the material and build it working on that but. what im needing help with is im getting the ECU from a E36 325i non-vanos and to make the intake work i need to get the Alpha-n tuning software and i dont know where i need to go to get that thing. if anyone knows where or how or even if theres Alpha-n software for the E36 M50 ECU let me know please. I plan on taking the car to bimmer fest on the west coast next gathering. i have a bit done to the car but we will see.

So far as i can tell its a vary unique setup im after so heres hoping
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:47 AM
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The M50 IS coil-on-plug. No need to 'convert' it.

For the Alpha-n tune, go with the answer you got in the E30 forum.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:56 AM
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The M50 IS coil-on-plug. No need to 'convert' it.

For the Alpha-n tune, go with the answer you got in the E30 forum.

im still using the M20 engine no M50 block or head im using ht M50 ECU to convert the M20 to the coil on plug and the need for the Alpha-n tuning is for the intake that im wanting to do delete the MAF sensor that would be required for the M50 ECU. try reading a little closely thank you ^_^

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You're in the wrong sub-forum.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:35 PM
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You're in the wrong sub-forum.
i posted this in the E36 and the E30 to get the best answers for im using the M50 ECU and the M20 engine so it seemed like a good idea the M50 help is needed for engine management with not MAF sensor
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i posted this in the E36 and the E30 to get the best answers for im using the M50 ECU and the M20 engine so it seemed like a good idea the M50 help is needed for engine management with not MAF sensor
why?
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:10 PM
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why?

im using a coil on plug set up thus the need for the M20 ECU and i need some form of tubing to make the engine work with no MAF like the E46 CSL did im more er less doing this cause as far as i can see it hasnt been done too much before and im wanting to bring my car to Bimmerfest 2012 in the west coast and it would be cool to do and for the type of performance gains im looking for
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im using a coil on plug set up thus the need for the M20 ECU and i need some form of tubing to make the engine work with no MAF like the E46 CSL did im more er less doing this cause as far as i can see it hasnt been done too much before and im wanting to bring my car to Bimmerfest 2012 in the west coast and it would be cool to do and for the type of performance gains im looking for
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Yeaaaaa dude not Gunna gain much from converting it
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Stop contradicting yourself, and ask a clear question.
ok heres your clear question is there a Alpha-n tuning for the M50 computer. and im not looking to gain 100hp i know im only loking at about 20hp but im doing it for more uniqueness of the change and where hy hp gain is im puting a 3.0 stroker on my car with stage 3 VAC motorsport headwork hoping for a 10.5:1 to 11.5:1 compression ratio with that there is my hp gain thus the need for the free flow intake and plus it looks nice.

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So, ask the E30 people if your'e building a stroked M20.


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So, ask the E30 people if your'e building a stroked M20.


Those engines can be monsters.
i already have all the things for the stroking kit the question for this thread is is there a engine managment that i can do that deletes the MAF sensor for the M50 ECU thats the point of this thread hens why im asking here.
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He's asking if there's any engine management systems that is essentially a maf delete for the 413 DME's.
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He's asking if there's any engine management systems that is essentially a maf delete for the 413 DME's.
actually for the 402 DME the M50 that im working with has no vanos
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