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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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#1 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 03:39 PM
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hi i have just brought my first bmw its a 316 E30. it only revs round to 5500 then the limiter cuts in. and its not even in the red. is that normal? and what is the best way to get more power out the engine?

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I don't know about the rev limiter...but I do know that a performance chip will raise the limiter by some hundreds. I bought a chip on ebay for $35 and it works great.

You can always do intake and exhaust to let more air in and out.

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i am in the same boat ,looking to do small performance upgrades, i am looking into some chips and exhausts.
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hi thanks. i now no its not the limiter but when get to 5500 revs the car backs off then when change up takes a bit to get going! have noticed there is a hose coming off the top of the engine witch it blanked of with a bolt and jubilee clip. but the car still runs really well. any ideas
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probably some kind of evap fitting or something.

I'd definatly get a manual and see exactly what should be there.

Any pictures of the part in question?
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Hi guys, I am new to this forum. I was just reading and see that there is a cheap way to get some more hp. That chip that you bought from ebay, what is it call and how can I get my hands on one for my 325ix, 1988
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yea im with 4x4-BMR..
i want to know wer i can get a chip and how to install it in my 1993 525i.

any help of info
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I found the chip on ebay that you all were talking about. It is only $26. From the looks of things, I am suppose to go into the ecu and soder the chip in????? Does that sound right?
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Hello to all

I am new to the forum deal and so don't know much about what to say and how to act. If I am doing something wrong or have offended any one, let me know. I am looking for some sound advise on how to upgrade my 325ix and maybe share some "home-depot" style upgrades that I have done. Thanks in advance for all the up coming help and hope to hear from you all soon
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No soder needed when I did my chip. Took the computer out opened it up, and exchanged the chip.
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No soder needed when I did my chip. Took the computer out opened it up, and exchanged the chip.
will it be the same in a 1993 525i??
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I would be somewhat leery by getting a chip from ebay. Some of the chips are not burned the way they are supposed to and some people wind up damaging their ecu's and even worse their engines.

If you want to get some power the right way, look around adn spend yoru money the right way. Turner Motorsports and EAT are pretty good brands and are worth their money. Also if something goes wrong after you install their chips you can always contact them to get matters fixed, I doubt seriously that you can do that with Ebay or their sellers. Before you jump into mods that you might regret later, follow these simple steps

1. What kind of power are you looking to produce from your engine
2. How much money are you willing to spend on those mods
3. Research!!!!!! The web has a ton of info adn I have used it alot in the past with great results
4. Don't cut corners. If you do, eventually you WILL regret it down the road.

93 525i, You need to see what kind of engine you have in your car. On the M20 style engines a chip will do. But if you have a nore updated engine, your ECU might need a reflash.



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sounds like u know ur stuff.. well all i know of my car is that it has M50B25 engine (1993)
its my very first bmw and i dont know much about it cuz im more of a nissan guy... IM NOT BRAND LOYAL =P

money well... i dont have much but im looking for something of quality that wont cut me down sooo much u know?
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Yea do research before you jump into anything....but, I've heard that a bad chip will not damage the ECU. I don't have any experience, but that's what I've heard. I've loved my chip from ebay.

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Thank-you Guys For The Info. Since It Is Only $35 For The Chip, I Am Going To Try It And See. Will Keep You Guys Posted With Any Changes.

Does Anyone Know Where My Ecu Is? 1988 325ix---

Has Anyone Done A Home Made Rear Strut Bar??? I Made One Out Of 1x1 Aluminum Bar For Around $15 From Home Depot. I Will See About Posting Some Pics Later.
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