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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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Old 10-10-2004, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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318is owners or anyone that is familiar with the m42b18 motor how do we get more torque out of our motors without turbos or superchargers?
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your posts about your 318 seems that u dont know much about the engine. m42's are just as worthless as ETA engines. Dont put money or anything into making ur car faster, the only hope ur car has is an engine swap (my car as well).

Engine swaps for 318s are ideal because of their lower curb weight compared to all the other e30s. They do well on track circuits
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Old 10-11-2004, 01:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i duno bout these cars, but can ya stroke out the engine? In camaros you can make the 350 a 383, gives it ungodly torque
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Exactly because the are alot of displacement. You have a high rev state of tune engine. It was close to the highest output for this size engine. 1.8l 16v VW engine only made 123hp and 139 TQ. There is not much you can do to the M42 as it was a factory hotrod when it came out.

It's not that it's a worthless engine, it's a great engine for it's application. Talk a few HPDS and learn to work with what you have or consider purchasing a 325iS if you want mor TQ.
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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lol put some 13:1 compression pistons in it. Thatll give you some torque.
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Exactly because the are alot of displacement. You have a high rev state of tune engine. It was close to the highest output for this size engine. 1.8l 16v VW engine only made 123hp and 139 TQ. There is not much you can do to the M42 as it was a factory hotrod when it came out.

It's not that it's a worthless engine, it's a great engine for it's application. Talk a few HPDS and learn to work with what you have or consider purchasing a 325iS if you want mor TQ.
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not even that i meean do some engine work, but what people dont understand is that the best way to double your torque is what? what brings the power to the ground? the tranny and rear end. work with diff gear ratios. my first step in making a car fast is to work on the tranny and rearend. just my 2 cents.
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i think your in the wrong damm forum. this forum is for people who appreciate OldSkool cars
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