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I am looking to do a few things to my 98' 318ti.

First off what is the best oil to use, in my previous vehicle I used mobil 1 full synthetic. what do you guys use?

I am looking to get a intake, which ones are recommended, I don't really want a drop in but a full intake.

Cat back, which cat backs arent too loud but have a decent gain?

Larger Throttle bodies where and are they worth the $

Chips which one and how bad does gas milage suffer?

Cams, are there any reasonably priced cams out there that are decent?

Any other performance options out there, please let me know.
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I use Mobil 1 full synthetic 15w-50 for oil in my 325i.

Chips will actually give you better gas mileage when you're not going WOT.

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I use castrol synthetic blend. Full synth (mobil 1) is good too, but not worth it to me.

Intake: cheap aluminum CAI from ebay and replace whatever filter it has with a K&N. Others may be slightly better, but won't be worth the extra $200.

cat back: remus and supersprint.

throttle: not without serious other mods should you consider it an impedance to performance.

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I use castrol RS 10w60

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Gas mileage doesn't suffer with a chip
Cheap intake with k&n
You'll see about the same gains with any name brand catback

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How do the m3 cams work in the 1.9L? I thought that the m3's were 6 cylinders.

Also is there a webiste for Jim Conforti chips?
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IMO. I think tuning a 1.9l is even worth it. But thats just me. Its like tuning a honda. Dosent help much.

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ah, i wasnt even thinking. You can't use the m3 cams in the m44. duh.

I don't know of any good cams for the 4.

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We all know that the 4 cylinder is never going to be as fast as the 6 cylinder, but to me tuning it is worth it.
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Chips will actually give you better gas mileage......
Is this true?

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IMO. I think tuning a 1.9l is even worth it. But thats just me. Its like tuning a honda. Dosent help much.
That's a really misinformed statement.

Come to Toronto and you'll see some nicely tuned Honda motors. My friend has a all N/A 240RWHP GS-R motor in an Integra that runs low 12's. Does that sound like a hopeless motor to you?

I'll link a really helpful site once I find it. There's a site that sells cams and titanium street/race components for M40/42/44. Their 318 race cars (AKA the S42) produce 380RWHP. More realistically, while using street cams and a nice set of titanium valvetrain components and some forged pistons, you can get a good 160-170RWHP with all the reliability of a stock motor.

BMP makes great (but expensive) stuff for the 318. They have street-race cams, multi-throttle intake manifolds, titanium valvetrain (springs and retainers), high compression head gaskets, custom dyno tuned chips, MAF fuel management converters, adjustable fuel pressure regulators, intake kits, etc.

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Is this true?
Most chips retune the fuel curves so that you get better gas mileage when you're only giving a little bit of throttle, but when you open it up gas mileage suffers.

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That's what I thought. I had assumed that the amount of pedal pushed related to power curve change. I may just have to check into that.....

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