Acceleration problem for 328i ??? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 07:09 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mstar is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
hey guys, i just purchased a 1996 328i se 4 door (72k miles). However i am SLIGHTLY disspointed with the acceleration of my new motor? its not due a service yet, but am i just paronoid and the acceleration is a bit on the slow side? or is it expected due to it being a much heavy car?

is there anything i can do? (probably not as its the car and i have driven before lighter/faster cars before)


oh great site i am a new BMW owner and lots of useful info is here
mstar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 09:40 AM
Super Moderator
 
dutchbmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to dutchbmw


Did you try the 0-60 run? What is the time you drove? I need more info about why you think the car is slow!

BMW '96 M3 (SOLD)
June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
dutchbmw is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 10:30 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mstar is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
cheers i wil conduct a test but me not the gretest of drivers (only passed 1 year ago :P ) anyway what is th 0-60 in a 4door 328i se?

on another note...what things can be done to speed up my BMW acceleration/perfomance wise? maybe spark plugs? any particular anyone advises (i am in the UK)

thanks guys
mstar is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 10:35 AM
WOT in Reverse
 
jllphan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cashville, TN
Posts: 3,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to jllphan
If you have the money this car can be made much quicker than it is now. What type of budget do you have?

to the forums!

jllphan is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 09:51 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Kevin325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kevin325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Kevin325i
Bad Jllphan, bad

Kevin

P.S. seriously, you've got to be so sick of saying it by now.

Kevin (President TBEA)

"WAAAAAAARRRRRIORS, come out to plaaaaay."
Kevin325i is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 04:53 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mstar is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
well budget well i guess <800 but i dnt want to go overboard.

Things i was thinking... k&n filter, new spark plugs (anyone know good ones for my car model ??) exhaust and maybe some engine mod.

what u guys think?
mstar is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 05:23 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
camnipotent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 640
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
camnipotent is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to camnipotent Send a message via MSN to camnipotent
Bosch has some good sparkplugs, also Splitfires would fork very nicely.

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>1998 BMW 323is Coupe, Black
Manual
18&quot; M3 Hyper Silver Rims
2 12&quot; Rockford Fosgate Subs; Sealed
1.0 Farad Capacitor
800 Watt 2-Way Rockford Fosgate Amplifier</span></span>
camnipotent is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 11:41 AM
Super Moderator
 
dutchbmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to dutchbmw
K&N is a good aftermarket filter. If you want more power, think about a chip or another exhaust system (with sport header)........ This all will cost you a couple of hundred euros, but it will give you a much faster car!

BMW '96 M3 (SOLD)
June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
dutchbmw is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 05:08 PM
WOT in Reverse
 
jllphan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cashville, TN
Posts: 3,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to jllphan
DO NOT BUY SPARK PLUGS OTHER THAN STANDARD OEM. I dont care what anyone else says regarding the subject matter. I have recently spent $200.00 figuring this out. BMW ingnition systems are very unique and you can not mess with this. For more info on the subject, read my recent review (in the REVIEW section) on Bosch Platinum +4 plugs.

Good ideas for upgrades would be....

drop in filter or CAI
cat/back exhaust
chip

jllphan is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 09:56 PM
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
infared21 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to infared21
i drive a 96 328i sport package.. and my acceleration is wonderful.. all stock.. so i dunno whats up with urs

<img src='http://infared-designs.com/misc/bmw328.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
infared21 is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 10:27 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Kevin325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kevin325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Kevin325i
When I first got my car I thought it was a bit "slow" BUT then I put a stop watch to it 0-60 in 7.9 with a crappy launch. So I realized that the car was just deceptively fast. The acceleration is so smooth and just pulls you up there.

Put a clock to it, you'll be suprised.

Kevin

Kevin (President TBEA)

&quot;WAAAAAAARRRRRIORS, come out to plaaaaay.&quot;
Kevin325i is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Erratic Idle / Misfire / Cutting out makdolby 3-Series (E36) 12 02-05-2012 07:57 AM
528i Alarm Problem Xero 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 5 01-03-2011 01:16 PM
Smg Problem On 330i johanfunsale 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 02-28-2005 07:33 AM
Alpine 9835 Fm Tuner Problem ultraviolet353 Audio and Electronics 7 09-22-2004 11:09 PM
solved the acceleration problem jaykool169 3-Series (E21, E30) 0 06-12-2004 09:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome