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Old 09-28-2006, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BMW 316, 1.6 or detuned 1.8?

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I have a BMW 316i, 1995 N reg. A few friends say that it's a detuned 1.8. Is this likely to be true?

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Old 09-28-2006, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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detuned? i think they are two totally different engines. doesnt the 316 have a 1.6 liter?
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It is the same engine, but with smaller displacement. So yes, it is a 1.6 liter engine.
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does it have shorter rods than the 1.8 or something
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No, it has the same rods most likely and a shorter stroke on the crankshaft.
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It is the same engine, but with smaller displacement. So yes, it is a 1.6 liter engine.
Might be a stupid question, but if it is the same engine, then what modifications would I need to do to make it perform as a 1.8?

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according to trigger just a 318 crankshaft
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hey, what is the weight of your car? it should say in your manual. I can't find it anywhere.

my, 320i weighs 1375 kgs.
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I think the crankshaft should do the trick. I am not certain, but maybe you would need different software.

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hey, what is the weight of your car? it should say in your manual. I can't find it anywhere.

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hey, what is the weight of your car? it should say in your manual. I can't find it anywhere.

my, 320i weighs 1375 kgs.
It's 1310kg

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How much of a performance difference is there between 1.6 and 1.8? Would it be something you could actually feel, or just a few bhp on a piece of paper?
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