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Unhappy E36 320i acceleration problem - very poor acceleration...

I just bought my first BMW! But now I have big problem...
My BMW is from 1992., E36, 320i, 24v and it should fly! The engine sounds great but acceleration is veery poor! Well, it is not slow but it should be faster...
What should I check fist? What could be the problem(s)?

Please help me!
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sir, used to have the same complaint as you. i just did the vanol seal replacement on my e36 320i 96, i have about 400km on the new seal. my car's acceleration is now far better than when i first got it. hope this help
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sir, used to have the same complaint as you. i just did the vanol seal replacement on my e36 320i 96, i have about 400km on the new seal. my car's acceleration is now far better than when i first got it. hope this help
thank you for repliyng! but now im a bit embaresed because i dont know much about cars so i dont know what is "vanol seal"... i would be very greatful if you coul post me a link to some images or some text describing it and showing you how to change it... iif it is possible for an amateur to change it... i wanna learn... once again thank you!
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I did! Ronndyanne PM me the link. Only thing is that i was watching, on youtube, movies and it makes big noise when you accelerate, but my engine works soo nice i cant belive something is wrong But ill see with the mecanic because i dont know how to exchange the part anyways and it looks complicated... and i see that you need some special tool for it... maybe you know where i can find good a manual for doing that ? thank you !
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