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Old 12-28-2003, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the governor set at for an e36 328is? Does anyone know?
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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around 135
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, 135. I'd suggest buying a new ECU though =P
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its actually 128, 155 for e36 m3
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Eh, I could hit 135 before I bought my ECU.
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Old 12-30-2003, 04:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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where did u get the new ecu and how much was it?
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Old 12-31-2003, 06:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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BMW speedos tend to be off by about 10 mph at high speeds, so that could account for the 135. Or, the info I read was wrong.
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BMW speedos are off? Where did you read that?
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as a general rule, all guages of any kind tend to be off. Im not sure where exactly I read it, but if you look at the speedo itself, with a top speed of 160, 80 mph should be TDC, but its not. Its slightly to the left. Basically, that results in a calabration thing that causes the speedo to read higher than the actual speed.
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also, thats not to say the car cant go 135, but the limit is set at 128 or lower on virtually all cars due to factory H rated tires that cannot handle higher speeds.
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