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Old 06-28-2004, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get my 323i chipped, is this worth doing (power gains?) and:

a) Is it gonna kill my fuel economy (ha, economy indeed)

B) upset the smooth running of the car

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Sorry, its 1998!
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what does getting your car chipped have to do with "Supercharging my 323i"??

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my bad, i misread the topic...i thought it said "supercharging" not superchipping. my appologies.

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It will give you better fuel economy by reprogramming the fuel curves are partial throttle so even when you're cruising you get better mpgs.

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in theory. most OBDII reporgmmers don't do very much. The increase your rev limit, but thats about it.
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in theory. most OBDII reporgmmers don't do very much. The increase your rev limit, but thats about it.
Agreed, 98 car - OBDII. Spend your cash elsewhere.
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hmmm.... it does more than just change your rev limiter... fuel curves... acceleration enrichment.... vanos control.... re-maps the throttle fuel and spark... transition fueling... for fast pedal responses....

Like I said... I think it can do a little more than just increase your rev limiter.

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on the subject of OBDI and OBDII...i have a 97 328i and cant find any OBDI software for it....can i not use it??
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you have to convert the whole engine to obdI via kit and change out of the computer and intake system.
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Hmmm............think it would be worth doing? know any links?
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I think they have a conversion.... try that...
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Thanks for the link... What all goes into converting? what all parts would come with the kit? just more info on the conversion i guess..

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