Originally Posted by Not Ur Avg 3
wats the answer????
along wit the intake manifold swap, instead of getting the regular 330ecu, wat if u get an aftermarket 330 ecu, wudnt that give us more than just the power upgrade to the 330? like even a bit more ponies?
but although a good question, i think we first gotta see if the regular 330 ecu works out... even if teh aftermarket 330ecu thing could possibly work, the reg 330ecu is already pusing the 325is engine (pretty high output), an aftermarket ecu would maybe be pushing the 325's engine too mmuch, and it might not be able to handle that much power, but i really am in no position to back that up, just a guess.
Well, to my knowledge, an aftermarket ECU does not exist. The Evotech uses your own DME (Digital Motor Electronics) unit--i.e., ECU--then reflashes it with modified software. Think of your ECU as a programmable EPROM.
That's interesting what RichP said about the 325i ECU not taking the 330i programming. The next step might be to call the recyclers (e.g., Bavarian Auto Recycling--which by the way I would never do business with again--or other salvage places) and get a 330i DME off a wrecked E90.