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      02-12-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Euro 325i Help

Hi everyone.

I have two questions I was hoping I could get some help with. The first is that I drive the Euro version of the 325i, with the 2.5L N52 engine. I would like to know what, if any, US mods or European I could buy for the car. Would, say, Dinan parts work or fit on my car? If not, then are there any good euro tuners I could look at?


Second, I live in Bahrain, which is primarily a desert climate, and in the summer temps can reach 45C (~115F) every day for 5 months straight. I have seen a 335 overheat on the track here, in the midday, after only a few laps, and it wasnt even fully pushed. Considering the 325 does not have a temp gauge, I was wondering if getting a proper cold air intake would have any effect on regulating the engine temp, or if there were any mods I could get to make sure the engine does not overheat. I would like to eventually run my car on the track as well, once I get a few mods. I've been thinking about a complete new exhaust system, headers and all, as well as some Koni FSD's and maybe a new set of springs and sway bars? (<-- prob should post this in the suspension thread section)

Sorry for the long-winded post, but any help is appreciated!
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      02-14-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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I got the same questions too as clark192.. I also got a N54 325i.

But i'm sure there should be some mods for the 325i out in the states considering the 325i was released in the US before it was replaced with the 328i.
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US 325i = 3.0L N52, Euro 325i = 2.5L
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I got the same questions too as clark192.. I also got a N54 325i.

But i'm sure there should be some mods for the 325i out in the states considering the 325i was released in the US before it was replaced with the 328i.
And the 328i in the US also uses the 3.0L N52. BTW - N54 = 335i engine.
The Euro 325i does seem to still be an N52 (from what I have read) so I would imagine things like intake and exhaust headers SHOULD fit, but I can't be 100% on that.
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      02-15-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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any idea who i can talk to on these threads about this? i think i would have to order parts from the states to here, so I want to be sure before i spend cash that its gonna fit/work....
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