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      08-22-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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330 Intake Manifold! Convert your 325!

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I gave up. To make your car a 330 you need:

330 Intake Manifold
2 Manifold Actuators/Flaps
330 ECU
Programming to make the ECU work (dealer computers)



I am selling the manifold and actuators (already installed) I dont have time, nor wish to buy a 330 ECU when I am going to have this car for less than a year.

Someone take on the project!

Asking $600, Ill cover shipping. Note that you wont find a junker one (because most likely its attached to a motor) and I hear that BMWNA will not sell one without a VIN. Even at my price, its much less than what I paid for it.

EDIT: Hunter999 you know you want it!

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      08-23-2006, 12:27 AM   #3
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how hard would it be to get this installed? Will it void warranty? I am interested in this.
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      08-23-2006, 12:38 AM   #4
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where are you suppose to get the 330 ecu from?
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Junk yard ECU *may* work, or the dealer. Some people have friends that work at dealerships, or have a good dealership relationship, and can get it programmed there.

Warranty? who knows. This mod is NOT for the faint of heart.
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      08-23-2006, 09:42 AM   #6
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so this intake makes much horsepower on 325i?
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Its not an intake, its the intake manifold. Successful application on a US Spec 325 would give it 40hp
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hmm this is VERRYYY tempting....but i am already having problems with my cars EXU so i dont want to push the envelope but BUMP for a siick idea!
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how about everyone pools money to someones paypal's account that we trust so that someone willing to get this and install this on their car as the experiment, and if it works, they get a 330! for free!!! which will open doors to the rest of us!
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I will almost guarantee that it will void your drivetrain warranty. The 325 and 330 have different transmissions. The 325 tranny is not built to withstand the extra power the 330i has.

If a problem does arise, I could easily see how the dealership will point to your intake manifold...
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I am good for $25! If 24 people do the same we got it....
or $50 / 12 people!

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I will almost guarantee that it will void your drivetrain warranty. The 325 and 330 have different transmissions. The 325 tranny is not built to withstand the extra power the 330i has.

If a problem does arise, I could easily see how the dealership will point to your intake manifold...
that increase in power should not be too drastic to have to change trannys, bmw is really reserved in trannys, basically im sure the tranny could handle 40hp extra...and if not, lets go get a stickier clutch from uuc or somewhere else, the 330 clutch is just bigger in diameter, same material used....BMW's are mechanically very well off.
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I am good for $25! If 24 people do the same we got it....
or $50 / 12 people!

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pooling money wouldnt be hard, its finding someone willing to be the prototype
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Not me! I won't do it till I hit 40k on the old odometer! But, I'll put some money to the cause!

I am so amazed that no one HAS EVER done this! What is the big set back? can you not order a 330 ecu? do they need a vin?
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I would imagine the ECU is not cheap. My opinion is that if you are worried about warranty, this mod isn't for you.

Don't forget that the 325i and 330i have different axle gearing, the 330i's being taller. I'm real curious to see why (mechanically or electronically) the upcoming 328i has HP/torque rating smack in between that of the 325i and 330i.
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I would imagine the ECU is not cheap. My opinion is that if you are worried about warranty, this mod isn't for you.

Don't forget that the 325i and 330i have different axle gearing, the 330i's being taller. I'm real curious to see why (mechanically or electronically) the upcoming 328i has HP/torque rating smack in between that of the 325i and 330i.
Yea Voiding my warranty is a big fear of mine, that I is why I am going to do it (if anyone firures it out) when my warranty is up!
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People here are talking about forced induction, and you guys are worried about tranny stress? Not nearly enough to make a difference.

Im curious if the 328 is either :
a tuned up 325 (single stage manifold) or
a tuned down 330 (3 stage manifold)

This is still for sale. If you have a 325, and really want some more power, this the only way to fly. ECU is about 900, so you are talking $1500 total, which is pretty cheap for BMW horsepower.
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I really doubt that little 40hp can stress the tranny
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Anyone?

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People here are talking about forced induction, and you guys are worried about tranny stress? Not nearly enough to make a difference.

Im curious if the 328 is either :
a tuned up 325 (single stage manifold) or
a tuned down 330 (3 stage manifold)

This is still for sale. If you have a 325, and really want some more power, this the only way to fly. ECU is about 900, so you are talking $1500 total, which is pretty cheap for BMW horsepower.
I believe the 328 is a detuned version of the X3 si. Also, tranny stress wouldn't be a factor with the Steptronic. I'm guessing that BMW is probably a bit brighter than to allow a 330i intake manifold + random 330i ECU to magically work on any given 325i. It would be sweet though...
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