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Posted on 2002.06.01 at 00:09
i dumped about $700 into my car. all of this went to a new timing belt, a new wheel bearing, an oil change to mobil1 synthetic, and a giac ecu upgrade.

every cis/motronic-16v owner on the *planet* needs this chip upgrade. it's that damned good. my car has gone from "quick" to "fast", and the usable rpm range now extends past what the tachometer can indicate, rather than going soft at 6000.

where i'm going, there is a drag strip a half-hour away. i'm confident this is a solid 14-second car as it is now; we'll see where future plans take it.

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swallowing shadows to give birth to myself
eamajyn at 2002-06-01 08:35 (UTC) (Link)
I see you cut your entry.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-06-03 00:20 (UTC) (Link)
yeah- what's the point? people yell at me for something and then fail to realize how similar their own actions are.

i guess venting has been foregone for the sake of parting on good terms.
swallowing shadows to give birth to myself
eamajyn at 2002-06-03 00:21 (UTC) (Link)

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unfortunately I understand
betternewthings at 2002-06-02 03:04 (UTC) (Link)
how is the giac? many early bmw guys (also motronic) speak highly of it. i'm more used to my jimc chips though, on my ex. le sigh.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-06-03 00:24 (UTC) (Link)
damned good. feels like a completely different car; smoothed out the lower range, power delivery's a lot more progressive, and added a good 1.5kRPM worth of usable power up top.

i suspect that there was a lot of room for improvement on the CIS/Motronic 16v's, but this is easily the biggest ROI of any mod i've done.
betternewthings at 2002-06-03 11:50 (UTC) (Link)

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there's a cynical part of me that says that the motronic 1.1 flapper door MAP meter system could use plenty of help in general. (then again, e30 m3 are wierd - the MAP meter is up front, but the throttles are on individual per-cylinder throttle bodies, motorcycle style. it means massive, massive airflow capabilities, but the throttle response lags as long as it takes a pressure wave to go up from the throttle bodies to the MAP meter)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-06-03 15:09 (UTC) (Link)
there's a cynical part of me that says that the motronic 1.1 flapper door MAP meter system could use plenty of help in general.

exactly my thoughts. i'll see if we're right in a month or two.
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