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Old 04-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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BMW e36 318 tds - modding thread

Hi All,

I'm back again with my lates and for now biggest ecomodd - I've changed car from Toyota Previa (you may remember my old gas guzzler from here: Previa Thread), to BMW e36 318 tds "Compact".
Few words about my new wheels, it has 1.7 liter diesel engine 90HP @4400rpm 190Nm @2000rpm (140lbs/ft), around 1215kg (2678lbs) curb weight. I couldn't find EPA rating for that but European rating is 28/38/57mpgUS (city/mixed/highway)

Of course it will be a subject of many mods, but first I have to deal with some minor issues (car is 15 years old). After that I'm starting to modify it.

During the time I was looking for a car I was playing with Paintshop and here are the results (Excuse my crappy Paintshop skills):

1. Stock - my car - "Berta" ;-)

2. "Ideal profile"

3. "Real, achieveable profile"

4. As above but external mirror deleted

Of course I have to deal with OBDguino first to have a feedback from the car. That's my first planned modd ;-)

Keep your fingers crossed for me and Berta ;-)


TBC ;-)


Gerhard Plattner: "The best attitude is to consider fuel saving a kind of sport. Everybody who has enough money for a strong car, can drive fast and hit the pedal. But saving fuel requires concentration, self-control and cleverness. It's a challenge with the nice effect of saving you money that you can use for other more important things."
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