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Hi guys

Been a while since I posted .

I have given my 2.2 civic to my wife and bought my self a bmw 320d e90

56plate

The car is amazing but no where near as interesting as the civic .

Was wondering if anyone can point me to the right direction if. I wanted to remap my bmw. Any companies who specialise in bmw remaps .


Il always be a loyal civic fan lol.
 

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In what way is the Bmw not as interesting?

Better Diesel engine, (ignore timing chain probs lol) rear wheel drive?

For me if I was choosing between two dirsel hatches the Beemer would win it every day!
 

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Is your 320d the 150 bhp variant ? Think there were two options in '06.

Anyways, :dito: atom3624. Celtic really know what they're doing. Discount for :civinfo: members, too, if you visit them in Cornwall for a RR map. Not sure if it applies to other marques though...

Model: 3 Series (E9x) 2005-2011
Variant: 320d 150 bhp
Years: 2005 - 2011
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Size: 1995
ECU Type: Bosch EDC16C31
ECONOMYSTAGE 1
SPECS
Power (bhp):____150 bhp___Remap 206 bhp___+56
Torque (lb/ft):___243 lb/ft_________322 lb/ft___+79
 

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Diesel Beemers notoriously 'inhale' their swirl valves, but I'm not sure 320d E90 suffers this issue? Definitely worth checking, as removal of the offending parts is a common fix.

Fun on the track maybe but - having previously owned a 323i, a 528i, a V6 Vauxhall Omega and currently an MR2 Roadster - I honestly don't rate RWD for road use at all.
 

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I remember putting paving slabs in the boot of my 2.0S Capri many moons ago...:rolleyes:
Oh God, those cart-spring equipped 'cortinas in drag' were horrible tail-happy. But so were my BMWs (1980's vintage, to be fair).

The Omega actually handled and performed far better than my Beemers... they really were massively under-rated cars, probably tainted in people's minds for being Vauxhalls?
 

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The bmw drives like a dream and is super smooth compared to the civic.


The civic however has a unique interior and the dash is so ahead of its time.

I have contacted Celtic and requested a quote so much appreciated .
 

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The Omega actually handled and performed far better than my Beemers... they really were massively under-rated cars, probably tainted in people's minds for being Vauxhalls?
Did Vauxhall not do a Lotus variant on the Omega, like they did with the Cortinas and Carltons, Jon ?

I have contacted Celtic and requested a quote so much appreciated .
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Did Vauxhall not do a Lotus variant on the Omega, like they did with the Cortinas and Carltons, Jon ?
I'm not aware of a 'tuned' Omega, Lotus or otherwise. I guess it was rendered pointless by the release of the Vauxhall (LOL!) Monaro?

Pointless observation... despite EGR problems being commonly seen as a diesel problem, the only time I've ever had to replace an EGR valve was on that V6 Vauxhall Omega. Couldn't get a secondhand part anywhere, so had to pay an absolute fortune for one from a dealer. Ouch!
 

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Celtic tuning offered a remap for £295


That Includes them coming to a location that is convient for me and doing a mobile remap .

My question is are there file only remaps any good or is it worth getting a dyno run remap.

What is the difference.

My knowledge on remaps is limited so all information is appreciated
 

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Celtic's "file only" maps are very good. They have 5 or 6 base maps for each stage, and match the one closest to your ECU readings.

But, a dyno remap is better, and preferable, as it's fine-tuned. You'll get several dyno runs, too, each one being tweaked, and a dyno printout when they've finished.

I've travelled down on a Sunday on my previous visits, stayed over at a nearby hotel, had the remap done on the Monday morning, then had a very enjoyable drive home.

The savings vs cost of mobile tuner just about covered my diesel and hotel.

This is what you can expect...

Celtic Stage 1



Is well worth booking a day off work, imo.
 
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