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    14BHP from a Remap and Filter change??

    Is it possible to gain 14bhp from a E39 530i by changing to a K&N panel filter and a remap?

    This particular person believes his 530i is currently running 245bhp, an increase of 14bhp, assuming his car was running the full 231bhp to begin with.

    I call bs?

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    remap would see about 10bhp, filter - lol

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    lol.

    I told him it's more like 235bhp, he wasn't happy.

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    Bhp is a bit meaningless. Just gives an indication of top speed potential. Torque is what counts on our roads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathb View Post
    I told him it's more like 235bhp, he wasn't happy.
    troll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    troll!
    Haha.

    He annoyed me by trying to beat me down with the line "I've had 11 cars remapped".

    None of which were a 3.0 NA bmw but ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathb View Post
    He annoyed me by trying to beat me down with the line "I've had 11 cars remapped".

    None of which were a 3.0 NA bmw but ok.
    Probably going off k&n basic statement of "can increase bhp by 5%" + a couple of horses for the map?
    either way its immaterial if he hasn't got RR figures to back it up!

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    Is it me or is this forum keep trying to make me double post today??

    Here's the convo, not that I'm petty or anything lol:
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    Him: it is fairly fit so i'd expect it to be near to the factory 231bhp , with the K+N and map it should be close to 245bhp but the main thing is the extra 4mpg , i've had 3 cars mapped with Angel now and all have seen improvements in response and economy and for 200 guaranteed it should be money well spent

    Me:
    Sorry to disappoint but you'll be rather lucky to see over 235bhp.

    The maps are best for MPG increase and a better torque curve.

    Unless you have diesel?

    Him:
    you love trying to right !? so your telling me that a map designed to give 10 bhp and a filter designed to give 2-3bhp will give 4bhp , sorry but i am on my 11th mapped car here and have yet to be disappointed and would i persist for such a measily gain !?? of course not !

    Me:
    Yep you're absolutely right. I know nothing about the engine I've owned for 4 1/2 years and you have proved this by owning other cars. Thanks.

    P.s. My original post was in no way meant to come across as a sort of "why have you wasted money etc" post. In fact I've been looking at getting mine remapped for some time (I'm yet to find a moment when I'm close to the place I've chosen). But I wasn't doing it for BHP gains as they are minimal on any map for this engine, instead to gain a smoother torque curve and some more MPG. Don't believe me then suit you sir.

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    Good post. Bet him and then get him to RR it. He'll eat his words then
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    yeah RR.

    i need to get mine done as i just make up silly figures haha

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