BMW car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of BMW from small engined 3 series family cars to large engine hot hatches Z3 and executive cars such as the 6 and 7 series. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done. The M series has the badge of honour but gives an idea of how much power can be extracted from the average BMW engine.
TorqueCars started providing BMW track day setup pointers, car mod and car engine tuning help and suggestions back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, BMW owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.
Our BMW tuning articles and styling tips and features are constantly being updated and refined so to keep upto date with what is hot in the tuning wold and for the most recent BMW track day setup,mod and engine tuning advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our BMW forums and swap track day setup ideas with like minded BMW owners in the track day setup forums.
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Read our tuning guide to the 3 series BMW and avoid the common pitfalls and address the weakspots. The BMW 3 series was first launched in 1975 with the E21, however it was not until 1982 the 3 series became a success with the E30.
In particular the Ultimate Driving Machine really kicked things off in 1985 with the E30 M3 which was produced as a race car for the road.
BMWs naturally have very good suspension, especially thanks to the 50:50 weight distribution found throughout the range.
he Nikasil issue is a problem that affects all BMWs with M60 and M52 engines.
We will take a look at the causes of this issue, the models affected and the likelyhood of your BMW being affected by it.
The M60 from 1993 to 1996 used a Nikasil liner on the block, as did the M52 from 1995 to 1998. M52s produced after this used a steel liner.
You’ve finished tuning up your engine but you find that at full throttle the engine splutters or stalls. When you get the car on a diagnostic you find that the knock sensor is kicking in to protect the engine.
Engine knock is a condition where the fuel inside the engine ignites prematurely and occurs within an engine running at high compression. (It can also be caused by other factors including low octane/poor quality fuel or hot spots within the engine.)