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Old 11-18-2016, 10:02 AM   #1
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What is the closet ecu to a hondata kpro to put in a e46

Hey I just got my e46 its a 2001 330ci. I used to want a Honda and found the Kpro to be a good ecu. Is there anything that I can put in my BMW that will let me plug my laptop in and make adjustments like the kpro and has tuning capabilities.
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:04 AM   #2
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:04 AM   #3
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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The factory tune is pretty close to optimum. If you search just a little bit you'll quickly find that out. Stick to maintaining your car well. Even small increases in power are quite costly.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:37 PM   #6
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What is the closet ecu to a hondata kpro to put in a e46

There is a thread in the tuning subforum that may interest you if you have an MS43 DME, but like others said the factory tune is pretty much optimal and more power is expensive. And these are definitely not comparable to Hondas.

Your money is much better spent on maintenance.

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Old 11-18-2016, 05:21 PM   #7
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This is going to come off sounding wrong, but there is no other way to gracefully say it.

You purchased a 15 year old car that is worn in many areas. The moment you start to go Boy Racer things are going to break. If it is a manual transmission car, search the term "Money Shift". The fan may explode if you are no careful, search about this.

You need to learn about these engines, maintain it then gradually work up to spirited driving.

The cooling system, fuel pump, suspension, DISA, OFHG and CCV all need replacement at this point. The engine probably has original spark plugs, O2 sensors and so forth.

Forget about the Cold Air Intake, a waste of money. Make sure you have a 2nd working keyfob, replace the GM5 relays, look for leaking door vapor barriers.

Plenty of basics to keep you busy.

Forget about tunes and power, its not going to happen. Save your pennies and get a decent M3 and respect it.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:21 PM   #8
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Thanks jfoj for the advice I understand I need to do maintenance I just got it out of the shop and replaced what needed replacing but my question was if there were any decent ecu's to put in the car to allow me to view everything from a laptop and maybe get a few extra horses that's all. my idea was to make it a time attack car or drift car I got the 330 since I don't have the luxury of throwing down an extra couple grand for a m car that will cost even more to repair


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Old 11-18-2016, 06:23 PM   #9
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Hey xi46 you think you could give a link to the thread much appreciated thx


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Since this Bimmer has been purchased as some type of drift car / track car and assuming all maintenance is reasonably up to date, if you spend roughly ~$1000 to ~$1200 on simple mods you can extract roughly another ~25 to ~30 WHP.



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