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    I've a e36 318i cab and I'm wanting to turbo it,I've been told I can bolt the kit on and I won't need to do anything else apart from turn the ignition on then off then on and it should of set it's self up? I've no clue about electrics but ok with fitting the turbo,any help would be great
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    false

    how would the ecu know you have just bolted on a Turbocharger ???

    surely you would need to get a remap//live-remap done to set it all up ?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie e36 cab View Post
    I've a e36 318i cab and I'm wanting to turbo it,I've been told I can bolt the kit on and I won't need to do anything else apart from turn the ignition on then off then on and it should of set it's self up? I've no clue about electrics but ok with fitting the turbo,any help would be great
    Cheers,Cookie
    Hmm
    Not sure who has told you this Cookie but they are talking utter sh*te

    Its not a simple job to turbo a car that was naturally aspirates (non turbo) from the factory.

    Depending on the turbo you may need to lower the compression ratio of the engine with a head gasket, and you will also need to consider the following

    Intercooler and pipework
    Oil supply and return from the turbo
    Inlet manifold
    ECU * this is the biggie, you will need to get a custom chip or remap for your ECU that accounts for the turbocharger. THis is a specialist job

    Otherwise your car may/may not run, if it does run it will run badly. and it will very likelly grenade the engine in a very short time
     
     

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    depending on what boost you intend on running, you may require, forged pistons, conrods, uprated valves, valve springs, turbo profiled cams, you could also port+polish the head,

    a lot of work with turbocharging, but, well worth it for immense power
     
     

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    mate
    if you want bolt on power a supercharger is the way to go, you will how ever need to emap the ecu but this program should be contained within the kit
     
     

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    Cookie E36 cab

    what engine does your car have ?

    M42, 43 or 44 ?
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    Z3
     
     

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    Z3
     
     

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    Mine is a m43
    Think I'll look into supercharging as I was told if I ran at low boost I wouldn't need to do any internal work either,knew it was to good to be true :(
     
     

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    You can run low boost on turbo, what's the differnce ?!
    Z3
     
     

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    you would need to lower the compression and loads more, not cheap
     
     

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