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    did you have a look let no what you think.
     
     

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    more often than not its cheaper to insure a faster car than it is to insure one that wasnt fast to start with, and is now. Plus if you buy something that is built for the extra power and speed to start with then you've already got a better base to start from.
    I understand about the being young and the points bit, we've all been there and it sucks. my first car cost me 2800 a year to insure!!
     
     

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    i no 1st bm didnt no alot about them really like ya car tho do you no what cams are like in the bm's
     
     

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    Depends on the level of power you want to go to on the cost i ve converted my car for under £500 admittedly i wasn t bothered if it blew to pieces so did nt buy a high end priced turbo as its a platform before i do my m3, i ve left the internals standard for a while and you ll be able to run up to 7 psi with the correct fueling.
    The main cost is normally the labour so hopefully your handy with spanners, so many people have done it already just do some research online.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by billycoupe View Post
    do any off you no how hard it is to put a turbo on a 318is coupe on 1999 plate thinking about doing it but dont no where to start any help please and where do i get the parts/kits
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    I have retitled this post and moved it to the right forum on this occasion....


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    if you interested a lad over here has the downing atlanta super charger kit for 2000 euro or 2200 euro fitted
    still under warranty and done 8000 miles
    I have been out on the track alongside this car and it's quick!
     
     

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    That`s what my mate did with his E36 325

    http://www.turbochip.lv/Link%20to%20BMW325%20TURBO.htm
     
     

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    It's cheaper to get cams for the M42 than the M44. IIRC it was only schrick who would do cams for the M44 and they are about £300 a cam. For the M42, kent or piper cams are about £200 for a pair of regrinds.

    I'd be tempted to acquire a second hand M42 head, get it flowed and mate that to your M44 block with kent cams. I guess you could even just change the inlet cam on your M44 and run the standard exhaust cam.

    Ian
     
     

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    i know exactly how you feel. people said pretty much the same to me when i asked about turbo'ing my IS however they did say why not drop a turbo'ed 328 lump in instead.
     
     

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    A Subaru IHI turbo would suit the engine nicely, £200 second hand from the bay. Welding the exhaust runners into a header to suit would cost circa £150 or nothing if you can DIY. Oil feed will need to be taken from the block or oil pump housing, pump housings normaly have a number of spare blanked take offs but you need to be sure 1: you dont cause the rest of the engine to be starved of oil, 2: the out let is going to provide good flow and pressure.
    Oil return is childs play. Water cooling is silly easy and cheap. Waste gate would be built into a IHI turbo. FMIC from ebay again, £80, evo cores are very good and cheap, the evo boys "upgrade" for cheap tat sold on ebay and sell their quality cores on, I use a lot of them for this reason
    To stop the ecu going into fault mode a 1 way valve or zenner diode used as a voltage clamp will fool the ecu into thinking the engine is still NA. Then a Greddy e01 blue will control 2 extra injectors (550cc suggested) in the intercooler cold pipe pre throttle body.

    total cost £1k and a set up that will work nicely. 5 or 7psi of boost should be fine on stock internals. If you can use the e01 to control spark with out the BMW ecu going into fault mose then you can run a bit more boost and pull ignition at top end.


    But I have to say if you want more power from a 318 sell up and buy a 330. Its far easier. Unless you enjoy tatting like me and enjoy doing these things.
     
     

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