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    does any one know where i can get a turbo charging kit for a 316i e30 89 model or does anyone know what componats i can use to make my own can find inlet/outlet manifolds any where please help
     
     

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    have you not thought about an engine swap instead ? hi btw
     
     

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    big engine will cost a shedload less than a turbo. Anyone thinking of doing all that turbo jiggery pokery will find it easy to do a swap.
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    hi cant do engine swap wont get in insured surly they must be anoter turbo kit of anoter car that would fit? or if i done a engine swap would i tell my insurance company?
     
     

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    its never a good idea to try and put one over the insurance company.
    if you had an accident and your car was towed away then the assessor would void your claim leaving you with a bill you may never earn enough to pay off.
    wait til your ncb builds then buy a 325 or sommat
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    Not wishing to pi$$ on anybodies parade here, but fitting a turbo isnt just a case of 'oh here's a turbo and some pipes that fit'. If it were a simple thing like that we would all have them by now.

    Whatever savings you made on not doing an engine conversion and telling the insurance would almost certainly be wiped out in the fitting of the turbo and potentially repairing the engine when the turbo disintegrates or your motor gives up the ghost.

    Either way, whether big motor or turbo, the insurance company will bend you over and ream you for dosh.

    There have been occasions on here where induction kits have been sold cheap after the owners found out what the insurance wanted to charge for their fitment.

    As somebody else said here, keeping quiet isnt an option. Null insurance is an even bigger cost in the long run.

    If you haven't got a good deal of money (and by good deal I mean a minimum of 5 grand on the cheap side) then the turbo option really isnt for you. Add to that the need to have some competent friends in the trade who are turbo savvy.

    There are threads on the forum giving more detail of the pitfalls of the turbo route, all are expensive and some are detailed enough to warn off all but the most committed and competent of spanner swingers.

    Dont forget, a cheap turbo failure could well total your engine.

    You would be better off doing the saxo boy trick and spending the money on ICE. Not my style, but probably a better option in this case.

    no offence intended.
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    you probely right thanx for the info ppl
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo944 View Post
    Not wishing to pi$$ on anybodies parade here, but fitting a turbo isnt just a case of 'oh here's a turbo and some pipes that fit'. If it were a simple thing like that we would all have them by now.

    Whatever savings you made on not doing an engine conversion and telling the insurance would almost certainly be wiped out in the fitting of the turbo and potentially repairing the engine when the turbo disintegrates or your motor gives up the ghost.

    Either way, whether big motor or turbo, the insurance company will bend you over and ream you for dosh.

    There have been occasions on here where induction kits have been sold cheap after the owners found out what the insurance wanted to charge for their fitment.

    As somebody else said here, keeping quiet isnt an option. Null insurance is an even bigger cost in the long run.

    If you haven't got a good deal of money (and by good deal I mean a minimum of 5 grand on the cheap side) then the turbo option really isnt for you. Add to that the need to have some competent friends in the trade who are turbo savvy.

    There are threads on the forum giving more detail of the pitfalls of the turbo route, all are expensive and some are detailed enough to warn off all but the most committed and competent of spanner swingers.

    Dont forget, a cheap turbo failure could well total your engine.

    You would be better off doing the saxo boy trick and spending the money on ICE. Not my style, but probably a better option in this case.

    no offence intended.

    You summed that up well mate - my question was simply "why?"

    I have to agree turbo'ing isnt for the feint hearted. There's always anotehr car you buy that's probably gonna be faster and more reliable for the price of a turbo+gubbins+car.

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