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    Hi all my name is Robert as you can see i am from Scotland

    now i am very interested in a BMW project but would like some info or advice first

    firstly i am a qualified mechanic so all the work can be done by my self in my own workshop

    i am looking for advice on what car to start with and i have already ruled out the m3/evo because like every project i have a budget and spending 3-4 grand on a m3 would just blow it i would rather spend that on internals and a standalone ecu

    i am set on a e36 coupe

    but i am researching this and finding it hard to find information on the turbo side of things plenty people supercharging but this in no way interests me

    i want to know what is the best base engine

    m50/b20/b25 non vanos or vanos
    m52/b25/b28

    the other big question i have is the downpipes and clearance for the steering shaft is it even possible ?

    everything else i should be able to handle apart from this obvious problem above

    can you guys recommend a standalone i have read up on vems and the reason i am on a budget this time around is i blew 12K on supercharging a 306 gti-6 440bhp stupid idea i have a baby on the way so this has to stay below the 10k mark me thinks

    thanks guys for your help
     
     

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    Get a 328i , swap out the block for a M50 steel one and rebuild the engine.

    Front bottom mount is the way for RHD E36´s, so you´d have to make a manifold for that.
    With it front bottom mount the downpipe won´t be a problem.
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    how are you getting on with the turbo mod? im looking for the same mod and am struggling with getting the manifold/downpipe sorted. can anyone further advise if someone makes a manifold for a RHD 325/328 in the uk?

    cheers
     
     

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    hey gunni, when you say get a b28 and b25 block and rebuild, which internals should be kept? b28 or 25?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb34 View Post
    how are you getting on with the turbo mod? im looking for the same mod and am struggling with getting the manifold/downpipe sorted. can anyone further advise if someone makes a manifold for a RHD 325/328 in the uk?

    cheers

    X2, I've currently got a 325i with racing manifolds and they occassionally rub against the steering knuckle. So a turbo and turbo manifold in that gap is impossible.

    If you find anything give me a pm
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbl View Post
    hey gunni, when you say get a b28 and b25 block and rebuild, which internals should be kept? b28 or 25?
    Keep the B28 internals and fit them into the steel B25 block.

    You could upgrade to forged rods and pistons for some 700whp power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb34 View Post
    how are you getting on with the turbo mod? im looking for the same mod and am struggling with getting the manifold/downpipe sorted. can anyone further advise if someone makes a manifold for a RHD 325/328 in the uk?

    cheers
    heres the manifold its for a top mount turbo and you will have to rig a bracket to hold the wieght of te turbo, as for the downpipe it will have to be custom made and then you can have any shape you need to clear the steering knuckle and use a 3" downpipe aswel.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/92-99-BMW-E36-...item483a170f5a


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    Quote Originally Posted by swaynie View Post
    heres the manifold its for a top mount turbo and you will have to rig a bracket to hold the wieght of te turbo, as for the downpipe it will have to be custom made and then you can have any shape you need to clear the steering knuckle and use a 3" downpipe aswel.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/92-99-BMW-E36-...item483a170f5a
    Guessing this is the same method as using the LHD ones and flipping it over. Bargain at that price even if you have to weld it up in places to keep it going.

    Cheers man!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gstuning View Post
    Keep the B28 internals and fit them into the steel B25 block.

    You could upgrade to forged rods and pistons for some 700whp power.
    yeah, first I'll build descent turbo set-up the after I'll get the bottom bits.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackHarding View Post
    Guessing this is the same method as using the LHD ones and flipping it over. Bargain at that price even if you have to weld it up in places to keep it going.

    Cheers man!
    hi there again guys.
    thanks for the manifild link JH, much apreciated!

    im looking at a t04 turbo, will std injectors and a piggy pack unit be ok with this, im also gonna add a HP pump, presuming the standard one cant cope with the extra demand.
    and any "rough" ideas on power from a t04 with std injectors please guys? or should i say a safe ammount of power before i destroy the weakest parts.
    cheers
    to you all for you help.
     
     

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