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    You see a lot of "I want to turbo my E36 Mxx engine" or "can I add a mini supercharger to my 316" on the forum which is all well and good but most of the time it is just a pipe dream.

    The in reality the effort involved is huge, it is not a case of slapping a bit of stainless pipe on two metal flanges, the exhaust manifold needs to tuned, as does the induction side. If it is not you end up driving around in misery with a car that has great flat spots and unpredictable power bands. Once you start tinkering at this level you need to be able to adjust the engine map to hone the right characteristics.

    The best thing to do is sell the 323i buy a 328i, remap it and put some basic mods that will squeaze another 10hp out of it and save a lot of pain
     
     

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    The manifold and downpipe will definately be the most difficult parts.
    The picture on my signature is my manifold.
    It took a stainless steel 'surgeon' acquainance of mine at least a week to fabricate (- costing me £750 plus another £180 for materials)
    As you see it on the cylinder head - it was still not quite right, and needed another couple of days to modify it to move the flange / collector chamber further forward as there was no space for the down-pipe.
    I've also had to fabricate a custom Near Side engine mount as there was simply no space for the down-pipe to pass through.
     
     

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    ovbs u want a fast car yer sell the bmw buy a focus st and tune that spend 2700 on it after the cost of the car and have 350bhp prob be cheaper in the long run your easy spend 6-7k on a turbo in the end
    or get a fiesta st and turbo that loads of bolt on kits for it 300hp easy
     
     

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    defeats the point of having a turbo bmw though. lol! I fully appreciate it takes a lot of time and possibly money but I plan on taking my time with it as something to keep me busy, I have seen "kit's" go on ebay for about £500 with ECU's.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay_mz89 View Post
    I have seen "kit's" go on ebay for about £500 with ECU's.....
    And sadly they are junk, they might give you a nice 1/4 mile burn at Santa Pod but can't be used for day to day use, there is a nice thread on here of chap in Oz who turbo'ed an E30 with one of those cheap kits, lots of fun but never run for more than 5 miles before dying
     
     

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