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    apart from the obvious eg the charger what else am i going to need to do this mod myself ?
    i plan on using the eaton m45 charger from a mini,so far i have had a quote for £500-600 to fabricate the manifold for me but what else am i going to need?
    if anyone knows of a company that i can speak too who know a bit about s/c installs please let me know
    this has to be done on a budget so downing atlanta chargers are out the question.
    sorry mods if this is in the wrong place
     
     

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    I looked into this. Seems that the mini blower is to small for the job, maybe something off a merc would be better?
     
     

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    i remember reading an article in pbmw a few years back and iirc it was a-tech or something similar in kent that had used the cooper s s/c on a e30 318is so they might be worth a call!

    SUPERCHARGED 318IS
     
     

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    found this wile looking about on the net,anyone used these before ?
    could be the power gains im looking for with a remap.

    http://turborevs.org.uk/vmchk/engine...ercharger.html
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E36 lover View Post
    found this wile looking about on the net,anyone used these before ?
    could be the power gains im looking for with a remap.

    http://turborevs.org.uk/vmchk/engine...ercharger.html
    Ive got to ask, but are you serious about that kit....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E36 lover View Post
    found this wile looking about on the net,anyone used these before ?
    could be the power gains im looking for with a remap.

    http://turborevs.org.uk/vmchk/engine...ercharger.html
    You need to apply a little physics to see if this offers even a fraction of value.

    The downside of supercharging is the power drain by compressing the air vs. the power gain of the engine using compressed air. I decent super charger can use anything up to 20BHP of power to run the compressor, that is about 15 Kilowatts.

    That little "thing" has a 2.2 amp fuse on it suggesting it uses about 1.5 amps of current. Power = voltage x current which equals 12 x 1.5 = 18 watts

    Supercharger uses 15,000 watts.... piece of poo thing uses 18 watts

    What effect do you think it might have?

    It could double up as a MAF sensor with a bit of faffing about
     
     

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    it was just something i found on the net while bored at work and they "claim" 15-20bhp
    been reading on some other forums and some people swear by them that it is a noticeable power increase !
    but to be honest it did make me wonder how a little fan could produce those sort of figures,plus it must make your engine pump more fuel in to compensate for the extra air ?
     
     

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    every independant test on these crappy electric chargers has proved you lose power
     
     

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    never even heard of them before they just popped up on google
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJ View Post
    every independant test on these crappy electric chargers has proved you lose power
    Your right anything sits in the inlet will block it and reduce the amount of air available to the engine as the air flow that fan will create is less than the natural airflow through the filter

    Anyway the proof is in the physics, that little fart of a fan will produce 1000 times less puff than a supercharger, if a supercharger gives you 100 extra horses, simple logic would suggest fart fan would give 0.1, you would get more power switching the aircon off
     
     

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