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    Quote Originally Posted by robjay666 View Post
    Hi all thanks for advice, glad I didnt waste my money on one of those!! I asked an ebay member that had brought 1 of those if they were any good and he replied

    'Hi. It isnt as good as it sounds in the add!
    You cant here the dump valve as it doesnt work like a normal one so there is no whooooosh! Just sounds like you have an induction kit on.
    Better buying a good quality k&n filter kit in my oppinion'

    So Ronnie, are you serious about this turbonator thing or just winding me up because im reading mixed reviews about those too!!
    Turbonators are a load of BS too.

    The only way you will get real genuine hp is with the following


    1: Nitrous oxide kit professionally fitted - Pros, 100hp at the touch of a button
    cons: not there all the time and needs refilling

    2: Turbocharger (real, not electric!) - Pros - Masses of power available if done right Cons - Requires lots of knowledge, time, and a fair dose of money

    3: Supercharger (engine driven, not electric!!!!) - If there is a real kit for your car, then this is the best way to go for many Pros- Nice, extra linear power,cheap compared to turbocharging kit Cons - None
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    There about as good as a fart in the wind!!!

    They will stall the engine and interput flow before doing any good!!!

    Ronnies right:

    Best thing for the BMW engines have got to be running 15 psi/ 8.5:1 compression and for a 2.8 around 400 BHP. Thats what i am building at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjay666 View Post
    Hi all!! I have a 318 E46 Compact and ive been looking at electric superchargers, ebay is full of them but ive been doing some research and the reviews are about 50/50 whether they work. They look quite cool and also u get the dump valve included so will probably sound pretty good. these are the ones im looking at, any advice please??

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=011

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=025

    Hi mate,
    my advice to you would bee to save money and buy proper bmw,
    i had e36 318i, and was thinking off turbos and supercharging, butt..
    if you realy finking off spending money on the car, it has to bee more powerfull car to start with..
    i just got 46 328ci and power increase is pleanty for me for now..
    so think about it..
    ps. i have got same wheels on my bm

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    Buy a proper BMW, cheeky t**t

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    I think what bllynka is trying to say is if you want big reliable power, is to go for a bigger engine size,
    Trying to get 200 horses (I guess thatís the sort of power you are looking for) out of a 318 is a bit of a task. Like all the manufacturers I.e. Honda Toyota etc all make reliable 200bhp cars, but only after extensive testing over a long period.
    You can go balls out and go for a turbo conversion, but its lots of money and donít ever expect to see that money back when it comes to selling it.
    Just my bit of friendly advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon323 View Post

    I think what bllynka is trying to say is if you want big reliable power, is to go for a bigger engine size,
    Trying to get 200 horses (I guess thatís the sort of power you are looking for) out of a 318 is a bit of a task. Like all the manufacturers I.e. Honda Toyota etc all make reliable 200bhp cars, but only after extensive testing over a long period.
    You can go balls out and go for a turbo conversion, but its lots of money and donít ever expect to see that money back when it comes to selling it.
    Just my bit of friendly advice
    Right on the money there Jon

    At the end of the day I treat cars as my hobby and as such I dont expect a return on the money invested in to project motors. But some people think if they drop 5 or ten grand into turboing a car they will see it back....

    no chance. 3 or 4k at most for spending £10k.
    And it would have to be to an enthusiast.....at the end of the day if you find the right buyer, you can do ok....but it could be a looooong haul!

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    Like mentioned above, fit a DECENT Nitrous Oxide kit.
    Get a progressive controller for it and put 100bhp through it.

    Most cost effective way to add power and you can take it all off and put it on your next car/truck/lawnmower etc.

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    if i find that any1 on here is stupid enough to put 1 of these peices of s**t on there car i will hunt them down
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    Do you know how fast the induction air on a normally asperated engine already is?
    its a lot more powerful then your Vacum cleaner, and how many watts is that 500-1300w of 220-240v?

    How can an electric fan do anything more then slightly improve LOW end torque, and thats if its fitted correctly, with i dunno a second air filter to reduce drag.


    But on the Flip side,
    Does anyone have experince of a electric model air plane motors,
    they're quite good now, with brushless motors for high RPM & longevity.

    i was contemplating this MOD, for boredom, even bought a model stunt plane to crash and salvage. but the airplane model shop cant give me the type of propeller/impeller i want. with the standard propeller it moved more air then a household fan on power 3(full power).
    but i wasnt comfortable that a plastic propeller wouldnt break, and go in my engine.

    So thats another idea catching dust...
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