: e36 engine work needed or not for turbo

08-03-2007, 09:31 AM
hey guys i have a e36 325i with 105k on the clock. i'm looking to run a kit that will give my about 350hp with 8psi. what will i have to do to my engine to run this set up safely. and after that 400hp, then 500hp. i just want to see what i want in the end of all my research. to build or not to build. my cousin is a great mechanic but he knows nothing about bmw turbo. what are it's limits and all that jazz.
thank you dudes:thumbup:

08-05-2007, 10:56 PM
WEell headgasket a MLS on 3.5 mm Then a manifold for turbo setup ic and some pipes. Fule pump Ingectors exaust then u ll prob good for a 400 hp. Without open the engone i know that u can boost it to 0,6 bar! I dunno about the psi hehe*! But with the MLS u ll have the compression 8,7:1 And the gasket are good for 2.5 bar and over that i dont think u ll go! Pistons are good for 400-450 hp. if u put on more boost then 1,5 Bar then u ll need 2 do some work on the head! When u change the headgasket dont forget to change the chain!


08-06-2007, 12:18 AM
And you ll need a new pressureplate and clutch prob sinter (Sachs ....731 M50)

08-08-2007, 10:05 AM
Check out http://extremems.com/

They can lead you in the right direction about what to do with a turbo motor. Seen a few of their cars and they are done nicely!