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  1. muskieslayer
    06-05-2010 06:33 AM
    muskieslayer
    You gave me total system capacity, I want to know how much oil I should add to the compressor after it has been replaced
  2. bimmerboy08
    11-24-2009 05:33 AM
    bimmerboy08
    Slawler- I didn't do a head swap, my engine is the "i" engine, but I've heard the e block with i head is better. I run a t3/t4 turbo running 8psi of boost. It uses a unichips ecu to run the fuel maps, however I would recommend something more common like megasquirt. I've got 3.67 lsd gears in the back, a 2.55lph fuel pump, and 19# injectors. The kit started as an ebay kit but I ended up having to replace most of the cheap parts as they broke, so I would recommend sourcing quality parts instead of cheap ones; cheap becomes very expensive after a few months. e30tech.com has a pretty solid amount of turbo information so check there for other guys who have done the same thing. If you need any more info feel free to PM me; I am thinking of starting a turbo Q & A thread so that our forum can have more info out in the open about it.
  3. slawler
    11-23-2009 04:01 PM
    slawler
    hey man! Slawler here i just recently bought an 85 325e, it is my second one and i can actually build this one the way i want to! i want to do exactly what you did with your 325i. i need to do a head swap and all but could you pretty much tell me everything that i would need maybe references, sites you went to, or what your would suggest> ANYTHING would be great man. i love this car haha!
  4. jgraves
    11-13-2009 08:20 PM
    jgraves
    Hi Air Force!!! I caught a lot of rides with you guys when I was in the 82nd Airborne division at Ft. Bragg, NC. It was always smooth sailing until you threw us out the plane and then it was, OH Sh@#$%^&*T!!!
  5. texasbeachman
    04-23-2009 09:19 PM
    texasbeachman
    Are you in SA now? I haven't seen your beast on the streets. Whats Up!
  6. bimmerboy08
    03-12-2009 11:12 AM
    bimmerboy08
    it's a t3/t4 turbo running 8psi of boost. It started as an ebay kit and ended up being custom built by JE imports in baltimore, md. It puts 253 hp to the wheels and 240-something pounds of torque to the ground.
  7. SarronX
    03-12-2009 09:26 AM
    SarronX
    so u got a post on here with facts about ur car i see u say u got a turbo wat kind thats why i ask if u got it posted
  8. bimmerboy08
    07-24-2008 01:17 PM
    bimmerboy08
    unichips are a company which makes a piggyback ecu that basically tricks your car's ecu into running the correct air/fuel ratio when you are running boost, and that needs to be tuned by a professional

    a nash regulator is a type of fuel pressure regulator which is a mechanical piece and cannot be tuned. It raises the amount of fuel being put into the engine depending on how much boost the turbo is putting out. It is the way "old school" turbo cars worked, but it is not nearly as good of a way to tune a turbo car as tuning the ecu.

    as for the oil lines they are just generic oil lines, one going into the turbo from the oil pressure sending unit, i think, and one going out which was tapped into the oil pan. Don't worry about asking too many questions, thats what these forums are all about.
  9. faviolosky
    07-23-2008 12:51 PM
    faviolosky
    ok so on the volvo 740 is a little bit easier to do it because you can take parts from another 740 turbo including the ECU which is programed for the turbo, but on bimmer is a little complicated, but what did you do for the oil lines which is my biggest concern

    and for the computer, yes i knew that bigger fuel system is needed so that is out of the question but what is a nash and what is the unichip again, is it the kind that you program yourself(or a professional) or is it a chip that makes your ecu a turbo ecu, i just turned 18 so im asking a lot im sorry

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    1988 BMW 325i
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    The E30 is what all actual driving enthusiasts are after. It's an unpretentious machine, quietly capable of spectacular feats of handling. It's light, simple design is rugged enough to run against $400k rally cars, but on the street it' communicative chassis delights even the most disinterested driver. It really is one of the world's ultimate driving machines

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