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Old 03-05-2008, 09:22 PM
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Hey everybody. I have a spare block and head for my 320 and i was wondering what i would be getting myself into if i were to purchase a junkyard turbo. I want to build a gnarly street motor and i figure since ive got a running motor in my car now, why not build a turboed motor. Please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:00 PM
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Do you have plan on going EFI or stay CIS?

Do you know alot about the motor and the CIS system?
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:53 PM
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Well ive got most of the parts to convert it to EFI. I dont know alot about the CIS system though. What would be best? Or easier...
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:01 PM
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Well ive got most of the parts to convert it to EFI. I dont know alot about the CIS system though. What would be best? Or easier...
CIS is easier and cheaper. I think all you need is a Volvo AFM. Also, I hear its best to have the early E21 or 2002 M10, as it is 2 liters and has forged internals.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:08 PM
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Well mine is a 79... is that early enough? And...*ahem*... what is a Volvo AFM? I'm not up on my lingo so I have no idea. Also, is CIS what i should have stock?
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:46 PM
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Well i have discovered that mine is indeed a 2 litre. And i now know what the CIS is. I researched a Volvo AFM, now i know what that is. So what is the best way to go about purchasing and installing/fabricating everything for my motor?
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