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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Damn matt... i really like it..

we can hazz turbo races in maybe 2 months...
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man thats awesome cant wait till you get it running you better make a good video or something ahah but good progress any timeline on when you might have it running?
Thanks Usama!

Yes, I will upload some vids, but I don't have a very nice camera for that

I "should" be driving it next weekend. Would have started it today or tomorrow but no one has the correct spark plugs, they don't come in until tuesday.
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Damn matt... i really like it..

we can hazz turbo races in maybe 2 months...
Fock no!
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:38 PM
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easy man..... chill....


i would be running 22 lbs of boost.... so yeah... fluck you
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i would be running 22 lbs of boost.... so yeah... fluck you


That sounds nice, but still a downgrade. If you do get it, I'll race you bro.
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That sounds nice, but still a downgrade. If you do get it, I'll race you bro.
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I"m looking into a turbo build on my 328. i have some parts and pieces put together but I"m pretty skeptical about running lean and wrecking everything. what did you use for a turbo, injectors, tuning, ect.? Any advice you could give me would be great. I have found one place for tuning and they want me to buy there kit, there exhaust, they have to install it ect. considering i work at a bmw dealer as a tech. i would kind of like to do it myself.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:18 AM
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I"m looking into a turbo build on my 328. i have some parts and pieces put together but I"m pretty skeptical about running lean and wrecking everything. what did you use for a turbo, injectors, tuning, ect.? Any advice you could give me would be great. I have found one place for tuning and they want me to buy there kit, there exhaust, they have to install it ect. considering i work at a bmw dealer as a tech. i would kind of like to do it myself.
Do it yourself. use mustang injectors. 47lbs i think. get a chip(obviously). make sure your engine is breathing perfect before FI aka all exhaust 3" pipe.. and a 3.5 maf
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thats my issue, the tuning. i cant find anything to use to tune it or find a chip. what did you use for an exhaust and maf?
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Wait a minute. I read the initial post, proud? And how could you come to New Orleans without letting us locals know?!
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what y aplan on doing for the drain from the turbo? supposed to be a straight of a shot as possible from the bottom of the turbo to the pan, you dont want it to pool in the drain and start to clog. also your filter is going to be a mess underthere so i would try to find an outerwear for it. your inlet is going to be in a dangerous spot under the front carriage like that, watch for ground clearance.
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I"m looking into a turbo build on my 328. i have some parts and pieces put together but I"m pretty skeptical about running lean and wrecking everything. what did you use for a turbo, injectors, tuning, ect.? Any advice you could give me would be great. I have found one place for tuning and they want me to buy there kit, there exhaust, they have to install it ect. considering i work at a bmw dealer as a tech. i would kind of like to do it myself.
You're OBDII, check out Technique Tuning, or convert to OBDI.

I'm using a Turbonetics 50 trim, just rebuilt, stage 3 wheel, the one in my avatar.
Ford green top 42# injectors
TRM remote tune (from the website below)

Also, go to racersmarket.net, really good guys there and a nice setup.

You can learn anything and everything from here http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...play.php?f=150

And doing it yourself is the best! You learn so much and apprectiate it way more!

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thats my issue, the tuning. i cant find anything to use to tune it or find a chip. what did you use for an exhaust and maf?
racersmarket.net, or TRM tunes are the best for OBDI.

Check the thread man, we're making a 3" turbo back exhaust, flowmaster turbo muffler, and a resonator.

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Wait a minute. I read the initial post, proud? And how could you come to New Orleans without letting us locals know?!
Proud of? And yea, my third trip, sorry Amber

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what y aplan on doing for the drain from the turbo? supposed to be a straight of a shot as possible from the bottom of the turbo to the pan, you dont want it to pool in the drain and start to clog. also your filter is going to be a mess underthere so i would try to find an outerwear for it. your inlet is going to be in a dangerous spot under the front carriage like that, watch for ground clearance.
The drain will be at the top of the oil pan. I know all about this.

And what filter? There is no filter under the frame?

The inlet is a little low, but wait for finished pics, you'll see. It will raise with the suspension, making it not as bad. But you're right, it's not ideal, but I want to keep A/C.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:33 PM
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The drain will be at the top of the oil pan. I know all about this.

And what filter? There is no filter under the frame?

The inlet is a little low, but wait for finished pics, you'll see. It will raise with the suspension, making it not as bad. But you're right, it's not ideal, but I want to keep A/C.
Just looked like the turbo was to low to get an angle for it to drain. prolly just the pics.

Was talkin about having your air filter down there....on the intake side of the turbo

Keep the A/C for sure, no sense of building something that isnt comfortable to drive. I did a turbo on my last mustang and it would have been a lot easier to make the plumbing without it but got to have A/C. Make sure you use some good t-bolts clamps on the inlet since its down there...pretty much the entire cold side could use em.

But good lookin build...turbos are great
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Just looked like the turbo was to low to get an angle for it to drain. prolly just the pics.

Was talkin about having your air filter down there....on the intake side of the turbo

Keep the A/C for sure, no sense of building something that isnt comfortable to drive. I did a turbo on my last mustang and it would have been a lot easier to make the plumbing without it but got to have A/C. Make sure you use some good t-bolts clamps on the inlet since its down there...pretty much the entire cold side could use em.

But good lookin build...turbos are great
Nope, the turbo is decently high, we shall see if it smokes.

The turbo filter won't be down there, there will be a pipe running beside the engine bay where the washer fluid used to be, with the MAF and filter.

T bolts will be used everywhere.

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I was wondering if you were going to run a pipe up and run it draw thru or just run the filter there and have a blow thru setup. I will look around for the place i got my turbo blanket from, that thing was awesome and a decent price
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Cool, yea draw through tune.

TRM's blow through tune isn't finalized yet, plus I don't want to have to clean gunk and oil from my Maf every oil change.
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OBDII to OBDI? sounds like a mess..
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I'm scared of that sorta stuff.
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OBDII to OBDI? sounds like a mess..
From what I've heard it's not so bad, but I have no experience with it.

Updates/pictures coming in a few minutes guys.
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From what I've heard it's not so bad, but I have no experience with it.

Updates/pictures coming in a few minutes guys.
I think he thinks you did a ObdII to OBDI swap. ahahha


i wouldnt even do it.... too many sensors and ****tzz
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i wouldnt even do it.... too many sensors and ****tzz
Nope, I gotz a 94. Idk, I'd do it if I had to, but there's tunes out there for OBDII.
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Im ready for those pics...

how much do you have in piece'n the kit together?
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how much do you have in piece'n the kit together?
Uploading now.

Not exactly sure, but I think around 2K.
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Intercooler, in these pictures you can see the new ends welded on, one side 2.5", the other 3" Don does nice tig work, I wish I could tig And I wish I had access to one so I could learn how to.





Dirty engine bay/manifold shot, everything is almost back together.



More engine bay shots. Waiting the the throttle body to be tigged up, then it can be started.



Mhhmmmmm, the exhaust turned out sick.





Yes I had to hack at my valance, but I'm going to clean it up, and eventually get a M3 bumper, so it won't matter anyway.



Intercooler looks crooked here, but it isn't tightened down yet. It's straight in the other pics.





Oil drain hole drilled and tapped, then the fitting was threaded with JB Weld.



And installed



And again.



Turbo in it's final position.



Exhaust porn















Wastegate placement, and plumbing.

And one of my favorite parts



I've never seen anyone do this, many guys leave it in the engine bay, or glovebox, ect. So I thought I would be different. It looks stock and very clean. I love it!





Please ignore my sh!tty a$$ interior. I will be swapping it all to black sometime.

So cliff is:

Finished all of the exhaust

Mounted intercooler

Engine is all but buttoned up

Interior is done and back together

Wastegate is plumbed and mounted

All gauges are done

O2 sensor and Wideband installed

Boost controller is finished

So what's left is intercooler/intake piping

Catch can

Little things that I'll remember later.

Comments/tips appreciated and welcome fellas!

Oh, and btw, boost FTDKW!
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