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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 07-04-2015, 08:53 PM
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I plan on putting a turbo on my e30 325is and i now that with the e36 will take boost all day with out any problems and was wondering if the e30 were the same
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:50 AM
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:28 AM
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Me and my friend Dustin at www.performanceporting.com recently put a turbo on my 1990 325i convertible. We first performed a leak down test on all cylinders and it had less than 4% which was good for a car that has 180,000 original miles on it. Yes the car was well maintained in it's 25 year life. We currently tuned it with MegaSquirt PNP and its running on corn "e85" We were testing the limits with the boost control and was pushing 24lbs of boost. We decided, with the car being stock including head gasket, clutch, etc. we stayed at 14lbs of boost and pushed out 260whp. It is holding strong and beats new Mustang GT's and hurts feelings. It is for sure underestimated, and I'm not saying its the fastest, but the gear ratio, turbo setup and overall car dynamics gives a mean punch all the way thru the gears. We haven't ran a quarter mile but my Tunes guy thinks mid 12's as is. We will keep this one as we have it for the time being, but are building a 1986 stroked es as we speak. It'll be gutted, caged, stroked, boosted to 30lbs and not stopping till we hit 600whp. I hope this helps you in deciding on your build.
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The m20 loves boost. This is a turbo build we just finished at my shop. 2.7 1988 SETA engine with just a stock refresh, o-ringed block and ARP head studs (295whp, 312wtq, 13psi)...

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