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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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Old 09-25-2010, 08:30 PM
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Used HGs are usually bad news. When first installed, HGs crush to conform to the head and block machining and imperfections. Transferring it to another engine, or even reusing one on the same block and head seldom works, since it never ends up precisely aligned where it was to begin with, resulting in leaks.
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Used HGs are usually bad news. When first installed, HGs crush to conform to the head and block machining and imperfections. Transferring it to another engine, or even reusing one on the same block and head seldom works, since it never ends up precisely aligned where it was to begin with, resulting in leaks.
MLS gaskets are a different story, kinda. You can re-use them, but it's not as nice as a fresh brand new one. Plus the copper spray seems to be a hit or miss in the E36 turbo world.

It held compression perfectly, and even my coolant level was always perfect and was never pressurized after shut down.

But hey, you can't beat free

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use that copper spray also dude! :d
Nope, gonna install dry.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:38 PM
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so matt you have no lag on 10psi?
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Dude, I gots lag everywhere.

PSI really has no effect on lag, once it starts spoolin, it spools to whatever PSI almost instantly.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:53 PM
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It's hard to explain, I'd have to take a vid of my boost gauge.

I'm out of vac as soon as I floor it, but full boost is not until around 4k (mainly because of my puny lil 2.5L)

I can drive anywhere anytime and never hit boost, and with lowered compression, that = mpg
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So I just re read this post and sounds like I had overkill planned for my 2.8L... I'm going to go the Vortech SC Route and was planning on doing rods, pistons, hg, and head studs but after going through your stuff I figured HG and head studs for even 12 psi should be fine. Originally plan to start w 8 psi and see how happy that makes me. Your ride still running strong after all these months? Thanks for input and sry to thread jack just need some input for FI since i'm almost ready to get started.
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So I just re read this post and sounds like I had overkill planned for my 2.8L... I'm going to go the Vortech SC Route and was planning on doing rods, pistons, hg, and head studs but after going through your stuff I figured HG and head studs for even 12 psi should be fine. Originally plan to start w 8 psi and see how happy that makes me. Your ride still running strong after all these months? Thanks for input and sry to thread jack just need some input for FI since i'm almost ready to get started.
You could run 8 psi on completly stock internals. But its always smarter to do it right.
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So I just re read this post and sounds like I had overkill planned for my 2.8L... I'm going to go the Vortech SC Route and was planning on doing rods, pistons, hg, and head studs but after going through your stuff I figured HG and head studs for even 12 psi should be fine. Originally plan to start w 8 psi and see how happy that makes me. Your ride still running strong after all these months? Thanks for input and sry to thread jack just need some input for FI since i'm almost ready to get started.
Yup, it's been running great, just some oil leaks I am going to take care of now.

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Yup, but you'll always want more boost.
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Power is simply addictive
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Cams will be here tomorrow as long as someone here can sign for them.

Oil leak problem is not any better, still haven't decided if it's the HG or not, but I think so, along with some other leaks. I posted pics of the leaks on OT.

Random interior pics:

Headliner and door card material, as well as pillars.



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Door panel experiment, I like the look, but I couldn't wrap it properly. You can't see it, but I had to make cuts for it not to crease/bubble. I'm going to get a professional to do this on my new black panels sometime.



Front headliner, do I have the center light in wrong? I can't get it to stay up.



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Random, sub box I'm making for my S10.

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