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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 03-15-2005, 05:59 AM
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E36 316i Turbocharging Plans...

Anyone here tried installing turbo on their 316i? As you all know, 316i is sooo underpowered, thats why a turbo is an option for me. How many horsepower will this turbo add up t?
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:05 AM
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not a daiyly: turbo charged more HP that is for sure but more problems.
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:29 AM
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what kind of problems may occur? engine failure?
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Old 03-17-2005, 07:01 AM
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what kind of problems may occur? engine failure?


DONT DONT DONT Turbocharge it.. You probably have the M40 or M43 B16 engine. Ramming air into this 8V SOHC engine is not worth the money. Mind you that a NA 325 will smoke your turbocharged 316i on the highway and trust me, you won't feel good.

If you have the cash consider an engine swap.
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:20 AM
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yeah dude swap a m44, everything should bolt up with a ECU and wiring harness. I wouldnt recommend turboing the 1.6 even if you could find a kit for it.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:40 AM
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M44 engine

hi guys i drive a e36 with a m4O engine. im considering swaping my engine for a bigger one. you mentioned the m44. do i need to make any other modifications. suspension? breaks? gauges. steering ?
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:42 AM
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would any other engine go in to my car
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:32 PM
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yeah dude swap a m44, everything should bolt up with a ECU and wiring harness. I wouldnt recommend turboing the 1.6 even if you could find a kit for it.
hey man if I'm interested to swap my m43 with a m44 engine but should if I also change the transmission? or some gear?
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:10 AM
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DONT DONT DONT Turbocharge it.. You probably have the M40 or M43 B16 engine. Ramming air into this 8V SOHC engine is not worth the money. Mind you that a NA 325 will smoke your turbocharged 316i on the highway and trust me, you won't feel good.

If you have the cash consider an engine swap.
I dont think you know very much about turbocharged 316's...... Fist of all a good turbocharger will add 600 hp.... that will leave a NA 325 in the dust in a second.... Do twin turbo charger and you have well over 1000hp.... there isnt a NA 325 in the world that will keep up with that..... other than that.... with the switching engines part.... you would be smarter buying new and build that for a turbocharger....
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:19 AM
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I dont think you know very much about turbocharged 316's...... Fist of all a good turbocharger will add 600 hp.... that will leave a NA 325 in the dust in a second.... Do twin turbo charger and you have well over 1000hp.... there isnt a NA 325 in the world that will keep up with that..... other than that.... with the switching engines part.... you would be smarter buying new and build that for a turbocharger....
600-100hp? sounds like something will blow... and a four cylinder engine gettin that much.. just doesnt sound right afterall what does the stcik 316 have? under100 or at least under 120hp? so your suggesting like a 5X power increase?
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:24 AM
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Fist of all a good turbocharger will add 600 hp....have well over 1000hp....
that statement is a bit ridiculous
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:55 AM
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I dont think you know very much about turbocharged 316's...... Fist of all a good turbocharger will add 600 hp.... that will leave a NA 325 in the dust in a second.... Do twin turbo charger and you have well over 1000hp.... there isnt a NA 325 in the world that will keep up with that..... other than that.... with the switching engines part.... you would be smarter buying new and build that for a turbocharger....
Haha, hilarious.

The gearbox would be melted within a few seconds, and the pistons would blow right out of the cylinders at that kind of boost.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:50 AM
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If you swapped to m44 motor, fully modded it, put a twin turbo on it, and did every other considerable modification to it THEN and only then you MIGHT make 800 horses on a motor that small; and B/\/\W's right, your motor'd be fully toasted after an hour or so. Swap the motor first, don't ever expect to get a thousand horses out of ANY vehicle you haven't invested HEAVY HEAVY TIME (months) and MONEY (tens of thousands) into.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:19 AM
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I dont think you know very much about turbocharged 316's...... Fist of all a good turbocharger will add 600 hp.... that will leave a NA 325 in the dust in a second.... Do twin turbo charger and you have well over 1000hp.... there isnt a NA 325 in the world that will keep up with that..... other than that.... with the switching engines part.... you would be smarter buying new and build that for a turbocharger....
Have you ever posted anything of value?
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:38 PM
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600-100hp? sounds like something will blow... and a four cylinder engine gettin that much.. just doesnt sound right afterall what does the stcik 316 have? under100 or at least under 120hp? so your suggesting like a 5X power increase?
No all I am saying is that 325's aren't all top sh*t like every one claims.... And yes it yould melt if you f*cking retarded and dont rebuild everything that has to do with the engine..... You know you all are f*cking negitive motherf*ckers.... All of you also buy you car to baby it.... Look it isn't a f*cking million dollar car..... Buy it, build it, drive it, show it off, When it fails fix it.... it isn't that hard....
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:49 PM
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No all I am saying is that 325's aren't all top sh*t like every one claims.... And yes it yould melt if you f*cking retarded and dont rebuild everything that has to do with the engine..... You know you all are f*cking negitive motherf*ckers.... All of you also buy you car to baby it.... Look it isn't a f*cking million dollar car..... Buy it, build it, drive it, show it off, When it fails fix it.... it isn't that hard....
Explain to us, how hardcore bad ass your 320i (THATS WHAT YOU GARAGE SAYS YOU HAVE) is and how we should follow your lead. STOP POSTING WRONG INFORMATION!
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:28 PM
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First of all a good turbocharger will add 600 hp.... Do twin turbo charger and you have well over 1000hp.... there isnt a NA 325 in the world that will keep up with that.....
not to take sides but i agree with th eother guys... thats a bit silly...
600hp is about 450kW, on a 4cyl engine? doesnt make any sense. i dno how things work over there, maybe you have some magical way to fit a turbo thats bigger then your engine into the tiny engine bay, but over here in AUST, ( home to v8's ) you can buy a brand new 6L 6speed manual V8 and still only have just over 300kw which is about 400hp.

correct me if im wrong, but i cant comprehend how youd get such power from such an engine.
if you can, tell me!! i have a 95 318is and i wouldnt mind chopping $100 000 Hsv's.
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No all I am saying is that 325's aren't all top sh*t like every one claims.... And yes it yould melt if you f*cking retarded and dont rebuild everything that has to do with the engine..... You know you all are f*cking negitive motherf*ckers.... All of you also buy you car to baby it.... Look it isn't a f*cking million dollar car..... Buy it, build it, drive it, show it off, When it fails fix it.... it isn't that hard....
whoa. why are you getting so pissed. it sounds like youre the one being negative about it. and not everyone is saying that a 325i is top sh*t..get your facts straight
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:45 AM
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Not to take sides either but I think fuc* him.... don't pay any attention to that Bimmer killer, and mabe he will go away....
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and even THAT has less than 1000HP... somehow a 4 cylinder car gettin 1000hp outa turbo sounds real ridiculous any way you put it mate
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:44 PM
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i have a 316i and packed a turbo in it. yeah, it still couldnt match a 325i hence for the 25-30 additional horse power it added. but, compared to a regular 316i i have driven, it runs lighter and has more torque and for me it the perfect daily driver. gas mileage is pretty much the same as that of the stock.
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