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Hellrot Turbo Build and eventual LS Swap!

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Well ladies and gentlemen, it has begun. This morning at 8am, we started.

Phil gave me the inspiration with his cooling system thread, so I didn't take pictures. (Actually I forgot my camera) but you can all imagine what it was like :rofl:

First, compression check, 190-200 psi on all cylinders, I was very impressed! :thumbup: Especially for 195,000 miles. BMW makes great I6s! Not that anyone didn't know that...

Removed intake manifold, all exhaust, cams, radiator, bumper, cams, and finally the head.

Cylinder walls were in good condition, obviously they looked like it had many miles, but it was very well taken care of.

Mounted T3 manifold and turbo, mocked up downpipe, intercooler.

Next we will put in the .140 MLS headgasket, tighten up manifold and turbo, make exhaust, intercooling piping, and ect.

But, I am leaving for New Orleans on Friday, so it won't be done untill after I get back :thumbdwn:

I'm getting very excited already!

I will have pics next time I work on it, as for now, I am going to sand blast the valve cover, and repaint it.
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Running 10psi daily, around 300whp, hoping for 350whp at 15psi
I'll be sure to take picatures :eeps:


I'm very behind in car pictures actually. I want to post a good writeup on the whole process, but we shall have to see.
UPDATE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I said we would have pictures wednesday, well here they are! Will be getting many more quality ones Sunday.

Sorry for crappy pictures, forgot my camera, so had to resort to the phone.

Head off, you can see the old motor mount, new one is on. .140 MLS gasket prepped and ready to be put on.

Back on, fresh paint on valve cover, new valve cover gasket, hopefully no more leaks.

Mess of wires, hoses, and connections under there.

Can just see the manifold.

Crappier picture, can see turbo placement. It's clocked with the outlet facing downward. Freshly rebuilt turbonetics 50 trim journal turbo.
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Oh there will be videos and hopefully some kills!

I would LOVE to come, but driving from PA to CA is a long ride, I'd have to have some friends go along for the trip.
were getting a pack to roll down

me lou frank clark carlos

and all of our buddies that want to roll.... and im sure people are going to tag along on the way.... well i hope
oh and if poor boys racing sees this he should come to
Mmm, may have to consider it. It would be AWESOME! When is it exactly? How long do you figure the ride is?
the date hasnt been announced yet. They had to reschedule
So like mid summer I would assume?
its about 3 days of driving..... there.... and 3 days back

thats taking our time though.... like 18 hours a day....

and i think the drive is going to be more fun than the actual fest itself..... but i have never been there so idk

and i plan on staying down there for 2 days to rest and meet people from on here....

would be sweet if you could come man..
Damn, that would be awesome. That would be my plan as well probably. Wonder how much gas would cost....
I would hope so cuz it would suck to have it occur during school (even tho i may take summer classes

And Frank, early May was the original plan. They had to postpone tho
Yea, I am seriously considering going now. I need to find out how much this will cost :rofl:
Im goin fo' sho' :supdude:

(Why do we always end up going OT bout Bimmerfest? We should make a grand Bimmerfest discussion/arrangement thread :dunno:. Ill make one now...)
I know, it's sad but epic at the same time. BFC is nothing like this, but I also don't like to post there nearly as often either.
im going to have around 1500 for oh **** gas and tires...... because mine just spin all the time..... and think about it.... 2800 miles there

2800 back

runs while we are down there

and maybe some cheap vendors??

i have no clue whats downs there......

and vic...... thats what we are doing.... head north to meet us though :(
Sounds about right, if I don't drive, I may have to bum a ride :rofl:
Soooo many ppl from BF.c make it to Bimmerfest, they just like their little corner rather the the bright 'Fest :rofl:

If I have to pay half the gas, I'll drive myself :eeps: :rofl:

No, but if I do go, I think I'll be driving.

And yes, it's turning into a bimmerfest thread fo sho! :rofl:

I like how this thread went from 6 replies, to 36 in a night.
So Matt when you gonna install my turbo :lmao::lmao:
When you buy one, and I hit 350rwhp. :lmao:
Didn't see this when you started it. I'm excited! Moar progress. :thumbup:
Why thank you Chad :D
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