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Striker 03-13-2006 12:45 AM

E30 M30 Turbo project.
 
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Got my 3rd generation M30 engine mounts from Berlin Germany, sand blasted, primed and spray painted them. I really wanted to build them but I am so out of time. They really came out nicely.
Have a set of Utherane engine and gearbox mounts waiting to go in. I will sand and paint my engine bay before anything is installed.

e30_kid89 03-13-2006 12:47 AM

tell me if im wrong...lol is the m30 from the e34's? if not then where is it from? just curious

Striker 03-13-2006 12:56 AM

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Mine is from the E34 535i, but there are two older generations which came in the e28 535i and e24 635

My m30 3.5L engine stock will put out 220 HP and I will turbo charge it.
Here is my engine just before I started pulling it apart.

Striker 03-13-2006 01:04 AM

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The block has almost zero wear and so are all the crank and main bearings. These are claimed to be one of the most solid engines BMW ever made in the day.
Because I am turbocharging it, I will do a complete rebuild.

bmwm5lover 03-13-2006 01:09 AM

so nice. Well done. Beautiful engines. Had one in my e28

Striker 03-13-2006 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by bmwm5lover
so nice. Well done. Beautiful engines. Had one in my e28

Yea the e28 engines are really strong as well, in fact I have an 87 e28 535i complete :D I bought the car for the 3.25LSD, drive shaft, Getrag 260-6 gearbox
and single mass flywheel.

Here are some other stuff I am installing on my e30, tons more to come.

Striker 03-13-2006 01:22 AM

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These puppies will be going in as well.

Striker 03-13-2006 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by bmwm5lover
so nice. Well done. Beautiful engines. Had one in my e28

Bmwm, I was reading your post again, were you saying that you had an e34 M30 engine in your e28?

Gamite 03-13-2006 02:08 AM

have you looked into that clearance issue? The last swap I saw, the guy had to shave down part of intake manifold because the engine was too high.

Chris de la Cruz 03-13-2006 10:00 AM

raphael, the projects looking good man. i gotta see this beast once its done

Striker 03-13-2006 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Gamite
have you looked into that clearance issue? The last swap I saw, the guy had to shave down part of intake manifold because the engine was too high.

I think it depends on which M30 they used and the motor mount bracket they used. I purchsed my brackets from a guy in Europe, who made all three style brackets for all 3 generations of the M30 engines and they did have all the alignment issues sorted out.

In any event, if the hood is touching, I will install a low profile hood scoop facing the windsheild at that point. Instead of forcing air into the engine bay by having the scoop facing forward, I will have it facing backward. This way it will do two things, since there is more air force acting upward below the car and hot air rises, it will allow heat to escape upward and cool air in from below cooling the engine. The second advantage, facilitating more downforce since you are removing the air pressure from under the front of the car.

Striker 03-13-2006 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by 641215
raphael, the projects looking good man. i gotta see this beast once its done

Thanks Chris, you may not only be able to see it but get a ride in it as well ;)

I am a bit behind, was hoping to be test running it Naturally aspirated by now, but had a few jobs which had some snags.

static 03-13-2006 12:56 PM

^^ can't wait to take a ride in your car once it's finished
are you gonna come over to GTA for a meet with all of us? (we are not that far)

any plans for a lighter hood? this M30 will make the car nose-heavy, no?

Alex

Striker 03-13-2006 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by static
^^ can't wait to take a ride in your car once it's finished
are you gonna come over to GTA for a meet with all of us? (we are not that far)

any plans for a lighter hood? this M30 will make the car nose-heavy, no?

Alex

I would love to come up for a GTA meet, I used to go up TO allot before and have to make a few more trips. Would be great having you guys onboard for some runs :D

No plans for a lighter hood as yet. The 3rd generation M30 is about 55 lbs heavier than the M20. With the AC delete, aluminum bumper delete, it should not be too critical especially after having the car corner balanced. I may have to add weight at the back to prevent wheel slip and wheel hop on launch so this may offset the nose heavy effect as well.

M20 weighs around 260 lbs
M30 weighs around 315 so it is 55 lbs heavier than the M20

bmwm5lover 03-13-2006 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Striker
Bmwm, I was reading your post again, were you saying that you had an e34 M30 engine in your e28?

No I had the M30 in my e28. More or less the same engine, but slightly de-tuned as the e34 M30. Mine was a 533i, with the 3.2/3.5 Detuned M30 in it. Same engine as the 535, just lower Hp.


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