My E30 M20 turbo writeup (lots of pics)
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08-06-2009, 06:30 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fergus, Ontario
Car: E30 turbo
The plumbing for the oil cooler and drain was fairly straight forward. Just connect the dots.
I bought some necessary gauges for monitoring the oil system and boost pressure. Oil pressure, oil temperature, and boost. All VDO Vision gauges. There’s also an additional wideband AFR gauge from Innovate. I cut a hole in the center console where the radio and OBC were located (shouldn’t be needing those anymore…), and replaced it with an aluminum sheet with holes for all the gauges.
A new MAP distribution block that will feed the ECU, FPR, WG, DVs, and boost gauge.
Taking hints from some high-end turbo engines, I wanted to build some bracing for the turbo to reduce the stress on the manifold. This is what I’m trying to copy:
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