Originally Posted by propr'one
unlike D, i am trying to talk you out of it. figure out what you can spend, then get either s52, euro s50 or s54. i really dont think you'll be happy with the reliability of a turbo build, particularly for the first while when you're getting stuff dialed in.
I agree with you, it's a somewhat stupid thing to do. If I were staring from scratch with bunk motor I would definitely look to swap, maybe even buy a crate motor from MM. coulda, shoulda, woulda...
I don't know, I hear about pretty much the same ol' problems/maintance with the 50 series engines. I don't think they as drastically different from the m42 as they are from the m10 and m20. I'm no stranger to reliability issues but my little 4 banger has never given up on me. I really don't want to give up on it, plus I know my way around this one pretty good now.