318i completely stock this type of performance wise. Diff, motor (M42), brakes, tranny, ECU etc.
See, I actually thought about M52 then turbo charge that. Don't know much about the motor in terms of prepping it for turbo. But I figured if the cams, pistons, injectors etc require work, I rather do something like that on an M52 (with less mileage) than on the M42 I have currently, pushing 255 kms.
What would I have to up motor wise on an M42 so it doesn't give up in a year?
I mean look at a snipped from someone's list on R3V.
Forged CP pistons 8.5:1, Stainless rings. 85 mm overbore
Balanced bottom end
360 degree oil well bearings
Stock head gasket
Full ARP fastening hardware (connecting rod bolts, main studs and head studs)
I don't even know what and why on some of these....
Anyone else feel free to chime in.
Discussion seems to have taken a turn to a more interesting topic. (still need a good shop though
On a related note, this is what you get http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9FMbcrtomw
1991 318is e30 with Mitsubishi Starion turbo 10 psi, megasquirt, and 3" exhaust.
170.74hp and 167.86tq.
hmmm you got me thinking now 325isdan.