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Old 09-14-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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e30 turbo

Now that I caught everone's attention.........

I am looking for local guys who have a e30 turbo. I am really leaning towards puttign a turbo on my car this fall/winter, but I really like to see and talk to guys who have done it already. The internet has tons on write-ups and pics, but I'd really like to see something local as well as someone who can do the work properly, not a butcher job.

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Old 09-14-2005, 09:54 AM   #2
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Angelo, go pay MAGNUS motorsports a visit... Marco has built a few M20 E30 turbo cars.

http://www.magnusmotorsports.com/
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Yeah... I'll be aiming to do something this spring.

We need to a have a turbo info sticky thread... post the links that you found on turbo E30 writeups!
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:02 AM   #5
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seems to be big on DSM and WRX stuff, going by his website, I'm going to pass by, shit I was right around the corner yesterday
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:42 AM   #6
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Now that I caught everone's attention.........

I am looking for local guys who have a e30 turbo. I am really leaning towards puttign a turbo on my car this fall/winter, but I really like to see and talk to guys who have done it already. The internet has tons on write-ups and pics, but I'd really like to see something local as well as someone who can do the work properly, not a butcher job.



Thanks

Angelo

Hi Angelo,


I have used one of my cars to test my proto typeturbo systems for the E30. Came out pretty well. We have custom made all of our turbo manifold components for a stage 1 kit. We are currnetly working on the design for the
m30 engines now.

I am so busy at the moment but will be completing my BMW turbo website which you can take a peek at www.turboready.com and can see more pics and info on my other website which is hosting more turbo stuff here

http://www.torkndork.com/bmw_325is_turbo.htm

It's not the fanciest as I was only interested in testing. I will be installing a 3.5 m30 engine in my car this winter, turbocharge it and will be tracking it next season. We are hoping to double the HP of the M30 engine to around 450 HP.

Please email me at turboready@vif.com if you need more info. I am in Ottawa by the way.

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Old 09-14-2005, 11:49 AM   #7
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angelo come out to the e30 meet coming up in oct. You might be able to learn something there. Also bimmerfest might be a good idea too. At the last bimmer meet in the beginning of summer there were some turbo e30s there.
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:09 PM   #8
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Angelo,

I forgot to mention that I may sell my e30 setup because I will be doing the 3.5l m30 engine and tranny swap into my e30 so will no longer need the e30 turbo rig.

I intended adevrtising it on my website but if you are interested, please let me know. The turbo and all the other turbo related components have only been used for testing.

PS. We can ceramic coat the manifold for you if you wish.

You can call us at 613-521-3333.

I might be working on a car and may miss the call but leave a message with a call back number or you can always email.


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I want to run an intercooled setup but still keep my A/C. I have a td manifold. do you have a good turbo for sale, also what Fuel M are you running.
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:38 PM   #10
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I want to run an intercooled setup but still keep my A/C. I have a td manifold. do you have a good turbo for sale, also what Fuel M are you running.
I have an almost new Garret GT38 Sport Turbo, rated at 350 HP, logical 300 HP) with an internal waste gate used for testing our Stage 1 design. It has less than 2 hours use.

For the stage one set up we opted to go for extra boost injectors with an EBIC (extra boost injector controller) This is a microprocessed controlled device (like the DME is) which allows you to dial in the amount of fuel and at what RPM you would want this to kick in. It's the simple way of suppying extra fuel on a mild boost application without spending too much.
I will also suggest that you install bigger injectors on the engine.

We were able to bost to 9psi before running extra lean so I would say 8 psi is a safe boost. With the intercooler you would probably be OK at 9psi with no FMS.

What power were you hoping to achieve?
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:03 PM   #11
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send me a pm on what you need for the turbo. Also will it direct bolt to the td manifold i have. I was looking at using megasquirt for FMU everyone says it easy to install and configure. Injectors i figure I would use mustang injectors with an adjustable fuel pressure regulator.

I have no idea how much hp I'm looking for, I guss you could say as much as possible without blowing the motor up or spending crazy amount of coin.
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:00 AM   #12
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Hey hARTGE,

Marco at Magnus is your best bet... he's not cheap, but it's done right and the first time too!

If you are looking for a turbo, I have an Air Research/Garrett turbo for sale... came off a grand national... mint condition... can handle up to 400 bhp! ... I am looking for $250.00 for it...

let me know...

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Old 09-15-2005, 01:12 PM   #13
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send me a pm on what you need for the turbo. Also will it direct bolt to the td manifold i have. I was looking at using megasquirt for FMU everyone says it easy to install and configure. Injectors i figure I would use mustang injectors with an adjustable fuel pressure regulator.

I have no idea how much hp I'm looking for, I guss you could say as much as possible without blowing the motor up or spending crazy amount of coin.

Sent ya a PM yesterday.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:24 PM   #14
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any actuall turbo project pics of this shopp?

would liek to see some.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:46 PM   #15
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Hartge,

I am NOT concerned who you purchase a turbo from, but some free advice which can save you thousands of dollars is worth its weight in gold.

I am not telling you this because I want your business as I do not fight for business.

A turbo is unlike many regular components in terms of wear and its adverse effects it can have on your car.
It's very difficult to know when a turbo is going to fail and when it does fail, the results can be catastrophic, it can destroy your engine.

When the compressor side fails, it rams pieces of metal into your intake and into
your engine, the turbine side is not as critical.
Turbos winds up to thousands of RPM so maintenance and wear inspections are very critical.

If you are going to purchase a used turbo, take it to a specialist and have them check it for shaft play, turbine and compressor wheel perfection, if oil cooled check lubrication ports for debris (deadly to turbos) and most of all hairline fractures in both volutes.

Just ensuring that you don't end up loosing tons of money.

PS. Used turbos can be rebuilt, but it ends up costing as much as new one. We only rebuild the ones that are hard to get or discontinued. We just got in a turbo from a Daytona and it will cost the guy around $820.00 to rebuild. The new center section cost us $ 570.00 for the medium size turbo.


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