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    DIY Turbo install in progress


    1989 BMW 325i


    The engine bay




    So far here are the list of parts that i collected for the turbo project.



    Garrett T3/TO4E 60 trim w/ .63 a/r
    Purchased from http://cheapturbo.stores.yahoo.net/info.html
    Price: $619.00



    Tial 38mm Wastegate (polished)
    Purchased from http://www.importevolution.com/
    Price: $219.00



    666Fabrication M20 turbo adapter with external wastegate flange
    Purchased from http://666fabrication.com/
    Price: $379 shipped



    Tial universal Blow Off Valve (polished)
    Purchased from http://www.importevolution.com/
    Price: $194.99

    TO BE CONTINUEd.......

    http://www.freewebs.com/ancheta_e30w...rgeinstall.htm
    Last edited by Marvin; 01-17-2007, 10:34 AM.
    Marvin
    89 325ic
    89 325i
    03 baby girl
    San Jose, CAlifornia

    #2
    Hell yeah! Keep posting pics of the progress, this is exciting! I want to start with a TCD manifold and do my E28 by myself as well...

    Are you sticking with the Motronic or running another engine management system?
    1966 230SL /// 1983 635CSi /// 1988 M5 /// 1989 951 /// 1995 M3

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      #3
      Looks really good man. What are you doing for an EMS? I have a t3/t04e .63 exhaust and 57 trim wheel with the volk adapter and a tial 38. I have a HKS SSQV (Lazer) though. Should be a lot of fun.

      :: PNW Crew ::
      '87 325 4dr, '74 2002

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        #4
        Ahh good parts, its the only way to go
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          #5
          noice!!!! keep it coming
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            #6
            is that a replica mtechII? and if so where did you get it? thanks

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              #7
              DIY turbocharger install begins.......


              Removal of the exhaust system


              1) Disconnect the oxygen sensor electrical connector and move the wire out of the way.






              2) Disconnect the exhaust pipes from the manifolds. Remove the 3 nuts on each flange connection and lower the exhaust pipes.




              3) Remove the exhaust pipe transmission mount. (14mm nut)




              4) Disconnect the rear muffler mounts and remove the exhaust system. (12mm nut)



              Removal of exhaust manifold




              1) Remove the (12) nuts securing the manifolds to the cylinder head.




              2) After removing the exhaust manifold and heat shield




              Encountered the 1st problem



              Test fitted the turbo adapter and as you can see on the pic, the turbo adapter makes contact with the oil cooler lines. :(



              TO BE CONTINUEd.......

              http://www.freewebs.com/ancheta_e30w...rgeinstall.htm

              Turbocharge DIY Install
              Marvin
              89 325ic
              89 325i
              03 baby girl
              San Jose, CAlifornia

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                #8
                The good thing about those lines is that if you're really good, you can bend them yourself out of the way
                Recent Rebranding!!
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                E30 M30 Big 6!




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                  #9
                  Originally posted by M3fan4eva View Post
                  The good thing about those lines is that if you're really good, you can bend them yourself out of the way

                  E30josh replaced the studs with bolts on his exhaust manifolds. It made it much easier to intall the adapter. I hit the line forward with a piece of wood and a hammer, It bends very easily.
                  :: PNW Crew ::
                  '87 325 4dr, '74 2002

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                    #10
                    Bumper, valance and front grill removal







                    after everythings pulled out.




                    Draining the engine oil and filter



                    remove the plug (17mm) and let the oild drain into the pan.




                    Loosen the filter by turning it counterclockwise




                    Oil cooler and Oil filter housing removal



                    Loosen the fittings that attach the oil cooler linesto the oil filter housing




                    remove the bolts from the mounting bracket and pull out the cooler




                    Loosen the bolt (17mm) to remove the oil filter housing




                    Oil filter housing removed.





                    Encountered the 2nd Problem :(







                    As you can see on the pics, even with the oil cooler lines removed. It just does not have enough space for the manifold to go over the mounting studs. I guess i will be removing them studs and just use bolts instead.


                    TO BE CONTINUED...............
                    Marvin
                    89 325ic
                    89 325i
                    03 baby girl
                    San Jose, CAlifornia

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                      #11
                      You've a long road ahead of you, i started a turbo project 3 years ago and still haven't gotten finished. :P

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                        #12
                        instead of using bolts, unbolt the passenger side engine mount, and jack up the engine from the oil pan(with a block of wood in between it) and you should be able to rotate the engine enough to use the studs

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mr Deagle View Post
                          instead of using bolts, unbolt the passenger side engine mount, and jack up the engine from the oil pan(with a block of wood in between it) and you should be able to rotate the engine enough to use the studs

                          Hey Thanks...i might try that
                          Marvin
                          89 325ic
                          89 325i
                          03 baby girl
                          San Jose, CAlifornia

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                            #14
                            I decided to go ahead and just pull out them exhaust stud. This will make my life easier incase i will be pulling out the exhaust manifold again.


                            Removal of the exhaust manifold studs from the engine block


                            1) PB Blaster is your friend (spray them studs in advance). Screw one of the nuts on backward (used the old exhaust nuts)




                            2) Screw on the 2nd nuts on forward (so that the flares meet to each other)




                            3) Now get the socket/rachet on the outer nut and slip the closed end wrench onto the inner nut. Tighten the nuts into each other.





                            4) Once the stud has broken loose, slip the wrench off of the inner nut and use the socket on the outer nut to back out the stud.



                            TO BE CONTINUED................
                            http://www.freewebs.com/ancheta_e30w...rgeinstall.htm
                            Last edited by Marvin; 01-21-2007, 12:48 PM.
                            Marvin
                            89 325ic
                            89 325i
                            03 baby girl
                            San Jose, CAlifornia

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                              #15
                              Wow, great pictures. I love them! Good luck!

                              '88 325is
                              VP UT of Austin Autoholics
                              BMWCCA 380364

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