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    I'd keep it diesel too. Put an intercooler & egt sensor on that then start cranking up the boost and fuel. Should be fun
    Simon
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      With higher boost the torque in that car would be crazy haha
      Hank Ahrens
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      1978 911sc

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        Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
        I'd keep it diesel too. Put an intercooler & egt sensor on that then start cranking up the boost and fuel. Should be fun
        Yes! That is definitely in the works too. Now I just have to decide if I should delete the AC to make room for an intercooler, or keep it intact and get it working again


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          I like your plan. My boss has one too, cherry, black, auto w/ low miles. No plans to fuck with it so I like seeing what you're planning to do. lol
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            I had a dream that someone near me had an e30 m3 that he didn't want so he just gave it to me.
            Then I woke up.
            Needless to say my day has been a mix of strange emotions I've never felt before.
            Hank Ahrens
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            1978 911sc

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              Originally posted by ahrensNW View Post
              With higher boost the torque in that car would be crazy haha
              The boost is really only needed to make sure the additional fuel doesn't blow up the motor.

              Diesels are backwards, it's the fuel that makes the power
              Simon
              Current Car:
              -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
              -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                The boost is really only needed to make sure the additional fuel doesn't blow up the motor.

                Diesels are backwards, it's the fuel that makes the power
                So is the boost used to push more fuel through the system? Or just used to ouch more air in and make it an ass load denser, like on gasoline motors? Really confused here I work on a Cummins turbo diesel from time to time and still don't know a bit about how turbos work on diesels.
                Hank Ahrens
                1984 Alpine Coupe
                1978 911sc

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                  Anyone have some headlights/turn signals laying around they want to get rid of? I'd need brackets and everything since there isn't anything on the car now. And I'm on the hunt for an m42 cluster coding plug.
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                    Originally posted by iansane View Post
                    Anyone have some headlights/turn signals laying around they want to get rid of? I'd need brackets and everything since there isn't anything on the car now. And I'm on the hunt for an m42 cluster coding plug.

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                      Originally posted by iansane View Post
                      Anyone have some headlights/turn signals laying around they want to get rid of? I'd need brackets and everything since there isn't anything on the car now. And I'm on the hunt for an m42 cluster coding plug.
                      I have some chepo depo turn signals with adapters that don't match an e30. If that'll help lmao.
                      Hank Ahrens
                      1984 Alpine Coupe
                      1978 911sc

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                        Holy bejebus. How is everyone coping with the 95 degree weather?
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                          Originally posted by Gerta View Post
                          Holy bejebus. How is everyone coping with the 95 degree weather?
                          I left and went to LA, and got like 80's and rain. Wtf.

                          Also, anyone know any BMW must-do in LA? Or wrecking yards here? Figured I'd look for a few parts while I'm here.
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                            Originally posted by ahrensNW View Post
                            So is the boost used to push more fuel through the system? Or just used to ouch more air in and make it an ass load denser, like on gasoline motors? Really confused here I work on a Cummins turbo diesel from time to time and still don't know a bit about how turbos work on diesels.

                            Diesels don't have throttle bodies. The throttle is on the fuel system, controlling much fuel is injected. The intake is open, and power is limited by how much air you can get in.

                            detonation on a diesel is what makes it work, so it's not a problem. But too much fuel creates super high exhaust temps which will kill it. So a diesel turbo doesn't care how much air is going in, as long as there is enough fuel to use it all.

                            Lean mixture kills gas engines, rich mixtures kills diesel engines

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                              I need a new sig. Someone wanna hook it up?

                              out dated sig is out dated

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                                Originally posted by AbeSonic View Post
                                I need a new sig. Someone wanna hook it up?
                                Can we use the pic of you sitting next to your wrecked front end? haha

                                How did that happen anyway?
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