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Thread: 95 M3 Turbo "Build" (strapping a 6266 to a stock 200k mile motor)

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    95 M3 Turbo "Build" (strapping a 6266 to a stock 200k mile motor)

    Decided to put together a 'build' thread so I have a place to track my progress and also ask a heap of stupid questions.

    I sort of know what I'm doing but not really so this should be fun.

    Anyway, I bought this 1995 M3 last March with just shy of 200,000 miles on her. Picked it up in Arkansas and drove back to New Jersey with (almost) no issues. I have since started believing in the Lord.



    Did a few things it needed. Bilstein PSS9s, Evo 9 Recaros, fresh tints, etc. Also did some unnecessary stuff like an oil change and making the brake lights work.









    Fast forward a few months. I picked up a more suitable daily (GMC Canyon) and dumped my tax return into the important stuff - piecing together a turbo kit.

    Turbo & Engine:
    Precision 6266 T4TS 1.15 AR Journal Bearing Turbo
    AR Design T4TS Top Mount Manifold (ufffff)
    Mishimoto M-Line Intercooler
    Tial Q BOV
    Tial MVS 38mm Wastegates (2)
    CES Motorsport Cutring Headgasket
    ARP Head Studs
    RallySport Oil Feed Line

    Electronics & Fuel:
    AEM Failsafe Wideband/Boost Gauge
    AEM Oil Pressure Gauge
    Walbro 485
    RallySport Walbro 485 Install Kit
    Fuel Lab FPR & Gauge
    ID1050x Injectors
    RallySport Steering Column Gauge Pod

    Misc:
    Gaskets
    Lines
    Fittings
    S50 Oil Pan w/ -10AN Fitting Welded In
    EBay Catch Can
    And most importantly - E36 Bentley Manual





    Side note - this AR Design manifold is gorgeous. All stainless steel and the welds look fantastic. Goofy shape but they have to be for this sort of application. Look forward to installing.

    Hope you enjoy this almost as much as I do. Should be entertaining.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Day 1: Got all the parts to my buddy's facility where I will be doing as much of the work as possible.

    Helped him do a bunch of stuff and it was Sunday night so only tore down some of the car. Front end + windshield washer reservoir off.








    Next weekend is compression test because I guess that's the responsible thing to do.
    Last edited by Chaz17; 02-19-2018 at 02:04 PM.

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    Could just be Tapatalk, but no pics are loading for me


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    F***. Might be photobucket too. Anyone else not able to see em?

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    How about now?

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    I can also see the pictures now. Glad to see I'm not the only one foolish enough to turbo a high-mileage s50.

    What is your plan for the coolant reservoir? I'm also doing top-mount and am planning on switching to an e30/euro M3 tank once I get the charge piping finalized.


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    Good Deal and good luck. This board has been a great resource for me and I'm sure you'll have a couple head scratchers along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotdish View Post
    I can also see the pictures now. Glad to see I'm not the only one foolish enough to turbo a high-mileage s50.

    What is your plan for the coolant reservoir? I'm also doing top-mount and am planning on switching to an e30/euro M3 tank once I get the charge piping finalized.
    Should be fun for both of us!

    Gonna wait to see if maybe I can get by with it in stock location. Otherwise will either do the euro or come up with some custom crap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicker10u View Post
    Good Deal and good luck. This board has been a great resource for me and I'm sure you'll have a couple head scratchers along the way.
    Thank you!

    Many head scratchers. Many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotdish View Post
    I can also see the pictures now. Glad to see I'm not the only one foolish enough to turbo a high-mileage s50
    I'm running 18lbs on stock bottom end m52 with 227k miles. These motors love it. Just make sure your wastegate line stays connected. Good luck!


    96 328is turbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw328m52 View Post
    I'm running 18lbs on stock bottom end m52 with 227k miles. These motors love it. Just make sure your wastegate line stays connected. Good luck!
    Good to hear. Thanks!

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    Hoboken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emagdnim33 View Post
    Hoboken?
    How'd you know?

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    Got a few things done on Saturday. Compression test (she's healthy-ish :parrot


    And removed exhaust & some more engine bay stuff.


    Hopefully draining AC and starting the disassembly to remove the head next weekend.


    Oh and I got my ID1050Xs in :halm:


    Not entirely sure why I am over 200psi on most cylinders - thinking either this heads been decked once or twice, or this gauge is f'ed. Either way, the numbers are all relatively close and none of them are heartbreakingly low, so better than expected lol.





    Anyone have any idea which headers these are? Seemed pretty solid and fit well.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz17 View Post
    How'd you know?
    I know NJ quite well, lived here my entire life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaz17 View Post


    doug!

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    *gave up and went back to photobucket even though I feel like it gives my computer cancer*


    Got some decent progress made this past Saturday as well as got a few parts & things in.


    Removed entire AC, drained coolant, removed cooling fan, coil packs, spark plugs, etc.




    Churbo blankey.





    Got the gauges in to pump down the AC. There's a recovery bottle inside that bucket of rags, I swear.





    "Caution: even if gauges read empty there still may be some residual in the lines." Nah m8 just pull the ****er off.





    Couldn't get to the tensioner due to the shroud being a pain. Box cutter will do.





    All the AC stuffs.





    How she sits now. Got stuck pulling the injector harness off because I didn't remove the wire box under the wipers.





    A bunch of dudes eye-deflowering her in all her glory.





    Idk how I ended up sharing garage space with this beauty but alas - this thing exists:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz17 View Post
    *Started using imgur because photobucket has become hot garbage so let me know if this is messed up at all*

    Got some decent progress made this past Saturday as well as got a few parts & things in.

    Removed entire AC, drained coolant, removed cooling fan, coil packs, spark plugs, etc.


    Churbo blankey.



    Got the gauges in to pump down the AC. There's a recovery bottle inside that bucket of rags, I swear.



    "Caution: even if gauges read empty there still may be some residual in the lines." Nah m8 just pull the fucker off.



    Couldn't get to the tensioner due to the shroud being a pain. Box cutter will do.



    All the AC stuffs.



    How she sits now. Got stuck pulling the injector harness off because I didn't remove the wire box under the wipers.



    A bunch of dudes eye-deflowering her in all her glory.



    Idk how I ended up sharing garage space with this beauty but alas - this thing exists:

    Links look broken/not working
    1998 AW 540iM Sport - 97,xxxmi - Ksport Coilovers, Work VS-XX, Supersprint Exhaust, M5 bumpers, CF Lip, Bixenon Headlights, Hella Facelift Tail lights, VF Supercharged
    1997 Hellrot 328is - 164,xxxmi - M3 styling, BC coilovers, turbo and motor build in progress
    Non-BMWs Owned:
    2012 Cayenne Turbo - Daily
    2011 STI - 20k mi - 300whp tuned by PIA
    2005 Evo MR - 53k mi 300whp @ 23.5psi Tuned by English Racing
    2005 STI - 80k mi on body, 2k Motor - Fully Built & Tuned by PIA, 500whp @ 24psi GT35r


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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmycloud View Post
    Links look broken/not working
    How about now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz17 View Post
    *Started using imgur because photobucket has become hot garbage so let me know if this is messed up at all*

    Got some decent progress made this past Saturday as well as got a few parts & things in.

    Removed entire AC, drained coolant, removed cooling fan, coil packs, spark plugs, etc.


    Churbo blankey.



    Got the gauges in to pump down the AC. There's a recovery bottle inside that bucket of rags, I swear.



    "Caution: even if gauges read empty there still may be some residual in the lines." Nah m8 just pull the fucker off.



    Couldn't get to the tensioner due to the shroud being a pain. Box cutter will do.



    All the AC stuffs.



    How she sits now. Got stuck pulling the injector harness off because I didn't remove the wire box under the wipers.



    A bunch of dudes eye-deflowering her in all her glory.



    Idk how I ended up sharing garage space with this beauty but alas - this thing exists:

    Nope, now there isn't anything
    1998 AW 540iM Sport - 97,xxxmi - Ksport Coilovers, Work VS-XX, Supersprint Exhaust, M5 bumpers, CF Lip, Bixenon Headlights, Hella Facelift Tail lights, VF Supercharged
    1997 Hellrot 328is - 164,xxxmi - M3 styling, BC coilovers, turbo and motor build in progress
    Non-BMWs Owned:
    2012 Cayenne Turbo - Daily
    2011 STI - 20k mi - 300whp tuned by PIA
    2005 Evo MR - 53k mi 300whp @ 23.5psi Tuned by English Racing
    2005 STI - 80k mi on body, 2k Motor - Fully Built & Tuned by PIA, 500whp @ 24psi GT35r


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    I hate everything.

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    IMGUR also doesn't allow embedded links anymore (despite offering a feature that provides a link to embed!).
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