Chidleys M50 Turbo E36 Road/Competition Car Build

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  1. gaz_moose

    gaz_moose .MTM.

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    I can see that sump fitting leaking. just get a bigger one welded on.
     
  2. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    this be why I like peoples inputs, genuinely helps me with stuff I'm not entirely sure about.

    anyways, the sumps at the welders at the minute with a 1/2" adapter being welded in, hopefully itll be back by the weekend, and hopefully itll be sufficient for the weak amount of boost im initially going to produce :)

    in other news, I've removed the engine on tuesday, and yesterday decided to paint the engine bay,

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    and I've also bought a BGW and made my own uprights for it,

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    and my new paddle clutch with used (but good) M3 flywheel and friction plate has arrived :)

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    just to send the flywheel off for a skim for peace of mind!


    The felony form fenders were a good price, if your interested in buying some, message Richard Grindrod (y)
     
  3. ragge

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    I just recently made a turbo conversion to my e30 325.

    I used An 10 for oil return. That would also be a bit small.
    But an important notice: I parted out a m21 diesel engine (e34 525 TDS) equipped with turbo from factory. Oil return was from factory lovated in sump and with only 8mm ID, go figure???
    Strange.

    Well, the setup was going very well for a week, then the head gasket failed. Prior to that, the turbo started to smoke, dont know why, could be poor oil draining, could be other things.

    But anyway, good luck, you could try the return you have and see if it works, if not, change it. Isnt worse.
    I'm building a m20b25 now with welded water channels in the cylinder head , o-ringed block and the m21 crank. it becomes 2,7 litre.
    BMWs are great cars, prefer that much more than nissan. Also, M50 are amazing engines....
     
  4. victim

    victim Bimmer Skidder

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    Love it dude. You're a bastard for building it faster than me! lol
     
  5. Retro - Slide

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    Damn that's a big wang...:wack: Suits it though!:thumbs:
     
  6. Tony N

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    The turbo on my Corolla smoked a bit even after I changed the drain and after a rebuild. Spoke to CR turbos and they told me it may need a restricter in the feed even though it was just a normal plain bearing turbo, low and behold it sorted it. That was 6 years ago so obviously no worries with oil supply.
     
  7. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    well, updates for you.

    got the sump back yesterday (little later than anticipated)

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    so set about fitting that and put the paddle clutch on, then dropped the engine in and pretended I had boost :)

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    today I decided where I want to mount the turbo.. which will be here:

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    directly behind the headlight. obviously I will have to modify the headlight to allow more airflow to the turbo but thats a job for a later date, already have an idea of what I want to do.

    I then called the help of my friends round and together we made a Crossover pipe and the Downpipe.

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    welds are messy, but if I'm completely honest, I dont give a shit. they will hold, and they will work, and it aint no showcar, plus I'll just wrap them with exhaust wrap to tidy them up a bit, but its certainly progress!
     
  8. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    yours helped tommy build his, which is what convinced me to build one :) so it all comes down to the adam loving <3
     
  9. pecs

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    What rear wing is that?
     
  10. Wackojacko.

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    YESSSSSS BEEYYYYYY Looking forward to seeing this done man.
     
  11. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    ^definate bumder

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    no idea. bought a fibreglass wing off ebay and made my own uprights. only 1450 wide if it helps
     
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    Yours will deffo be built before mine's reshelled at this rate lol. Good work
     
  13. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    oil return - fitted

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    oil feed and oil pressure sender - fitted

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    actuator and modified bracket - fitted

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    radiator - fits

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    headlight - modified

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  14. James.

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    I'm interested what management you end up using, sick build!
     
  15. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    ^im not. ghetto speccin' it for a while, with a wideband to make sure it doesnt det obviously. in the long run ill either go down the route of AEM or ECUMaster but for the time being itll do with the FPR
     
  16. Stavros

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    There's a lot more to a car not detting its tits off than what the AFR is saying, so I'd be wary just looking at the AFRs and thinking all is well.
     
  17. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    Educate meeeee! I'm only copying what I've seen work, and from others experiences :O as said though, it won't be over 0.7 bar and it will get proper management in the long run, just wanna move into my own place after its built so trying not to plow too much into a cheap engine... if that makes sense?
     
  18. Struggle

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    chidley that home made exhaust looks awfully like aluminium.... is it?
     
  19. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    Haha no mate, I'm not that stupid ;P just a random grade of stainless
     
  20. chidley

    chidley i like fingers

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    keep forgetting to update..

    plumbed hydro in
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    fitted braided clutch line
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    mocked up downpipe
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    welded downpipe & heat wrapped it to try keep heat away from engine etc
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    intercooler hanger/support
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    got paint delivered
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