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  1. 330Ci with ESS VT1 supercharger

    Time to go to me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Turbo Charged build thread...

    Got stuck in to the cylinder head this week, it's looking a million times better now. And after many hours hunched over in my garage..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Turbo Charged build thread...

    You know it's gonna be a filthy dirty ride when you can give it a good fisting before it's even turned on...... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Turbo Charged build thread...

    Not worth it mate. Unless you were to buy the car and ditch the E46. It's based on the M54, but doesn't have a closed deck block, and then once you factor in the need for switching ECU's or going standalone. Plus the cost of buying the N54, dumping the twin turbo's and going for a single etc etc Yes it's a red herring [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Turbo Charged build thread...

    This will be a bare block build, consisting of FORGED rods and pistons. After doing some research on various turbo's, and finding something that's suitable and doesn't cost a ridiculous amount I've chosen to go with a HOLSET HX35 twin scroll, There's no doubt the HX35 is the most common and popular Holset in the tuning scene, and the 12cm turbine version is famously popular, but for larger engines, especially 3ltr+, but smaller engines too if you want the maximum power for your psi, a slightly larger 16cm housing is needed. On 3ltr and larger engines (and rotaries), running a smaller 12cm housing will gain you nothing in spool, in fact it may be that restrictive it would spool slower than this larger 16cm housing, and of course it will give much less power and much higher pre-turbine backpressure which is bad for reliability too- Overly small turbines on larger engines is one of the biggest mistakes people make in tuning! This particular HX35 is a very late spec version, signified by the very large Holset logo and TVS on the compressor housing. This one also has a very interesting late design compressor too, slightly smaller in overall diameter to earlier ones at 76mm for improved response, but the sought after high flow 7 blade design rather than the more common 8 blade, so still capable of 550bhp or more when pushed hard. I've got lots more in the pipeline but will update as things progress, I'm especially excited about the custom manifold I'm having made, a true twin scroll with 3 cylinders per scroll and twin wastegate [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Well it's official, my Super Charger has been sold on and I'm going Turbo. For anyone wanting background on the car here is the build. Super Charging build thread. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=37151&share_tid=62290&url=http://www.e46zone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/62290-Super-Charging-build-thread%2E&share_type=t It was a great set up and served me well, but the hunt for more power has led me here, 3x pistons with broken ring lands Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Super Charging build thread.

    There's really no point, a centrifugal super charger like this makes its power at the top end anyway, so any decent turbo will perform and spool up fast enough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Super Charging build thread.

    So for now this will be my last post, if I end up keeping the super charger I will continue with this build thread, and if things turn towards a turbo I shall start a new thread. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Super Charging build thread.

    Anyway, moving forward now with a forged build, possibly going TURBO if I sell on the super charger kit, but time will tell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Super Charging build thread.

    Also got a lap in an M1 and E90 M3 which was good fun Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Super Charging build thread.

    Managed a sub 9 minute lap this year, pretty pleased with that [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Brads E46 M3

    Nice to see such a great car being looked after [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Big Motoring World Review

    Wow what a horrible storey, and totally believable. I have purchased 2 cars from them, both 120i and 120d and both times I said what a shockingly terrible place, but both my cars at the time were around 8k and served us well. The 120d was our 2nd visit, and I was shocked after hearing all the blurb about how it goes through a 100 point check before it goes into the forecourt etc, I opened the bonnet and pulled out a 8" screwdriver that was lying on the engine..... Vowed never again, a year ago I bought an approved used BMW from ARDEN Maidstone, I cannot tell you all how good actual BMW Dealship service. It's worth the extra cost. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I had placed an order for the M140i a while back, gutted I had to cancel my order, lol no storey but they drive amazing, and that B58 engine is great [emoji106] If it were me I'd defiantly buy the M2 though if I could afford it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. M54 Rocker/Valve Cover Question

    Mines the same, new genuine BMW gasket and it's still weeping, the after market one I had fitted previously didn't last long either Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk