Hi. My name in ingus. I’m new in this forum.I’m mechanic my self and loved cars all my life. The reason why I’m wrighting in this forum is that I need some help from BMW enthusiasts! Cause I’m on middle to boost my 1990 325i m-tech project car.
And now I’ll tell short story about my project
6 month ago After full respray and interior job:
Suspension and brakes wasn’t too god so we decided for brand new (I got them almost for nothing
A nightmare for 3 days.
We had to respray inside cause there was some rust and scratches.
My friend spend lot of time to do wires
I replaced all gaskets and oil seals(I didn’t do head gasket) New ignition,w p and t-belt kit.
This was tricky cause of fresh paint everywhere
After 6days and lots of red bull
I was so happy that local tuner magazine put it in to next issue!
So now after I drove car and felt that engine power was too week for my new brakes and suspension . (oh and I smashed sump over bump last week
) . I desided to boost it cause it is cheapest power for the money.
There is my exhaust manifold I got it from e-bay yesterday
. Looks prity good job. Turbo charger what I’ll use is T3/TO4E A/R-50. I’ve to weld pipe from manifold to external 38mm wastegate.
Plan is to get front mount IC, bigger radiator, electric fan, bigger fuel pump, injectors etc.
I really want to use Megasquirt cause it is DIY. Or there is some better and not very expensive options for ECU? Is there any one who have some experience with similar setup?
How much boost will take stock bottom end? Or it is safer to lower the compression (with thicker MLS gasket and arp bolts)? Where I can found metal head gasket if there is some on market?
How about engine heads do they give trouble?
I this is my first boosted BMW so I’ll appreciate for any help.