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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-15-2004, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a e36 318i 5peed. Would a turbo kit from a e21 fit?
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proabably not... its eather u turbo your current engine, or put in the newer E36 engine.
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I have a 93 318i
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I was about to say that ...... "he alreayd has an e36 engine.."...

Any ways... you could probably use the turbo itself... but non of the piping.. and or other components... as they would be rare to fit. You would have to buy all of your oil lines.. and such... it would take some fabricating.. but it could be done... with enough money.. if you are extremly set on having a turbo on your car... you would probably spend less money just buying a turbo upgrade kit for your car specifically.

Turbos are bad... and I wouldnt suggest installing one on any BMW.. as they were not built for it. More air... equals... more power... which equals... a degradation of moving parts due to stress.

Your car though... Good Luck!
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