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Old 09-14-2008, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I own a bmw e28 524td .......and I want to swap the diesel engine with a gasoline engine......can I use the turbo and all the turbo related components on the gasoline engine........the gasoline engine is a bmw e34 2,5l 24v.....can someone give me advice on this kind of swap???
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The turbo from the diesel will not adapt to the gas engine.
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Why?

Why is that?It has something to do with the fact that the pistons have differences?maybe some forged pistons could help me??
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Nah! You can not put a diesel turbo on a petrol engine, just wont work.

Have you also thought about all the wiring changes, ECU, and instrument cluster as this is calibrated for a diesel engine so will give false readings apart from the fuel & temp.

So to sum up: you will need all the engine management looms out of the donor car, cluster and ECU, which will need to be re-programmed (maybe).

Also you are changing models,so most of the terminal blocks, wire colours will be different.
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ok.....I got the picture......thanks for the help......but where could I find a turbo kit......but something that works well with bmw engines
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Hmm i heard about some people using the 524td manifold on the M20 straight 6? the turbo is pretty much the same
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IS there something wrong with the TD engine? If not, it begs the question, why the hell would you want to get rid of that wonderful engine! And, if you want a turbo BMW, why put it in a fugly old E28 with all the wrong gears and wiring? Just find a gas model that is worth having a tubo and save yourself alot of headaches and funny looks!
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diesel engines can handle way more boost then a gas engine, i'd look for something smaller or consider building a stronger engine
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