Turbo e28/e24/e23 database

Discussion pertaining to positive pressure E28s.
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Turbo e28/e24/e23 database

Post by T_C_D »

Let's get a sticky going of people who participate on this board and have successfully turbocharged (or purchased) their e28 with an aftermarket or home brew kit.

PM me your details and I'll update the thread.

1. TCD, 1985 535i euro, TCD-s3, MS2 Extra, semi daily driver, boosted m30 since 2003.
2. Kyle M, 1985 535i, TCD-s3, MS2, garage queen
3. Brad D, home brew
4. ChrisM, 1986 535i, Callaway/TCD, MS1, 993 Turbo brakes, finally drivable again, boosted since 1999
5. TurboDan, 1986 528e, GT3582R, m20b25 head with Cat Cams Turbo Cam, MS2 Extra
6. Bates, 535i, k27-60, MS1, m106, 16.5psi
7. GreyGhost, 1988 535is, k27, Motronic
8. MikeHoltmeier, 1985 535i, TCD-s3, MS2 Extra, PB Cam, stock shortblock, b34 head with b35 intake valves
9. Nebraska, 1984 533i, TCD-s3, MS2 with wasted spark, 4hp22 with TCD 3000 Stall, daily driver
10. Jim C, 535i, Cartech
11. jdb, 1985 528i euro, m30b35, Cartech/TCD
12. RussC, 1988 535is, Dinan, MS1, garage queen, last Dinan m30 built
13. Ken H., Lucifer's Hammer, TEC3R
14. Clongo, 1985 535i, k27, Motronic, 265rwhp/335rwtq
15. Bill in MN, 1986 535i, Track Whore
16. Rich in Tupelo, 1987 535is, TCD-s1, m30b35
17. Mr. Project, 1986 735i, Cartech, MS2 with wasted spark
18. Diego C, 1983 628csi euro, m102 bits, 6psi
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Post by mooseheadm5 »

Great idea! It would be nice to also post the engine management system running the car for reference.
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Post by Mr Project »

Does my E23 count?

Stock B34 - bought with what looks like a Cartech kit from the early '90s. Now running MS2 w/ wasted spark.
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Post by Pedi »

Mr Project wrote:Does my E23 count?
And my E28 Alpina B7 TurboKat build?
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Post by Shadow »

I think it's only e28s
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Post by T_C_D »

Let's keep this list e28s with aftermarket kits or home brew kits.
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Post by grey ghost »

I'm in.... don't forget clongo
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Post by clongo »

Yup, 85 535i - K27 turbo and manifold with stock Motronic and TCD chip
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e28here

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Ok, so, only e28's???? I'd love to see some variants of the m30 irregardless of nameplate data. I am just breaking into this FI arena but would love to hear some engine management discussion from different platforms. Should we start another thread. Some would like to believe that only e28'ers are on here, but they would be sorely mistaken. There is not a true e24'er around, who doesn't lurk here 24/7! I have gained so much knowledge from this incredible site.
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Re: e28here

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mpowertech wrote:Ok, so, only e28's???? I'd love to see some variants of the m30 irregardless of nameplate data. I am just breaking into this FI arena but would love to hear some engine management discussion from different platforms. Should we start another thread. Some would like to believe that only e28'ers are on here, but they would be sorely mistaken. There is not a true e24'er around, who doesn't lurk here 24/7! I have gained so much knowledge from this incredible site.
I have FI E24 too.
If you want EMS discussion you probably need to open another thread. However it seems that this board members use MS and have a lot of experience in MS.

I did two M30 setups, one with Haltech E11V2 and another one with DTA P8 Pro EMS. Both wasted spark and included building custom wiring harness.

So I can share some experience with these EMS.
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Re: e28here

Post by T_C_D »

mpowertech wrote:Ok, so, only e28's???? I'd love to see some variants of the m30 irregardless of nameplate data. I am just breaking into this FI arena but would love to hear some engine management discussion from different platforms. Should we start another thread. Some would like to believe that only e28'ers are on here, but they would be sorely mistaken. There is not a true e24'er around, who doesn't lurk here 24/7! I have gained so much knowledge from this incredible site.
Ok, I added e24s and e23s. PM me details. Factory 745i excluded.
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Post by Jeremy »

I dunno how I missed this thread until tonight, but did you forget about me somehow?
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Post by Kyle in NO »

Hmmm, actually my turbo E28 is a 1984 533i. Missed this one too...
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Re: Turbo e28/e24/e23 database

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T_C_D wrote:Let's get a sticky going of people who participate on this board and have successfully turbocharged (or purchased) their e28 with an aftermarket or home brew kit.

PM me your details and I'll update the thread.

1. TCD, 1985 535i euro, TCD-s3, MS2 Extra, semi daily driver, boosted m30 since 2003.
2. Kyle M, 1985 535i, TCD-s3, MS2, garage queen
3. Brad D, home brew
4. ChrisM, 1986 535i, Callaway/TCD, MS1, 993 Turbo brakes, finally drivable again, boosted since 1999
5. TurboDan, 1986 528e, GT3582R, m20b25 head with Cat Cams Turbo Cam, MS2 Extra
6. Bates, 535i, k27, MS1
7. GreyGhost, 1988 535is, k27, Motronic
8. MikeHoltmeier, 1985 535i, TCD-s3, MS2 Extra, PB Cam, stock shortblock, b34 head with b35 intake valves
9. Nebraska, 1984 533i, TCD-s3, MS2 with wasted spark, 4hp22 with TCD 3000 Stall, daily driver
10. Jim C, 535i, Cartech
11. jdb, 1985 528i euro, m30b35, Cartech/TCD
12. RussC, 1988 535is, Dinan, MS1, garage queen, last Dinan m30 built
13. Ken H., Lucifer's Hammer, TEC3R
14. Clongo, 1985 535i, k27, Motronic
15. Bill in MN, 1986 535i, Track Whore
16. Rich in Tupelo, 1987 535is, TCD-s1, m30b35
17. Mr. Project, 1986 735i, Cartech, MS2 with wasted spark
18. Diego C, 1983 628csi euro, m102 bits, 6psi
What about E12 with TCD-S2?
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Post by BATESY »

Im really surprised not to see more.

Dont forget, m106 swap, k27-60 trim hybrid. 16.5psi.
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Post by Shadow »

It would be nice to see what psi these setups are run at.
Can we get that added please?
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Post by clongo »

My 745i setup is at 15psi. Dyno 265RWHP and 335RWTQ with no intercooler and water injection. Intercooled dyno coming soon!
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Post by jim325 »

e28 body styles only, right? No e30 body styles with e28 engines? :)
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Post by turboinduction »

Mine, 79 e24 TCD Manifold, Kormann Head, Haltech, Cartech Water-Air 22psi
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Trevordog91, 1989 E24, Miller MAF and W.A.R. Chip, TCD Stage 2 and exhaust, AEM Turbo Control.
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87 535i with K27 turbo

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1987 E28 535i with 745 K27 turbo and 745 exhaust manifold with stock blow off valve, custom aluminum intercooler and piping, custom CSL shape aluminum intake manifold, Link Atom ECU, VAC head, Ireland Engineering forged pistons, coated rod bearings, HD double valve springs, metal head gasket, custom stainless 3" exhaust system. This conversion was worked on during the past five years and the engine dynoed at 330HP with modest boost and more is anticipated with higher boost. Suspension and brakes are M5 quality. The car is probably close to an E28 Alpina B7 for 1/4 the cost.
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Post by SF-535is »

1987 e24 dinan turbo m30b34 purchased from original owner with all documentation (even gas receipts)
Boosted since '91
Car has all mods offered by Dinan except the dash/gauge pod.

---I didn't even know this thread was here either. Better late than never. :)
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Post by Kelvin »

89 e24 m30b35 with manual swap, ms2, upgraded 745 stuff, meth injection, and everything else. 327whp 402wtq at 15psi (currently).

Edit: 8/30/14 on mustang dyno, 384whp 493wtq. 400ft lbs by 2900rpm. .120 mls arp studs. 19psi tapering to 17psi.
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Turbo e28/e24/e23 database

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Diamond Black 1988 535is with:
1981 745i M102 Factory Turbo Motor (256 RWHP and 291 Ft-LB Torque)
3-inch custom Stainless Steel Exhaust
E34 Brakes w/Vented Rotors
Euro M5 Aero (minus side-skirts)
Suspension Techniques Adjustable Sway Bars
17-inch Style 32 Wheels with 245/45-17 Rubber
Rolled Fender Lips
Urethane and HD Suspension Bushings
Adjustable Rear Camber/Toe via Dungeon Motorsport brackets and BMW Eccentric Bolts
E28 Euro Front Headlight Grills and Headlight Buckets

1984 745i M106 Factory Turbo
Hartge Front Strut Brace
16-inch BBS RS Wheels
Adjustable Rear Camber/Toe
BBS 745i Turbo Front Air Dam (original)
Miller Chip (not WAR)
Miller MAF (Gen 2)
Miller Adjustable Wastegate
Factory BMW/BBS Rear Rubber Trunk Spoiler
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Re: Turbo e28/e24/e23 database

Post by bornagain »

Im late to the party and havent been on the boards for a while, but....


1983 533i custom turbo setup, garrett gt3571 ms2x air intercooler 18x12x3 60lbs injectors 3"exhaust

1987 325is m30b32 swap, O-ringed, head studs, bullseye performance borg warner s366 turbo, MS3X air intercooled 80lbs injectors 4" exhaust, 625cc W/M

theres way more to list for both but you get the idea.

the 5 series runs 6.5psi boost it was running more but clutch slip and me being a cheap as didnt wanna change it, so boost went down.

The 3 series is running 14psi right now but is built for 28psi last tranny i melted doing a pull(shitty original tranny to be honest though, 260/5 out of 533i donor car with 48*,*** something kms) hoping for over 600whp
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