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BMW 540i turbo?

Discussion in '5 Series' started by Georgio, 31 October 2009.

  1. Georgio

    Georgio Newbie

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    Car:
    BMW E39 540i
    Hi my name is George,
    I just recently joined the forum to try to get any helpful, useful advice for upgrading my car. I have a 1997 BMW 540i/6sp and I want to turbocharge it, any ideas or suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. marti5

    marti5 Road Burner

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    From:
    IPSWICH, Suffolk
    Car:
    BMW E38 735i 1997
  3. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    bit worrying that when you exchange $650 to pounds it is £396, now factor in the intercooler and pipework is going to cost around £100 your getting a turbo for £300. seems it may be a cheap china turbo. remember you get what you pay for.

    try looking for superchargers easier to plumb in. dont think you should have issues with compression as i think the BM V8s of older days used low compression anyway
     
  4. Georgio

    Georgio Newbie

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    3
    Car:
    BMW E39 540i
    Thanks guys(Marti5 and Pgarner), i'll consider those options, of course I certainly wouldn't want anything from china for my bimmer...lol Yesterday I was browsing the web for solutions, and I think I found something convenient, a remote turbo, its a turbo system mounted in the back of the car,-with amazing results, the most common kits are the STS kit, check em out on youtube, let me know what you think, Thanks.
     
  5. Nat

    Nat Wrench Pro

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    45
    From:
    Ramstein AB, Germany
    Car:
    750i German Spec
    remote turbos have too much lag for me. and they also have more plumbing than a normal turbo.
     
  6. Georgio

    Georgio Newbie

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    3
    Car:
    BMW E39 540i
    oh i see, well i havent decided what im getting yet, i am looking for a 200-250 HP boost for my e39, but i dont know what turbo setup would be best, and i dont know what size injectors(**lb or cc/min) i'll need for a 200+HP turbo setup, any advice anybody?
     
  7. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    for 200+ gain you will need deep pockets and have to rebuild the engine using much stronger parts - rods, crank,pistons would be advisable as well seeing as your already pulling the engine to bits.
    gearbox and clutch would need to be stronger, rear diff might also need done
    etc
     
  8. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    5,117
    From:
    379bhp 359lbft
    Car:
    Mk1 Focus RS
    For an EXTRA 200bhp? That's about 500bhp in total. It's a V8 isn't it? You're looking at 550cc injectors.
     
  9. Ustbutler

    Ustbutler Full member

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    16
    From:
    England ( west midz )
    Car:
    106 & BMW E34 525
    If you can do it do it lol iv been in a bmw e34 540 (V8 ) Turbo, it was the sex lol and it was a good sleeper to =)
     
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