E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Other BMW Models > General BMW Model Discussion

General BMW Model Discussion
All non E46 BMW model questions in here. Look below for E36, E90 and F30 specific forum. For additional model specific forums check out bimmerfest.com!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #21
E46330iguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Canada,SK
Posts: 2,411
My Ride: Supercharged 330i
Pretty short stroke on these things but they are Fast! i was lucky enough to drive the x6 twin turbo and its just crazy!
__________________
Winter Authority When Hell freezes over,we'll play Hockey there too



you've Met a terrible fate haven't you ?


KONI /Michelin/Stoptec/Borla/ Bimmerbrake / MTechII/AA Stage one (for now) Automatic--->5 speed swap/ UUC High performance clutch kit

Questions about Header wrap? clickHere
Supercharger build thread click Here
E46330iguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 06:34 PM   #22
VillanovaGrad
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Villanova
Posts: 960
My Ride: M3 M5 X3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Presns3 View Post
cat
didnt know that...
that big cork thing has to rob a lot of power
__________________
VillanovaGrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 03:24 AM   #23
Safar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Posts: 822
My Ride: comes with blow
Good luck replacing the alternator on that sob

(which of course, it being a BMW, you'll have to do sooner rather than later :p)
__________________
Vehicle history
1999 BMW E46 328Ci TS2
1992 BMW E36 316i Sold
1987 Suzuki VS1400
1996 Suzuki LS650 Sold
1984 Kawasaki 305CSR RIP

Went from 305cc > 650cc > 1400cc > 2800cc
No prizes for guessing what my next engine will be...


Safar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 09:35 AM   #24
jwm5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 4,198
My Ride: station wagon
The turbo/manifold design is also brand new. It is a twin scroll type system in that the exhaust manifolds route two cylinders into each scroll of the twin scroll turbos. I read about it but might be using the wrong terminology, but it is supposed to significantly cut down on turbo lag as well as being able to use smaller turbos to get the same power. You can see the split manifold design in this pic...
jwm5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 12:31 PM   #25
GSG Motorsports
Past Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: OC
Posts: 56
My Ride: E46 M3
Send a message via AIM to GSG Motorsports
Quote:
Originally Posted by snikwad View Post
BMW has been doing turbos for years, with the diesels, and since the 70s, with the 2002 turbo from way back, i think they have a thorough understanding of how turboes work.

Its cooling things they suck at.
Yeah true the cooling system will be the problem for large amounts of power pass stock. Also those turbos are small they will be max out with not much boost increase. Also you dont have much options for upgrades because the turbo manifold placement. It kinds of reminds me of the TT Supra system for a real upgrade you would have to go single turbo or maybe 2 large turbos feeding 4 cyl but space may be the issue also heat.
GSG Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 12:36 PM   #26
GSG Motorsports
Past Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: OC
Posts: 56
My Ride: E46 M3
Send a message via AIM to GSG Motorsports
The manifold just looks like a divided flange. Which is process that has been used for years in that after Import Market. Maybe they just prefect the design
GSG Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use