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Old 04-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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HPF Stage II Install

I figure Id take this time and thread to post up some Pics of my HPF Stage II Turbo Install on my LSB M3, I apoligize now for any blurry shots and the mess in my garage during the install But i found myself in the Turbo buzz and working 3 days straight and Wanting to get done so I could drive. thats I lost track of everything around me like all the tools everywhere.


















First things about the kit, IT IS CLEAN, everything fits as if it was made by BMW and was suppose to be there from the factory. Looking at the kit to ME looked like it wasnt going to be hard at all and shouldnt take me to long, As I got into the first day I blasted thru the first 70 pages, and I though to myself wow ive gotten pretty far, then I went ahead and noticed the Instructions, "Which are some Very good and thought out instructions and make alot of the install seem easy" was 150 pages long. Thats when i was like, dang I got alot to go, The first 70 pages is pretty much disassembly, now for the fun stuff. untill I had to replace all 18 manifold studs with longer ones, that is by far, the most tedious part of the install. everything else went together great, mounting the turbo, putting on the downpipe and wastegate, all the electronics was simple, however thats my main job in the military right infront of just being a mechanic. If you notice in my pictures, my Front bumper is a little different, which made me have to think about how to get the intercooler to mount just right, All i did was bend the top mounts just a little bit. The guys at HPF got to look at it when I Drove it 3 hours to there shop to get the OK on my install and to take notes on the different style front bumper. Over all it took me 3 full days to get the car all done up with the Turbo Kit, half the day two was driving around to find a fitting I broke that goes into the top of the Oil pan, the return from the Secondary Oil Pump and trying to find the right Internal ring pliers to get those BOV's mounted into the hot side pipe and the Intake manifold, I ended up braking some tools during that step.

If you decide on getting the kit and installing yourself, Id say its very possible for someone that has Mechanical experence as long as your good at reading and following instructions step by step. However im a mechanic in the military and im use to working long hours and tuff jobs and hard working environment, Ive been to Iraq Twice, and I still found myself getting sore layin under the car for most the day with my arms up in the air.

I would have done this write-up alot sooner but ive been having to much damn fun driving my car, its awesome, the sound, the feeling, and it still has the same drivability as when it was stock, its just to much fun. I know there is alot more I could say about the install But i dont want to bore you all to much, If you have any questions about my expereince with the install please please PM me and ill write back asap.

Thanks to all the guys at HPF exp David for answering all my questions I had during my last 8 months of Iraq. I kept asking them, and you kept answering. It was nice meeting you all during my lil portland trip after my install and Cant wait to see you all at bimmerfest!!






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Engine:
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HPF Mild Steel Turbo Manifold
HPF Secondary Fuel Pump
HPF Secondary Oil Pump
Precision T67 Turbo
HPF Intake Manifold
HPF Intercooler and Piping
HPF 750 CC Injectors
HPF Aem EMS
HPF Methanol Kit
HPF Downpipe
Tial Wastegate
Two HKS SS BOV's
Borla Mid and Mufflers
HPF Intake W/ K&N Air Filter

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Suspenion:
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AC Schnitzer Strut bar
UUC Transmission Enforcer Bushings
UUC Sway Barbarians
UUC Rear Trailing Arm Poly Bushings
UUC Front Control Arm Poly Bushings
UUC Cromoly Rear Control Arms
Powerflex Rear Subframe Bushings
JT Design Rear Shock Mounts
TurnerMotorsports Rear Subframe Reinforcement Kit
TurnerMotorsports Trailing Arm Limiter Kit
TurnerMotorsports Rear Shock Mount Reinforcement
HPF Relocation Engine Mounts
H&R Sport Springs

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ICE:
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Xenon Interior Lighting Kit
iPod/MP3/Sat. Radio/Aux Input Kit
Two Blaupunkt Velocity 10's
Two Blaupunkt Velocity 2200 Amps
Xantrex Xpower Converter1000
Bracketron Mobile Dash Mount
AC Schnitzer Pedals, Full Set

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Drivetrain:
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UUC Ultimate Short Shifter
UUC Flywheel, 8.5 Pounds
UUC Performance Organic Clutch 2400psi
UUC Clutch Stop 3.0
UUC Double Sheer Selector Rod
UUC Stainless Steel Clutch Line

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Exterior:
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D-Force Em Power Rims, 18's
Nitto Invo 275/35 Rear 235/40 Front
ACS Carbon Fiber Splitter
Bimmer Eyebrows
Painted Front Reflectors
M3 Fog Light Molding
Angel Eyes (Blue)

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Braking:
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UUC Stainless Steel Brake Lines
I know, I need better brakes now!!! AIM: indiglo269
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations. That is VERY impressive you installed it yourself in 3 days!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #4
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Did they have to do any tuning when you drove to the shop?
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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Congrats! That is incredible! Only 3 days! That is truly a "bolt-on" kit right thar!

See everyone, shipping the car and paying install fees aren't necessary. This young lad saved all that coin and installed it himself in 3 days!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:56 PM   #6
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Congrats on the HPF Turbo, and much thanks for serving our country.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:03 PM   #7
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Congrats on the kit!! Goodluck and be safe out there!
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:07 PM   #8
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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That's awesome, great write-up! Nothing boring about the details either. I would have thought installing the turbo and lines would be the toughest part (although I guess the longer exhaust manifold studs qualifies). How was installing the fuel pump?

Any special tools? You mentioned snap-ring pliers, did you also need a cherry picker to install the engine mounts?

How many hours did you spend on the actual install (not including getting the ring pliers or broken fitting)?

Also, have you dynoed it yet? Any street runs? Any plans to take it to the track?

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Old 04-01-2008, 11:07 PM   #10
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There were no special tools really, except maybe the snap ring pliers and the compression tester which I had to buy because my dads was an old school one and didnt have the right size adapter for this App. I used my jack to hold the engine up while doing the engine mount, that was no problem at all. and total hours of actaul work, id say 20 hours, but I do have alot of mechanical experenice. And I did have it dyno'd at HPF but they didnt do a race gas dyno just pump and pump meth. and street runs, humm well I got into one against some modded mustang, wasnt really a race if you know what I mean, and I have a bad habbit of blowin off the BOV right before a race and then they dont want to lol. There is a Turbo gto with around 600-650 rwhp that im suppose to run, when this happens ill be sure to post the video
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:56 PM   #11
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:55 AM   #12
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awesome...it's DIY like this that makes me want to get one! I'm just short of 16k..
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:41 AM   #13
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Congrats on doing it yourself, probably the first one to do it on your own! The HPF is really showing that this is a true bolt on kit. all the way around
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:08 PM   #14
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Great write up. Time to go to Temple/Academy and see what she'll do!
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:37 AM   #15
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There were no special tools really, except maybe the snap ring pliers and the compression tester which I had to buy because my dads was an old school one and didnt have the right size adapter for this App. I used my jack to hold the engine up while doing the engine mount, that was no problem at all. and total hours of actaul work, id say 20 hours, but I do have alot of mechanical experenice. And I did have it dyno'd at HPF but they didnt do a race gas dyno just pump and pump meth. and street runs, humm well I got into one against some modded mustang, wasnt really a race if you know what I mean, and I have a bad habbit of blowin off the BOV right before a race and then they dont want to lol. There is a Turbo gto with around 600-650 rwhp that im suppose to run, when this happens ill be sure to post the video
gongradulations. very good job installing about 20 hours.
Can you tell me that if you have to remove the oil pan for turbo
oil return line or not.
Do you have any pictures from bottom of the car?
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No you do not need to remove the Oil pan. The oil return line from the turbo goes to the secondary oil pump that comes with the kit then into the driver side TOP of the oil pan, it sticks out to the side of the engine, its were a line USE to run from the old intake mani but isnt needed for the new intake mani.
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No you do not need to remove the Oil pan. The oil return line from the turbo goes to the secondary oil pump that comes with the kit then into the driver side TOP of the oil pan, it sticks out to the side of the engine, its were a line USE to run from the old intake mani but isnt needed for the new intake mani.
Holy Crap!

One more thing I didn't know about the HPF kit which makes it even more insanely perfect. No oil pan tapping for turbo oil drain? That is money right there since that is the biggest pain in the ass of a turbo kit install! Dropping the front subframe, forget about it. No worries with HPF. True bolt-on hell yeah!
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:44 AM   #19
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very good kit. can you gives us more info with the pictures from bottom of the car(if you can)
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