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    Turbo e30 tuned today! (Shout out to Snap!)

    Just some pictures of the build along the way. Freshened the head up with new valve seals, re-lapped and resurfaced. ARP head studs, this was our first attempt. We are using the OEM BMW gasket now. Testing the fitment of our ebay manifold and Garrett T04e Getting the Gates belt on and some accessories. Motor is finally in the car! Here you can see the manifold, turbo and downpipe fitment in the car. -Thanks to our buddy Jeff on the awesome fab work on the downpipe\exhaust! Squeezing in the intercooler, we were able to fit inlet and outlets under the headlight brackets (they did have to be trimmed slight). But this tucks up nicely for an almost stock like fitment. BOV and intake piping is routed. Here you can see the downpipe my buddy Jeff fabbed up along with a flex coupler with vbands. It is 3" stainless all the way back. It does tuck nicely! 3" to a magnaflow Y.
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    Turbo e30 tuned today! (Shout out to Snap!)

    Thanks! Your telling me, that turbo noise is something else.
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    Turbo e30 tuned today! (Shout out to Snap!)

    I'll get some up in the next day or 2.
  4. Wanted to shout out @snap thanks to him our 2+ year turbo E30 project was able to make its first WOT pulls under boost today, and it felt amazing! His expertise and guidance are what kept our turbo dreams alive through our ups and downs. Last spring while wrapping up our build we made an error and popped the motor, we then spent all fall and winter tearing down the motor. After ball honing the block, new-used pistons, rings, rod bearings we completed wrapping everything up this spring and worked on fixing all the little bugs. @snap was gracious enough to help us get the tune dialed in so we can finally drive the car and make some really nice WOT pulls which feel o-so-good. What a great day! 🍻
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    M20b25 pistons

    Bought another set of rings, cleaned pistions, soaked them in chem-dip, cleaned again and rings are still not fitting right. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    M20b25 pistons

    Looking for 3x pistons to replace the scorched pistons in our turbo build. Let me know what you got! Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Goetze ring issue

    Rings measured alright, same with piston grooves. Maybe we go back and try to reclean them. Any recommendations on what to soak the pistons in? Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Goetze ring issue

    Didn't have issue with the first 2, having issue with 1 of yours and 2 of mine. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Goetze ring issue

    Yep grooves are very clean, old rings fit without issue. I'm going to pick up a caliper today and report back. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Goetze ring issue

    In the process of putting our turbo m20 back together and I'm having issues with the scrapper ring on 3 of the Pistons. It seems the scrapper ring is to fat, has anyone had this issue with goetze rings? Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Wtb m20b25

    Sold!!! Man your a life saver! I'll email you Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Wtb m20b25

    Looking for 3 pistons for my turbo m20 project. Let me know what you got! Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    M20 scratched cylinder

    Yeah I think that is going to be the plan, slap it together and see what happens. Any opinions on ring gap? Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    M20 scratched cylinder

    Replacing a piston that was damage (likely due to running lean) found this vertical scratch in the cylinder wall. I know it's not ideal, but interested in others thoughts. We have already honed the cylinder, I wouldn't say a fingernail catches but you can feel it. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    WTB m20 oil pan asap

    I have a spare m20 pan that is in good shape. PM me if your interested! Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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