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Turbocharging a 628csi

Post by smashervt » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:15 am

Hey everyone. I have a L jet tronic euro spec 628csi and was thinking of turbocharging it. Would it be a good idea I heard that the euro engine is high compression and not good for boost. If it’s not too bad to boost what would be a good kit to go with? Engine runs amazing but a turbo would be great
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Re: Turbocharging a 628csi

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:25 pm

Hey smash, moving your thread to the "Mechanical" forum, likely to get more hits there [-o<

The workshop forum really doesn't address these types of questions :-k

Might want to start one in the "Project" forum instead :shock:

Well, once you get started :roll:
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Re: Turbocharging a 628csi

Post by tschultz » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:09 pm

Not sure there is a kit for Ljet car.

I think your compression is about 9:1. Gotta find the components and figure out your plan to turbocharge it piecemeal.

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Re: Turbocharging a 628csi

Post by GazM3 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:39 pm

Any m30 is perfect for turbocharging. To do it well it’s pretty costly excersise. If you can turn wrenches yourself and are resourceful well it may be less costly.
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Re: Turbocharging a 628csi

Post by wattsmonkey » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:19 am

The M30 Forced Induction FB page is really good.

If you're going down this route originality is clearly out of the window - why not start with a B35? Still lots of them around at reasonable money and you'll have your trigger wheel from the outset.
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