E36 m50 turbocharging

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E36 m50 turbocharging

Postby Drifter17a » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:55 am


I own a 328i with m52 engine

I have seen some posts on the internet people achieving 350whp plus on m50 turbo on budget build

My understanding is m52 is aluminum and m50 is cast iron

I think most scrap yards know what m50 is used for hence their price is £600+ for an engine where as m52 with aluminium block cost half that price

Is that a reasonable price to pay?

I have seen one asking for £700 including delivery which was taken from a car that had done 150k

Re turbo, would you do turbocharging on m50 vanos or non vanos?
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