Repair plans ready for the broken Alpina supercharger main gear

First kicks on the supercharged BMW 545

These are the first kicks on the supercharged BMW 545. It’s using a refurbished Alpina B5 supercharger. Final programming will be done 2020. February. After it several kits will be available for sale. Those could be used on the complete N62 family and also the M62 M60 and S62. So E60/61, E63/64, E65/66, X5 owners attantion! If you were thinking of supercharging your vehicle this is a great opportunity! 🙂

A short video of a refurbished Alpina B5 supercharger

This is an Alpina B5 supercharger which were leaking oil heavaly. During the service main bearings and all sealings were changed, now it has 0 oil leaks and running great.

First start of the 1UZ vvti engine. Click for the video!

I’ve removed this engine from a Lexus LS400 for my BMW E46 1UZ swap build which had immobiliser issues so it was not starting. The seller told me it was running so I was hoping I got the truth… I was curious about the engine condition so I built this basic setup with a basic “loom”, Megasquirt standalone ECU, switch panel and fuel tank with pump. I was lucky so my smile was big. 🙂

Additional Alpina superchargers arrived for repair. One is quite problematic.

This is how it looks like. Damaged compressor wheel, main gear totally broken off… Must had some serious noises during usage… 😀 I wonder how people could have achieved this.

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