e30 turbo manifold :(

hi there,
i have a 1987 325is that i bought a turbo kit for (or at least i thought so) through my own error i had actaully purchased a e36 turbo (easily adapted)
kit,. now everything can be made to work except one thing. the exhaust manifold does not match up by bolt pattern of course. now i origianally was thinking of getting a solid metal piece welded on that almost converted the hole size to the proper e30 size and stud placement, but the manifold is cast iron meaning dangerous to weld. sending the kit back is not an option. any ideas how i can make this work?
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Keep an eye on EBay, there's an E30 turbo manifold on there about every other week. It seems the 524 turbo diesel manifold will also work with a minor wallowing of one of the bolt holes.

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oh sorry, buying a new one is not an option either as 5000$ canadian was spent on the kit, not to mention the fact i had to get new injectors (500) and a new fuel pump (300) plus boost controller (600) so now im kind of against spending any more money. would there be a serious problem if i put the e36 turbo manifold on? it will line up if i drill new stud holes in the manifold, but the holes are just a slight little bit offset maybe not even half a cm on each hole. would that break stuff?
thanks for the help
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If it's that close, take it to a machinist and get their opinion...

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Look on www.ebay.de for a 324d manifold. Not to bad to ship it over so long as it's sent surface. There was even one on ebay UK recently (524d and 324d were never sold in the UK).
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