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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    I honestly am not looking for your help. So thanks, but I am good. No one is crying about anything. I bought 2 sets sight unseen installed the high lifts, they do not work, so I am taking them out. Annoying that Schrick did not test these in an actual car, yes, but my post is to warn others not to bother until its fixed. There is a reason multiple companies send me parts to test, because I am always on the bleeding edge, and do things before anyone else. If Shrick was not going to test these, they should have sent them to us for testing, not just shoved them on the public as a completed upgrade. I will most likely throw $3K worth of cams in a box until someone figures this out, then I will give them another shot. As for the sarcasm, suggesting I used the wrong cam seals, or scored up cam ledges on a closed deck race motor with $5K in the head alone will incite sarcasm every time. Cheers
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • hobbit382's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    hobbit382 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    I don't remember it being that long ago that you said and now crying about being the guinea pig and bashing another company. I didn't mean to insult your intelligence by asking about the seals and ledges, but things do get overlooked and forgotten. hell some people would even see those grooves in the ledges and think its supposed to be there. Give me some slack and cut the sarcasm and attitude and I'll help you out.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    No it actually doesn't. I have tried this sensor at least 4 times now, this last time with perfect scaling for that sensor as bench tested in 5 psi increments. As soon as it was installed, zero tuning changes except the map scaling, all kinds of issues with the car, same as last time I tried it. That 576 sensor is actually shunned in the Ecoboost world for its extreme unreliability, poor idle characteristics, etc. Two companies actually make their own because the 576 is so bad. That you refuse to acknowledge this sensor has issues is surprising to be honest. To answer the OP's original question, you have you map scaling wrong in the haltech. You need to get whatever sensors you are using scaling values, and enter them.
    17 replies | 1067 view(s)
  • 1fastt2's Avatar
    Today, 09:01 AM
    Any chance the Stage 4's will be able to be purchased with one pump and the bracket? I just recently purchased the Stage 2 buckless however am now looking for more.
    92 replies | 1031 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Yeah, I'm assembling a high dollar race motor, and I put scored up cam ledges in it. I also went, and dug in an old parts box, and found some old metal camshaft seals, and put those in.... :think: These are all good parts that ran perfectly with stock cams, and I am sure when I get the stock cams back in today it will run perfectly again. As I said someone else can guinea pig these, tired of working on this car. This is not a mechanical issue, if no one is reading cars purrs like a kitten til it goes through Vanos testing, then it sets limp. Clear the limp runs perfect again, rinse, and repeat.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • trebila's Avatar
    Today, 07:26 AM
    Terry, even with the BEF tmap scaling correctly set, many guys still get 2ABD/2ABC codes. Never got an issue with the N20 3.5 bar one.
    17 replies | 1067 view(s)
  • jt0407's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    Use a 7mm spacer.
    12 replies | 1548 view(s)
  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    Looks as if AD engineering is sold out on this kit right now :(
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  • Forced_Downunder's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 AM
    Hope this gets a solution soon. That's a big ball ache Tony.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    the only guys i've seen claim huge power like that on the groups haven't posted any proof, dyno or slips or vbox.
    76 replies | 2419 view(s)
  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 AM
    j_hynson replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    glad i havent paid for a set yet. I was going to put some in but waiting to see the results.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    Flinchy replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    deleting vanos is just a horrendous idea though.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • nikitino25's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 AM
    I had the Ohlins for a while on my car and they are nice but the rear springs they come with are too soft. I ended up selling them and now have KW clubsports which I definitely like but if I had to do it over again I probably would have just kept the Ohlins and added stiffer rear springs. I think they are pretty similar, with the Ohlins maybe being a littlle bit "softer" . The KW's do come with camber plates though whereas Ohlins do not. Actually the guy I sold the Ohlins to never ended up installing them and I think now is re-selling them himself. They have 8k or so miles on them and if you are interested I could put you in touch with him....
    37 replies | 4233 view(s)
  • Traf's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 AM
    I was about to do the wiring and coding for the servotronic valve, but then i realized i really really like the steering as is. Regarding the diff, you have a torsen diff, you don't need to code out the e-diff. Actually its even better if you leave if active, because if i'm not mistaken if one wheel as 0 traction torsen diffs are open, in this situation the e-diff will kick in. Wait... Are you the same berns from e90post ?
    37 replies | 4233 view(s)
  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    So when is this hearing protection act going to go through is what i want to know. Im tired of waiting on suppressors because the ATF wants 200 out of something that is merely a muffler. Silencers are not like what they show in the movies and it would be nice to be able to hog hunt without worrying about if i should put on hearing protection or should i try to make sure a hog isnt sneaking up on me and sacrifice a little bit of hearing. I had a form 1 for my SBR'd Sig MPX returned in 7 days with a tax stamp last year. Its not even about a background check on these things. An automatic i can understand the extended background check, but suppressors and SBR's shouldnt be on a NFA registry. Anyone who plans on doing something illegal with these things can make their own with a couple of internet orders in less than a week.
    749 replies | 339945 view(s)
  • berns's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 AM
    Happy to look into this, but there are others here @hydra with more experience and have posted the how-to in hooking up the servotronic once the swap is complete. I haven't seen any reports of needing to upgrade the power steering pump, but I'm sure it couldn't hurt. I will be hooking it up soon, just need someone who can do the coding in the LA area. Also came across this thread recently in regards to coding and taking full advantage of your LSD. Had no idea about this stuff and am going to look into it. http://www.onelapx1.com/blog/how-to-make-your-bmw-actually-fun
    37 replies | 4233 view(s)
  • Milan's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    Milan replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Time to go standalone and delete VANOS altogether....
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • hobbit382's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    hobbit382 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    disabling the fault codes does nothing for the logic in the dme, you have to set the anti bounce counter to zero. It would be helpful if you posted the exact fault codes your getting. Also what seals did these camshafts come with? How do your bearing ledges look? Any grooves in them?
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    I tried disabling the vanos codes at an event a while back, it lets you, it won't store it in active memory, but it sets the code as a shadow code instead, which still activates the 3100 no boost limp. I even tried to turn off 3100 didn't work.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Terry@BMS replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Crap... I didn't think of vanos timing flags. Did you try going in and just disabling all those fault codes?
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    I will be putting stock cams back in. No interest in figuring this one out, if it can't be figured out soon, I'll be sending both sets back for a refund
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    Flinchy replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    What do you mean orphan? Which cams have you put back in? Stock cams, or lower lift schrick ones? If at least we can use aftermarlet cams of any sort, it's something..? Hopefully other people confirm/deny this, also with the lower lift option -_-
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Bob Loblaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    I did vote for Joe Trudeau. :D
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    Believe it when I see it. Mechanically they are fine, car purrs like a kitten, soon as the dme puts the vanos through its mechanical tests, I am guessing full advance / full retard, it fails. That Scrick is selling these without actually testing them on a car is pretty outrageous. As for people who still use forums, those that would rather gouge their eyes out than wade through the garbage allowed on facebook groups. I've got $200 that says we don't see any successful dynos with high lift cams for 3-6 months. Possibly longer, I mean Jake told me the boost box was almost done 18 months ago when I needed it for stage 3, it was just released. This is most likely something even more difficult to fix. Lets hope I'm wrong.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • rileyg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    rileyg replied to a thread VM Top Mount Kit Pricing Update in N54
    That 8374 should be a really fun street turbo for this engine.
    92 replies | 19620 view(s)
  • Karura's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    Someone on my other thread regarding the Servotronic and steering pump mentioned that the 1M steering pump has a higher output and actually is made for the N54, so would be a worthwhile swap in conjunction with the M3 steering rack swap. Was just curious if you have looked into this at all, and would urge you to do so, and see if this would give us that 1M/M3 steering tightness and ease (at lower speeds) that we're all looking for. :)
    37 replies | 4233 view(s)
  • Weehe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    I have no experience with them, but from what I've read Ohlins aren't setup properly for E9X. Back when I was planning to build a B5 S4, Ohlins were the go to. Not sure if it is the springs or the dampening, but it seems people are really disappointed with them on E9x. Again, just what i've read.
    37 replies | 4233 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    Cool! Good luck! Keep us posted.
    86 replies | 7514 view(s)
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