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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    04-12-2014, 10:39 AM
    http://hpfpupgrade.com/Products/Show/Bmw/N54/N54-55+Fuel+System+Upgrade "After a year of development we are proud to release our fueling upgrades for the BMW market!The Stage 1 fuel system will include pump and injector rail. The injector rail is needed to reach the full potential of the Stage 1 and 2 fuel pumps. The Stage 1 fuel system will deliver enough fuel to meet the demands of 550HP with proper tuning. 600HP will be possible with in tank pump upgrades and racing fuel. On average we see a 20% flow increase from our Stage 1 fuel pumps. Stage 2 fuel system be capable of 700HP with upgraded in tank fuel pump and upgraded feed lines. Bench testing has shown the Stage fuel pump delivering enough fuel to support 800HP if the feed side demands are high enough (low pressure side). This is with proper supporting modifications and proper tuning. On average we see a 40% increase in our Stage 2 fuel pumps. Release of the Stage 2 fuel pump will be midsummer."
    65 replies | 1518 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-11-2014, 04:45 AM
    The camera car in these two videos is the Burger Tuning F10 M5. This car has a BMS JB4 piggyback and downpipes. Some impressive output at the wheels has been shown from this car on a Dynojet in the in the ~630 wheel horsepower range. That is a tall order to overcome for a 335i even for one equipped with upgraded twin turbos. The 335i just is giving up too much power and torque to the M5 along with quicker shifts to the DCT. And the DCT is the key. The first video shows an E92 335i that has a manual transmission and it gets crushed. The second video has a similarly modded E92 335is with the RB turbo upgrades but the difference is that it is the 335is model that has the DCT transmission. Look at the results and see what a difference a dual clutch makes for yourself.
    61 replies | 1668 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-11-2014, 05:00 AM
    The camera car in these two videos is the Burger Tuning F10 M5. This car has a BMS JB4 piggyback and downpipes. Some impressive output at the wheels has been shown from this car on a Dynojet in the in the ~630 wheel horsepower range. That is a tall order to overcome for a 335i even for one equipped with upgraded twin turbos. The 335i just is giving up too much power and torque to the M5 along with quicker shifts to the DCT. And the DCT is the key. The first video shows an E92 335i that has a manual transmission and it gets crushed. The second video has a similarly modded E92 335is with the RB turbo upgrades but the difference is that it is the 335is model that has the DCT transmission. Look at the results and see what a difference a dual clutch makes for yourself.
    61 replies | 701 view(s)
  • bradsm87's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 04:12 AM
    Anyone running or considered running a smaller twin scroll turbo to still get full boost before 2000rpm but more power than stock turbos? I'm looking at the Borgwarner EFR 7163 with the 0.80 divided turbine housing. Anyone done it with that sorta sized turbo?
    53 replies | 836 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-10-2014, 03:00 AM
    6466 Single Top Mount Turbo Walbro 450 Intake pump c12 race fuel. JB4 + custom flash tune based of BMS' single turbo flash. 23 PSI target creeping up to about 24ish.
    38 replies | 1046 view(s)
  • CannonFodder's Avatar
    04-09-2014, 02:07 PM
    What is this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZNS-Performance-N54-Top-Mount-Twin-Scroll-Manifold-BMW-335i-N54-Turbo-Manifold-/291120134289?pt=Race_Car_Parts&hash=item43c81cb891&vxp=mtr http://www.znsperformance.com/new-category/
    30 replies | 932 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-10-2014, 07:53 PM
    This W204 C63 AMG belongs to BenzBoost member charliekay. He took his car to the same drag strip when tuned both when naturally aspirated and when supercharged. Previously, he ran 11.8 @ 119 when naturally aspirated with an OE Tuning tune. With the addition of the Weistec Stage II 2.3 liter twin screw supercharger his elapsed time improved to 11.1 and his trap speed increased by eight miles per hour to 127.33. That is a solid difference right there especially considering the forced induction run was in warmer weather. @charliekay's full impressions below: Hello all, Last night I finally got around to running the car, after a couple of busy months. Very impressed with the times, and gain overs the N/A setup. The car has the following: - 2008 C63 with Original Tranny - Weistec Stage II Supercharger w/ Oil/Air Seperator - OEM multispoke 19s on front, w/ OEM Conti tyres - OEM 5-spoke 18s on rear, w/ MT ET Streets 265/40 - Full interior with no weight reduction - Pump Fuel - 98RON (equivalent to 93R+M/2) - I only ever use BP Ultimate 98 - iPE Full Valvetronic Exhaust N/A the fastest the car ran was 11.803, this was with the iPE Exhaust and OE Tuning Stage II tune. Unfortunately I cannot find the timeslip for the 11.80 run, but I have one for an 11.83 run I did, which was 1.849 60ft, and trap speed was 119mph For comparison reasons, I used the same car, same wheels (including rubber), same fuel, same track (Sydney Dragway), same exhaust, all with full weight. Obviously it was a different day so different temp, looking at the different time slips, looks like there was a 10 degree Celsius temperature difference between the runs, last night being hotter. Not sure how much time this equates to, but just trying to be 100% clear with the results. So last night after the Stage II was put on, I ran 11,205, 11.181, 11.184, 11.184 again and the last run was the fastest being 11.162. This mean the Weistec charger took a minimum of 6.5/10ths off the N/A time. The reason I say minimum is traction is a problem with that much power, you can feel the car hesitates and jumps a little when it hits second. I think some 16s or 17s with better rubber would be worth 1-2/10ths just in solving the jump into second, not to mention the gains in weight reduction and 60ft gains. Anyways here is the time slip.
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  • Sales@Gintani.com's Avatar
    04-14-2014, 07:35 PM
    Gintani is very excited to introduce our new Gintani DCT Enhanced Oil Pan! • Machined from Billet Aluminum 6061 (aluminum has more heat transfer properties to help soak heat from DCT oil compared to the stock plastic DCT oil pan). • Enlarged outer cooling fins (to cool down DCT oil from heat transfer) • Increased fluid capacity to promote cooler oil temperatures (stock holds 1 liter compared to ours which holds 2.65 liters). • We provide a steel drain plug. • Re-utilizes your stock DCT oil pan gasket. • CNC’ed in-house at our Gintani facility (Made in USA). Retail pricing for the Gintani DCT Enhanced Oil Pan is $850 + shipping (Tax applies for CA residents). Our current introductory pricing will be $800 + free shipping (for continental US only) for the first 5 buyers. *Also compatible with the 2011-14 135i, 335iS, F10 M5, and F12/3 M6 DCT. If you would like to be placed on the list, please send me an email at Charles@gintani.com with your name, phone number, M3Post username, and email so that I can create an official list of the first 5 buyers. 1. ElusiveOne 2. DevourS65 3. 4. 5. In the next 2-3 weeks, we plan to provide a full kit as well for those who want to take it a step further. Our Gintani DCT Enhanced Oil Pan will be upgrade-able for those who purchase the pan now and want to purchase the full kit later. Our full kit will include the Gintani DCT Enhanced Oil Pan, 1 Auxiliary Oil Cooler, 2 SPAL Fans, XRP Teflon Oil Lines, and 1 External Oil Pump to promote even further DCT Oil cooling. Our Gintani DCT Enhanced Oil Pan provides plenty of cooling for the average enthusiast, but those who want to ensure the best cooling whether on the track or street, the full kit will provide the best DCT oil cooling in the market. Please let me know if you have any questions. Office: 818-787-8260 Email: Charles@gintani.com Thank you! :handgestures-thumb:
    25 replies | 302 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    BMW had the new 2015 F82 M4 out in Long Beach, California for the Grand Prix last weekend. Fortunately, someone was able to record the startup and exhaust note sounds along with a few revs. The engine noise is not exactly what we have come to expect from BMW M. You be the judge but this is not the best sounding inline-6 engine that the M division has ever produced, that much is certain. One of the onlookers yells 'Sounds like my Prius' which may be the best assessment yet.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-12-2014, 10:31 PM
    It appears the Porsche 991 GT3 engine fire saga due to faulty rod bolts is finally coming to an end. Porsche will replace all 785 991 GT3 3.8 liter flat-6 engines produced up to this point and the new motors will begin production later this month. Porsche is doing their best to appease 991 GT3 and in addition to the new motors will also provide an additional 12 months of warranty for the drivetrain once the original warranty expires which is a nice gesture. Porsche will also document the installation of the new motor and provide a certificate to owners that the car has been updated. This should at least somewhat help the value hit the cars would otherwise take on the secondary market. This is still a black eye but Porsche is doing their best to heal it as quickly and professionally as possible. Porsche notice: Dear Mr. : I am writing as promised to inform you about the current status of our solution to the issue with the Porsche 911 GT3 model you have purchased. We are aware that you are currently faced with an unsatisfactory situation. As a Porsche customer, you rightfully expect excellence in product and service performance. This particularly applies to you as a GT3 customer, as a brand ambassador with a shared passion for Porsche. We are in the final phase of logistics planning and technical validation for the optimized piston rod screw connection and we will start production of the new engines the week of April 22nd. These engines will be distributed worldwide for installation in all 991-generation GT3 models built to date. As soon as the new engine for your Porsche 911 GT3 is available, we will make contact with you again to make specific arrangements. Please be assured that we will document the installation of the new engine into your vehicle and will provide you with a certificate to this effect. Furthermore, as a gesture of our appreciation for your loyalty to Porsche, we will apply an additional 12-month Porsche Approved warranty to your 991 GT3 which will commence upon the expiration of the normal Porsche New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Additionally, we wish to compensate you for your inability to drive your GT3 during this time. Our GT3 Concierge will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the specifics and will also be at your service for any other individual assistance you may need. I apologize once again for the inconvenience caused by this issue and thank you for your patience. Yours sincerely, Tim Quinn Vice President, AfterSales Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Please do not reply to this e-mail. If you have questions, please contact 1-800-PORSCHE. Please read our privacy policy. If you would rather not receive future e-mails from Porsche Cars North America, Inc., please contact 1-800-PORSCHE, or use the manage subscriptions link at bottom. © 2014 Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Legal notice www.porscheusa.com.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    BMW had the new 2015 F82 M4 out in Long Beach, California for the Grand Prix last weekend. Fortunately, someone was able to record the startup and exhaust note sounds along with a few revs. The engine noise is not exactly what we have come to expect from BMW M. You be the judge but this is not the best sounding inline-6 engine that the M division has ever produced, that much is certain. One of the onlookers yells 'Sounds like my Prius' which may be the best assessment yet.
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  • Linracing's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 05:16 PM
    So I replaced my transmission after my last auto blew. Put my top mount single on at the same time. Car started up great, but I didn't get a chance to drive it yet. So today I go outside to start it and it will not start. All I get is the fuel pump priming up. I replaced the battery and had the starter tested and still nothing. Also I can't even take the car out of park.
    23 replies | 345 view(s)
  • BuraQ's Avatar
    04-10-2014, 07:21 PM
    Nope this isnt my 335is DCT tuned by PTF. This ca belongs to member Kcyrusm whom was the first to break 11s in his 335is DCT N54 ProTuned by Jake@PTF (reference) Back then when he broke 11s it was on a PTF E40 map if I am not mistaken. Within a year PTF got him up and running against two well respected high end cars also with DCT, the Audi V10 R8 and the BMW F10 M5 tuned I was suprised to find this video, and questioned why it was never posted. Regardless, PTF has done an awesome job tuning the 335is. I pesonally have one of their E50 maps tuned by dzenno@PTF , and, all I got to say it puts out soo much damn tourque I could feel the rear end buckle . However, here is something we dont see in example of there tuning against other respected high end cars, a roll race. Good job PTF
    16 replies | 674 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-11-2014, 09:42 PM
    So you know those people who say meth is bad? No not high school guidance counselors those people on automotive forums who try to scare you away from methanol injection. Try to argue methanol is bad when the results you are about to see show the BMW S63TU 4.4 liter direct injected twin turbo V8 loving the stuff. The octane benefit can not be denied and the reality is a proper meth system with failsafes makes for a motor that resists detonation to a greater degree than it would on pump gas making it safer. What does methanol do for the F10 M5 and S63TU? Oh, it just bumps the output to 678 wheel horsepower on a Dynojet in STD correction. Torque goes to 641 lb-ft at the wheels. The 678 peak wheel horsepower figure comes with a 628 peak lb-ft of torque reading. Regardless, compare these results to what was achieved without methanol injection. The octane bump is allowing a timing increase that increases output by roughly ~40 wheel horsepower. Peak torque does not increase by much although the area under the curve and the top end definitely does. Meth is good for you.
    16 replies | 592 view(s)
  • Mike@Renntech's Avatar
    04-14-2014, 04:06 PM
    Our proprietary BMW ECU upgrade offers rocksolid performance from RENNtech, the foremost tuning authority on Bosch and Siemens engine control units. These same units are utilized in Mercedes Benz vehicles, which RENNtech has been tuning since electronic engine management started to show up in vehicles during the mid 1980's, though our proprietary tuning software and approach for BMW is completely unique and independent from our Mercedes tuning program. RENNtech tuning software for BMW offers significant gains in performance and throttle response without sacrificing your daily driver BMW's reliability. By modifying ignition timing and throttle mapping, optimizing air/ fuel ratios,increasing the top speed limiter, improving engine cooling and modifying boostmapping for turbo charged vehicles; RENNtech performance software unleashes your BMW's true potential. Stock Performance 335iS E92/E93 (2010-2011- Manual & DCT N54B30to 3.0LBiturbo): ∑ 320 HP @ 5800RPM / 332 TQ @ 1400 RPM Modified Performance: ∑ 420 HP @ 5700RPM / 435 TQ @ 4300 RPM Price: $1,495 Stock Performance 335i/iX E90/E92/E93 (2007-2010 Manual & Steptronic N54B30) : 300 HP @ 5800 RPM / 300 TQ @ 1400 RPM Gains: 420 HP @ 5700 RPM / 435 TQ @ 4300 RPM Feel free to message or call me with any questions or to place an order and send us your ECU
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-10-2014, 02:50 AM
    Wow, Mercedes is flat out flying out of the gate in 2014. Another Grand Prix and another 1-2 finish this time in Bahrain. McLaren states they can catch Mercedes but clearly everyone is scrambling to come up with a solution. Here is what McLaren racing director Eric Boullier had to say, "Itís true that the gap is huge now, but a one-second gap is catchable. I know a lot of areas we can work on and improve, so I think they can definitely be caught. We are aggressively developing now to make sure we can catch up with them." When your competition says the gap is huge and they are aggressively trying to catch up to you then you know you are doing things right. As if being first place in the standings and winning the first three races of the year was not proof enough. Mercedes is way out in front in the standings but obviously this is very early. At the Bahrain GP Lewis Hamilton took the victory followed by Nico Rosberg. Rosberg is 11 points ahead of Hamilton for first place in the standings. It will be interesting to see how the team treats the two as they both compete for the championship. Hopefully they are both able to battle with each other as well (as they did in this race) so that a championship does not come down to politics. Regarding the quality of the racing itself the Grand Prix was exciting. Rosberg and Hamilton started from the front of the grid and both went back and forth from the beginning. They both were essentially told to cool it off towards the end but seeing them go head to head bodes well for the competitive aspect from the team. Rosberg stated it was the best battle of his career and Hamilton said it was the hardest race he had ever won. What about everyone else? Clearly Mercedes is on another level right now with everyone else chasing them. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso managed a respectable fourth place finish. Red Bull Racing finished in 6th and 10th with Sebastian Vettel ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo. McLaren picked up 5th and 7th place finishes. The full standings are below. Things are looking great for Mercedes heading into the fourth race of the year in China taking place next weekend. Will Mercedes keep up this pace? Will the other teams catch them? It is going to be interesting to watch and the 2014 season is not disappointing.
    19 replies | 586 view(s)
  • Aramsey80's Avatar
    04-10-2014, 12:39 AM
    I have a 09 auto 135i. Mods- hpf fmic, bms intake, bms meth, jb4 g5iso with bb flash and running e85 60% with inline fuel pump. The kit is a NX wet kit with 35 shot to start. Let me tell u. It is freaking fast!! I'm thinking tens in the 1/4. If anyone is looking to up the horsepower on stock turbos this is the way to go. I just did some runs @ 16psi and the 35 shot with 80%meth and it's awesome. I am going to up the nitrous because the fp and afr are perfect. More to come. I have datalogs as well.
    14 replies | 353 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    04-11-2014, 08:27 PM
    Was able to take a few runs on the dyno today. Meth kit added around 25-30whp over the previous race gas mix! Maybe a new dynojet s63 record? I'll have to VBOX it soon to see how these dyno gains look in the real world!
    16 replies | 233 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-11-2014, 01:06 PM
    Apparently another VT3 is having issues. I haven't followed this completely but someone pointed me to these pictures to discuss the S65 fuel system. Judge for yourself: ESS System: New lines and re-routing:
    16 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-14-2014, 07:50 PM
    Remember those rumors from last year that BMW would follow Honda back to Formula 1? There is some substance to them. Now, this would not be a complete return but BMW would be back as an engine supplier. This would be a big deal in the new Formula 1 turbocharged era considering the last time BMW built Formula 1 turbocharged motors the engines dominated and produced power to such a degree that they were banned. BMW's performance image has taken a huge tumble to say the least. A return to Formula 1 in any capacity would be good for the brand. Not to mention, BMW still is capable of building the best engines in the world despite the fact they have not shown this capability in quite some time. They still have it, don't they? Well, Formula 1 would certainly put their engineering to the test. BMW's board of directors will meet next month to evaluate whether BMW should return to supplying motors for F1 competition or not. Who knows what their decision will be. Will BMW show some pride and compete at the highest levels? Will BMW's board instead decide top level competition is 'too expensive' and hide their tail between their front wheel drive Active Tourer's tires? We will have to wait and see. Source
    15 replies | 330 view(s)
  • Eleventeen's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 03:09 PM
    Hey guys, I have moved on to a new platform (CTS-V), so I am selling my custom made single turbo kit. This fits a 335i, and may fit other cars; but I cannot confirm. This is a top-mount GT3582R w/ Tial .82 A/R housing and Tial 44mm wastegate (vented to atmosphere). It currently mates up to the factory style dual exhaust, or you can have an adapter fabricated to mate up to a single exhaust of your choice. I made 570WHP / 488WTQ @ 22psi through the stock exhaust with this setup. It will come with just about everything you need to install. You will need about 6' of 7/8" heater hose to relocate the coolant reservoir and probably a few miscellaneous fasteners and hose clamps. You will also need the tuning solution of your choice (I used JB4 G5 + Cobb) and a low pressure fuel pump solution. Feel free to P.M. me with any questions. ASKING PRICE: $3200 O.B.O. shipped to lower 48 states. The kit includes: Garrett GT3582R turbo w/ .82 Tial housing Tial 44mm external WG Manifold - TIG welded Schedule 10 304SS w/ 1.25" primaries to 1.50" secondaries to 2.00" collector (nominal pipes sizes) Downpipe Downpipe to dual exhaust adapter Dump tube Oil line & oil drain Water lines Block-offs for unused oil / water connections Modified coolant pipe for 6AT cars (nipple for trans cooler will need to be capped off for 6MT use) Driver's side coolant reservoir w/ level sensor, cap, and power steering reservoir relocation bracket Modified charge pipe w/ Tial BOV (clears driver's side coolant reservoir) Turbo mount K&N air filter PCV to filter hose V-band clamps Hot side charge pipe MAC boost solenoid w/ P&P harness N20 3.5 bar MAP sensor w/ P&P harness Heat shield NOTES: The following pictures show the CURRENT condition of the parts after they were removed from my car. The manifold has been freshly sandblasted to remove some light surface rust, and can be coated, wrapped, or just left bare. The long O2 sensor standoffs were designed to protect the sensors from excessive heat (but the tubes are dual chambered to draw plenty of exhaust gasses to the sensor to maintain accuracy). This has been designed to connect to an aftermarket intercooler with 2.5" silicone couplers. I built this kit myself; but I am not a tuning shop or hardware manufacturer, so there are no warranties provided. I cannot sepparate any components at this time. I can accept PayPal or money order. Thanks for looking!!! :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-11-2014, 12:22 AM
    So in the GTR world what is 'fast' now is a 7 second run at over 180 miles per hour. Absolutely mind blowing performance. Congratulations to ETS (Extreme Turbo Systems) who deserves all the credit in the world for raising the already absurdly high GTR bar. The car is trapping 146 in the 1/8 mile. 146 is stupid fast for a car in the 1/4 let alone the 1/8. And boy is it hooking up! A 1.296 60 foot. The only words for this are abbreviated WTF. This is no fluke either back to back passes both hit 7.8's at 183 miles per hour. Quick, fast, hooks up, and consistent. It's hard to beat. Slips and video below. Congratulations to Extreme Turbo Systems. Mod List: Turbo Kit ETS Super99 Little Hero Turbo Kit Exhaust System ETS 4.0" (102mm) Titanium Exhaust System ETS 4.0" Y-pipe Intercooler Kit ETS Race Intercooler Kit Full 3.0" Piping w/ TiAL Blow Off Valves TiAL Blow Off Valves Intakes ETS 4" Race Intakes Engine ETS 4.1L Stroker Kit (Custom Crank, Rods and Pistons) w/ proprietary ETS modifications ETS 5 axis CNC Heads w/ Serdi Full Radius Seat Work ETS Valvetrain ETS Cams ETS Breather System Boost Logic Intake Manifold Greddy Throttle Body Drivetrain ETS In-House Built Transmission Shep Built Promax T1R Transmission Brace PPG 1-6 Gears PPG Output Shaft PPG FWD Output Shaft Driveshaft Shop Front Axles Driveshaft Shop Rear Axles Driveshaft Shop Rear Axle Stub ETS LSD Shimming Fuel Injector Dynamics ID2000cc Injectors ETS Mechanical Fuel System Tuning Cobb Accessport w/ Trans Control Got Boost Speed Density Conversion English Racing Pro Tune
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-09-2014, 08:06 PM
    Some good tuning here that shows off the flexibility offered by the plug and play ProEFI 128 ECU for the Porsche 996 Turbo platform. ProEFI offers a kit that is fully ready for the 996 Turbo along with coils, 5 BAR MAP sensor kit, fuel pressure kit, CAN cable, wideband 02 sensors, EGT sensors, E85 flexfuel capability, wiring, essentially the works to make the 996 Turbo play nice with significant engine changes. With some big turbos and internal engine upgrades including forged rods the result is 1010 whp on a Mustang Dyno. The car also was put on a Dynojet but the Dynojet maxed out at 1000 whp. Maxing out a Dynojet? Good times. That particular dynamometer needs an update to show the full figures but clearly the power is verified on more than one dyno. Regarding performance the car traps 152. A best run of 10.253 @ 152.90 shows the capability for deep 9 second performance although the 60 foot of 1.831 needs significant improvement to get there. As this is a rear wheel drive car (preserving the all wheel drive drivetrain becomes more difficult and requires greater investment at these torque levels) it is a bit more difficult to hook up off the line. Better to spin tires than break parts though, right? Solid work all around showing the 996 Turbo as a great Porsche tuning value platform considering what used examples can be picked up for today. Graphs and slips below. Mustang: Dynojet: Timeslips: Pictures:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-14-2014, 07:35 PM
    Remember those rumors from last year that BMW would follow Honda back to Formula 1? There is some substance to them. Now, this would not be a complete return but BMW would be back as an engine supplier. This would be a big deal in the new Formula 1 turbocharged era considering the last time BMW built Formula 1 turbocharged motors the engines dominated and produced power to such a degree that they were banned. BMW's performance image has taken a huge tumble to say the least. A return to Formula 1 in any capacity would be good for the brand. Not to mention, BMW still is capable of building the best engines in the world despite the fact they have not shown this capability in quite some time. They still have it, don't they? Well, Formula 1 would certainly put their engineering to the test. BMW's board of directors will meet next month to evaluate whether BMW should return to supplying motors for F1 competition or not. Who knows what their decision will be. Will BMW show some pride and compete at the highest levels? Will BMW's board instead decide top level competition is 'too expensive' and hide their tail between their front wheel drive Active Tourer's tires? We will have to wait and see. Source
    15 replies | 96 view(s)
  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    04-10-2014, 10:55 PM
    copy/pasta from my ebay ad. http://www.ebay.com/itm/141252545725?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 So what you have in front of you is pretty much the coolest thing you've seen all day. Trust me, I know. Hold your excitement to a low level- I know you're checking out mindless stuff on ebay while you should be : sleeping In bed studying doing the dishes doing the laundry on a boring date, and we both know it ain't going anywhere just moved need some stuff for the house to fill it in spending time with the wife spending time with the kids dealing with the ex working on business stuff calling your mom or dad to say happy birthday making dinner for your friends taking a shower mowing the lawn fixing the toilet etc.etc.etc.etc. This engine came into our life from a flood car that we had to fix. Science lesson: Can water be compressed? The answer: Try it! This engine sucked water while driving it through a 3' or so deep river going down the side of the freeway in the great state of Houston after it rained. For ya'll that don't have to deal with flooding EVERY time it rains, God bless you. Heck, I even have a picture of it when we pulled the head off to investigate what happened! "customer complains running rough and loosing coolant" Gee, ya think? So we pulled it out. "Let's try to fix it!" They said...... "What could go wrong?" They said...... So.......We sent it to the machine shop. They welded it all back up, and sleeved it. We put it all back together and well- it didn't work. The sleeve still leaked. So..... We tore it all apart, found another block and got the car up and running again. Thats where the life of this coffee table began. What to do with this stupid engine block that took a week of my life away working on it? Well a few things came to mind. We were originally going to recycle it and turn it into Johnny Walker or some Glenlivet scotch. Then we were going to do a rendition of "office space" to it, to relieve some aggression from all the work we wasted. We didn't want to have a 10lb sledge bounce off the block and whack our shins. Then we thought maybe we could run it over with something- but we don't own a tank or a bulldozer. Then we thought of shooting it. I have a 50 BMG, but didn't want to clean up the mess. Then we decided on finally just doing something cool with it, so here it is. The block is a BMW N62 4.4 V8 out of a 745. The pistons and rods are out of a BMW N54 3.0 twin turbo straight 6 that we upgraded the rods and pistons.... which by the way we offer our own proprietary connecting rods/pistons/head studs/main studs for..... The bolts are N62 head bolts, cut down and modified. Yup! All 100% BMW stuff, meticulously put together and assembled by hand while drinking beer. "But why don't you have a piece of glass on it?!" A couple reasons- A) I'm not keeping it and I don't know your tastes. Hell, you didn't even invite me over for a bbq last year! Sheesh! B) I'm not sure if it's gonna stay local or if its gonna get shipped out. Have you ever shipped glass? I don't want to. C) When you buy it, you can put your own personal touch on it and put some glass on it. Round/square/tinted/whatever, I don't care, its yours and you can do whatever you like. I gave you some good ideas above if you want. Shipping- ah, shipping. Lets go over that. If your local, this is easy- we put it in your truck, and I'll talk to you later. If you want this shipped, I can remove and label the legs and table stands (pistons/rods) so you can reassemble it..... You'll need an E12 socket to tighten them, BTW. I can box the block, stick the pistons in the holes and it *should* get pretty compact, but I'm betting the assembly weighs about 70lbs or so.... expect shipping to be expensive. In my past experience, you can get a somewhat blind parrot to give you a better number than the Ebay shipping calculator- so use it as a guide, but not the bible. I can package it up, and get a real quote for you once you buy it.... but expect it not to be cheap. So, that being said I disabled it and tried to remove it from the stupid auction, because frankly the shipping calculator thing sucks. Let me know if you have any questions, or concerns. Let me know if you need a real world shipping quote, I'll try to get you one thats accurate. thanks!
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