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  • Alpine's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Hello everyone, been a while since my last update but I promise this one is worth it (hence why I've been quiet for so long). I changed the oil yesterday for the first time since the DOCRace Kit install. Just over 3000 miles on the Redline 5w40 and Mann filter resulted in exactly what I was hoping for. The general condition of the oil was a really dark red tint in color and zero metallic flash. The filter also indicated zero metal/copper fragments upon inspection. So far so good. I never had any issues prior to the install with metal fragments or abnormal oil color/feel/flash/etc. Doing JOAP and Magnetic Chip samples on F-16's for the Air Force, I have a very good idea of what I'm looking for visually without the need for NDI to tell me what's going on in the engine (don't get me wrong, if you're paranoid, Blackstone is a great way to get super in depth on oil analysis. I choose not to as I feel it's unnecessary to identify what's going on with an engine beyond visual/physical inspection). Oil going back in is Motul 8100 Xcess 5w40 with another Mann filter. Valve train has smoothed out compared to running Redline (I should mention Motul was my first choice but my shop carries Redline and chose it for the initial break in). Newest parts getting ready for install is the full ECS OEM M3 rear sway bar plus bushings and hardware to replace the dreadful stock Xi rear bar. Should make a significant difference in cornering feel on entry and exit. The only issue to this point is a small oil seep at the turbo feed line. More specifically, the attachment for the feed line that Precision installs and torques from their factory and insists that no one alters or attempts to mess with. I've communicated this to my shop and they are currently in the process of working with Precision to see if they can make the fix in house without the need for removing the turbo and sending it back for inspection. Our collective thought is the seal inside the torqued fitting (o-ring/packing/whatever) has a small hole/cracked or split edge that has managed to open up just enough to cause a small seep out of the fitting. While it's not a major issue/concern doing pulls or driving at this point, it's still something that needs to be addressed before it gets worse and causes concern over proper oil lubrication feed to the turbo. I am keeping a constant eye on it to watch every day for any increase in the rate of oil seeping from the fitting to make sure any changes don't go unnoticed. So far in over 500-700 miles there hasn't been any change, but as I said, it's going to be handled and fixed one way or another ASAP. And finally the news that's probably the most significant. The car is hitting the drag strip tonight to make no more than 2-3 passes at the most. I realize having an oil seep from the feed line to the turbo is a risky proposition, but again, this is a very small drip at this point that isn't making a significant difference in pressure or oil capacity for the entire system. Doing pulls on the street/highway has not changed its rate of the seep so I figure a small number of test runs against the clock should be fine, but I will be checking after every run to make sure it doesn't change. That is it for now. Stay tuned for the latest numbers from the strip on wastegate 91 octane only at over a mile high!
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  • windymissile's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    Thanks Chris. I appreciate the response. And I appreciate you going the extra leg for us RHD guys. It isn't my intention to cause problems or stir the shitty pot. I'm just putting the info I have out there. I know Tony has been in direct contact with the workshop doing the install on my car. Is there any chance this is the same shop he has mentioned? I will be amazed to see anyone get one of these outlets to fit. The route it takes goes through the space between the steering spindle and the chassis leg, as you can see from the photos. This gap is not big enough to accommodate the pipe. Even in the picture you posted of the initial testers fit, if the spindle was seated then it would be in the same position as mine. Only a solution will get my car on the road so that's what we are working towards now. I hope to have some answers and further pics tomorrow. I work away so it's not so easy doing everything over the phone with them but they have been great. WM
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  • blisstik's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    I got the same experience after switching to ADV. I cleared it and it hasn't come back since. But I don't daily drive it. BTW: I did put back pins 19 & 20 on the JB4 large black subconnector.
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 03:55 PM
    Ill definitely keep you updated. I am currently running the ADV sensors with single bank rear. I got this code immediately after I switched to the ADVs and even replaced my rear sensor with no luck.
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    Nope, only external leak is from the oil pan and it is very very minor, not even enough to drop onto the ground. It definitely was a lot of oil, enough to make it to the exhaust tips without being burnt, even going through the secondary cats. Since externalizing the PCV it doesn't consume oil anymore. If you ever fix the O2 code issue let me know. I'm considering changing the rear O2 sensors again and seeing if it helps. I used Bosch universal sensors because they are cheap. I should also change the front O2 sensors since they have 91k miles and are nearly 10 years old now.
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 PM
    Wow that still seems high. Do you have any external leaks from the VC, OFHG, or turbo lines to name a few??
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    I just talked with Tony about this. There is some disagreement with who has gotten proper fitment -WM above has been very patient and fair -appreciate it brother. After talking with Tony, we have another trusted shop doing an install on a RHD currently. If they are successful -we'll post up how they did it, or at least use some of their descriptions to be helpful. If they are not successful -we'll pull the RHD's and issue refunds. It's one thing to have an install be difficult, but if we got bad data, or a unicorn test fit car, the last thing we want to do is set up you poor RHD owners for hours of frustration only to end with something that doesn't fit. Chris
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 PM
    My setup is on post 37, stock turbos, bolt-ons, MHD flash. I also externalized the vacuum-side PCV system through a catch can. This seems to have cured my oil consumption issue where oil was getting dumped into the exhaust... oil smell coming to a stop, oil film on the inside of the tips, losing roughly 1qt every 500-800 miles.
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  • darrylgarland's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Any news on a release date?
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 PM
    I've had oil consumption issues since Ive owned the car lol Somewhat under control now. Lose a quart every 3k BUT i burn little to none and I collect a lot in my catch cans, specifically the the check valve side going to the throttle body on the vacuum side. For the WGDC, i honestly havnt checked but I am single turbo running the MHD and JB4 so it might be a little different on that front. Whats your setup?
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  • DOCRace's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    DOCRace replied to a thread Single Turbo Question in N54
    Not at all. Was just letting you know we can set up the turbo kit to however you like. The 6062 sounds like a great choice for guys wanting good spool and still having room on top to play.
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    Didn't you also have oil consumption issues recently? Maybe that was someone else... Sounds like our SES lights come on at roughly similar times. Do you get random 0% WGDC on the highway?
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    Ive been recently getting these codes as well. Mine seem to pop up when I am part throttle just on the edge of on/off throttle if that makes any sense. The car bucks slightly and if i lay into the gas more, it hesitates then takes off like normal..
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    Today, 12:49 PM
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Anyone have a special recipe for pulled pork they like? I'm going to cook a 9lb this Sunday as we are having the 4th party on the 3rd. I was just going to follow a random internet recipe unless someone has recommendations(which I would prefer).
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    Should I be concerned about the 0% WGDC? My front O2 sensors are stock with 91k miles. My rears have roughly 5k miles on them but I am occasionally getting the following codes: 2C73, "lambda probe behind catalytic converter, signal" 2C6D, "lambda probe behind catalytic converter, aging" The SES light for these codes will come on after climbing a hill on the highway and beginning to coast down the other side; it's like clockwork. Then after a couple drive cycles the SES light will go away. I've checked the connection at the DME and the sensors are responsive in INPA. It started when my turbo(s) was leaking oil into the exhaust (bad PCV system I think). I've since fixed the leaking but the rear sensors are still giving me this issue. Perhaps the 0% WGDC is linked to the O2 sensors?
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  • windymissile's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    So..... The images below are of the outlet fitted to my car as it stands right now. With the steering spindle actually attached at the top. No way in this world they are ever going to fit! They are hard trapped between the chassis leg and the steering spindle. So tight you can't even force your finger between the 2. We debated removing the heat shield on the chassis leg but it wasn't going to make enough of a difference. No amount of tie wraps were going to provide a viable solution. To say I am disappointed after waiting 4 1/2 months is an understatement. My shop have had a nightmare getting them in, to find out that it will have to come out again. It's not a aesthetics or minor performance issue. This is a safety issue and no shortcuts should be taken. Chris has offered all the advice he can and replies promptly and courteously. That being said, I do believe that these outlets should not be sold as RHD compatible. No amount of installation superhero skills will make them fit. They are the wrong shape. Plain and simple. Anyway. Onwards! We have a solution! I believe the OEM outlet is a huge restriction on Hybrid turbos so it has to go. I have not come this far to be defeated 10m from the winning post. I'll post another update with a solution once it's in.
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    Today, 11:42 AM
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    Today, 11:19 AM
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    Today, 11:17 AM
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    Today, 10:22 AM
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    Today, 09:41 AM
    ajehoti replied to a thread Replacing engine in N54
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  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    They work good too... Its pretty cool to have full control of everything cooling. From TS to fan
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    Coolant modes, coolant temp setpoints, and coolant fan duty cycle tables incoming soon ;)
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 08:45 AM
    Yea those are the typical cruise corrections. As for WGDC dropping to 0%, this is when the DME is running one of it's individual cylinder adaptations, most likely the cylinder individual lambda control.
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