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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 PM
    Welcome choetboi, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 PM
    alex@ABRhouston replied to a thread Building the engine in N54
    The design of the NG6 camshaft is a tricky one. I've pulled cast cams and hollow hydro formed cams out of N54's. I'd *assume* the cast cams would be the desirable ones to use if you wanted to change the profile. I know people who can do it. It ain't cheap. Secondly making a new cam out of a blank would be not near-impossible- but there's a reason BMW welds a front assembly to the camshaft for vanos oil control. Stupid complicated. Good luck getting it straight. I want a high compression heavily cammed N52 for some reason. I dunno- I'm weird though, and like goofy things.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 PM
    http://www.amazon.com/Minicat-Sensor-Spacer-Adapter-Extender/dp/B00CBKEC06
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 PM
    That's probably the next step if this keeps up. The Motiv manifold has something along those lines, I can take pictures of it if/when I have to yank one of the O2s again. Perhaps it's not tall or thick enough to insulate them sufficiently from the heat, we'll have to see. It's not a big deal so long as I can fix it once and for all. The car runs beautifully otherwise, just these damn widebands.
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  • BoostAddict's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 PM
    If anything you can space them further away from the manifold. You can use spark plug non foulers. You just have to drill out the inside to let the sensor through. The threads are all the same. I've had to do this before.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 PM
    Ahh crap, that's a bummer if the streets are wet or raining. Literally impossible to do anything.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 PM
    That is a really sweet setup man. Can't want wait till its all in and finalized.
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 PM
    Yea I doubt it's the fuel, to your point. The O2 I yanked this evening had a lot of mileage on it, so i'm not really that surprised. It was pretty beat up, had some dents in the casing etc. We'll see soon enough, car has moved 20 miles in the last 3 weeks so i'm gunna beat up on it tomorrow. I wanna drive SO badly right now but the streets are wet. Must exercise restraint.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 PM
    Weird, you'd think it would last longer cause of the corn. It burns cooler than regular gas, so idk really. :(
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 PM
    Stefon Diggs 5.011 192 WR UMD Positives: Talented and quick twitch athlete. Explosive gait, instant gas off the line and at the stem of routes. Wins immediately in space with coordination and balance. Natural run after catch instincts and YAC threat. Fierce competitor, will play hurt. Motor always runs hot. Flashes ball skills and ability to elevate at catch point. Should be instant special teams core player as a returner and gunner. Top recruit coming out of HS. Negatives: Far quicker than fast. Explosive three step game gives way to monotone vertical speed. Inconsistent hands and poor ball tracking. Slight frame that is probably maxed out, unsure if he can play outside. Will get beat up by physical NFL players. Played almost exclusively in space, marginal route runner at best. Wins with athleticism, limited skill at this point.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 PM
    Will do. -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Building the engine in N54
    Would have made a great article. It's all good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 PM
    If I ever reach that point feel free to tell people I have a problem.
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Today, 09:17 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Building the engine in N54
    No proof of convo. I was on the phone with him. Sorry
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:17 PM
    Try the Spice Tree. I need to get 4 or 5 bottles of that stuff at the rate I'm consuming it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Building the engine in N54
    I don't doubt you but do you have proof of the convo? Schrick builds cams for old BMW motors, you are right. The thing is, with those motors, you NEED their cams if you are going to race. N54's are hitting the dynos more than the racetrack.
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  • robc1976's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 PM
    I have no issues on straight E85?
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  • wreckz's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 PM
    Alright thank you
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Building the engine in N54
    When i spoke to the head of Schrick in Germany about making cams for the N54 platform he said there wasn't enough market for it. I was like no market? Are you serious? I told him there was a huge market for them in America. More so than many of the obsolete BMW engines they make cams for now. He said as of now we have no plans on manufacturing cams for the N54.
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  • robc1976's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 PM
    robc1976 replied to a thread For Sale: FS: MOTIV 750 Single Turbo kit in Buy/Sell - Parts
    I appreciate that
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 PM
    Best of luck! I burnt up both O2's with my VFF900 with in the first 2K miles. Installed new OEM ones and they lasted 20K miles of being tuned in a double wrapped header. The original ones installed had 60K miles, and i saw small signs of issues arise when i had stockers installed
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 09:08 PM
    Very cool. I'll have to check out Compass Box. I was just in Kentucky for work - unfortunately didn't have time to make it to any distilleries (they all stop the tours at 3ish), but I was able to go to a large liquor store near Woodford Reserve's distillery. I found a bottle of their Master's Collection there - super excited. I've been looking for it for a while and just accepted it was sold out everywhere near me - but I found it there and got their last bottle. It's bourbon finished in a Pinot Noir barrel. Excited to try it out. Just for shits and giggles I asked if they had gotten their allotment of Pappy yet. He replied they were releasing it the next day and I got super excited until he told me they had a line of people camping out. Didn't even notice them when I walked in, but when I walked out, sure enough there was already a long line of folks who were waiting to get a bottle. Crazy. -Rich
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 PM
    Hadn't thought about that aspect of it, good call. The first O2 that burnt up was brand new and went bye bye solely on pump gas, wastegate to 17PSI or so. Pretty modest stuff, I don't think it lasted more than 5-800 miles or so. The second O2 that burnt up already had 60K miles of FBO use, and went out in literally 15-30 miles. No exageration. That was with straight corn at 20-23PSI, though I don't think I got more than a single third gear pull out of it before it ate shit. If this doesn't work there really aren't other options left. I have to be frank, i'm not optimistic. The two sensors appear virtually identical. We'll see! Edit: And FWIW, bank 2 has played nice. That O2 appears to still be functioning. Could be random.
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 PM
    Basically the same thing i'm doing but relocated. The one i have for the 3kgt has 6 1/4 NPT and 2 really large ones on either end. You can adapt it to fit anything of the same thread. Ive seen people use push-loc fittings and run nylon lines to components.
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 PM
    Whats the second hose you have coming off the mani?
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 PM
    Does that one block provide vaccum from the manifold to 4 different sources? Similar to how 3000gt has only two lines coming from his manifold?
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 PM
    I have a vacuum block on the 3KGT It works good but the issue is if one hose goes they all go. Not the case with decent hose but could still happen. The reason i chose to keep everything on the mani goes beyond vacuum/ pressure source for gauges,etc. I simply couldn't utilize a vacuum block and need it right off the source. As far as using it for the BOV, yeah its over kill but it doesnt really cost me anything to do it, so i do things when i get bored. It was actually a piece salvaged off my totaled car.
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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 PM
    Whelp best of luck. If you burn these up I'm not sure why sensors I'm going to buy. Are these failing on 93 tuning or e85?
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  • geshsoft's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 PM
    So I replaced my valve cover and oil filter housing gaskets with brand new OEM ones about 25k miles ago. I noticed yesterday that I have a small amount of oil oozing from one of the oil filter housing gaskets (small amount of accumulated dirt mixed with oil). Considering that it has been only 25k and I do not beat the living hell out of the car I am not exactly thrilled developing a leak so fast. Needless to say the old gaskets, when removed, were as polymerized as they get (hard as plastics). That said, does anyone know the type of rubber used for these gaskets on our n54 engines?
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