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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 AM
    You should swap them between each other and see what it reads.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum TammieR15.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 AM
    Audi and Porsche do not really like each other. They have to play nice as Volkswagen owns both of them now but Porsche and Audi each want to call the shots in the luxury segment. As Porsche expands its model lineup it continues to step on Audi's toes. Audi does not like this but Porsche also does not like that Audi made the R8 which definitely targets potential 911 buyers. Each company is taking offense with the other. This in-house battle is increasing as Porsche and Audi both are dumping money into competing platforms. Rather than cooperating each wants to push their own platform. Porsche wants Audi to use its platform for the next generation Panamera for example. Audi wants Porsche to use its platform developed for the next generation Q7 to underpin the Cayenne but Porsche is saying the platform has to many deficiencies including limitations with engine choices. Volkswagen wants everyone in the VW Group to use Audi's design to save costs. Lamborghini apparently is not too happy with Porsche as VW apparently is having Porsche design all the future sports cars in the VW Group. Lamborghini does not like what Porsche has planned for the Huracan successor. Audi who uses the Lamborghini platform for the R8 is also not happy with Porsche's approach so Lamborghini and Audi appear aligned against Porsche. Bentley on the other hand is happy with Porsche and their MSB luxury platform they intend to make use of. Lamborghini wants its own chassis and one designed to accept V10 engines. Porsche is building a chassis around their flat-6 motors which obviously benefits them. Audi uses the Lamborghini V10 so they are with Lamborghini on this one. See the mess? This is what a senior Volkswagen source stated on the matter, "If we don’t call the shots here at HQ, Audi and Porsche will never get their acts together. What these guys fail to understand is that they have to cooperate, not fight each other. We need to prevent individual sports car architectures and excessive proliferation, and to make Porsche’s MSB mandatory for both brands. Standardize the stuff that is really expensive: drivetrains, electronics, alternative propulsion systems, batteries, materials, methods, and processes. Audi and Porsche must stop fighting over architectures and concentrate on diversification by content. It’s as simple as that. And as difficult.” This is a bit of a mess but when so many brands are added into the mix and have overlap it is simply a matter of time before people butt heads. If VW wants to prevent this getting messy they need their executives to step in and dictate who will use what platform. That or they can let the brands compete against each other. Who really wants the same SUV rebadged seven times? It is going to be interesting to see what happens and how this is resolved. Source
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  • rooringhusky's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    Any OBD To USB K+DCAN cable will work. EBay has a lot of cheap ones but if you don't want to do trial and error the "One stop electronics" one is popular for the E9x community. http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/shop/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=16
    2 replies | 44 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    Flinchy replied to a thread Twin Disk Clutch in N54
    did anyone ever find out if spec offers a twin plate for N54?
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  • musc's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    musc replied to a thread Spark Plug Installation How-To in N54
    +1 As others have mentioned NO anti-seize is required on these plugs. The anti-seize reduces the friction between the threads so you don't have to overcome that when torquing which is why over torquing is a concern even using an accurate torque wrench. If you do not know the specifics torque spec is generally reduced 20-30% if using anti-seize in an application where it is not called for. It's best not to use it all in this case. Will it cause an issue in this application? I don't know but I'd rather not chance it. Remember our plugs and generally any plugs that have 'shiny' threads have a metal shell plating like nickel which acts as the lubricant/anti-seize. Black or dark threads generally do not have this coating and therefore usually require anti-seize.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread July Specials from FFTEC in N54
    You can use pm's now.
    23 replies | 609 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum MarcelaKr.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 AM
    Hey C Minus: :text-welcomewave:
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Hogan5Shoesz.
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  • AGP1328's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    AGP1328 replied to a thread Spark Plug Installation How-To in N54
    Great write up, just did this the other day. Was going to point out the anti-seize but it seems other people already did. Honestly, probably doesn't matter that you used it, especially if you have a digital torque wrench. I just tightened mine with a normal wrench, I personally don't think torqueing it to exactly 17ft-lbs is extremely important.
    5 replies | 56 view(s)
  • rooringhusky's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    +1 Big mistake on an aluminum engine. You never want to use antiseize BC you risk over torqueing the plugs. In addition, I would only blow out the spark plug holes with the spark plugs still in there to prevent any foreign debris getting into the cylinder.
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  • TDDaryl's Avatar
    Today, 01:10 AM
    Thanks. I think I figured out one of my O2s is bad. I'm gonna replace it and go from there.
    5 replies | 141 view(s)
  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    Flip? Please tell me you aren't serious... Haha you cali boys aren't bout that life!! Clearly this was a burnout contest, and I applaud the creativity. Come on down to a trucks gone wild and you will see some stuff...trucks and other offroad vehicles, custom buggies, oh, and tons of hot chicks earning beads...can't forget that! ;)
    3 replies | 77 view(s)
  • tofu's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM
    tofu replied to a thread Spark Plug Installation How-To in N54
    pretty sure bmw instructs NOT to use any anti seize on the threads
    5 replies | 56 view(s)
  • lamia2super's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    xi + fftec top mount = very nice
    5 replies | 141 view(s)
  • rawad1017's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    rawad1017 replied to a thread S54: M3-R Racecar build thread in S54 and M54
    man you are hauling ass with that thing
    122 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Xearom3's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    Xearom3 replied to a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    RBs sold!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread Spark Plug Installation How-To in N54
    Very well done sir, repped and thank you!
    5 replies | 56 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Do you have a higher res pic?
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Xearom3
    17 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Setra's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Setra replied to a thread S54: M3-R Racecar build thread in S54 and M54
    Here's another Nürburgring video. My fastest lap from a outboard view.
    122 replies | 7514 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 AM
    TBN too high, needs more ethanol usage ;) (* ethanol creates lots of acid, reduces base content of oil) would be interesting to see a VOA ... http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=966144 VOA to compare to. curious as to why your magnesium content so vastly differs... different oil formulations? ok, twice-as-high calcium content, i'm guessing they're totally different formulations. so not a really good VOA to compare to, damn. still: there's absolutely nothing wrong with the UOA, just like the report states. tons of anti-wear left, not too many worn off bits/particles floating around,
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Welcome MarylinRo, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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