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  • 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?
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  • 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.
    79 replies | 6832 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
    79 replies | 6832 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 -_-
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. :)
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  • 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.
    34 replies | 4034 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    Cool! Good luck! Keep us posted.
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • pobudz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    pobudz replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    It'll get worked out. My cams are being installed tomorrow and I'll be working with MOTIV. Also, who still uses this forum?
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    I wish they ran without passengers but cool to see the Laf putting in timed runs in the wild...
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    That motor I didt't care about, and also why spend $3000 on parts I'm not going to install, no better time than when assembling a motor. Also just back ground, fired car with new motor, and cams in in, idles perfect like a kitten, no issues, get half a block from the shop every time, its literally the same distance, and its when Vanos becomes active, it throws any one of about 4-5 codes, sometimes it dies, other times you can get it back to the shop. I'm letting someone else guinea pig this one.
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    You need to start listening to yourself. Tony at NFZ CA last year: "don't desensitize knock sensors, don't desensitize knock sensors, don't desensitize knock sensors... $#@! it, desensitize them" KAPOW. :laughing-rofl:
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    wonder if the low lift cams will throw any codes. I know ur not about to find out, im just saying
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • rileyg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    rileyg replied to a thread VM Top Mount Kit Pricing Update in N54
    Thank you for the update. Really looking forward to the results with that efr. Keep us posted.
    92 replies | 19517 view(s)
  • Payam@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Not sure who negged you buddy. I just gave you some rep though. Anyways, I can share some details. On my car, I am testing an EFR8374 T4 Divided with 1.05AR housing Externally wastegated. It is a bottom mount twin scroll design that is using a single 44mm Tial MVR wastegate. I will be testing this VS the ACF/VM Top mount PTE 6266 to see how they compare. The turbo kit is made to be able to utilize almost any turbo the customer wants. It will be able to use Borgwarner's EFR and SXE series, Garrets GTX and GTW series as well as my personal favorite Precision turbos. Pricing between the setups will of course be different per the option you choose. Obviously EFR and GTX series turbos will be on the more expensive side compared to PTE. Right now Anthony is doing some testing on couple of motor mounts and intake filters for the kit. Once he is happy with the final outcome, we will post pictures and results.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Me putting my motor together on saturday. Just puit stock cams in, just put stock cams in, just put stock cams in, just put stock cams in, at the very least just do low lift, fuck it putting in the high lift cams. Thank god I can swap cams in about 2 hours. Should still make the event
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • Abacus38's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Abacus38 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    All hell naw that's F***** up did they even bother testing the freaking cams first!!!????
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Just took valve cover off, reset timing just to be sure, it's dead nuts, started car got half a block from the shop limp mode for outlet cam timing test mechanics fail. I've gotten the same code for intake, and about 4 other cam / vanos codes on rotation. I'll be putting stock cams back in tomorrow
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Paul @VAC had told me he was going to rebuild my vanos's. I don't know if that's because of my cams or not but he said he would "make adjustments to them".
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    V8Bait replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    There may be more going on here, although it is a little concerning all the vvt tables, checks and adaptations that are in the background and currently undefined. It would seem they cannot be disabled adequately either. Still some more testing going on.
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  • The Convert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Thanks for your input...from what I have read about the dfv setup in the Ohlins, it really has me wanting to go that direction, but there just doesn't seem to be a customer base on the forums to really speak to them...
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  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Mind if I ask what you paid
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Did VAC or Schrick provide any special install instructions for these cams? I just find it hard to believe Schrick would release cams without testing them first.
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • Karura's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    You have a great point that it isn't exactly cheap, so my goal is to try to figure out the required P/Ns and create a reference so we have all something to refer to if we want to do this mod. The easy part seems to be the M3 steering rack assembly, as this can be gotten for a reasonable price off a salvage or ebay M3 partout. What I am more curious about is the 1M power steering pump. Since 1M production numbers are quite low and it was only used on the 1M (as far as we know), the pump would be the expensive part as it would be sourced directly from OEM. Aside from the pump, what is actually required for this swap? Hope we can try to piece together a reference guide. I've pulled up the RealOEM parts diagrams, and see that the pump itself has pulleys and such, other parts around it. I wonder if we only require the pump itself, and can swap the pulley and other parts from the original 335is N54 pump. If not, I don't see it being too much of an extra expense, but would be nice to figure out more.
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    jt0407 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Thank God I didn't buy them and install them, right before tx2k
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
  • berns's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    Currently running it with no assist but I plan to hook up the servotronic soon. Definitely heavy steering for slow moves and I'd appreciate some more assistance. Haven't really noticed any understeer. As I said, the car feels immensely capable and super neutral. To be up front, Cobb sent me these bars to review a while back for a magazine article, so that's why they're in. I think once I fit some 255 or 265s up front with the square setup, I'll be even happier with the front end, plus the Swift spring conversion will help further. alex@ABR makes an excellent point and I agree. There are certainly better coilover setups out there for straight track use. But the e90, nor any of my past cars, have been race cars. Over the years, reviewing countless modified vehicles and even testing them in events like the European Car Grand Prix, I'd simply never felt anything that was so at home on street and track. They hold up, stainless shock bodies are nice too. Their springs are always on the soft side, in my opinion, which is why I'll be making the switch to the Swifts. I've had a great relationship with KW over the years, know some of the guys that work there too -- they even show up to local track events. The Clubsports are phenomenal, as are the V3s. Personally I wouldn't bother with anything under that. Certainly Ohlins, AST, JRZ are all up there. I've heard good things about the street/track setups from Ohlins. I've ridden in JRZ-equipped track cars and was blown away, but that's purpose built.
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Wow! Thanks for the info Tony. Sorry you went thru all the trouble.
    79 replies | 6832 view(s)
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