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  • hydra's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    They are all the same part number as per the ETK, E-N55, F-N55, and S55 See it for yourself: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=UC93-USA-08-2013-E82-BMW-135i&mg=11&sg=40&diagId=11_4470&q=11617576911
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum urgeoverkill.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    Nobody knows. But Mercedes are in a dificult spot there. Most drivers have a contract now. And those contracts are protected by the Contract Recognition Board, which is in place to protect both drivers and teams against such an event.. So that would mean big $$$ if they want to break somenone's contract. Other teams would want compensation if such a contract was broken. And the $15M to 20M budget Mercedes had for Nico can vanish real quick that way. The knowns for 2017 so far:
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  • RSL's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 AM
    RSL replied to a thread Help with Logs - MHD Inside in N54
    It could just the be change in the weather/IATs exacerbating the issue for the closure. The earlier logs had minor closures up there already. On stock turbos, it's probably not even worth the gas to rev it out that high anyway. In terms of actual performance, you'd be better served shifting earlier and dropping back into the meaty part of the rpm band. It's diminishing returns going that high and then you're on the trailing end of things already after a shift from up there. The trim difference between banks is closer still and not even as high than they were on the previous log, so that's good. Unless you changed the E85 blend, temp also has an impact on trims and they could pick back up when it gets warm again, but looking pretty good for now.
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  • frontside0815's Avatar
    Today, 03:52 AM
    So you had an f Modell intake Manifold? The E Series do not have the DME under the intake? I am not sure, maybe there is an Option left?
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 AM
    Yes,theyswitchedmechanicsonNico'srequest. Lewis didn't think much of it at the time.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread BMW S65 MT in a 33 Ford in S65
    Where we at with this In33anity?
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 AM
    Yes, like always. Only in 2017 it is no longer possible/allowed to accumulate penalties like Lewis Hamilton did in Spa, where they changed 3 engines giving him 30 penalty grid places, and 3 fresh engines to complete the season. Nope, that keeps is going through the winter :) They are still the team to beat. Their engine is for now still the most powerful, but with the changed geometry and aero of the cars next year there is no teling of their 2016 package can be transformed to function the same. Maybe Newey finds something new brillant like he did with the blown diffuser, that would give Red Bull the upper hand.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 AM
    Hold on. Didn't Nico get a different support team this year? This was Hamilton's last year, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 AM
    What info is being selectively omitted? The TT is 6MT. Pretty much all the 10 second M3's are DCT's which means you can expect even more out of a DCT TT car, right? Why would I argue this when this is the exact reason I bought a DCT M3? That was what, 7 years ago? Are you new here? Maybe read some of my DCT articles so you can catch up? You can't just ignore every 1/4 mile result for the M3. The 10 second M3's at over 130 miles per hour are all roughly 600 whp supercharged cars. It is a FACT a 700 whp twin turbo M3 with more are under the curve, manual or DCT, will be faster. Laws of physics and stuff. Easy, you.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 AM
    Caseygarris, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 AM
    If you actually followed Formula1 you would know Mercedes has no #1 and #2 driver. Both are equal assets to the team and are treated as such. In fact, non of the top teams in F1 have that construction any more. The first one that pops to mind is Kimi Raikkonen. He was 27ish as I recall. Exactly that. Capitalizing his fortune. And you are blaming/attacking him for this? Why?
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  • hydra's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    Will post some pics up shortly, but the restriction is the same as that on the N54 manifold. I did not bother checking to see if the manifold physically fits (although I have 90+% confidence that it does) as there is no longer any point in doing so IMO. The hole you speak of is where the DME fits, its cooled by the air flowing through manifold.
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  • 654's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    654 replied to a thread VTT GC Ball Bearing testing begins in N54
    Any more insight about the cost differences from the manufacturing point of view? Everyone agrees that ball bearings are cheap nowadays. If a turbo has been designed for allowing both JB and BB, what are the differences in the variable manufacturing costs?
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  • Mythacali's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 AM
    Mythacali replied to a thread VTT XMAS GIVEAWAY in N54
    Count me in as well!
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  • Aces's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 AM
    I get upset every time I see them do anything with cars.
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  • RSicks's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 AM
    RSicks replied to a thread Help with Logs - MHD Inside in N54
    Sorry about the delay, lots of things going on... but I do have a new log. I've been working on getting my IAT's in check as well as a couple other things. I have reset the adaptations and the car is running well on the E25 MHD tune. The stft's are still off by about 5 points, but that's better than it was. My under boost has changed to over boost and going over the load requested. Now I am getting mean throttle closures. Complete opposite of what it was doing... at least I can rule out boost leak =) Here is my latest log, I rolled into this one a bit since I've been getting a little wheel spin on the lower end of the RPM's in 3rd lately. The throttle closures are pretty bad at the end of the run - less than half way open. Not even sure where to start on that one. http://datazap.me/u/rsicks/throttle-closures?log=0&data=3-4-24
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    Today, 01:54 AM
    BlackJetE90OC replied to a thread VTT XMAS GIVEAWAY in N54
    In:handgestures-thumb:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    It begins. Porsche, Audi, Ford, BMW, and Mercedes announced they will work on creating a standardized charging network along European highways. What does this mean? It means they are trying to become the standard for EV charging and it is a direct shot at Tesla which has been trying to expand into Europe. Imagine for a moment if Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Mercedes all decide on a charging standard for their cars that is not compatible with Tesla vehicles. Imagine if they have this network in place on European highways. Well, you can probably imagine Europeans would not opt for a car that would not be able to utilize this network. This is still far away but everyone involved here is not just entering into an agreement for fun. They are hedging their bets for the future and want to come up on top once gasoline and diesels are pushed aside (more accurately, outlawed). Porsche is aiming at launching their first all electric vehicle in 2020. If a charging network is in place by then it will be a strong incentive for European sales. Joint Venture to deploy a high-powered DC charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe Power levels up to 350 kW significantly reduce charging time compared to available systems Build-up of about 400 ultra-fast charging sites planned in Europe Network is based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard which uses a connector that is fully compatible with most current and next generations BEVs Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers would form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure Stuttgart, November 29, 2016 – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption. The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. The build-up is planned to start in 2017. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned. By 2020 the customers should have access to thousands of high-powered charging points. The goal is to enable long-distance travel through open-network charging stations along highways and major thoroughfares, which has not been feasible for most BEV drivers to date. The charging experience is expected to evolve to be as convenient as refueling at conventional gas stations. The network will be based on Combined Charging System (CCS) standard technology. The planned charging infrastructure expands the existing technical standard for AC- and DC charging of electric vehicles to the next level of capacity for DC fast charging with up to 350 kW. BEVs that are engineered to accept this full power of the charge stations can recharge brand-independently in a fraction of the time of today’s BEVs. The network is intended to serve all CCS equipped vehicles to facilitate the BEV adoption in Europe. BMW Group“This high-power charging network provides motorists with another strong argument to move towards electric mobility”, says Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “The BMW Group has initiated numerous public charging infrastructure projects over the last years. The joint project is another major milestone clearly demonstrating that competitors are combining forces to ramp-up e-mobility.” Daimler AG“The breakthrough of e-mobility requires two things: convincing vehicles and a comprehensive charging infrastructure. With our new brand EQ, we are launching our electric product offensive: by 2025, our portfolio will include more than ten fully electric passenger cars. Together with our partners, we are now installing the highest-powered charging infrastructure in Europe”, says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance e-mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric vehicle.” Ford Motor Company “A reliable, ultra-fast charging infrastructure is important for mass consumer adoption and has the potential to transform the possibilities for electric driving”, says Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “Ford is committed to developing vehicles and technologies that make people’s lives better, and this charging network will make it easier and more practical for customers across Europe to own electrified vehicles.” AUDI AG“We intend to create a network that allows our customers on long-distance trips to use a coffee break for recharging”, says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Reliable fast charging services are a key factor for drivers to choose an electric vehicle. With this cooperation we want to boost a broader market adoption of e-mobility and speed up the shift towards emission-free driving.” Porsche AG“There are two decisive aspects for us: ultra-fast charging and placing the charging stations at the right positions”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Together, these two factors enable us to travel in an all-electrically powered car as in a conventional combustion engine vehicle. As automobile manufacturer, we actively shape our future, not only by developing all-electrically powered vehicles but by building up the necessary infrastructure as well.” The automobile manufacturers intend to make substantial investments to create the network, underscoring each company’s belief in the future of electric mobility. While the founding partners – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group – will be equal partners in the Joint Venture, other automobile manufacturers will be encouraged to participate in the network to help establish convenient charging solutions for BEV customers. The Joint Venture is also open for cooperations with regional partners. The Joint Venture formation is subject to execution of definitive agreements and merger control approval in various jurisdictions.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    It begins. Porsche, Audi, Ford, BMW, and Mercedes announced they will work on creating a standardized charging network along European highways. What does this mean? It means they are trying to become the standard for EV charging and it is a direct shot at Tesla which has been trying to expand into Europe. Imagine for a moment if Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Mercedes all decide on a charging standard for their cars that is not compatible with Tesla vehicles. Imagine if they have this network in place on European highways. Well, you can probably imagine Europeans would not opt for a car that would not be able to utilize this network. This is still far away but everyone involved here is not just entering into an agreement for fun. They are hedging their bets for the future and want to come up on top once gasoline and diesels are pushed aside (more accurately, outlawed). Porsche is aiming at launching their first all electric vehicle in 2020. If a charging network is in place by then it will be a strong incentive for European sales. Joint Venture to deploy a high-powered DC charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe Power levels up to 350 kW significantly reduce charging time compared to available systems Build-up of about 400 ultra-fast charging sites planned in Europe Network is based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard which uses a connector that is fully compatible with most current and next generations BEVs Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers would form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure Stuttgart, November 29, 2016 – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption. The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. The build-up is planned to start in 2017. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned. By 2020 the customers should have access to thousands of high-powered charging points. The goal is to enable long-distance travel through open-network charging stations along highways and major thoroughfares, which has not been feasible for most BEV drivers to date. The charging experience is expected to evolve to be as convenient as refueling at conventional gas stations. The network will be based on Combined Charging System (CCS) standard technology. The planned charging infrastructure expands the existing technical standard for AC- and DC charging of electric vehicles to the next level of capacity for DC fast charging with up to 350 kW. BEVs that are engineered to accept this full power of the charge stations can recharge brand-independently in a fraction of the time of today’s BEVs. The network is intended to serve all CCS equipped vehicles to facilitate the BEV adoption in Europe. BMW Group“This high-power charging network provides motorists with another strong argument to move towards electric mobility”, says Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “The BMW Group has initiated numerous public charging infrastructure projects over the last years. The joint project is another major milestone clearly demonstrating that competitors are combining forces to ramp-up e-mobility.” Daimler AG“The breakthrough of e-mobility requires two things: convincing vehicles and a comprehensive charging infrastructure. With our new brand EQ, we are launching our electric product offensive: by 2025, our portfolio will include more than ten fully electric passenger cars. Together with our partners, we are now installing the highest-powered charging infrastructure in Europe”, says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance e-mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric vehicle.” Ford Motor Company “A reliable, ultra-fast charging infrastructure is important for mass consumer adoption and has the potential to transform the possibilities for electric driving”, says Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “Ford is committed to developing vehicles and technologies that make people’s lives better, and this charging network will make it easier and more practical for customers across Europe to own electrified vehicles.” AUDI AG“We intend to create a network that allows our customers on long-distance trips to use a coffee break for recharging”, says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Reliable fast charging services are a key factor for drivers to choose an electric vehicle. With this cooperation we want to boost a broader market adoption of e-mobility and speed up the shift towards emission-free driving.” Porsche AG“There are two decisive aspects for us: ultra-fast charging and placing the charging stations at the right positions”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Together, these two factors enable us to travel in an all-electrically powered car as in a conventional combustion engine vehicle. As automobile manufacturer, we actively shape our future, not only by developing all-electrically powered vehicles but by building up the necessary infrastructure as well.” The automobile manufacturers intend to make substantial investments to create the network, underscoring each company’s belief in the future of electric mobility. While the founding partners – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group – will be equal partners in the Joint Venture, other automobile manufacturers will be encouraged to participate in the network to help establish convenient charging solutions for BEV customers. The Joint Venture is also open for cooperations with regional partners. The Joint Venture formation is subject to execution of definitive agreements and merger control approval in various jurisdictions.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread 135i N54 DCT Swap? in N54
    A 6MT swap is going to be the most cost effective of any choice but the DCT swap will be the highest performance option. It just depends on goals really. Personally, I wouldn't bother with upgrading an AT if a DCT swap is an option.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    We all know the 918 Spyder is quick and fast. A PorscheBoost member has run 10 flat in his at 144+ miles per hour. We all also know Nissan GTR's can be upgraded to put out absurd horsepower. That hardly makes the car the 918's equal though. You can make anything fast in a straight line. Still, it certainly is impressive how quickly this GTR moves. Well, once it catches up. In the first run the 918 Spyder jumps and it takes the GTR a while to catch and pass it. The second run has a better start or the GTR and it pulls much more quickly. Now how about running them on a roadcourse and seeing what happens? Frankly, who cares. Is there really anyone on the planet that would rather have a Nissan GTR than the engineering masterpiece that is the 918 Spyder?
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