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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    The MP4-12C was phased out in favor of an updated version of the platform you all know as the 650S. That is not to say a stock MP4-12C is not potent as it definitely is. It's a tall order for any mid-size luxury sedan to take down on the highway even a modded one. This second generation Cadillac CTS-V is supercharged from the factory with the 6.2 liter LSA engine. It responds well to modification which it will need to move its portly butt to keep up with the 31XX pound MP4-12C. This LSA receives a higher boost boost pulley, a cam upgrade, drag radials, and most importantly E85 fuel. Nothing too crazy about the mod list there. They run twice and the CTS-V gets the better of the MP4-12C in the first run partially thanks to a better start. For whatever reason the second run is not shown from the CTS-V's view but instead we get a chase view. The first perspective is out of focus and in the second view it looks close with the MP4-12C edging. Either way this is a potent Cadillac considering the mods and all the MP4-12C needs is a tune to decisively put things in its favor.
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  • Alpine's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    DA today was pretty ridiculous to say the least. I don't think it got much lower than 6000 if we were even lucky to see that. I tried everything just short of Fred Flintstone pushing the mofo off the line. Brake boost in 1st gear, let the car shift to 2nd, take over from there. Brake boost in straight sport automatic. No brake boost flooring it. Everything I did made zero difference to advance me beyond a 13.4. I figure the only real way to overcome the horrible launch capability of this trans and the spool of the turbo at this point is either a trans swap or adding another 100hp to the wheels and seeing what happens. Just baffling to me how BMW could build such a fantastic motor yet put one of the laziest ZF transmissions in with it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    Damn you beat those pistons up! Repped.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Good to see you willing to talk about it and post details.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Just in time for July 4th, right? If American automotive culture can be represented by any one thing it is definitely V8 horsepower. The Americans simply make the most. Disagree? Well, you can talk to Steve Morris Engines about some of their builds like this absolutely absurd twin turbo big block. Absurd in a good way of course with 4000 horsepower on race gas and how about 3000 on pump? That 3000 figure comes at only 20 psi by the way. Who knows what it really does cranked up. Here are the specs: Cast BRODIX 5" bore-space block with in-house custom machining Premium SME piston package for big boost Billet crankshaft and aluminum connecting rods Custom cam profile Jesel belt-drive and MOROSO dry-sump oiling system INNOVATORS WEST balancer with integrated crank trigger Cast BRODIX cylinder heads with SME port program and modifications JESEL custom shaft-mouted rocker system Custom billet valve covers Fabricated (optional billet) intake manifold Competition machining and assembly Yes, this is street legal and goes into a street legal car. You might balk at the $63,999 price but the horsepower per dollar is unbeatable if you consider that 2000+ horsepower Underground Racing builds are six figures and that they will only make half the power. This is street legal performance on a whole different level. The video below covers the details directly from Steve Morris. Well worth a watch for any enthusiast. 'Merica!
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Oddly enough, the above is cylinder #6 . #6 rarely ever saw any timing corrections. It was always #5 that had corrections. The other pistons and the rest of the motor (pistons, walls, bearings) were good.
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    Updated
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    Repd for adding data/info can you add a few more details such as wtq, how the failure happened, what you think the root cause was so that we can apply learnings?
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    N54, FBO, VTT2+ 630-680whp e85. This motor had 80k on it, tuned/modded since 40k. Piston crowns were good, just too much detonation. Ran well and logs looked normal (timing corrections, but nothing pointing to this cylinder). Compression test showed it was down (120psi vs. 160psi of rest). No visible oil burning. I had to remove the rings to get the ring land pieces out (you couldn't even tell they were broken). This is the same motor that set the then stock frame WR. These motors are strong, but only so durable (perhaps it isn't reasonable to expect a stock motor to last well over 600whp; clearly there was detonation).
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  • Milan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    I've managed 1.79 60' and our DA in Boise isn't that much lower than Bandimere....usually 4500-5000. You were power braking the launch right? 112 sounds about right because my car is pretty weak ass on pump gas and I have a 6466, so I figured yours would be pretty bad
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Oh one other thing was that cyl 6 rod was slightly bent. Cyl 6 had no problems and you would have never known it was slightly bent other than a little less power I guess. I missed it on initial tear down but then V8bait mentioned all the rods tony bent on many motors around the 650wtq mark and I went back to double check and sure enough cyl6 rod was bent a little. Seems the rods have a torque limit somewhere between 600-650wtq and I bet lots of motors out there with rods a little bent that you wouldn't know unless you tore down and inspected, maybe some of these single turbos running high boost but not quite hitting the 800+ power levels it seems they should be at for thier boost on the same turbos :think:
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    Thanks for sharing! Please post a log of the misfire runs so we can have a look. Terry@BMS, for those of us with the JB4 controlling PI, is this a condition you can account for in the JB4?
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum RandallYew.
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  • I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    Do you think with left foot brake launching you just couldn't get the boost up enough? The best I've managed at Bandimere was a 1.9 60' , 13.05 @ 109 on my current set up (stock downpipes) last Sept.
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    I see several threads pop up with engine failures but I like how this thread keeps them all together so I will add mine here. My failure was due to persistent misfire around 6000rpm. I was on the dyno tuning around 30psi making about 700whp/650wtq and everything looking good but couldn't get rid of a misfire at about 6250rpm. Doing back to back pulls and not allowing enough time for cool off in between was part of my issue. After a few misfires on cyl 5 messing up some runs I swapped in a new 5992 NGKs plug gapped to .016 on 2nd bank (just like all my other ones) and next run my cylinder 5 blew. Upon inspection the top of cyl 5 piston was melted and that with hyper lean detonation destroyed the ring land and rings. No bearings were damaged or any other damage other than a little aluminum deposit on cyl 5 from cyl melting and the chunks from the ring land it blew. I was able to drive the smoke chimney back home from the dyno and tear apart to swap in a new used engine and build a race engine with the core. Was running stage 3 lpfp and BMS PI with SS controller and flash only tuning. After looking at my last few logs with the misfire and the one from when it blew it's pretty clear that the misfire with the high boost created a situation where the cyl would cut the DI fuel due to misfire but high rpm and high boost had a lot of heat in cyl creating glow plug from injector and with PI still spraying for 500-1000rpm more it created a hyper lean condition that melted the piston and blew the ring land. This is the risk in two fuel systems not controlled by the same computer, something syvecs can solve. Planning to build Carrillo rods with CARR studs and Carrillo Pistons 84.5mm, arp mains studs and head studs, WPC treated bearings, closed deck (maybe). Thinking about lowering compression to 9.5, not sure yet. Surprisingly, neither Motiv or ABR offers block machining only to bore the block out and install closed deck, they are only looking to sell full build for 7-10k going from just piston upgrade to everything. I found a good engine machine shop in Houston to take care of all the block machining and we are discussing doing a closed deck insert but we will see where that goes, Maybe will be able to offer a new service for those that just want a closed deck block since others don't want to do that by itself at this time. you can see in the pics below the melted piston, blown ringland, and melted aluminum on the cyl wall.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Hey Alejandrin: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    KieraJay3, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • froop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    They actually don't sell them anymore from what I can see. They only have the engine mounts listed for sale and even those are out of stock. I think they just didn't sell enough to make another production run of them or something. PTF don't sell them anymore as they were a MOTIV designed product (I think), so when they split up, only MOTIV continued to sell them once PTF sold their remaining stock.
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  • Alpine's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Well, numbers definitely were not what I was expecting. 1st gear launch best of the night was 13.4 @ 112 with a 2.4 60'. I'm bogging like crazy on the launch, seriously annoyed but whatever. Is what it is until nizpro releases their new software.
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    MM Performance replied to a thread Replacing engine in N54
    I don't think it's a problem as Evan was putting a 335i engine in his 535. Sounds like oil pan for Xi and flywheel like you said and should be ok.
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  • Tech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    Tech replied to a thread Replacing engine in N54
    along with the oil pan needing swapped you'll need to change the oil pick up tube and plate. they have aluminum bolts as well. other than that the only other difference if the shape of the mounts and turbos.
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    The Ghost replied to a thread Replacing engine in N54
    I can't comment on this AWD part, but can confirm first hand the 135/335i motors are the same, even amongst transmissions. 2WD/4WD differs in oil pan and perhaps mounts from what I've read (never swapped them).
    5 replies | 314 view(s)
  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    R.G. replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    I recognize that engine bay That's a cheap ass $9 for the entire set amazon special Won't put that yellow in 5 min of sun garbage on the exterior so it found a home there There's an old school vender jbspeed or something similar that sells quality ones
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  • terryd5150's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    Awesome.
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    I used a 73mm badge and just used the adhesive emblem without the plastic seat. It ends up being only a few millimeters difference.
    4 replies | 265 view(s)
  • POWERSWHAT's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    POWERSWHAT replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    Yeah that was kind of a newb thing of me haha thanks :D
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    Hopefully this does not start any riots but talk about a badass 1-Series! The N54 engine from the 135i/335i is well known but this particular E82 1-Series decided on a turbo S54 motor with 800+ horsepower as the goal was going sideways. Hence the bodywork, stripped interior, vents, wheels, tires, and sequential transmission. If the goal is drifting the job is well done. Just watch the video for tire smokin proof.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    I think you'll get an answer in this section... moved.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    Hey Got2_911: :text-welcomewave:
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