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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    08-26-2014, 03:37 PM
    Custom set of Hybrids that started as RBs but are far from RBs at this time, Tuned by a local tuner from another platform and upgraded rebuilt hybrids by another turbo guy from that platform, done on a dynojet ... Pretty Bad Ass to say the least... Using jb with backend flash obv custom tuning by someone here on Long Island... Funny thing is this shop has no interest in this platform other than this being a employees car and them messing around here and there.... The 587 graph has gotta be the record right? Stock fuel system with a inline pump and I dont think much more than e50 :) Just shows what tuning can be done on the dyno by people who understand tuning in general, which 99% of the n54s dont get done (tuning on a dyno by someone sitting in that car on that dyno) The video i have was sent to me from an iphone to my android to the quality is murdered, but its here, this is a 6m 135i ..... PM or write your email if you want the video but he broke the 565 before i got done writing this so 58x+ is coming soon in higher quality...
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  • Snertz's Avatar
    08-06-2014, 11:57 AM
    Most have probably seen this posted on FB but for those that haven't, here's another option coming down the pipeline. Supposedly hitting the dyno this weekend. Per their posts, production is already in process, will have kits on the shelf ready to ship when it's released.
    162 replies | 5694 view(s)
  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    08-08-2014, 08:50 PM
    Jumped on the dyno to do a little messing around today, we literally decided to see how much boost we could make with these stock frames. Dzenno was kind enough to send me some maps he called "piston shredders" hahaha. Basically just as much WGDC as we would get, everything else the same as last time, timing, etc. Results were as we assumed a nice bump of midrange WTQ to 644 WTQ, and horsepower basically stayed exactly the same, which is now the standing N54 stock frame WR. Not happy with this or stopping at the map limits, I took our Mighty Vac vacuum pump and literally clamped the gates shut at 30 In Hg. It made the same amount of power, so basically there is nothing left, that's it. Pretty fun testing, Datazap log is there, Shotgun holds perfectly, not a single correction across the board, if the turbos were a little more free flowing, the power would continue to climb. People speak of bang for your buck. Our VTT Stage 2 and Shotgun HPFP kit is the best N54 bang for you buck out there, coming in at $4500 with billet upgrade and Double Barrel kit for power like this. Of course we would NOT recommend anyone run these "piston Shredder" maps or anything like them, but seeing 500-525WHP, and 550+ WTQ is not out of the realm of reality on 100% E85 and an aggressive tune. Pretty cool to see what a full maxed out set of Stage 2's can do on 100% E85. Cheers...:D Datazap log:http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/dyno-8814-map-14?log=0&data=1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-15-17&zoom=138-298
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    08-03-2014, 03:02 PM
    :angry-banghead: I figured I would give the new kid on the block a chance but it was truly a waste of time. After waiting 2 months I FINALLY received the top mount single turbo kit. I would usually just take pictures and leave it at that but this experience turned me to be a whole new A**hole. Yes I know that many people warned me but in my defense it was all verbal discrepancies and nothing visual.. like pictures. To save you the reader time I wont be repetitive unless necessary below. If anyone from ZNS or that represents them has an issue with this post please post up so I can screen shot all the emails, website messages, Facebook messages, and texts for everyone else to make their judgment. (yes it took this many forms of contact to get ahold of these people after a while) Well Now the BMW community will have a full on review of why NOT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY. In June I ordered a top mount single turbo kit from ZNS performance. In the beginning there were no issues with communication what so ever. A guy by the name of Keith would always pick up the phone and answer any questions that I had. As we came up on the 2 week mark that they proclaim to be when the kit will ship out I started to make sure we were still on schedule. Turns out we weren't on schedule and that he needed another week...At this point I called every other day if not every day to make sure he kept my kit fresh in his mind. Week after week went by and it was the same bullshit every time. He would blame everyone else but himself..."oh the fabricator hasn't finished it" or "we are waiting on these coolant lines" (when you can pic this shit up at a local parts store). \ I would use every method to try to contact these people stating that I needed a phone call, pictures or something...Until I threatened them with something like fraud I wouldn't receive a phone call. The messages were always short, unrelated, and full of shit. The time finally came around to where I received a tracking number... Friday (august 1st) I FINALLY received the package a month and a half later that schedule. The parts were Packed very very well. Everything individually wrapped in bubble wrap and the packing peanuts around them. It took me almost 30 minutes to get it all unpacked for inspection. I saved the Manifold for last...which was my mistake... I pulled the manifold out of packaging and inspected it. I wasn't sure if I was seeing things or if this fabricator really sucked that much dick at fabricating. Not one weld was back purged, The head plate was warped from lack of stabilizing the plate when welding it together. The welds looked like complete and total shit on the outside. Supposedly the welder had been doing this for 25 years...Yeah right...my first manifold I ever built was better looking and I was in high school. There are areas where you could see he blew through the metal and patched it. Yes he blew threw schedule 40 301 stainless. He didn't cut the pipe right so there were patch pieces all over the manifold. I had this looked over by a material joining engineer at work and he literally looked at it and just said "no" and handed it back to me. I called this D-bag and told him everything and he acted like he cared but his actions showed he didn't...once again claiming he would do stuff and never did it.. been texting him all weekend and nothing has been done. If there are ANY questions about what happened please feel free to ask and I will answer I will post pictures in a bit...im not by a wall plug and my laptop is about to die. Sticky can you make this where I can edit it? my house is a little far from where im at and Id like for the pictures to be in OP
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    08-18-2014, 08:16 PM
    Had a great time last night meeting some new people in Mexico. It was an impromptu meet so I didn't get to take any footage from my car :(. We are going to set something up in the next couple of weeks. I'll be ready with mounts and cameras etc. White e92 M3 6speed Active Autowerk level 3 SC kit Laguna Seca e92 M3 6speed Gintani Stage 2+ Red e92 M3 DCT Gintani Stage 2+ All M3s are running 91 octane and Meth. I am running e40 blend 100% Meth and Map 7 23 psi. They are very, very quick. Surprised me more than I thought to be honest. Everytime we started second gear rolls, they would get a good jump and I would play catch up. It would be hard for me to catch up though. 3rd gear rolls though I would move out pretty well, once I hit 4th gear It was over. Everyone seemed to be in the 580-600whp region. I dynoed 627 whp on Map 7 with this trim. That flatline shift bog aflatau really really hurts, it's not even funny. I've notice if I switch at 6800 rpm, it does not bog. I will have to do more testing. First and second race is Second gear roll. Red Vs White M3 Third race is Second gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. Spun pretty hard and once I hit third gear I guess it kicked me into map 4 Fourth race is second gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. I didn't realize I was kicked down to map 4 in this race lol so yea 12 psi run. Fifth race is third gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. Map 7 23 psi Good run here. Last race is all of us, second gear roll just for fun lol. There are more runs and vids from the other guys. I wish I had more to post up. Looked like the level 3 AA kit seemed to be the fastest of them all. In the end, we all had a blast. Nobody cared who's car was the fastest. I can't wait to hang out with these guys again.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    08-11-2014, 03:55 PM
    Hey guys, Was able to hit up the dyno this AM to see how the 6465 is doing. Overall I wound up a bit disappointed with it. I kept the fuel, weather, car, etc, similar to to the previous 5862 dyno with the only change being the turbo and boost profile. That means race gas, single CM10 nozzle, cutout open. Same ST back end flash. With the 5862 maxed out running 12psi WG springs it was able to make 28psi tapering to around 25psi at redline. With the 6465 maxed out running 15psi WG springs I was only able to make 29psi tapering to around 27psi at redline. I was expecting to at least be able to hold 30psi to redline. I did some basic diagnostics on the dyno to verify the MAC solenoid was operating properly, tested with the filter off to eliminate a possible restriction (more on that later), tried higher and lower advance curves, tried different AFR profiles, etc, and basically none of it improved the situation. Granted these runs are being done in 4th gear on an automatic which is fairly short as you can see in the log. Still it should be able to hold more boost. I'll continue working on it. Now I'm starting to wonder if the 5862 with a 15 or 17psi spring would produce the same power with less lag. During one of the filter off runs the turbo somehow managed to suck in the WG wiring and ate around 5" of it. lol. I didn't see any physical damage and power was not effected on subsequent runs. So it's probably all chopped in the intercooler. Will have to go hunting around for it. Thank god this is an eBay motor.
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    08-06-2014, 10:49 PM
    Saw this guy at the mall and I couldn't help myself. He was so playful and smart I had to have him. Very calm personality too, he quietly chills and likes to explore but never strays far. Going to be a bitch to potty train I can see but what should I name him? Been calling him tank for now.
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  • marcus335i's Avatar
    08-05-2014, 07:56 AM
    marcus335i started a thread Race gas or E85 in N54
    Ok so soon im going to the track and im not sure which route I should go. Ive used a mix of E85 before, 5 gallons E85 and the rest 91, with great results. The car felt like an absolute monster when I used the mix along with meth. When I did that I was at a 51 additive for meth. Now I have an option to use race gas MS109. Now I ask this question because a friend of mine has ran MS109 with a 70 meth additive and had great results but has not used E85. I guess im just looking for some opinions on what might/will have better results. If you've used both your opinion is appreciated.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-04-2014, 01:17 PM
    Dodson is tackling the BMW DCT market and is set to release a bevy of upgrade parts for the BMW DCT transmission including clutch pack shims, two different type of clutch kits, frictions plates, and associated hardware. These upgrades will be available for every BMW with the DCT transmission. Yes, that means the E9X M3 and E9X 335 models. It also means the new F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 models. These models all use a variant of a Getrag DCT box. The physical proportions are the same but Getrag obviously has modified the unit over the years for greater torque capability going from the naturally aspirated E9X M3 to the V8 twin turbo F10 M5. These Dodson parts will have even greater capability with two clutch sets currently listed one for 800 lb-ft of torque and the second for over 800 lb-ft. BimmerBoost will be testing out some of these Dodson parts in the BimmerBoost.com M3. Will Dodson succeed where SSP Performance failed? We will find out shortly but considering Dodson's stellar reputation it certainly looks like it. Pricing has yet to be announced but as soon as the parts are officially available BimmerBoost will of course bring you the details. BMW SPORTSMANS 15 PLATE CLUTCH KIT 800+ FT/LB 7 x Large Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 8 x Small Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 8 x Large Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels 9 x Small Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels Vehicles to suit: E82: E82 135i Coupé, USA E82 135i Coupé, Europe E88: E88 135i Convertible, USA E88 135i Convertible, Europe E89: E89 Z4 35i Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35is Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35i Roadster, Europe E89 Z4 35is Roadster, Europe E90: E90 M3 Saloon, USA E90 M3 Saloon, Europe E90N: E90N M3 Saloon, USA E90N M3 Saloon, Europe E92: E92 M3 Coupé, USA E92 335i Coupé, Europe E92 M3 Coupé, Europe E92N: E92N 335is Coupé, USA E92N M3 Coupé, USA E92N 335i Coupé, Europe E92N M3 Coupé, Europe E93: E93 M3 Convertible, USA E93 335i Convertible, Europe E93 M3 Convertible, Europe E93N: E93N 335is Convertible, USA E93N M3 Convertible, USA E93N 335i Convertible, Europe E93N M3 Convertible, Europe F06: F06 M6 Gran Coupé, USA F06 M6 Gran Coupé, Europe F10: F10 M5 Saloon, USA F10 M5 Saloon, Europe F12: F12 M6 Convertible, USA F12 M6 Convertible, Europe F13: F13 M6 Coupé, USA F13 M6 Coupé, Europe
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    08-21-2014, 10:53 PM
    Flinchy started a thread N54 intake manifold in N54
    So someone posted this on facebook https://www.facebook.com/fabfactory?ref=stream ED: just saw they sell the billet flange for DIY efforts mmm.
    39 replies | 1108 view(s)
  • Anthony@FFTEC's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 11:24 PM
    We've been pretty silent lately while diligently working to complete production for the MANY bottom and top mount turbo systems which have been ordered over the past few weeks. Firgured I should come on and give some updates as to the status of Terry's engine build. @Terry@BMS has given us the honor and privilege of building him a custom FFTEC N54 Long Rod motor. Short Block has been balanced, blue-printed and assembled in house. FFTEC Spec'd CP Pistons FFTEC Spec'd Connecting rod - Long Rod N54 Rods. OEM block sealer and tooling. Coated pistons. File fitting the rings.
    29 replies | 1354 view(s)
  • SteveAZ's Avatar
    08-12-2014, 07:34 AM
    Hey all, Thought I'd start a thread for the Fuel-It! Stage 3 E-Series LPFP testing I'm doing to share data and results. To begin with, this setup is NOT designed for those running stock turbos, nor is it needed for hybrids on an otherwise stock fuel system. This is for those that will be running alternative fueling solutions and need A LOT of fuel. Some key points: The stage 3 bucket consists of two Walbro 450 (F90000267) pumps plumbed in parallel and housed within a stock bucket. In order to reduce heat build up and strain on the stock electrical system, only one pump runs full time and is controlled 100% by the DME. Passenger and driver's side venturi's as well as the stock fuel pressure regulator are fully functional. All the stock plumbing and connections remain untouched. You replace your stock bucket with this one and none of the stock components are modified. The second pump runs on demand as determined by the user's setup. The bucket is a complete drop in and primary pump (stage 2 equivalent) is plug and play. The secondary pump requires an additional wiring harness and trigger (JB4, Hobbs switch...) Again, none of the stock components are modified. Flows as performed on the test bench at 13.5V were: Full time pump >1gpm Both pumps >2gpm *The stock fuel pump is approx. .6gpm under the same conditions. -At this time I am just playing with this setup to verify functionality and reliability. After I am satisfied with the results I will send one out to Tony for testing with the Shotgun setup. Here is some of the testing I've done thus far: Flow bench... Low fuel test... Logs...These were done with the secondary pump kicking on at 8psi and targeting AFRs or 12.2 up top. In these logs I'm also using my E85 CP injection to assist the HPFP and help with IAT's. That system is also run off the low pressure system but has a booster pump to increase pressures for atomization. I'll be adding a bunch of logs in the next few days to compare various setups. The LPFP and misc. The HPFP and misc. And last but not least, a picture of the pump assembly. :D Link to log in the above examples.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 12:59 AM
    This is a beatdown. Protomotive builds some spectacularly fast 996 Turbos but there are also some spectacularly fast Nissan GTR's out there. This Topspeed built 4.4 liter Alpha 12 certainly qualifies. Just to give you a sensation of how bit the difference between the cars is the GTR gives the two 996 Turbos (the yellow one is the claimed 1200+ horsepower Protomotive car) a head start and the hit yet runs them down and passes them with ease. The sensation of speed conveyed by the video is astonishing. The GTR makes the two 996 Turbos looks like they are moving in slow motion. Is the Protomotive car really putting out 1200+? Or is the GTR just that much damn faster?
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    08-11-2014, 01:24 PM
    Found this somewhere familiar... Poster says the m4 has 2 passengers seems to pull well against c7 but Ive beaten 5.0s with more mods with stockers maxed a bit worse.. so I am not sure what to think there.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-10-2014, 12:45 PM
    Graphic footage so be sure you want to see someone getting hit with a car:
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  • richpike's Avatar
    08-04-2014, 08:13 PM
    3-days in jail for speeding. Are you f'ing kidding me? Wow. http://jalopnik.com/never-speed-in-virginia-lessons-from-my-three-days-in-1613604053 Not that Virginia was high on my list to visit, but I certainly won't be visiting there now. This quote sums up the article pretty well: -Rich
    24 replies | 806 view(s)
  • triggz's Avatar
    08-18-2014, 02:28 PM
    triggz started a thread 1/2 Mile Trap Record??? in N54
    Does anyone know what the stock N54 turbo 1/2 mile trap record is?
    29 replies | 585 view(s)
  • capn's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 06:13 PM
    For those who don't know Troy Jeup, he's an M5Board vendor and sources engines/transmissions for E60 M5 and E63 M6s. Here's a seller feedback regarding two members who bought engines from him, basically he's a crook and stay as far away from him as you can: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/303241-troy-jeup-sales-feedback.html
    28 replies | 510 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-07-2014, 01:40 PM
    APR's turbo upgrade package for the Audi TT-RS 2.5 inline-5 TFSI is very potent. The Garrett GTX3567R turbo at the heart of the upgrade is capable of producing over 600 wheel horsepower on the TT-RS. The TT-RS in the video is stated to have somewhere in the 650 all wheel horsepower range and considering the outcome of these two races there is no reason to doubt the output. The first run is against an APR Stage III supercharged B7 RS4. The RS4 is stated to be in the low 600 wheel horsepower range. Keep in mind the 4.2 liter FSI V8 is running an Eaton TVS supercharger kit so it is no slouch. The race between the two cars is close but the TT-RS has the quicker elapsed time and also traps higher at 145.68 to 143.23 for the RS4. The second run is against an HPF turbocharged E46 M3 with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is stated to be making over 600 wheel horsepower. The TT-RS makes fairly easy work of it running a 148.86 trap speed to the E46 M3 140.29. Keep in mind comparing trap speeds in roll on races is difficult due to there not being a uniform starting speed. Regardless, the TT-RS with the APR Stage III kit performs impressively.
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  • litz4244's Avatar
    08-11-2014, 07:46 PM
    There was a total of 3 races. The first race was a wash due to him honking and my passenger attempting to count to 3. The second race was good and had a clean start and the third race also was good and had a clean start. The third race was shot from a chase vehicle. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYD93y8W46U
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  • nafoo's Avatar
    08-12-2014, 03:15 PM
    It truly saddens me that he was suffering from depression when it was his life's work to make people smile. I'm going to re-watch Mrs. Doubtfire tonight! Rest in peace Mr. Williams. Hilarious golf bit:
    20 replies | 848 view(s)
  • blisstik's Avatar
    08-14-2014, 05:40 PM
    Hey everyone, just got my Blackstone report. The oil was taken after around 6,000 miles and it has about 96K on the odometer. Car is an E92 2007 N54. Any ideas why iron is so high compared to universal averages?
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    08-07-2014, 07:37 PM
    Hey guys, For kicks we swapped the 5862 Precision turbo on our FFTEC 135i top mount twin scroll over to a 6465 Comp turbo. The new turbo should support another 75whp to get this car up closer to 700rwp. But in the mean time I was able to do a quick spool test. At 3300rpm the 5862 hits the ~17psi target. But the 6465 takes another 500rpm to get there. At 3300rpm it's at ~13psi. Not bad considering our 6466 bottom mount makes almost no boost at 3300rpm. We'll find out if the extra lag is worth it on the dyno next week.
    21 replies | 833 view(s)
  • ls3c6's Avatar
    08-05-2014, 10:19 AM
    2008 335xi, OFT STG1, DCI only (but behaves exactly the same all stock), 95k miles Runs rough, seat shakes slightly up/down, starts very easily and under 1 crank, stutters on gear change at low throttle input until warm. When warm runs like brand new. Maintenance and diagnostic data below: -Plugs and 1 coil replaced 4k ago -Walnut blasted 1k ago, no change in cold start behavior -Fuel pressure in rail remains proper overnight ~75psi (and 5000hpa lpfp/150000-120000hpa hpfp hpa during condition) -INPA cylinder roughness shows all cylinders in the green when this occurs -LTFT fuel trims are -3.3% B1, +5.5% B2... this is concerning, WOT fuel trims are also 8% apart... walnut blasting didn't change this a bit -Checked injector calibration since 4 were replaced under recall with HPFP in 2011, they are coded correctly -Disconnected battery and reset all adaptions, no change Car was CPO until recently but I was continually told "it's fine because there's no faults" so now it's my problem. I don't want to shotgun the repair with vanos solenoids, injectors, coils etc I want to find the problem and resolve it, thanks guys!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-05-2014, 03:30 PM
    Designing headers for the most recent naturally aspirated M engines is not easy work. Cars like the E60 M5 and E63 M6 using the high revving 5.0 liter S85 V10 already put out over 100 horsepower per liter from the factory. BMW M knows what they are doing and their header designs are very good to begin with. It is of course possible to improve on their production pieces which must meet emission and production cost restrictions but someone must really know what they are doing. Supersprint knows what they are doing. They recently posted a comparison of their S85 V10 header design to an unnamed competitor. We wish they named the competitor but it is understandable that by doing so it could be misinterpreted as unprofessional or taking direct shots. Check out their design comparison and comments below. Additionally, take a look at the Evolve Automotive S85 V10 headers to compare and Evolve's explanation of their engineering choices in their design. Supersprint does not provide as much data as Evolve regarding their S85 V10 header performance. SuperSprint: Recently there have been some requests and comparisons between our M5 E60/61 / M6 E63/64 V10 headers and what our competitors are offering. So here's a visual comparison between our 789301 and an example of what's on the market. Here's our 789301. Pipe routing and collector details. The primary pipes are separated to allow different thermal expansion without mechanical stress. The spring loaded flange and sealing rings avoid leaks. The perfectly smooth 5 into 1 collectors merge the gas glows in a linear, optimal way Here's a competitor's headers set. It's a 4 into 1 design adapted to a 5 cylinder engine, with the 5th pipe plugged in the middle of the collector. All the pipes are welded toghether, which can cause failure of the welding with heat. This can cause an expensive repair job! Also notice the pipe routing is not optimal. And here's the detail of the competitor's manifold collector, inside. The pipes stop abruptly, no smooth merging, a lot of flow interference and an irregular shaped centre hole. For comparison here's a close up of our 5 into 1 collector with the centre piramidal diffuser that merge the flows in a linear and efficient way into the main outlet. A different view, where you can see the spring loaded flange that keeps the sealing rings (made in graphite and pressed metal mesh) into place, to avoid leaks. They are also cheaply and quickly replacable!
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  • TT-Tom's Avatar
    08-14-2014, 09:14 AM
    TT-Tom started a thread MFactory LSD review! in N54
    I know a lot of people have been looking for, candid, feedback on these differentials, so here you go. I have a 2008 135i with a bolted diff for reference. The install was actually EXTREMELY easy, backlash on the new diff vs old was actually almost exactly the same. No trimming of the housing was required and the bearing races came right off the old and onto the new with ease. The pumpkin came without completely pulling the driveshaft, just dropped the axels and loosened the drive-shaft nut, out it came no problem. I also installed the purple powerflex bushings at the same time, this took longer than the entire diff install as my oem ones were pretty stuck in there and you can't use heat on the thin parts of the subframe. After awhile they came out with a small press setup. With the car back together I took it around the block a few times and can happily report no clunking going from reverse to drive, no whine, and a lot less drivetrain slop with the bushings. Traction wise in a straight line is hard to tell because i need some new rubber soon but the burnout test says that both wheels are turning Cornering now feels like I can use the skinny pedal to turn the car instead of it pushing the front until massive oversteer happens. I only have a few miles on it but I wanted to sing praise for a great, perfectly priced, high quality product. If anyone is going to put something through its paces it will be me I will be going to the track soon and will report back with long term results.
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  • musc's Avatar
    08-08-2014, 12:47 AM
    Hey guys. I had this posted over on N54tech but I figured I would try here as well because not sure if everyone is on both forums. Recently I switched my DIY Stage 1 255 inline fuel kit for a SteveAz Stage 2 kit. Since then I have had issues with the fuel gauge reading incorrectly. My gauge was working correctly before the install. The gauge never goes any higher than just under 3/4 of a tank and will go as low as about 1/8th and more recently to empty. Unfortunately these levels occur without any regard to the actual fuel in the tank in that they are never displaying the right fuel amount. I have taken the following the steps without any resolution: 1. Removed neg battery cable for 15 minutes and reattached. 2. Reflashed my backend using the BB software doing a full forced write. 3. Did menu 1/5 to reset the gauges via JB4. 4. Did JB4 1/7 reset adaptations. 5. Did the hidden OBD menu 21 reset which resets the gauge cluster (I think the JB4 1/5 reset is doing the same thing?) 6. Did the hidden OBD menu 2 gauge cluster check which was normal. 7. Took the Stage 2 back out and replaced the float level sensor with one off my stock unit that I know was in good working order. The fuel levels changed slightly but seem to report the same incorrect ranges as before. I repeated the Menu 21 cluster reset after this because I read in other forums that you need to do it after replacing the sensor. 8. Removed the bucket hat and replaced with the one off my stock unit. No improvement. 9. Installed new battery and registered via BT software. 10. Reset multiple adaptations in BT software including ECU reset. There were some error codes related to the passenger bucket sensor under the instrument cluster and junction box sections but they weren’t currently present. I have deleted the codes and have been monitoring for them to reoccur which they haven’t. I have been in touch with Steve who is a super nice guy and has been very helpful trying to help me get to the bottom of this. There was some speculation that pulling the LPFP fuse may have something to do with it. This was recommended in the old DIY instructions and Steve doesn't recommend it mainly because it isn't necessary since when you pull the connectors off the hat the unit is powered down. I have done 3 other cars pulling the fuse and I know people pulled it back in the day following the DIY. I have never had an issue before and I don't remember anyone else reporting this. When I took out the bucket to replace the float sensor I didn't pull the fuse but the problem was already there so I am not sure if that would even make a difference. I used to always have the JB4 'boost on fuel' with no stealth but I have since turned it off. The first time I installed the Stage 2 kit this was enabled. It was turned off when I took out the Stage 2, changed the float sensor and reinstalled. I know the JB4 can alters the gauges so not sure if that is the issue. I have yet to enable this function since the problem started. I have confirmed that it is the passenger side sensor that is reading wrong by using the hidden OBD menu 6 which tells you the liters of fuel on each side of the tank. When full my passenger sensor reads 25 liters low while the drivers sensor reads normal. I compared the values to a friends E92 which has a working gas gauge to determine the levels on a normal tank. If any one is curious we have a 16.5 gallon tank when completely full. Has anyone experienced this issue? I have read on another forum that the dealer has installed a new tank in some cars because of “bad sensors”. Seems like it was a common problem with the E46 when people changed out the fuel pump albeit they have a much different float sensor. I have contemplated going to dealer since I am still under factory warranty. My fear is that part of their diagnostics they may flash me to the newest DME software INA0S_IS which hasn’t been cracked yet. Thanks in advance for any input!
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    08-15-2014, 06:18 PM
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    08-27-2014, 08:56 PM
    Got the all the final samples back today except the pulley, they broke a tool an its supposed to be done Friday. The housing, and mounting plate have to made in 2 pieces to keep machining costs down, this means we have grooves machined in that accept the plate, and then we have each housing Tig Welded. We will have this one welded tomorrow, and get it test fit soon, as long as everything fits as it should, we just have to final assembly fit on a the test vehicle, and start a machining run. A run of parts can take anywhere from 30-45 days depending on how backed up the queue is, sometimes longer, we are hoping they can get them done quickly for us. Excited to get these things out there, and running on some fast cars. Thanks for your patience!
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