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  • quattr0's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    Must be the lucky guy as I'm sure I'm not the few who bought VTT products. Warranty, 1 year, happened to be expired 2 months ago. Now smoke is coming out like steam engine. @ABR advises "we found bank two turbo is leaking oil internally". Ouch! My stock turbo lasted me more than 5 years. This unlucky one not even more than 3,000+ miles. :angry-banghead: I don't daily drive the e90, just bought f82 last October, and never driven it hard. Maybe I should have driven harder ;-)
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  • blaster3500's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    Looks like a new company based on their Facebook. Hopefully not a repost but here are some pics from their page. A nice cast manifold would be great.
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  • jyamona's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    So this is interesting... in the DAMOS, the table "Requested Torque (Driver)" (many of us are unsure of it's exact purpose), it's table data is defined as a % (of torque), not an actual torque value, as it was defined in Cobb and in our XDFs. Also of note, in the DAMOS it is called "relative desired moment at rear wheel", aka. requested torque % to the wheels. This would mean, with our current values, at 100% pedal, we are only requesting 73.8% of torque. The DAMOS calibration for this table is also different, in that it requests a full 100% at 100% pedal, along w/ a different gradient at the various speeds. I would like for you all to test these values and report back on anything you notice. Before / after logs showing requested torque, actual torque, requested load, actual load, boost set point / target, and boost will be very helpful. I think this table may help out low end driveability, as well as maybe even increase top end power :) I am testing as well, interested to hear what you all think. Here are the values to try:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    It has been a while since BMW introduced the M6 GT3 set to replace the Z4 GT3. BMW Motorsport director stated the 24 Hour Dubai and Daytona races in 2016 are what they are targeting, "That’s obviously what I think customers would like to run and that’s what we’re clearly aiming at." Those are big endurance races and certainly a good time to make a debut. They are also still a ways off which means testing can continue and the car should be ready to go next year. What BMW is doing is tweaking and testing the car for privateer teams, "That’s the focus of our development program is that we hand over a car to the customers that’s already developed, that not necessarily has raced in the hands of a works effort from our side. It’s competition. But as we’ve said before and I would like to stress again, this is really customer racing. Therefore, for us, it’s not an option to enter a prototype on a works level and compete against our customers or potential customers. This is customer racing and nothing but." Do not expect a factory backed effort with the M6 as you saw with the Z4 and M3 previously. As a reminder the M6 GT3 features a 500 horsepower 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 based on the S63TU engine design with a dry sump oiling system. The power is routed through a six speed sequential manual gearbox. With a dry weight of 2866 pounds it should move quite quickly.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    Looking for a secret awesome HQ (or best quality possible) stream.
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  • blaster3500's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    I am sure many people have the plastic housing that incloses wires hanging from the cowl. It is easy to lean on and crack the mounting point on the cowl. A new cowl is pretty pricey. I tried epoxy and zip ties with not much luck so I came up with this easy solution. You need epoxy, 3 nuts and screws (I used 6mm stainless), some way to cut the screws and a drill. All the screws are a different length so they don't stick our to far. Remove the cowl and wiring housing enclosure. Put it in place where it would line up. Clamp in place and drill on the flats of the cowl with appropriate drill bit depending on what size bolt you use. Next grease the threads of the bolt just in case you get epoxy on it. Tighten everything up and put the epoxy around the nuts. Last step is trim the bolts to the correct length. It ends up being more solid than the factory clips and is hardly noticable
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  • E602step's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    E602step started a thread 535xi won't start in N54
    Went to go start the car and it wouldn't crank I believe it's the starter, does anyone know how to replace it, or other possibilitys.
    1 replies | 16 view(s)
  • jyamona's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    I'm starting this thread to compile knowledge of all tables related to Torque and Load in the DME. I already believe the "Requested Torque (Driver)" table has been defined / used incorrectly, and have started that thread here: I made that separate for now, as to compile the testing results strictly limited to that tables changes, in one place. Two other torque tables I was able to deduce their purpose from the DAMOS (I'm fairly certain). Torque Loss (Homo) and Torque Loss (Strat). These tables should probably not be modified. It appears they are actually modeled torque losses due to friciton / drag inside the engine. Cobb missed one, as there is a third as well, (Homo+Strat). That just means there is a modeled torque loss for each of the engines 3 operating DI strategies. The only time I could see changes to these tables being useful is when load is being scaled. Then you could copy / paste say the 200 load vals up a column or two, to where the scaling would place it, then interpolate out those vals to the "now empty" 160 / 200 load cells. More to come.
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  • krazi3azn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    Car started to leak oil near the front passenger wheel slowly Finally got a chance to look under and take some pictures It looks like its coming from the middle of the turbo? maybe turbo seals? Oil is coming from the middle band clamp area (highlighted in red) More info on car Turbos were installed at 45,000km its almost at 60,000km and started noticing the leak 2-3k ago Anything I can try and fix before I have to rebuild the turbos or put back the stock turbos in for now?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    I think for my birthday this year I'm going to get myself a fun gift. I thought about having a party and inviting friends to a club or whatever and blowing a bunch of cash but what for? Why pay for other people to have a good time who wouldn't do the same? Forget that, would rather buy a bike and have something to bring me enjoyment for years that has real value. This would technically be my first bike. Both are around the same price so that is irrelevant. I'm not looking for something with absurd speed just something to cruise PCH and the Laguna Hills on. Maybe take it up the coast to Malibu or Santa Barbara for a weekend. Just comfortable, reliable, and good looking. Thoughts?
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    Today, 06:56 AM
    Hey NeilH: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 05:00 AM
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    bsuna, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Hey iassimilt: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    ^exactly. We were trying to work something out, and all of a sudden this thread comes on blast.
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  • Forced Air's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    Looking great
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    Here's the album on Facebook. And here's the prices some guy got from them on Facebook.
    26 replies | 365 view(s)
  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    Oh snap!!!!! Man I can't wait to grab another N54!
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  • djpaulie's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    djpaulie replied to a thread Never ending oil burning in N54
    I would suspect this some items if My turbo didn't wobble like a drink sailor when you spin it
    61 replies | 1140 view(s)
  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    That's some crazy DA. That sucks. Great trap.
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  • BMWJunkie's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    BMWJunkie replied to a thread Never ending oil burning in N54
    Make sure you guys are not overfilling the engine with oil as well. Any oil over the 6.9 quarts (6.5 liters) will partially cover the oil drain return hole on the block.
    61 replies | 1140 view(s)
  • djpaulie's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    djpaulie replied to a thread Never ending oil burning in N54
    It was me who did my oil pan and I used not RTV on the oil pan there is actually a gasket that is made for the oil pan on this vehicle that I didn't supplement with any RTV
    61 replies | 1140 view(s)
  • secretsquirrel's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 AM
    Posting this so quickly removes any good will you may have gotten. You played your top card way too fast, when it probably wasn't even needed. As others have said, posting after you got a response and a plan in motion would have probably been the best move. OR if Tony didn't reply after a few days, then it would have been your big move. But at the end of the day its not a huge deal. We should all move on...
    39 replies | 701 view(s)
  • PLF's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    Would be great with integrated meth injection for ppl with no acess to E85 !
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  • ajm8127's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 AM
    ajm8127 replied to a thread 535xi won't start in N54
    I spent three or four days carrying around an 18" breaker bar and hammer to smack the starter to loosen the brushes when I was having starting trouble. If you've got power to the solenoid wire (the small one) and the starter doesn't spin then that is likely the problem. You need to remove the intake manifold to change it. I bought a Bosch SR0492X from Rockauto for 105 + 60 core.
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  • dbarcliff's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    Yeah, I see both sides for sure. but as a consumer these posts are why i originally came to the forums. For product and vendor reviews. I don't think his thread makes Tony or VTT look bad at all to be honest. One of his customers posted a review and vented an issue with a product that he admitted was out of warranty. And tony did a stand up thing and is helping him out. Trust me i have been on the look out for turbo failure threads as of late because i have been in the market for a while and because of posts like this i made a decision and placed an order . I do understand why tony would be upset with him doing it so quickly but when you are upset 24 hours is a long time to have your car down. Tony is always a bit brash and quick to tell how he feels so that is always expected and the Rob/Tony debacle will always get injected into any turbo threads (good or bad)so that isn't anything new either lol.
    39 replies | 701 view(s)
  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM Lol im dead This is attorneys, they try to direct attention away from the fact that he cheated. Don't cheat, none of this would be happening.
    268 replies | 2983 view(s)
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