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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    2.0 liter turbo I4 vs. 3.0 liter twin turbo I6 and the four-cylinder comes out on top? Yep. To be fair, the MKVII Golf R has a turbo upgrade courtesy of APR and their Stage III+ kit while the BMW S55 3.0 liter I6 is on the factory turbos but the Golf also has an engine 2/3 the size. The F80 M3 is tuned with a BMW JB4 piggyback but what supporting mods it has or what map it is running is unknown. This is the Golf R mod list: APR Stage 3+ Kit APR ECU + TCU Tune APR Intake APR Intercooler Milltek Valved Catback System USP Cool Flow Filter Housing USP Cool Flow DSG Filter Housing USP High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose Spulen Catch Can KW V3 Coilovers Vossen VFS1 P3 VIDI Gauge The all wheel drive dual clutch Golf R getting the better elapsed time here is no surprise. However, it also traps higher than the M3 as well. Certainly impressive performance by the Golf.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal continues as countries launch their own probes into various manufacturers. Volkswagen settled in the US but the Porsche parent company is running into trouble in South Korea now along with BMW and Nissan. So what is happening in South Korea? This: South Korea will likely get some money in fines and the companies will stop selling the affected models that the government found not to be compliant. Porsche already stopped sales and BMW and Nissan will clarify their positions which means trying to get out of paying any fines and try to keep selling the cars. The foreign car market in Korea is relatively small so if they push too hard companies may just pull out. VW probably has had enough of paying fines. Source
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  • ericsmc83's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 PM
    18 month old JB4 G5 module (N54 version) with the anti-lag chip/wire already installed and data cable. Only thing to note is the data cable no longer has its shroud and the two locking screws are missing (see pic). Otherwise in good condition. No longer have a need for it and looking to pass it on. $350 shipped and insured contig US Eric
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    Welcome jtr8, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    1 member is celebrating their birthday on 12-03-2016: -Sticky (Age: hidden or unknown) Happy Birthday!
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  • threetirtyfive's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    threetirtyfive started a thread Use OEM or Chinese? in N54
    Hi guys Just a heads up not to use non OEM sensors, my money saving plans didn't work out when my car's oxygen sensors failed; shortly after identifying the part numbers I hopped onto ali express and found what looked like identical wide band 02 sensors for 1/4 the price. First purchase looked good - sensor was identical to OEM, same looking male connector too. So I worked out how to remove the 02 sensor from above on the n54 engine, a right fiddle, but doable in about 45minutes with a flexible wrench and flexible extension bar. I cleared the codes, fired the car up, check light was off - great, went for a long drive, then the damn light was back on. Same error code on the sensor. Checking the heater circuit resistance showed it was open circuit. A quick email to the Chinese manufacturer and they posted me a replacement. After the eternal wait for post from China the second sensor came- I checked the heater wasn't open circuit first, then I spent another 45 minutes fiddling to get the duff sensor out, put this one in, reset the car then drove. The damn light was back on but the readings in MHD showed it wasn't dead, but the fault code showed it was out of range on deceleration. So I thought- ok now it must be the sensor is ok but I have a leaky injector on that bank. I started browsing injectors, planning to buy a couple. Then I found an OEM 02 sensor again which I thought i should try before splashing out on the 200 injectors, I went through the same procedure (an expert now in changing o2 sensors without raising the car :-/), reset the codes, went for a few drives- the deceleration lambda reading was now showing (correctly) over 200 on both banks. So I saved myself wasting more money after thinking the injectors were faulty by going through THREE o2 sensors before finding a working one... In future I'll be sticking to OEM, the Chinese sensors are either dead or partially functional so I wasted loads of time and not so much money to find that out.
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  • kurt danger's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 PM
    OK so I'm trying to do an mhd jb4 backend flash however my car doesn't want to connect to my jb4 app. I have no issues connecting to mhd but without getting onto the jb4 app, I cannot update or see what version IJEOS or I8AOS. I did try to use my friends k+DCAN Cable and otg adapter and I still have the same issue. what could be causing this problem?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 PM
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  • jamesmurray's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    jamesmurray replied to a thread Whoooooooooooosh! in N54
    I've been running a pair of these for the past 15k miles at 20psi boost and they've been perfectly fine on the stock springs. I've since upgraded the vac line to 6mm from the manifold as they come with larger vac connection james
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    AWSAWS replied to a thread Whoooooooooooosh! in N54
    Some from eBay. The design is so simple I thought it was worth taking a chance. They are beautifully manufactured from aluminium. $57 For a pair delivered Same as these:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    Tony@VargasTurboTech replied to a thread Whoooooooooooosh! in N54
    Honestly its embarrassing you are championing for a part I know for a fact should not be used at elevated boost levels. Look, have fun running your stock DV's. The people in this thread, are looking do things right, not save $200. I guess you would also argue, the factory plugs are Bosch, no need to change the factory plugs. I am sure you can find some documents stating how good the factory plugs are. Doesn't mean once you start doubling factory out put its not time to get rid of them for a product designed for that power level. I love people that just stand on a soap box defending something blindly. Have fun with that....:handgestures-thumb:
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  • OffensiveDriver's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    What about leaking injectors or is that a forum myth ?
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    Today, 10:56 AM
    Bump for a great deal @ Lowest Prices on the FORUMS!! **GUARANTEED** Mike
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    Today, 10:56 AM
    Bump for a great deal @ Lowest Prices on the FORUMS!! **GUARANTEED** Mike
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    Bump for a great deal @ Lowest Prices on the FORUMS!! **GUARANTEED** Mike
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  • Stucks's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    Stucks replied to a thread Whoooooooooooosh! in N54
    Which ones did you go with?
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  • 93siro's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 AM
    What happened to this car?
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  • bradsm87's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    bradsm87 replied to a thread Whoooooooooooosh! in N54
    Oops. I swear I wrote "softest". Can't edit due to time restriction.
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  • CobraMarty's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    Are you going to spray Nitrous, Fuel and Meth or just Nitrous and Meth?
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 AM
    I actually just figured out that I could copy paste a space from the sentence I quoted and then for some reason spaces worked fine after in that post, but whenever I do a new quote I have to steal a space again.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    Agreed but most people would word that "softest spring that still closes the valve at idle". ;)
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  • bradsm87's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    bradsm87 replied to a thread Whoooooooooooosh! in N54
    The spring rating is for vacuum, not boost. You want the stiffest spring possible where the BOV is just barely closed at idle.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    Terry@BMS replied to a thread Car died in the mountains... in N54
    No vintage goes bananas. Some of the early 2011 boards can stop powering the boost solenoids though leaving you with no boost. You'd never know except for power being capped at 150whp or whatever the car makes on zero boost. The 2STEP/NLS relay goes between the 12v system and the vehicles coils. If something failed with the relay that would certainly cause the car to stop running. Remove the relay if you're having an issue that might be a lack of power to the coils!
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  • Gmanuel11's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Haha don't worry, I'll be posting a long review, with tons of pictures, and dyno sheets. Also getting myself a vbox for Christmas, so I can time 60-130, 1/4 etc. Wish we had a 1/4 track around here, we only have 1/8, sadly.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Will do. Thanks.
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