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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    R.G. started a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    I'll start, Aluminum coolant reservoir with oem sensor plug. It's the same sensor that bmw's have used for 15 years. Mishimoto developed one a while back for the E46, can't be too difficult to recreate for the N54. Something like this please http://www.radiumauto.com/Coolant-Expansion-Tank-P261.aspx Edit: For the E30 https://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-aluminum-coolant-expansion-tank-bmw-m3-e30-p2576.aspx Got lazy and told owners to short wires for E46
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    AWSAWS started a thread DCT power in N54
    Hi Guys, do we know the limits of the DCT transmissions? I see that the Euro 335i, the US 335IS and the F10 M5 share similar transmissions. 335i,335iS - GS7D36SG M5 - GS7D36BG The M5s are able to push much higher power levels. I'm wondering how it might be possible to run the 700whp and above on DCT cars. Will a clutch pack upgrade be enough? Probably not.
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  • bigdaddyaaron's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 PM
    Here is a log of the cold start http://datazap.me/u/bigdaddyaaron/log-1462305082?log=0&data=17-18-24-25 Recently, I developed a misfire on cold starts. The log shows bank 2 being sporadic in both stft and afr. On one cold start, the dme threw a code for a misfire on cly 4. Once the rpm's drop after 20 or so seconds, the car idles and drives normally. Any idea as to what may be happening?
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  • GermanBoy's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    Hey Guys, i got a strange behavior with my throttle mapping. Everytime i get around 55-60 Pedal itīs hitting nearly full boost/ full load. Mapped Torque Request, Boost Req up an down but the only thing that changes was a sleepy throttle unter 50 Pedal. Go over 50 pedal = WOT.:angry-banghead: Somebody said Requested Torque (Driver) is like a Boost limiter for Part Throttle, set i very low ( like max 10 at 80% Pedal Position) but still got 18-19PSI at around 60% Pedal. Maybe somebody got some tips which table i must look at. Thanks.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    The McLaren 675LT test numbers from magazines show it is absurdly fast. Magazine times for the Lamborghini Huracan show it is absurdly fast as well running 10.4 @ 135. Based on the magazine test results you would think the cars are fairly even in a drag race, right? Well, they aren't. The McLaren 675LT is almost 500 pounds lighter than the Huracan. The Huracan's all wheel drive system comes with a weight penalty. The Huracan also has less power and its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 has less torque at 412 lb-ft compared to the 516 lb-ft of the McLaren 675LT. On paper the Huracan should have an advantage in the 60 foot but beyond that it's all McLaren. The real world result plays this out with the McLaren on a worse 60 foot running 10.689 @ 135.84 and the Lamborghini running 10.945 @ 127.67. A spread of 8 miles per hour of trap speed is night and day. If the McLaren hooked better the elapsed time spread would be much larger. This race plays out similarly to an MP4-12C vs. tuned Lamborghini Huracan drag race from over a year ago. The Huracan has the better 60 foot thanks to all wheel drive but the McLaren is the faster car. Real world numbers and magazine numbers are very different things.
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 PM
    j_hynson started a thread Want to Buy: n54 parts in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Had to put a pause on the single turbo build due to being laid off in the oilfield. Looking for the following: -dowpipes (name brand and price) -turbos (stock or upgraded)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    A Mercedes-AMG C-Class sedan going head to head on the highway with a Ferrari 458 Italia? Believe it. This is what the turbo era brings us. Obviously the Ferrari is the sportier and more exclusive car and the one we would all want to take home but there is something satisfying about beating up on an exotic. Especially when doing it in a C-Class Mercedes that only needs an ECU flash tune to pull the Ferrari. The tuned C63 M177 has roughly 517 horsepower and 565 lb-ft of torque at the wheels compared to the 458's naturally aspirated V8 with output of 448 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The Ferrari is quite a bit lighter with a quick shifting dual clutch transmission and it is more aerodynamic but that turbo punch up top propels the C63 past it. Great run.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    The BMW i8 is an interesting car as it showcases the future but also pushes BMW's styling language to the limit. BMW enthusiasts have waited a long time for a high performance BMW halo car but the i8 simply is not that. It's more of a promotional tool for BMW 'i' and a way for BMW to claim to be energy efficient while producing 5300+ pound twin turbo V8 SUV's. The current BMW i8 performs fairly well with 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 114. Basically E92 M3 level performance except for more than twice the price. The i8 will struggle against a Porsche 718 Boxster S. For almost $140k you expect a big more from the i8 in the performance area. Well, an increase to 420 horsepower from the current 357 is modest but will do wonders. BMW is expected to increase output of the 1.5 liter B38 three-cylinder turbo engine as well as the electric motor. BimmerBoost says stick a B48 2.0 liter four-cylinder under the hood and be done with it but when does BMW ever do what the enthusiasts want to see these days? We will have to wait and see what the actual specs are and also if BMW increases the range with higher capacity batteries. For now, this is all speculation from an Autocar UK report. If they are right, the facelifted i8 will debut alongside a Spyder as a 2018 model year car. Source
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    Today, 05:00 AM
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    Today, 01:56 AM
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    Today, 02:24 PM
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  • Jeffman's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    Damn! https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601324/a-secret-tool-to-catch-the-next-vw-style-emissions-cheat/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Last year back in August BimmerBoost member @RingMeister01 shared his ESS-Tuning horror story when attempting to get an S55 engine turbo upgrade from ESS. What followed was forum censorship, ESS saying he is not allowed to publicly share development details, and @RingMeister01 saying he will take them to court. That was almost ten months ago. What happened since then? Did this get resolved? Did ESS-Tuning step up to the plate and do the right thing? Hardly. Here it is from the horse's mouth as BimmerBoost asked @RingMeister01 what happened: Basically, the ESS 'dealer' a guy named IMG on the forums ran away with the money. Asbjorn Bohn and Roman at ESS-Tuning did nothing to help. They just did what they could to get this off the forums and ignored any resolution. Roman posted publicly that he could get a refund to quell the forums but it was just all talk and no refund was provided: Quality customer service, eh? Roman is now apparently gone from ESS-Tuning. That is a good thing. Who wants to deal with this? @RingMeister01 unfortunately was a guinea pig without knowing it and ended up paying for ESS development out of his own pocket. That brings up a bigger question though, what is the state of ESS-Tuning upgrades for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 motor? You will notice these turbo upgrades are still not available for sale from ESS and you will be hard pressed to find any positive results with them. Well, BimmerBoost follows the aftermarket BMW scene very closely and we do not see anything significant from ESS on the S55 platform. Thus far, we have major tales of failure such as this one. Oh, sure, they will offer ECU flash tunes as the flash leaks out to everyone who claims to be a tuner. This highlights a bigger issue though with ESS-Tuning. Their sole domain of success is really S65 supercharger kits on the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. How does putting together a Vortech based supercharger kit thanks to having European software sources supplying them with a tune to make it work equate to them having ability across all BMW platforms let alone new turbocharged M's? It doesn't. If BimmerBoost were to guess Roman saw the writing on the wall and left. ESS-Tuning is not going to be much of a factor in the turbo era. You have plenty of experienced turbo tuners already dominating the platforms. ESS-Tuning can't compete with them. AMS realized ESS-Tuning's abilities were overrated a while ago. Frankly, they will likely have to source hardware and tuning from others just like they did previously. It's just that this time around they are late to the party and already overmatched. They can't and won't catch up. The supercharger market on the E9X platform is pretty much tapped out and ESS-Tuning did well controlling the largest S65 V8 forum which is available to the highest bidder. Dissenting opinions were squashed/deleted, users who did not support ESS were banned, and the consensus became ESS-Tuning was the best BMW tuner in the world. They made a lot of money this way at the expense of the community and open dialogue. Fortunately, the BMW turbo era is exposing ESS-Tuning for what they actually are which is nobody special.
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    Today, 05:11 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum crystalq3.
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    Today, 11:54 AM
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    Welcome Tiny, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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