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  • andy_divers's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 AM
    Cans are cut sitting on the bench to be welded. Silicone hose supplier fell through so the "kit" has been dead in the water. Might just make cans and let guys figure they're own lines out... seems like everyone has a different opinion of configuration anyway. Side note, still only seeing .5psi of crankcase pressure while vta
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    Welcome JohnC63, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Dude!!! That pull was insane LOL.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    This thread in all honesty does raise some big questions about them.
    50 replies | 1422 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    We would prefer to see more performance modding for the BMW i8 than people going for style over substance but the entire car seems to be a bit of a design exercise anyway. There is no denying it is the most progressive design in the BMW lineup so it does not need much to look stunning. This i8 is much like the previous white i8 we saw wearing blue rims. The difference being these are from ADV.1 and not HRE. We are definitely bigger fans of HRE due to their build quality and reputation but the matte blue rims certainly look nice on the i8. The fronts are 22x9 and the rears are 22x10.5. Wheels of this size on an efficient hybrid somewhat defeat the point of the drivetrain but as stated many get this car just for the looks and not performance. What do you think?
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  • SCGT's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 AM
    Addition to above: Obviously it'll partly depend on how often you stay in boost and the system is activated. I, as God intends, spend a lot of time in boost. As you should too.
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  • SCGT's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 AM
    Good question. It really depends on how much oil you're blowing through the system, but my valves looked decent -not perfect- after I walnut blasted them, changed plugs/coils/turbos/put this kit on, and they're around 11k miles since with 112k on the motor. Still decent. Steves looked pretty good too. It def seems to help but I'd think of it as helping keep a clean system clean rather than to actually clean the horrifically dirty valves that the N54 seems to make.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    Welcome Steve5f7, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    HiltonAiel, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • 654's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    654 replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    Their manifold should work fine and make good power. DocRace has good reputation for a reason.
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    ChuckD05 replied to a thread O2 Codes in N54
    have you replaced all 6 injectors at any point?
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Welcome TamelaSwis, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    Any update on this? Still not available on your site... Nice numbers btw at this past weekends event!
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    mjmarovi replied to a thread O2 Codes in N54
    I've never had the DP fix. I started getting the codes at some point in time while being single turbo. While being single turbo I was at first on a JB4 with backend flash, then flash only, I had also installed a EMS-4 but never actually used it, uninstalled it, uninstalled all tuning, event sent ECU out to Cobb, had everything removed on it, and most recently had the most recent updates and all stock files reloaded onto the ECU. At no point between any of the tuning changes did I ever have a DP fix or anything similar, and when I got rid of the single turbo kit I went back to 100% stock parts and still get the codes. I can still drive the car around it's just reduced power. Luckily the car isn't my daily driver as it has been in the shop or sitting for about 14 of the last 18 months....haven't missed a payment to the bank or insurance yet though :handgestures-thumb:
    37 replies | 1578 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    Hey Mendo: :text-welcomewave:
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  • foe516's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    how much of an impact do you think this will have keeping the valves clean?
    68 replies | 1717 view(s)
  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Ingeniator replied to a thread Clutch install ? in N54
    You can and should tighten steel bolts with angle torque specs if they are provided. If no angle spec is used an equivalent torque to the angle spec should be used. All bolts stretch. If you have ever seen a bolt tensioning set used in industry you would know all bolts stretch some just require several 10's of thousands of ft lbs. Also stating that all torque specs are general is wrong. Some fasteners may be torque to yield so the standard spec is wrong.
    26 replies | 433 view(s)
  • ajm8127's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    ajm8127 replied to a thread Clutch install ? in N54
    If you remove aluminum bolts and replace them with steel, angle tightening is not required and should not be used. I would guess if you angle tightened steel bolts in an aluminum engine, you would strip the threads if you could get enough torque on the bolts. I would also not use red Loctite. Especially not on a large fastener I wanted to one day remove. If you must use Loctite, use blue. Bolt torque is usually just a result of fastener diameter and lubrication use. Most tables you get off the internet will work, but I think I made a list of bolt torques for transmission to engine bolts M12, M10 and M8. It's on my work computer though. Have to get it tomorrow.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    Hey VanessaKei: :text-welcomewave:
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  • andy_divers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    andy_divers replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    I agree with giving wastegate priority, but if you design a manofild, put a wastegate spring in it, and it's capable of holding the lowest boost you desired, then your design was clearly adequate for the application.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum IEIFelisha.
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  • KeepRidingDirty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    KeepRidingDirty replied to a thread Clutch install ? in N54
    This is from Bentley, so not sure you should use red locktite on the flywheel bolts. I just bought new ones. CAUTION- Torque 120 Nm {89 ft-lb) Use new self-locking bolts to install flywheel. Do not reuse the old stretch-type bolts. Do not install bolts with Loctite or similar thread-locking compound. I don't think you need a torque angle for steel bolts, I'm pretty sure only aluminum bolts need the torque angle. From my understanding this extra torquing (via angle) stretches the bolts and locks them in place which is why they can't be reused. Since the new bolts that go from bellhousing to engine are steel the torque angle is not needed (This is from my local BMW tech). New pressure plate bolts are needed and usually come with loctite already on (If getting OEM)
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    ChuckD05 replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    i made my post before readings yours. Respect is due to you here. Scumbag move on their part for sure. I would still hire an attorney and go out there on principle.
    50 replies | 1422 view(s)
  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Fishayyy replied to a thread Who likes "shiny" things? in N54
    He posted that earlier today
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  • ajm8127's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    LOL, I thought that was Jackie Stewart. "I don't believe in bad luck, just poor preparation." What a great quote.
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