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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 11:39 AM
    One of our Billet Stage 2 customers took his 135 to track and laid down a solid pass that will only get better with practice. 11.6 at 120MPH. Looking forward to you getting your 60 ft time down and dropping that ET! This car was tuned by PTF/Motiv using the Cobb AP. You can head over to the motiv site for more info. Sticky I tried to embed it, but couldn't get it to work.
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  • newb335guy's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 07:08 PM
    The Good: Long story short RBs are pretty beastly I am trapping 6-8 mph faster than I use to at the track. Comparing Apples to Apples my buddy in his JB4 FBO back end flash car was trapping 116-117 best a 118 at 11.8. A FBO 135 Jake Cobb Pro Tuned car was only doing 112-114 with his best being a 12.1 at 115. So some perspective on the night and an Apples to Apples comparison before I get the ones chiming in I trap 123 on stockers. I doubt that will be done where I run at and this is how the BMW's run here including myself and others. My time slips from last night vs my Last run with my stockers The Bad: I could not launch hard in 2nd due to torque shutting down power then allowing it to shift into 3rd then I would be out like a rocket ship. And yes I have an Alpina Flash Wedge suggested the 2011 Alpina Flash so who knows. Its still a work in progress to figure out how to get all this power to work together while doing a 1/4 mile run. The car is super fast in rolls and great after 2nd has shifted during launches. I will need to play with limiting boost in 2nd for optimal launches without hitting a torque shut down. If I can do that this car is easily 11.1-11.3 car its just a beast but she has to be harnessed. I have GO Pro vids but I need to edit them down so they do not take hours to load on youtube. In the race against my buddies 335 you cans see how 2nd gear falls flat then it shifts catches boost in 3rd and I am out. The UGLY: Another buddy in his E92 stick on his very first pass he tried to launch and broke an axle, UGLY. Anyone have pointers for loading GoPro vids to Youtube?
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  • M3Rob95's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 09:19 AM
    Hello, This is one of my first threads over here at BimmerBoost. I had been visiting e90post but I have been frequenting this forum more and more. I hope you all find this of value. I would like to post my review of the Markert Motor Works solution for a proper clutch type limited slip differential for the E9X cars and E8X 135 cars. I have previously driven many applications outfitted with the other gear type differentials and I was never close to satisfied. It just didnt feel like the earlier BMWs I know and love. Afterall, it was the E30s and E36s that got me into this rodeo. I was thinking, why cant my e90 have a similar feel? I thought it was because it was a turbo car, and that I needed a V10 to solve my woes. The lock up was never smooth coming out of corners or a nice slip angle, and they were always seemingly very noisy compared to a proper clutch type diff. Boy was I wrong about turbo vs NA! Friday came around and I knew I would be having my new differential assembly installed that evening. I was very excited. Low and behold, I had a friend drop by with an identical car to mine (2010 LCI sedan, alpine on black 6 speed). He has a wavetrac in his car so I drove it so that I would have a comparison. After the test drive, and I mean test drive ;) I brought the car back and I still was not that thrilled. It was making me nervous about my car and how it would feel after the diff swap. Come 6 o'clock, I get my car back with the new differential installed. I pulled out of the parking lot, and I immediately screamed "I love my car again!!!" (while completely sideways coming out of it smoothly and precisely as a professional driver). I immediately thought, "now no longer need the S85" (although the want is still there). I could not believe the transformation. It was incredible! :happyanim: I then began to call everyone I know with a later model BMW to tell them the news. This thing is BRILLIANT! You MUST get one! So far I have two other buddies get them (both members so I am sure they will chime in). One in a 335i and one in a 135i. Both FBO. Pics!: Install: Obligatory burnout: Lastly: Funny Meme a friend made due to my extreme happiness: But all shenanigans aside (even when not driving like a hoon) you can notice the traction control not having to work as hard. Launches from a stop are now much smoother and thus quicker out of the hole. Exiting corners is the biggest plus, since the lock up is progressive versus On/Off, it is extremely smooth. No more of that craziness coming out of turns (which in my opinion was extremely dangerous). Make sure you all check these things out! Talk to yall soon :thumsup:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 01:10 PM
    I wanted to put these turbos to a boost test, here is a 29-30 psi across the board pull, I popped a small boost reference hose to the gauge first pull, which tees to AEM map sensor so it shows lower boost after the shift, but its only because the map wasn't seeing full boost as the hose to the gauge popped off. If anyone had any questions on can stage 2+ hold a LOT of boost to redline, they can, and they can do it pretty easily. You take a BP hit as you see its at around 66psi, just slightly over 2:1. Timing for this boost level is pretty damn solid too, holds 10 degrees to redline, after the shift holds 8-9 all the way up. I will take this all day as well. I fixed the hose and you can see on the next run its showing 30 psi in 4th as well as it was getting the full boost signal. Notice how manageable EGT's are even at these boost, and timing levels, the car is pretty happy here. These can actually hold more boost if I want, but 28 tapering to 25 psi seems to be a good curve for BP, turbo longevity, etc, and where I will prob run them daily. Please keep in mind, the less boost you can run to get to your power goals, the longer your turbos will last. http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbot...3-256&mark=202
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 11:36 PM
    Gentlemen, After all these deployments and First Sergeant duties, I finally got to finish my project. For those that are in the M3 Forum, and followed my build seeing my M3 being build from the beginning, Well finally, here it is. The dyno sheet is also attached. I was at the Cars & Coffee meet in Austin this past Sunday with a group of BMW enthusiasts from the Killeen TX area. the link below to the M3 forum has all the info on what I have done. http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=489617 VAC Lower engine build 11:1 CR stage 1 VAC head Vortech V3 Si trim 14 PSI Bimmerworld 3.5 Y pipe (half way to 3") headers wrapped all the way to the 3" reducer (halfway of car) 3" resonator and El Diablo Exhaust AEM Water methanol controller, Labonte Motorsports Nozzles, Devils own 300 PSI pump 50/50 W/M, 7 nozzles, 1 precharger and 6 to the individual throttle boddies 3 seven inch fans, 1 to custom oil cooler and 2 behind the Frozen boost dual pass intercooler. wrapped all hoses with heat reflector tape , then header wrap. AEM in tank Fuel pump. inline Walbro 255 w/ Aeromotive FPR. current @ 4 bar. much more.....
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  • Sales@vargasturbotech's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 04:15 PM
    We received the first small batch of Stage 2+ housings, and we will be getting a couple sets out today, one to our sponsor car, and another to a customer who has been waiting quite a while. We are extremely happy with the housings, and with stage 2+ in general. Our sponsored car has a LVL 10 transmission upgrade with a 4000RPM stall, and will be running race gas and meth until we get him a production ready Shotgun Double Barrel set up. Hopefully we can see him get his car into the 10's in the not too distant future. Thanks again for the support! :handgestures-thumb:
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  • SteveAZ's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 02:06 AM
    As most know, Fuel-It! has been working with Vargas Turbo Technologies and MOTIV Motorsports to develop a new product to meet your needs. Now that their products are about to start shipping we would like to officially announce the release of "THE HULK". (shown with optional return) This is no ordinary fueling solution for any ordinary car! Just like the monster lurking under your hood, this beast is just waiting for a chance to shed it's civil demeanor and show you what its capable of. With "THE HULK" installed and restrained, you can resume your normal daily activities. While commuting this dual stage pump's primary is controlled by the DME and the secondary lies dormant. However, the moment you mash the throttle, it's true colors show themselves and the secondary comes to life releasing "THE HULK" within and leaving everyone green with envy. With up to four times the flows of the stock low pressure fuel pump, this assembly can handle whatever you can throw at it.....and then some! A few specs and particulars... Primary... Pump: Walbro 450 Control: PWM via the DME E85 certified: Yes Flow: 1.0GPM @ 13.5V Secondary... Pump: Walbro 450 Control: User defined E85 certified: Yes Flow: ​2.1GPM @ 13.5V Installation... Stage 3 is installed just like the stock LPFP and the electrical and plumbing connection points are all stock. The primary runs off the stock electrical system and there are no modifications made. The secondary requires the installation of an additional wiring harness. We will be providing the wiring, relay, and fuse assemblies for this installation. It will be up to the user as to how they trigger the secondary. Those running JB4 will be able to utilize the "nitrous trigger". Those running port injection may choose to use their secondary PI controller to trigger the secondary. For those running dual HPFPs or some other configuration, you may choose the optional Hobb's switch to control the secondary via boost. Options... FPR: To assist those customers that will be running an external Fuel Pressure Regulator (FPR), we will offer an optional return line connection point and a stock FPR block off kit. The location of the return has been optimized to flow back in to the bucket to be recycled under high demand and is a simple quick release fitting. Hobb's switch: As mentioned we will also have the option to purchase a normally open Hobb's boost controlled switch to control the secondary. You can view these options on our website and we are taking pre-orders that will begin shipping Nov. 3rd. Supply at this time for both domestic and international customers is limited due to the availability of core assemblies. Consequently those orders will ship in the order in which they were received. We appreciate your patience while we build up those inventories and work to meet demand. http://www.fuel-it.biz/e-series-stage-3-lpfp-upgrade-options/
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 12:50 PM
    quattr0 started a thread F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: M4 delivery Texas style :-) in 4 Series and M4
    Spent almost 10 minutes to figure out how to shift to Reverse :angry-banghead: I'm still shock right now as this is my first M car :D
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Dinan launched a new BMW club racing engine based on the S65 V8 out of the E9X M3 models. Dinan increases the bore and stroke to increase displacement from 4.0 liters to 4.6 liters. Just as with Dinan's standard S65 stroker motor the bore and stroke goes to 94mm x 83mm. Now might be a good time to bring up an old BimmerBoost S65 V8 stroker comparison article from 2010. This was the statement BimmerBoost made about the potential of the S65 stroker motors: 'By shifting the power band to the left the torque curve falls off faster not allowing the stroker to show full potential with the stock cam profile that was not designed for it. Neither Dinan or RDsport address the cams.' Well come 2014 Dinan does address the cams and that explains why the club racing S65 engine makes an additional 80 horsepower over the standard stroker. Dinan is essentially giving the motor a dry sump, adding Schrick cams, and a more aggressive tune. Now, $39,999.00 is a lot of money for a stroked S65 with a dry sump oiling system one can get from VAC and Schrick cams. Especially considering the engine requires a standalone engine control system that is not included in the price. That means this engine gets up close to $50k when all is said and done. Now, there is no point to have another discussion on Dinan pricing as Dinan is well aware of his own pricing. BimmerBoost could build this motor for almost half the price though and have it tuned on the stock DME meaning you could use it in a street car if you wanted to without the need for a standalone ECU. What is really nice to see is more aggressive cams paired with the stroker motor. So Dinan's 580 horsepower quoted output is about right considering an RD Sport stroker without the aftermarket cams hits 441 wheel horsepower (Dinan in customary fashion does not provide a dynograph at the wheels): One could expect in the ~500 whp range depending on the tune and fuel quality in naturally aspirated form from a stroked S65 V8 paired with some aggressive cams. That certainly would be a lot of fun on the racetrack which is obviously what this motor is built for. Dinan: For those seeking the ultimate high performance driving experience, Dinan has once again redefined M3 performance with a bored and stroked 4.6 liter version of BMW's V-8 engine complete with a dry sump lubrication system and solid lifter camshafts. The engine produces 580 horsepower at 8200 RPM along with increased torque of 390 lb-ft at 6900 RPM. The engine is supplied as an assembled long-block, fully prepared.. Due to the engine’s high state of tune, a Bosch or Motec stand-alone engine management system is required to run this breed of S65 engine. Dinan's 35 years of BMW tuning and racing experience ensure that the engines will perform for lasting trouble free driving excitement. Much of the technology that has made Dinan's Grand-Am Daytona Prototype engines both competitive and reliable has carried over to the 4.6 Liter V-8 engine program for street and amateur racing use, ensuring that the engines produce great power along with race-proven durability Features and Specification of the Dinan® S65 4.6L Club Racing Engine: + 4.6L long block (bore = 94mm; stroke = 83mm; compression ratio = 12:1) + Peak Power: 580 HP @ 8200 RPM and 390 ft-lbs @ 6900 RPM + High lift camshafts with solid lifters + Dry Sump lubrication system + Dinan proprietary billet crankshaft + Dinan proprietary lightweight forged pistons + Dinan proprietary light-weight connecting rods + Balanced, blueprinted and dynoed + Dinan serial numbered block + NO DINAN WARRANTY + RACING ONLY PART + NOT EMISSIONS LEGAL Core Program: Engines are a part of the CORE program we utilize at Dinan so you will be charged an additional fee on top of MSRP initially. This fee will then be refunded to you once your qualifying engine core has been received at Dinan. This ensures we have a continuous stream of product for rebuilding purposes and the lowest possible price to the consumer.
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  • xbox_fan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 AM
    Porscheboost works ok though, any chance of this being fixed?
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  • spxxx's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 03:21 PM
    I'm running a variant of the bms E85 flash modified for E60 with a 3D scalar with some help from Justin (v8bait) and wanted to know how much the 3D scalar helps for fueling efficiency I'm running the inline lpfp upgrade w/ stock cats (just had two new turbos installed under warranty) my trims seem fine and since I'm catted I was wondering if the 3D scalar is really helping me at all. Anyone dyno the same flash with and without a 3D scalar? I've been optimizing my flashes for 1/8 mile runs (only safe distance I have to test) as well as logging with the jb4. Haven't seen much difference between the 3D vs non-3D scalars settings. Also, who else is running aggressive backend E85 flashes with the stock cats? How much timing and what kind of afr targets?
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 09:36 AM
    quattr0 started a thread Manhart piggyback in S55
    Anyone has any feedback for Manhart? Here is the mumbo jumbo in theirs and I wonder if JB4 is already doing same things In order to guarantee a reliable and secure operation of the engine and drivetrain, the MANHART performance kit, via its connection to the CAN-BUS system, constantly communicates with the vehicle computer. This allows the MANHART control unit to monitor all important parameters such as the water- and oil temperature at all times.
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  • Rawimage's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 09:32 PM
    I have a bunch of questions about bimmerboost flash 1)How will it work along side my jb4? 2)Will I have to flash it back to stock to take it to the Dealer? 3)What exactly does this flash do for my car? 4)What happens if my stock.bin gets corrupted? -thanks for all the help
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Pretty certain this is my next computer. I need something with a bit more power than my laptop plus I want to run 3 x 28+ inch 4K screens. Sick design, watercooled, etc.:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 03:24 PM
    BMW has done well in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car Masters) racing since its return. They won their first season back with an improbable come from behind victory in 2012. BMW also won in 2013 for back to back victories although Audi's Mike Rockenfeller took the driver's championship. This year Audi wins the manufacturer/constructor title while BMW's Marco Witmann takes the driver's win in his M4 DTM car. Now, the M4 DTM car has absolutely nothing in common with the M4 street car other than the general design silhouette. Its chassis, transmission, engine, aerodynamics, and just complete overall design are completely different. So to celebrate the championship BMW is doing exactly what they did in 2013 by creating a lame special edition M car that has nothing to do with the race car and is not special at all. BMW took 23 Alpine White 2015 F82 M4 cars, gave them a matte black hood with colorful stripes, orange outlined kidney grilles, and black wheels. Boom, done, 'special edition' M4. BimmerBoost does not consider this car special. If you can go to anyone who does vinyl wraps and replicate this M4 it really isn't all that special. It's just an overpriced standard F82 M4 with some cosmetic changes. The E46 M3 CSL? That's a special edition M car. The E92 M3 GTS? That's a special edition M car. The M4 DTM Champion Edition? It's M marketing garbage. BMW M GmbH launches the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition to celebrate Marco Wittmann's title win. 19.10.2014 Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km)*. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. ### BMW M GmbH launches BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – Marco Wittmann commits long-term future to BMW and receives Formula One test. Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. DTM champion Marco Wittmann's (DE) superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim (DE). BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season and beyond. And there were another couple of surprises in store for Wittmann in the evening after the race: BMW M GmbH launched the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in his honour. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team. "Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said Marquardt. "It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM – both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car – and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM." Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said: "The production version of the BMW M4 Coupé is the new centrepiece in our range. We could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM's very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers' and team standings. You cannot get more emphatic proof of the performance of our cars. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to recognise Marco Wittmann's performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number – a very special memento of a very special season." "I am overwhelmed," said Wittmann, given the wealth of surprises awaiting him after the season finale. "The entire season has been incredible. After all, coming into the opening race of the season here in Hockenheim, I never believed I would be standing here in the same place as the DTM champion. And then to have my contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test – that is a dream come true for me. I cannot find the words to express how proud and happy I am to be part of the BMW family. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in my colours is the icing on the cake at the end of this outstanding year. The car looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to take it out for a drive. And the test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience." In a tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich, Germany), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is also fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a black front splitter, a black side skirt blade, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range. The Champion Edition underlines its exclusivity once again when you step inside. The door sill plates bear Marco Wittmann's autograph, while carbon interior trim strips – likewise signed by the 24-year-old from Fürth, Germany – feature "DTM Champion 2014" lettering and the car's serial number.
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  • MDORPHN's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 09:33 AM
    Funny piece: https://www.youtube.com/embed/fSEkUV7torQ?feature=player_embedded Neil
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    This is a similar question to what BimmerBoost raised last year regarding an M2 model. A ton of speculation took place from the various culprits on the 2015 F87 M2 this year and one site even claimed to definitively know the M2 would have a more aggressively tuned N55 from the M235i. Our position was (and remains) that nobody knows what the hell they are talking about and that they are simply guessing to get attention. CAR is claiming to definitively know what the specifications for the M2 are and here is their take. CAR states the F87 M2 will arrive in 2015 and offer 369 horsepower and and 384 lb-ft of torque featuring a detuned S55 inline-6 borrowed from the F80/F82 M3 and M4. Ok, fine, that certainly is a possibility. CAR does not state how the engine will be detuned, who at BMW stated this is the engine if anyone even did, or any real solid info on the motor. Is it just a software detune? Is BMW mating the motor to a DCT in the 2-Series finally? Will the motor get a different turbocharger or any physical hardware differences? You would think someone who supposedly has access to an inside source at BMW would ask these questions. If the M2 gets a detuned S55 and it is only detuned through software we can declare right now the M2 is the greatest tuning value in the history of the BMW lineup considering how underrated the S55 engine is and what it gains from basic tuning. If it is detuned through hardware means to protect the M3/M4 this is not a big deal anyway as on paper the M3/M4 and the M2 will have the same potential. If it features an N55 like the M235i as some reported then it does not have a real motor and BMW is really getting out of control with their cost cutting and their watering down of the M brand. All CAR has done is create a bunch of hype. That sells magazines. Good for them but they aren't getting our money. Source
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  • N54GASM's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 07:28 PM
    N54GASM started a thread 335XI 6MT bin file? in N54
    Hi guys, In trying to download the bms flash to accompany my JB4 G5 I recently installed. I have a KLINE version (build date 3/07) and uploading my stock bin file is practically impossible. I noticed there was a stock bin file that might work for my car, but the bin file is from a 'i' model. will this still work? or if anyone has a bin file I could use, it would be greatly appreciated.
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  • wtfmarine's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 10:03 PM
    wtfmarine started a thread Dreaded 30BB code in N54
    I recently installed a FFTEC 600 kit and was out trying to see if I had fixed all boost leaks and to finally get an accurate log. I hit the gas WOT and a loud noise that came from the engine. I immediately looked in rearview mirror expecting to see white smoke billowing out of the exhaust, but nothing. The engine sounded like it was trying to rip itself apart. The CEL popped on, but the 1/2 power light did not. I immediately pulled over before my car died on the highway and started to check codes. 30BB and misfire 4,5,6. 30BB is the DME internal failure code for injectors covering 4,5,6. Cleared the codes and 30BB came back. I was 30 minutes from my house so I called a tow truck as I was not going to attempt to limp my car home. While waiting for tow truck I started to research the 30BB code. Found a diy on another forum and felt a little relief. There are 6 mosfet transistors on the DME (MSD80) that are the weak point of the DME. Supposedly its not tuning related but they seem to go out once you add any kind of piggyback/flash with a significant increase in power. I ordered replacement mosfet and when I received them they were the wrong ones. I ordered another set of 12 (insurance) from digi-key FNB14N30 and they were a perfect match. Next issue was getting the old ones off and new ones put on. I have done very very basic soldering, but never on anything that cost $1200 to replace so I attempted to find a "pro". I took the board to a computer/radio repair shop and they assured me that they could swap the parts out no problem. Great. 6 hours later I call to check on the progress and they state that the mosfets are impossible to get off and they stopped before they did any damage. I was not going to give up with out getting the parts replaced. I found a guy on a local racing forum that said he could do it. I take it to him and he walks me through about how he is going to replace everything. I leave it with him feeling a little more confident about it. By the time I make it back to my house (1 hour) he is calling me and I am expecting the worse. He tells me all mosfets have been replaced. Went back picked it up and brought it home installed it. I replaced all my plugs, coils, and battery (it was time). Reset the battery adaptation with bavtech tool. Started the car and it ran like normal actually probably a little smoother thanks to new plugs and coils. :fap:Cliff Note: 30BB code can be fixed with correct mosfets and competent person with a solder gun. Coils and plugs usually have to be replaced, but injectors were not harmed. I will add pictures later tonight.
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 05:25 PM
    So we launched the 3-piece HRE Classics a few weeks ago, and since then, we've been receiving requests about 1-piece versions... So without further adieu, we give you the HRE Classic Monoblok Series! The new Classic Monoblok line debuts with five new styles in 1-piece form including the 300M mesh, the 301M split-9-spoke, the 303M 13-spoke, the 305M 5-spoke, and the 309M 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches. Widths range from 8 to 13 inches. Also available in center lock. Feel free to PM us with any questions regarding fitment or pricing! Enjoy.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 11:41 AM
    Hey guys, I was able to attend a small half mile event at Minter Airfield today and put the new M3 through it's paces. I was expecting there to be around 30 various cars there but for whatever reason only 8-10 showed up. Sadly all faster than the M3. So I wasn't able to get many real races in. In fact many of my runs were solo. But I was able to get all the half mile racing data I needed. And had some fun in the process. For the most part I ran the car on map 7 with a 50% race gas 50% 91 mix and it performed flawlessly. I did a few runs from a 40mph roll and a few from a dig. The new boost limiting in 1st really helped the dig launches on the dusty runway. And the new logging functions on fuel trims, dual bank AFR, etc, came in handy as well. As far as results go MPH at the half mile ranged from a worst of 150.4 mph on a botched dig start to a best of 154.5 mph from a roll. Which would put it ahead of most RB FBO N54 335s, and only 1-2mph slower than our (late) tuned/race gas/exhaust M5. Not bad for a tune only car. The closest races I had were against a sharp looking new McLaren. I think it's a 12C model but I don't know the cars well so someone correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway the M3 held up well from a dig and a roll but the McLaren had a couple mph on it both runs. It was fun watching it's spoiler pop up as it was braking from 155mph. He mentioned he was looking in to some piggyback tune for it that I think is 6k. lol. Some vids of those runs:
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  • Twinturbom3's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 01:24 PM
    First drag/launch test on highway surface. The very first. Launch @ 11 psi and 4300 rpm Lambda is way off, lean. Have to add more methanol. Max engine speed 7500 rpm Boost pressure 11 psi Cold tires, no burn out, off the trailer Stock weight 3600 lbs + my team mate 280 lbs = 3880 lbs total weight 0- 80 km/h 2,3 seconds 0-100 km/h 3,3 seconds First vid is RWD only, spin spin...Like a real M3 Second video has the 3,3 s 0-100 km/h Time to raise boost, change transmission shift points, transmission shift speeds etc, put XM3 on diet, burn out to warm tires.... There is a big room for improvement. Today was the 1st ever 0-100 km/h test. Off the trailer 0-100 km/h time 3,3 seconds. Had two runs and both runs yield the same 3,3 seconds. No part broke, no drivetrain damage, so far solid. I would like to thank GOD for enabling me to build my dream Project, thank you my Lord, Elhamdullilah. Thank you my Lord
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  • rstihl's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 02:14 AM
    After installing the pump is it a good idea to reset the fuel adaptations or no?
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 05:50 PM
    In a few weeks, we will be introducing the follow-up to the FF01 FlowForm Wheels design, the FF15. SEMA will serve as the launch platform for the second FlowForm Wheels model and we can't wait... Here's a sneak peek!
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  • JoeBezy's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 08:05 AM
    JoeBezy started a thread 2008 535XI P2297 in N54
    Hey all, New to BimmerBoost, but not to the BMWs. Car, 2008 535XI with 100K, started throwing lean then rich codes and would run really bad when cold. I'd clear the codes and she would run great. I ended up replacing Banks 1 and 2 sensor 1 O2 sensors, and that helped a ton. One day headed to work, she starts running horribly. Misfiring on 4, 5, and 6 and dumping fuel. Went 5 miles and used 2.5 gallons of fuel. Its dripping out of the exhaust. I think HPFP, so i take it to a BMW dealership here. I'm stationed in Germany so i think it should be super easy. Turns out all 6 fuel injectors went bad, supposedly, so they replace them, the coil pack and the park plugs. Popped a P2297 O2 sensor out of range on deceleration last week. Figured it was because fuel was dumped through the exhaust, took it on the autobahn to get the RPMs up, maybe clean the sensor and have some fun. 2 days latter code cleared itself. Popped up again this morning. Has anyone dealt with something like this? I tried searching but didn’t have any luck. Also has P112C which no one can give me a good answer on what that one is. Thanks in advance! Joe
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