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  • 123ersan's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 PM
    123ersan replied to a thread Spec stage3+ & steel SMFW in N54
    Got the brass pivot pin from ecs. Am I right in thinking the oem TOB is bought together with the clutch fork?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 PM
    Great news for BMW F87 M2 owners looking for quite a bit more power and torque out of their M2. The chassis of the car is capable of handling much more power than BMW gives it but we all know it can not be allowed to encroach on the mighty M3/M4. Well, in comes VF-Engineering to the rescue with Stage I and II Hex Tuning software. Let's start with taking a look at Stage I on a Dynojet in STD and uncorrected plots: You see a big torque gain before 3000 rpm and gains throughout the curve which level off toward redline. The N55B30T0 is not exactly a classic M top end design but it sees over 400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with just the Stage I tune. Now let's look at Stage II: The Stage II software picks up 52 peak wheel horsepower but the torque gain is a massive 78 lb-ft at the wheels. The peak torque figure is an incredible 442 lb-ft on the Dynojet. That is something you are going to feel. I can say that with certainty as I went for a ride in VF-Engineering's Hex Tuned M2 and it is very stout down low. It pushes you into your seat right away. Does it pull like a freight train up top? No, but that is the nature of the N55B30T0 engine. The software complements the factory curve and just gives you more of everything including more power in the upper rev range where it is desperately needed. The software is not just about power and torque gains but offers additional features such as a limiter delete, throttle overrun (exhaust burble), start up roar, and an increased power level on the Sport Display. It all felt very OEM and worked perfectly. You wouldn't want a stock M2 after trying it out, let's put it that way.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 PM
    Good post, thanks.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread NWS: BIMMERBOOBS in Off Topic - Not Work Safe
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 PM
    Anyone? I'm not sure if there is a single figure as it depends on use. On the strip for example you're likely to go through axles faster than in roll racing. Let's see what guys have to say.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 PM
    Yeah but that E39 looks glorious.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 PM
    So how is it?
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  • Grand_hustle17's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 PM
    There is no trace of oil left over.. car burns a good amount on startup, smoking can last anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes which is a long time just sitting there. If driving its more along the 1 minute time
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 PM
    Mounting evidence:
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  • victor247's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 PM
    victor247 replied to a thread For Sale: BMS Short Throw Shifter in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Can you tell me when it will be shipped?
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 PM
    Hey Queen776: :text-welcomewave:
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  • AndersS's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 PM
    AndersS replied to a thread Spec stage3+ & steel SMFW in N54
    TOB? Is that the release bearing?
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  • The Convert's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 PM
    The Convert replied to a thread Spec stage3+ & steel SMFW in N54
    ^^^
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    bigdnno98 started a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: E92 tow hook front plate holder in 3 Series and M3
    Well I need to put a front plate on my car, here in Italy. I know BMS has one that screws into the tow hook, but I don't know if it'll get here in time. Does anyone know if BMW has one that screws into the tow hook? That way I can grab one at the dealer here? I'd call, but I doubt anyone will speak English there.
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  • iminhell1's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    So I feel stupid but, All that was wrong was loose spark plugs. I put them in a while back, say 25K. For the last 24K they where perfectly fine. I bought new ones to put in, drove the car to go get them. So it was good and warm when I went to remove them,,, and it took virtually no tq to loosen them, any of them. Just a twist of the wrist and they came right loose. #1 even had carbon buildup on the gasket. Oopsie. I've never had a plug loosen over time. So I'd have never thought to recheck them. Pulled all the plugs, checked the gaps, still 0.018", put them back in on a hot engine, went for a hard drive and rechecked them. Not a problem now. Actually feels better than it has in awhile. LOL
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  • Phv628's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    Phv628 replied to a thread White smoke from single turbo in N54
    I had a similar issue with smoke and vast amounts of oil consumption recently. The only exception is that I also had to add coolant frequently as well with no signs of coolant onto the ground. Turned out to be a failed head gasket. I have since had it replaced and no more oil consumption. I do have a small amount of smoke upon start up but it goes away.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    I can't believe the schedule 40 is that expensive...I mean he doesn't have to maximize his profits that much that he only used scrap sch40
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 PM
    That makes a lot of sense. Any proof of this? I really hope he gets hit by the karma train and gets his fill of "back door deals" in jail for fraud lol.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 PM
    Torgus replied to a thread Spec stage3+ & steel SMFW in N54
    Use a new OEM TOB & brass clutch fork pivot pin. The pivot pin may or may not matter but it's small money.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    When we were trying to make a race, we had to threw a head that had sat on the ground for 4 years on the car. It had bad valve guide seals. Fire it up cold, or even warm after sitting for as short as 1-2 minutes, puff of smoke. Cold start, ton of smoke, driving, idling, nothing. Shut it off, smokes again on start up. It would also use a lot of oil. Made the race, drove the car that way for about a month. Finally yanked the motor back apart, put a newly built head on it, changed nothing else. Hasn't smoked since. Basically, if the valves seals are bad, oil up in the valve train just leaks down directly into the cylinder, and is burned on start up. Rinse repeat. There actually is some stuff you can get in a bottle that will fix it for a 3-4 days at a time, I forget what it was called, but I threw a couple bottles in it. Smoke went away for 3-4 days then came back. Basically just a chemical that swells the seals
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
    R.G. replied to a thread Smoking at start up in N54
    Makes sense. Seals then expand when hot. If he's losing quarts of oil every week then maybe multiple issues or is this enough to go through a significant amount of errrrl
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    R.G. replied to a thread White smoke from single turbo in N54
    So the car is supposedly losing 2qts of oil, there is no trace of oil under the car, oil drains are not kinked, minimal smoke at startup only and it is not the sensor? Sounds like it might be time to have a different mechanic look at it
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  • rwalker's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    The Stage2 pump by itself doesn't fix anything. The limiting factor is the HPFP. To run E85, you need supplemental injection of some form (PI or TBI) and both of those require an upgraded LPFP.
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  • Grand_hustle17's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 PM
    It took a while before its asked for oil again... its not that oil sensor. We suspected that as well
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    If it only smokes on start up its 110% valve guide seals. No if, ands, or buts about it. Now if its smoking at other times as well. Then that may not be the case, but if its only smoking on start up. Then yes its your valve guide seals.
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  • 123ersan's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    123ersan started a thread Spec stage3+ & steel SMFW in N54
    My 1 year old oem clutch and flywheel has started slipping at 20psi on pure stage 2 and just ordered stage3+ and SMFW. After much research I've found out that the metal TOB is supposed to be a POS and a new oem clutch fork and TOB is the better option? Is this still the case or do I take the risk and put the TOB that spec supplied and reccomends? Any feedback from long term users regarding the stage3+ with the metal TOB or the oem piece? Any info would be great.
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