• Precision Sport Builds Another Monster Twin Supercharged S85 V10: G-Power SK-II M6 by PSI

      So the day has arrived. We've finished inventorying the kit, the countless billet machined pieces, custom cast pieces and the water cut stainless steel pieces. Everything's here so it's go time. We like to keep the shop as clean as humanly possible, but with understanding that our work can get dirty from time to time.

      During G-Power installations, it requires our utmost in focus and cleanliness, so we're extra-OCD on keeping the install area for this clean. If you've watched our last install's time lapse video, you know we aren't kidding.

      We're really going above and beyond this time on the coverage portion of things, adding an additional camera physically mounted to the hood of the car so we'll have yet another angle for our next time lapse video.

      Before we started getting into the tear down, we rigged up the gear in the bay for the video production.





      Tripod our fabricator made to hang from the ceiling; pretty slick



      Computer set up which is hard wired to both GoPro cameras, so we know we don't run out of memory for footage.



      So with all that out of the way, it's time to get to work, here is the car one last time in N/A form




      Working around a car with a vinyl wrap is really a nerve-racking experience, the wrap is really quite delicate. We carefully removed the bumper and masked the fenders with microfiber cloth.




      MS65 about to be put in it's static-free baggie and shipped to G-Power in Germany for tuning.



      Ho-hum; fan out, intake manifold off, etc



      Now for the fuel rails, injectors and valve covers to be removed.





      VANOS gears



      Draining oil for the header install which will be soon



      Time to drain the coolant to remove the radiator, as to free up space for installation of the brackets, and ease of access to the new belt routing system, which adds an additional 5 idler pullies to the stock ones.

      This is a really clever feature of the S85's radiator, a little tidy drain knob



      Just when you thought that finally a coolant drain job was nice and easy and CLEAN. . .you absolutely MUST remove both block drains(which are tucked far away and not easy to access) to ensure all coolant is out, otherwise trust me, the rest will find it's way out through the front when the radiator hoses come off, and make a mess.



      Tear down is complete, with the exception of the OEM headers which will be out soon.

      That's all for now, much more coming soon. . .stay tuned!
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      Comments 15 Comments
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        man that camera shot of the coolant spilling out is perfect, what kind of camera caught that?
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        in for progress!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Promoted to the front page, great build.
      1. Precision Sport's Avatar
        Precision Sport -
        Thanks, Sticky

        DBFIU: it's actually just my point & shoot Canon that I use on builds.

        Should be another update tonight later.
      1. ILB6 IF ULB9's Avatar
        ILB6 IF ULB9 -
        respect manClick here to enlarge
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      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Killer build! Hear only good things about PSI and can see why.
      1. Precision Sport's Avatar
        Precision Sport -
        A quick update here. . .a few other things going on at the shop have not let us get in the hours on the install that we've wanted. Between 3 E46 chassis reinforcements lined up, and the showroom being renovated, the M6 has been the night time project lately. No complaints from me on that, though. During the day, a lot of people usually stop by the shop to either say hello, or to see the M6, and we're always glad to show them what's going on. . .but at night it's down to business on the install.

        The S85 is still letting coolant out from it's nooks & crannies, so we're getting the radiator out of the way, and hoping it stops leaving us little blue puddles on the ground under it.

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        Check out our little radiator holder we have. More on that item later down the road.

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        Expansion tank is out, the part that sticks out needs to be trimmed off for the carbon airbox on the driver's side.

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        The cover over the coils on the passenger side gets a trimming

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        Getting the vacuum lines ready for the eventual install of the bypass valves, as well as boost gauge later on

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        Not the greatest picture, but these really nice pieces G-Power mills to cap the oil drains from the intake manifolds to the oil pan.

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        We'll need to shorten the idle control lines a touch

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        Idle control holder trimmed, as well as the lines trimmed. . .just need some pex clamps for them now and they should be boost-ready

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        That's all for today, there will be an update tomorrow though!

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      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Epic build and thanks for sharing. I love your passion for documentation, and cleanliness of your shop.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BigM62 Click here to enlarge
        Epic build and thanks for sharing. I love your passion for documentation, and cleanliness of your shop.
        Same here, this is the kind of documentation that sets a shop apart.

        Not to mention, it is really getting use out of their sponsorship. A big part of going with a business is presentation and seeing the quality of their work. Well, their work is presented very well.
      1. DLV-Engineering's Avatar
        DLV-Engineering -
        Good work guys! Clean and neat work enviroment. I like that very much!
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Man o man I gotta clean out my shop..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        Man o man I gotta clean out my shop..
        Yep, pretty neat and organized eh?

        Honestly, every shop I have been to has not been this clean so I wouldn't feel bad.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        Man o man I gotta clean out my shop..
        It actually is cleaner than my garage , what a shame Click here to enlarge
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Precision Sport Click here to enlarge
        I would run away screaming If I had to work in a shop like that and maintain that level of organization of my working environment.
        Not that I do not admire the neatness, it just is not me...Click here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlarge