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Mike@VAC replied to the thread This is the 2015 F82 M4 S55 twin turbo inline-6 startup and exhaust note sound.
" I bet the mic is making it sound worse than it really sounds. I can say with confidence that a 1M with Akrapovic system that we did a while back sounded amazing when opened up. Id be just fine if the S55 sounded like that with an exhaust. "

Today, 07:27 PM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Possible HPFP upgrade for the N54 and N55?!!.
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Quote Originally Posted by Jewber View Post
Buy a second hpfp and run off accessory belt. Pipe output into output of first pump before fuel metering solenoid. gg
My friend I truly wish it were this easy. You are missing about 50 steps in the middle of that. How do you plan to spin the pump with the belt, secure the pump so its perfectly inline with the rest of the acessories so it doesn't throw belts, just to name a few. Ok so you get it mounted, now you want to push 2500 psi plus into the inlet designed to meter 70-100? Also running a pump inline would multiply pressure, we already know the DME doesn't like big pressure differentials, next the fuel control solenoid uses simple orings to seal itself from low pressure fuel passing to the different chambers, would love to see an O-ring that can hold back 2500+ PSI. Now you have zero control over HPFP. 4000 PSI at all times would make the DME very happy I'm sure, not to mention prob blow out the injectors. Your idea isn't a bad one in theory(except for a few fundemental flaws), but there is that pesky saying again. If it were easy it would be done already. "

Today, 07:26 PM

Sticky created the thread Volkswagen confirms the range topping Phaeton sedan is coming back to the USA for 2018 - Does the new CEO Michael Horn get the US market?.
" Volkswagen seems determined to repeat its mistakes. For whatever reason they are ignoring their history in the USA and ignoring the failure of the first generation Phaeton. Why? Well, they have the money to burn so if they fail again launching a premium priced VW model in the USA it really will not do much else other than give the US operations a bit of a black eye. New CEO Michael Horn will be the one who that will be held accountable if the Phaeton fails again.


Horn wants to connect the German and American Volkswagen markets more directly. Well then why not bring over the models they sell in Germany that they do not sell here? People are interested in the Amarok pick up truck, there's a good place to start in the pickup crazy American market. He says the truck is too small compared to something like an F150. The market doesn't need another F150 it needs a compact truck. Does an $80k+ premium luxury sedan that will compete with Audi's offerings really make more sense than an affordable compact diesel truck?

What about the Scirocco? We are not good enough for that car either? Michael Horn is a German and he has a good idea of how the brand does in Germany. However, this is not Germany. The one good sign is that Michael Horn says he is about the 'peoples' car and increasing volume with mainstream cars. Then give us the damn mainstream cars!

He does not want to take the brand upstream but make it more mainstream. Good. So how in the world does the Phaeton accomplish that? Why say one thing which is the right thing to say but then do the wrong thing by taking the brand too far upscale? It just does not make any logical sense. "

Today, 07:23 PM

135idct replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
" how many liters of oil should put in the engine with the single turbo, same as stock turbos??

the engine spits oil from the top cover and the valve cover gasket "

Today, 07:22 PM

folgrz replied to the thread my fantasy e46 - upgrades - some feedback pls.
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Quote Originally Posted by jaye944 View Post
thanks so much for the feedback, especially on the headers and throttle body spacer

yep bushings is a a good idea, that will def. tighten everything up, OEM's or aftermarket?

thanks
The OEM ones have been proven to fail over time so I would suggest either going with AKG black bushings or Powerflex yellow/purple bushings.

As far as headers go, look into Status Gruppe tuning, Agency Power, or Custom Performance Innovations stepped headers. If you're looking to do it on the cheaper side I would recommend going with a set of euro headers since they don't have cats, which is ultimately what you want obviously. "

Today, 07:19 PM

SteveAZ replied to the thread Possible HPFP upgrade for the N54 and N55?!!.
" If by "metering solenoid" you mean the 6 injectors......suuuuurrrrrreeee.....it's so simple...why did nobody think of that....pfffff....
@VargasTurboTech...where were you on that one?....duh!

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Today, 07:12 PM

NJrep335i replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
" Looking at your pictures, it seems that you have more vacuum lines than the routing depicted in the diagram. I'd look it over and ensure you replicate the diagram. "

Today, 07:07 PM

Sticky replied to the thread 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Quote Originally Posted by ecampbell View Post
Based upon looking past the first round rookie. The hands are already going around the neck for an epic choke.

just look at my home team Vancouver and what happened to them the last couple of seasons.
Yeah you sound like you know what you are talking about and that you paid attention to the season.

Vancouver's failures have something to do with the Ducks 2014 season? The last time the Ducks played like this they won the cup. The Canucks don't apply and they aren't even in the playoffs.

Hands going around the neck lol ok. Yeah sure looked like it with the way they closed the season with victories. GTFO out of here with this 'rookie' bullshit. "

Today, 07:06 PM

Jewber replied to the thread Possible HPFP upgrade for the N54 and N55?!!.
" Buy a second hpfp and run off accessory belt. Pipe output into output of first pump before fuel metering solenoid. gg "

Today, 06:55 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Favorite whiskey or scotch???.
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Quote Originally Posted by singletrack View Post
Yah - Macallan 12 is what got me interested honestly. The sherry barrels they use add a really awesome flavor. Nice scotch for people to start with since the sweetness lets people adapt to the scotch.
It's a great Scotch. Has yet to disappoint me.

The Peat Monster was out of this world. "

Today, 06:54 PM

BlackJetE90OC replied to the thread This is the 2015 F82 M4 S55 twin turbo inline-6 startup and exhaust note sound.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Sounds great to me and a hell of a lot better than what I'm hearing out of the M4.
I am a S54 fan as well.

This is a S54!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qju9iEFqp3Y "

Today, 06:53 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Mercedes-Benz previews their BMW X6 competitor, the MLC-Class, ahead of the concept debut.
" Guess I'm the only one who likes it. "

Today, 06:53 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Eaton Supercharger Kit - E39 540i.
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Quote Originally Posted by m5james View Post
Agreed, but two completely different power deliveries. I'd rather make a roots setup work.
I understand. I wish you luck as this is not going to be easy! "

Today, 06:52 PM

Sticky replied to the thread CPO 2008 BMW M3 (E90 6MT).
" He wasn't spamming... "

Today, 06:52 PM

ecampbell replied to the thread 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Based on what? Their strongest season in Franchise history? Being the number one team in the tougher Western conference?
Based upon looking past the first round rookie. The hands are already going around the neck for an epic choke.

just look at my home team Vancouver and what happened to them the last couple of seasons. "

Today, 06:52 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Help car will not start back up..
" And?

The dealer diagnosis if you run out of ideas is not a bad solution. "

Today, 06:51 PM

Sticky replied to the thread my fantasy e46 - upgrades - some feedback pls.
" No tune for the pipes? "

Today, 06:50 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Need help with a few logs.
" That picture pretty much sums it up. "

Today, 06:49 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
" Edited for formatting and promoted to the front page. "

Today, 06:47 PM

rdeterman replied to the thread Anyone running a smaller single turbo?.
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Quote Originally Posted by beakmoney View Post
600whp on 93 is the goal. I'm spraying meth but just to keep iat under control.
Im hoping to avoid meth but it may be unavoidable. "

Today, 06:41 PM