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SteveAZ created the thread Got my Blackstone oil analysis report back.....
" Since I do a lot of experimenting and run a fairly non-standard setup, I sent my oil out for analysis.

Various specs on the car that may influence these results:

BMS DCI
ER oil cooler
Runs on 100% E85 all the time
E85 CP injection (started that approx. 3K in to this oil's interval)
Mobile 1 0W 30
6um external inline E85 compatible high flow filter "

Today, 06:45 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Today, 06:36 PM

Sticky created the thread MotorTrend compares the 2014 BMW F22 M235i to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C117 CLA45 AMG.
" We will be seeing this comparison many times over the next few years. MotorTrend already compared these cars last month with the Subaru WRX STI picked as the winner over both. In that comparison the CLA45 AMG finished in last place and the BMW M235i finished in 2nd place although the CLA45 AMG was quicker around the track than the M235i and also the faster car in a straight line. Well, here we go again without the Subaru.


MotorTrend is rehashing content but considering the popularity of these two cars that is fine. As you already know these two cars have significant differences. The Mercedes-Benz CLA45 has a turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder. The motor, codenamed M133, is the world's most powerful production four-cylinder and a beast of a 2.0 liter. The M235i has the tried and true turbocharged 3.0 liter N55 inline-6 although at 320 horsepower it is rated at 35 horses less than the CLA45 AMG.

The BMW is rear wheel drive with an 8-speed ZF automatic (a manual is an option). The CLA45 AMG by contrast has a seven speed dual clutch transmission and it sends power to all four wheels.

So does MotorTrend feel differently about these cars a month later? Well, the M235i is criticized for its brakes and steering feel. It is said to offer great fun factor partially due to being able to wag its tail around and its balance. "

Today, 05:49 PM

DavidV replied to the thread The new sound of Formula 1....FAIL.
" Actually the sound starts to grow on me.
I can hardly believe I'm saying this, but sound in this sport is not all that important.
Ron Dennis actually has some valid points here about the sound issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3gjGWscUzw

And as he says, there's not gonna be a solution for it this year. "

Today, 05:38 PM

mjmarovi replied to the thread mjmarovi's Single Turbo build at Proven Power Tampa.
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Quote Originally Posted by fastgti69 View Post
Do me, I want a 4" dp
lol, yeah I can't wait to hear how it sounds split off through the AA exhaust at the midpipe "

Today, 05:15 PM

klipseracer replied to the thread OBD-II ECU flashing with your Android mobile device is a reality - OE Tuning presents the Droid Personal Flasher.
" Someone has spent a lot of money cracking these ECUs.... "

Today, 05:11 PM

Sticky replied to the thread OBD-II ECU flashing with your Android mobile device is a reality - OE Tuning presents the Droid Personal Flasher.
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Quote Originally Posted by George Smooth View Post
The title suggests it. Its a cool product and OE is supplying it to the end user at a very good price.
OE Tuning presents the Droid Personal Flasher... at no point is it said to be exclusive the exact opposite is stated in the article.

The first tuner I see using the Droid Personal Flasher happens to be OE Tuning so they get the mention. "

Today, 04:55 PM

fastgti69 replied to the thread mjmarovi's Single Turbo build at Proven Power Tampa.
" Do me, I want a 4" dp "

Today, 04:52 PM

mjmarovi replied to the thread mjmarovi's Single Turbo build at Proven Power Tampa.
" Another pic of the downpipe leading back to midpipe

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Today, 04:50 PM

George Smooth replied to the thread OBD-II ECU flashing with your Android mobile device is a reality - OE Tuning presents the Droid Personal Flasher.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
That's not the impression I get at all? I think the explanation on how it works is pretty clear.
The title suggests it. Its a cool product and OE is supplying it to the end user at a very good price. "

Today, 04:49 PM

Sticky replied to the thread lulz - post em in here.
" Some female friends kept posting this pic. So I changed it more to my liking:

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Today, 04:46 PM

Sticky replied to the thread OBD-II ECU flashing with your Android mobile device is a reality - OE Tuning presents the Droid Personal Flasher.
"
Quote Originally Posted by George Smooth View Post
You make it sound in your post that it's a OE exclusive product?
That's not the impression I get at all? I think the explanation on how it works is pretty clear. "

Today, 04:40 PM

Sticky replied to the thread Porsche to start production of 785+ new 991 GT3 3.8 liter direct injected flat-6 motors on April 22nd and will extend the warranty by a year.
" Porsche these days is much better than BMW but they aren't perfect either.

BMW is making disposable cars to sell as many as possible. They don't care about long term reliability. They just want stuff to last the warranty period. "

Today, 04:39 PM

George Smooth replied to the thread OBD-II ECU flashing with your Android mobile device is a reality - OE Tuning presents the Droid Personal Flasher.
" You make it sound in your post that it's a OE exclusive product? "

Today, 04:38 PM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Porsche to start production of 785+ new 991 GT3 3.8 liter direct injected flat-6 motors on April 22nd and will extend the warranty by a year.
" Not to add fuel to this fire but I had no idea the oil they were making you use in these engines. I was at my dealer the other day hanging out waiting to pick up a new HPFP, and I saw a sign on the wall that listed oils for the models. the S65 and S85 were in BOLD and CAPS saying ONLY USE 10W60 in these motors. I asked what that was all about, 10W60 is a pretty heavy oil for such a high performance motor. The service manager just shook his head and said don't ask. We just do as were told and fix the things when they break, and they break often. Seemed a little fishy to me. Growing up on Porsches and owning 3 of them myself. I have a brand loyalty to them and I also say Porsche>BMW. "

Today, 04:36 PM

musc replied to the thread Warnings to 335is owners and possible others?.
" I had the dealer update me from IJE0S to ILA0S back in January with no issues. It took them 9 hours to flash it. Like BuraQ I was under the impression that ILA0S was he last DME version. INA0S had to be released in the last 2-3 months. I am surprised they would just flash your car without saying something. I had to make a big fuss making up a story about long rough cold starts. The first time I told them that they ended up replacing the HPFP and didn't even do the DME update I requested. I took it back the next weekend and demanded they update it which they did.

You should be able to flash your car to stock ILA0S via BB software. It is not difficult and all you need is a BT cable and the free software. Once you flash it back to ILA0S you should still be able to load your Cobb on top of that since you essentially working with a stock flash at that point. I can even change the VIN number on the ILA0S.bin file to match your car so it will look factory. "

Today, 04:26 PM

Scorpion replied to the thread Exercising and dieting.
" I don't focus on what I eat to much, a lot of junk food. I really want to start working out again, rarely have the time though :/. "

Today, 04:24 PM

Group.america replied to the thread The wine cellar: What are you sipping on?.
" Pride is WAY way overdone on price for the quality "

Today, 04:22 PM

leveraged sellout replied to the thread Porsche to start production of 785+ new 991 GT3 3.8 liter direct injected flat-6 motors on April 22nd and will extend the warranty by a year.
" Some great info in this thread, keep it up.

I would tend to agree that many of the S85s having trouble have been treated like shit their whole lives. They don't get warmed up, they get revved to cutoff right from the start, they get idled a lot and then beat immediately after. They get crappy fuel, oil change intervals were inconsistent, all kinds of things. They are very highly tuned engines, and few road engines have ever been so finely balanced. Also, you have to think of your typical M3/M5/M6 buyer...they aren't quite as concerned with the well-being of their cars as say, a Ferrari or Porsche owner. They're younger, probably leasing, and just want something cool to show off in. Totally fine, I don't hold it against them. But they beat the hell out of these things and yes, a few of them succumbed. Makes sense to me. I think BMW could do maybe a bit more to ensure that's it not a systemic problem, but from what I've seen there's not a lot of evidence that it is. A few engines out of tens of thousands is not enough to make a case.

The idea that Ferrari/Lamborghini/any other exotics are trash after 50k miles is just silly and untrue. They're made with a higher degree of precision or accuracy than any other vehicle, doesn't even make sense. There's plenty of 100k mile Lambos, Ferraris, Maseratis, and obviously Porsches that still work great. Hell, there's a guy on FChat who has wellllll over 100k miles on his 599 and it has never broken once. In fact, those as a rule have been pretty damn reliable. But they get maintained and treated like they're made of paper. "

Today, 04:19 PM

Sticky replied to the thread islandroad83 has just uploaded Stock 0IA0S E61 2008 XI AT!.
" Approved. "

Today, 03:55 PM