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    Raise idle by 150 rpm and the rattle goes away. ...

    Raise idle by 150 rpm and the rattle goes away.

    Neil
  2. Checked out Improved Racing's external...

    Checked out Improved Racing's external thermostats. That's what I'm running with a custom 32-row Setrab-based oil cooler.
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    Same here. Neil

    Same here.

    Neil
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    Yes, it was definitely a standing start. And...

    Yes, it was definitely a standing start. And because they were running with stock axles, they said they launched gently. All the more impressive!

    Neil
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    Lots of different schools of thought and...

    Lots of different schools of thought and different procedures.

    Key, of course is to seat the rings. FWIW, on my current motor we progressively increased load and rpm and after each "run" would...
  6. Yes, there is a system for breaking-in a motor on...

    Yes, there is a system for breaking-in a motor on a dyno so rings get properly seated.

    No need to re-torque bolts.

    Only after break-in do you do pulls to measure power.

    Neil
  7. Most folks with built motors break them in on a...

    Most folks with built motors break them in on a dyno.

    Neil
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    Forgive me because I haven't read the full...

    Forgive me because I haven't read the full thread, but could this be a spark blow-out issue?

    How much boost are you running and what is your spark plug gap?

    Again, my apologies if you've...
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    FWIW, my quick thoughts: PI - JB4 will add...

    FWIW, my quick thoughts:

    PI - JB4 will add some failsafes. I'm running MOTIV turbo/pi with MHD flash and using a controller. I'm hoping that Jake Y. will soon finish flex fuel and turn his...
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    I believe that MHD has a box that you check. ...

    I believe that MHD has a box that you check.

    EDIT: See end of description here: https://www.bimmerlifetuning.com/collections/frontpage/products/motorsport-ignition-upgrade-for-135i-335i-535i
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    Too far for me, guys. Neil (Wash, DC)

    Too far for me, guys.

    Neil
    (Wash, DC)
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    What track/where/when? Neil

    What track/where/when?

    Neil
  13. Word. All my connections have held at boost...

    Word. All my connections have held at boost levels that break things.

    Neil
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    Vegas is probably too long a haul for me, since I...

    Vegas is probably too long a haul for me, since I really don't want to have to take more than 1-2 days off from work. And I was thinking road course (and/or autox). Respect the skill, but I don't...
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    berns - I'd be happy to get together for some...

    berns -

    I'd be happy to get together for some time together on track later in the fall.

    Right now, both my 1M and I need to do some healing. Me from some surgery that has temporarily disabled...
  16. Mechanical dipstick conversion -- any...

    Mechanical dipstick conversion -- any details/pix? Thanks.

    Neil
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    Good post, but I believe that there are places...

    Good post, but I believe that there are places other than Cali that will fail you unless all monitors display readiness.

    Neil
  18. Agree. I expect that my PI will slow the...

    Agree. I expect that my PI will slow the build-up on the valves and extend the interval at which I'll need to clean them.

    Neil
  19. Depends on boost level at which PI operates. If...

    Depends on boost level at which PI operates. If a car with PI doesn't spend a lot of time in high boost, the valves will gunk up just like a "normal' N54.

    Neil
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    Agree. On a road course, a predictable throttle...

    Agree. On a road course, a predictable throttle and a well-calibrated right foot are essential.

    Neil
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    That may be true for the 1/4 mile, but is not...

    That may be true for the 1/4 mile, but is not necessarily so for road course work.

    Neil
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    Two things: Check the routing of the oil lines...

    Two things:

    Check the routing of the oil lines to the turbo to make sure that there are no kinks and that it's draining properly

    Second, if you're experiencing spark blow out, just gap your...
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    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/tf_ideal/gray/mi...

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/tf_ideal/gray/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by hobbit382 http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/tf_ideal/gray/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    .....So best case for us...
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    Very nice! Neil

    Very nice!

    Neil
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    Thanks! Neil

    Thanks!

    Neil
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