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      Another contender enters the N54 standalone market and this one appears to be ahead of Syvecs. The Syvecs system has been delayed repeatedly but SCS Delta has their system running on an N54 race car. Now, a race car system and a street car system are very different things.


      Let's take a look at what is included with the 2000 Pound Sterling SCS Delta system:

      1. Complete engine management system for the BMW N54 DI engine .
      2. SCS Delta 800 ECU pre mapped for a standard engine.
      3. SCS Delta Piezo IDM.
      4. Modified BMW engine wiring loom (must be supplied as an exchange).
      5. CAN-USB Interface
      6. Lead time on this product is typically 3-4 weeks.



      Is this a plug and play system designed to maintain all the electronics and support a dual clutch transmission like Syvecs is attempting to deliver? Not exactly:

      Quote Originally Posted by SCS Delta
      This complete engine management system allows for full standalone running of the BMW N54 engine with advanced piezo direct injection, dual Vanos and twin turbos.

      The package comprises a Delta 880 ECU, Delta Piezo Injector Driver Module a modified BMW engine wiring loom (as an exchange) and our USB-CAN ECU Interface. The ECU is loaded with a start up map for the standard N54 engine, but our SXTune software allows for easy alterations to suit modified engines. With this Engine management package you can fit the powerful BMW N54 Engine to any car in which it will fit!

      A mechanical dipstick conversion is required for oil level.

      The wiring loom is provided on an exchange basis only, a useable N54 engine loom must be provided. Lead time on this product is typically 3-4 weeks.

      For Drive by Wire throttle installations we advise the use of an E46 BMW electronic throttle pedal.
      The main thing to gather from this is there is another option that can be adapted and a UK tuner by the name of APT (Automotive Performance Tuning) is using it in their E82 1-Series race car.

      That car is stripped out and not running factory gauges so it does not exactly apply to the street crowd.

      The more options for N54 engine control the better though, right?

      This article was originally published in forum thread: SCS Delta N54 standalone engine management system supporting piezo direct injection control and dual VANOS started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 33 Comments
      1. Abacus38's Avatar
        Abacus38 -
        E36 n54 swap are going to be a thing now lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Abacus38 Click here to enlarge
        E36 n54 swap are going to be a thing now lol
        Ya that's the main thing engine swaps are going to be wayyyy easier.

        Want an old BMW with an N54, S65, S85, etc.,? No problem.

        Pricing isn't bad either.

        The port injection kits are cheaper too. Too bad they don't have DCT control.

        Imagine an E92 M3 with a DCT and an S85 V10. Glorious.
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Looks like a nice option for N54 motor swaps.
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ya that's the main thing engine swaps are going to be wayyyy easier.
        Imagine an E92 M3 with a 6MT and an N54. Glorious.
        Fixed Click here to enlarge
      1. musc's Avatar
        musc -
        I heard WedgePerformance may have had a hand in developing this. Good stuff.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Ghost Click here to enlarge
        Fixed Click here to enlarge
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by musc Click here to enlarge
        I heard WedgePerformance may have had a hand in developing this
        How did he help? Show them how much boost it takes to a blow motor?
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by musc Click here to enlarge
        I heard WedgePerformance may have had a hand in developing this. Good stuff.
        I take back what I said about it, lol
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        I take back what I said about it, lol
        This x1000000 lol. If Wedge has anything to do with this I pity the fools who try it.
        They probably just hard code 20 degrees of timing and clamp the WGDC to make all the powazzz
      1. E92 420's Avatar
        E92 420 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Another contender enters the N54 standalone market and this one appears to be ahead of Syvecs. The Syvecs system has been delayed repeatedly but SCS Delta has their system running on an N54 race car. Now, a race car system and a street car system are very different things.


        Let's take a look at what is included with the 2000 Pound Sterling SCS Delta system:

        1. Complete engine management system for the BMW N54 DI engine .
        2. SCS Delta 800 ECU pre mapped for a standard engine.
        3. SCS Delta Piezo IDM.
        4. Modified BMW engine wiring loom (must be supplied as an exchange).
        5. CAN-USB Interface
        6. Lead time on this product is typically 3-4 weeks.



        Is this a plug and play system designed to maintain all the electronics and support a dual clutch transmission like Syvecs is attempting to deliver? Not exactly:



        The main thing to gather from this is there is another option that can be adapted and a UK tuner by the name of APT (Automotive Performance Tuning) is using it in their E82 1-Series race car.

        That car is stripped out and not running factory gauges so it does not exactly apply to the street crowd.

        The more options for N54 engine control the better though, right?
        Just a couple of minor corrections. It's an e92 3 series with a wild DTM body kit, and it's not one of APT's race cars. it belongs to a German customer of theirs. There Is a dyno run video somewhere. It's a stock turbo car and made only 400 crank HP on the dyno at around 14.5 psi
      1. Stucks's Avatar
        Stucks -
        lol @ these comments Click here to enlarge
      1. 135pats's Avatar
        135pats -
        At that price, surely this is racekar only? If it retains creature comforts, That's a great price point.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E92 420 Click here to enlarge
        it belongs to a German customer of theirs.
        I thought it was a Dutch customer?

        Regardless, it's an N54 car they tuned with this system. My bad on it being a 335.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135pats Click here to enlarge
        At that price, surely this is racekar only? If it retains creature comforts, That's a great price point.
        It doesn't retain creature comforts which is part of the problem. It's a very basic system but it can control the motor and has base N54 mapping.
      1. Abacus38's Avatar
        Abacus38 -
        From what I've read all the creature comforts are retain and its sold as PNP for our cars.
        There's only few downside
        1. dip-stick (convert to mechanical)Not really a downside
        2. waterpump (runs at max output all the time)
        3. No aux fuel control I.E Cant control PI and DI at the same time

        Besides that it does pretty much what every other standalone does


      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Abacus38 Click here to enlarge
        From what I've read all the creature comforts are retain and its sold as PNP for our cars.
        I'm not sure what is leading you to that conclusion. It doesn't seem to have support for the OEM sensors or throttle.

        Also no transmission control.
      1. Traf's Avatar
        Traf -
        No DI and PI at the same time ? That is a dealbreaker...
      1. Abacus38's Avatar
        Abacus38 -
        Talk to the guy running the ECU on FB and another group

        "I've been working with the SCS Delta800 with the Piezo IDM. And do like it. Have only used it in a race application, but it's sold as a PnP-kit for street application.
        It does communicate with the OEM, according to specs.
        Fuel control works like a charm! I have found no issue whatsoever with the Drive-By-Wire control.
        Something that's really note-worthy is the PID control algorithms... error dependent P and I terms and much more intricate features.
        The only things that won't directly work with the Delta 800 are: dip-stick (convert to mechanical) and waterpump (runs at max output all the time)
        The waterpump originally works on the Lin-BUS, but does have PWM capability, meaning a re-wire could result in it being controlled by the ECU. "


        "some features are: internal boost control, CAN communication, in combination with the Piezo IDM it can control the Piezo injectors, dual vanos control, DBW control, the list goes on and on.

        it can also communicate with the OEM on-board systems.

        FYI: you don't need the Delta 880 for the N54, the Delta 800 is plenty sufficient. As the only real difference between the Delta800 and the Delta880 is: " additional functionality to control full closed loop paddle shift gear control. Additional programming gives the possibility to control BMWs CAN-BUS activated throttles on the S65 and S85 engines."

        Additional features:
        Stereo closed loop fuelling
        Comprehensive transient fuelling control
        Closed loop boost control with over-boost fuel cut protection and gear offsets
        Closed loop idle speed control for both ignition and idle air bypass valve
        Variable camshaft timing control for up to 4 camshafts
        VTEC cam switching control
        Comprehensive launch control
        Pitlane speed limiter
        Closed or open loop gear cut, switch or direct GCU input
        Map switching for fuel ignition and boost as well as drive-by-wire
        NOS control with fuel compensation
        Air conditioning clutch control with two-stage fans
        Traction control with driver control slip setting
        DBW throttle blipper for downshift rev matching
        Individual cylinder knock control
        Dual CAN-BUS for OEM integration and motorsport dashboards loggers"
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Abacus38 Click here to enlarge
        Have only used it in a race application
        Doesn't sound plug and play for street applications to me.

        Guess we will need to see one in action on a street car and not a race car. Based on the specs though it doesn't comes off as seamless.

        Good details there though.
      1. MDORPHN's Avatar
        MDORPHN -
        Mechanical dipstick conversion -- any details/pix? Thanks.

        Neil