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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 04:31 PM
    Incredible dyno numbers here from Pure Turbos from their Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. If the video posted a couple days ago showing an automatic Pure Turbos upgraded 335i running away from a FBO (full bolt on) GTR did not convince you these turbos are the real deal then these dyno results definitely should. The 683 rear wheel horsepower peak figure is a new automatic stock frame turbo record on the platform. It is important to point this out with the automatic transmission being known for having issues handling power and torque on the N54 platform. Regardless, this transmission is holding and putting down some impressive numbers. Here are further details from Pure Turbos as well as graphs at multiple boost levels: We strapped the car to the dyno one more time this morning. Reminder: This is an auto trans car, running e50 + meth, and stg1 inline LPFP! First three runs were: file_18 - Map3 add 70 - 601whp file_19 - Map6 28psi to redline - 657whp file_20 - Map6 30psi to redline - 679whp We then bumped boost to 30.9 for a few runs, messed with duty bias a bit. Here's all the runs together: Also, here's another log from another N54 PURE stg2 car showing spool. AT car in 4th gear, stock inlets. Hits target at 3293 rpm. I don't want to hear another word about spool!!!
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  • BeastMode335i's Avatar
    09-03-2015, 01:54 PM
    Noticed this today and unsure if this is a sign of bad vcg or should I look elsewhere to see where the oil came from..?? It's right next to coil #2 in that little indented circular part.. Thanks!
    60 replies | 746 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-02-2015, 08:15 PM
    Jonny Lieberman works for MotorTrend and you probably have seen him in the Head 2 Head episodes. BimmerBoost has nothing against him although we wonder how someone gets a job with MotorTrend when they make basic mistakes. Lieberman's job is to know about the cars he is talking about. Which is why BimmerBoost made it a point to explain that in the latest Head 2 Head where he states the ATS-V is more powerful than the F80 M3 because the M3 has 'only' 425 horsepower Liberman and MotorTrend are wrong. Very wrong. Absurdly wrong. Embarrassingly wrong. The F80 M3 and the F82 M4 are severely underrated. The car makes much more than its 425 horsepower crank rating. Frankly, it is closer to a wheel horsepower rating than a crank horsepower rating. One should assume this simply by juxtaposing the acceleration figures of the F80 M3 and E90 M3. The difference is not 11 horses. MotorTrend's own test figures prove that. The F80 M3 is insanely underrated. Now we have dyno results showing 427 horsepower to the wheels for the F80 M3. We have stock 1/4 mile times showing 11.9 @ 119. Liberman claims to be aware of the M3 being underrated but when asked for proof provided nothing to support this. Additionally, he does not mention the M3 is underrated in the Head 2 Head video. He states the ATS-V is more powerful. He also on Twitter states his support for this as the ATS-V being quicker despite being heavier. While the ATS-V does indeed get a 12.1 second elapsed time as tested by MotorTrend the F80 M3 gets a 12.3 @ 118.1 miles per hour. The ATS-V hits 12.1 at a slower 116.2. The only thing Lieberman gets right here is that the ATS-V is quicker but it is not faster. Trap speed is primarily a product of power. MotorTrend's own numbers and Lieberman's own statement support BimmerBoost. Point easily proven without even having to show the dyno numbers. Not to mention, the guy should probably know that a RWD car with a ton of torque that traps higher will improve its elapsed time with better traction off the line. That means the M3 with drag radials can be a hell of a lot quicker. Perhaps MotorTrend just doesn't know how to launch as well. Lieberman goes on to state I need to check my facts. The same man who called the new S65 AMG V12 an M275 model despite it being the updated M279 V12 variant from AMG. He conveniently ignores this point. One who does not get their own facts correct should not be telling others to check theirs. Lieberman and MotorTrend need to check their own facts. Rather than lobbing insults for getting called on their mistakes, they should correct them. There is no shame in being wrong. There is a bit of shame in a 'kid' knowing the facts better than the professional though, right? Lieberman, if you ever want to engage in a debate with me feel free. Based on what I have seen so far it will be one-sided. Whenever you want to, I'm right here. MotorTrend, when you are ready to hire someone who checks their facts, let me know.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 03:41 PM
    The Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 upgrade sure looks like the real deal. The turbo upgrade is not 'officially' out yet but expect it next month. For now what we have seen is numbers in the 6XX wheel range and here is a preview of the real world capability. BimmerBoost member @pr3ci5n335i in the video below runs his E90 automatic 335i against a 2014 Nissan GTR on E85 with full bolt ons. The 335i is at roughly 25 psi of boost and also has full bolt ons in addition to the Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. He also has the TFT inlets and his fuel in the video is an E50 blend with meth injection. The 335i takes the hit here but steadily pulls the GTR until it shuts down. Definitely an impressive result considering what bolt on GTR's on E85 are capable of. 2010 E90 M 335i: Alpina AT, FBO (VRSF 5" Stepped FMIC, Catless with BMW PE, TFT upper and lower chargepipes, HKS BOV, BMS 2 gallon Meth kit, Stage 1 Walbro 255 inline LPFP, BMS low temperature thermostat bypass), JB4 map 3 80add, BMS E85 Flash using MHD, Pure S2 turbos, APEX Arc-8, no rear seats
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-02-2015, 08:10 PM
    Jonny Lieberman works for MotorTrend and you probably have seen him in the Head 2 Head episodes. BimmerBoost has nothing against him although we wonder how someone gets a job with MotorTrend when they make basic mistakes. Lieberman's job is to know about the cars he is talking about. Which is why BimmerBoost made it a point to explain that in the latest Head 2 Head where he states the ATS-V is more powerful than the F80 M3 because the M3 has 'only' 425 horsepower Liberman and MotorTrend are wrong. Very wrong. Absurdly wrong. Embarrassingly wrong. The F80 M3 and the F82 M4 are severely underrated. The car makes much more than its 425 horsepower crank rating. Frankly, it is closer to a wheel horsepower rating than a crank horsepower rating. One should assume this simply by juxtaposing the acceleration figures of the F80 M3 and E90 M3. The difference is not 11 horses. MotorTrend's own test figures prove that. The F80 M3 is insanely underrated. Now we have dyno results showing 427 horsepower to the wheels for the F80 M3. We have stock 1/4 mile times showing 11.9 @ 119. Liberman claims to be aware of the M3 being underrated but when asked for proof provided nothing to support this. Additionally, he does not mention the M3 is underrated in the Head 2 Head video. He states the ATS-V is more powerful. He also on Twitter states his support for this as the ATS-V being quicker despite being heavier. While the ATS-V does indeed get a 12.1 second elapsed time as tested by MotorTrend the F80 M3 gets a 12.3 @ 118.1 miles per hour. The ATS-V hits 12.1 at a slower 116.2. The only thing Lieberman gets right here is that the ATS-V is quicker but it is not faster. Trap speed is primarily a product of power. MotorTrend's own numbers and Lieberman's own statement support BimmerBoost. Point easily proven without even having to show the dyno numbers. Not to mention, the guy should probably know that a RWD car with a ton of torque that traps higher will improve its elapsed time with better traction off the line. That means the M3 with drag radials can be a hell of a lot quicker. Perhaps MotorTrend just doesn't know how to launch as well. Lieberman goes on to state I need to check my facts. The same man who called the new S65 AMG V12 an M275 model despite it being the updated M279 V12 variant from AMG. He conveniently ignores this point. One who does not get their own facts correct should not be telling others to check theirs. Lieberman and MotorTrend need to check their own facts. Rather than lobbing insults for getting called on their mistakes, they should correct them. There is no shame in being wrong. There is a bit of shame in a 'kid' knowing the facts better than the professional though, right? Lieberman, if you ever want to engage in a debate with me feel free. Based on what I have seen so far it will be one-sided. Whenever you want to, I'm right here. MotorTrend, when you are ready to hire someone who checks their facts, let me know.
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  • ope92's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 12:53 AM
    Just got my stockers replaced under warranty, no questions asked. Mods stayed on the car, car didn't throw any codes just rattled a shit ton.
    32 replies | 758 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 09:03 PM
    Hey guys, We've started tuning the E92 with modified twins and came across an interesting issue. A fairly large and unexplained fuel trim bank to bank variance. Note bank1 is shown under trims and bank2 trims are shown under average advance. They will get a full time home soon. After pulling our hair out for a day or two we decided it might be a partially clogged fuel injector on the port injection rail allowing one bank to be thrown off. Tore it apart to swap them and found the issue... Torn gaskets on the back 2 cylinders. Basically a boost leak on two of the cylinders. We've had the rail on and off several times and this must have happened without us knowing at some point. With new gaskets in bank to bank trims went right back to normal. Right now the JB4 does not have a bank to bank safety built in but we're going to add one shortly. If banks deviate by more than 10% at full throttle we'll have it trigger a map 4 safety switch. Still a handful of issues to resolve with the car including a mystery misfire. At least it's on the right track now.
    29 replies | 775 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 03:39 PM
    The Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 upgrade sure looks like the real deal. The turbo upgrade is not 'officially' out yet but expect it next month. For now what we have seen is numbers in the 6XX wheel range and here is a preview of the real world capability. BimmerBoost member @pr3ci5n335i in the video below runs his E90 automatic 335i against a 2014 Nissan GTR on E85 with full bolt ons. The 335i is at roughly 25 psi of boost and also has full bolt ons in addition to the Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. He also has the TFT inlets and his fuel in the video is an E50 blend with meth injection. The 335i takes the hit here but steadily pulls the GTR until it shuts down. Definitely an impressive result considering what bolt on GTR's on E85 are capable of. 2010 E90 M 335i: Alpina AT, FBO (VRSF 5" Stepped FMIC, Catless with BMW PE, TFT upper and lower chargepipes, HKS BOV, BMS 2 gallon Meth kit, Stage 1 Walbro 255 inline LPFP, BMS low temperature thermostat bypass), JB4 map 3 80add, BMS E85 Flash using MHD, Pure S2 turbos, APEX Arc-8, no rear seats
    31 replies | 420 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 04:21 PM
    The new Ford GT is going to be a very limited car. Ford already stated production would be under 1000 units. The price is expected to be in the mid 400,000 range if not higher. If those factors do not deter you from a purchase Ford is also requiring potential buyers to apply for purchase consideration. That means even if you have the money you may not get one. This information all comes from a Reddit user who claims to work at Ford. So far, Ford has not refuted any of this info and rumor is they even have confirmed it: Ford will introduce a unique ordering process for the all-new Ford GT supercar, with the program commencing in early 2016. Ford GTs will be assigned based on a customer application process, offering a personalized experience for every Ford GT buyer. Anyone can apply; priority will be given to loyal Ford customers including current Ford GT owners. Applicants selected through the process will be assigned a car by Ford and complete their purchase through a Ford GT certified dealership of their choice. Part of this is to deter people from flipping the car for a quick buck. It is going to be in very high demand and if the previous GT is anything to go by it will only appreciate in value. Now to find $450k lying around somewhere... Source
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  • Snertz's Avatar
    09-02-2015, 10:13 PM
    Finally getting with the times and welded some inlets for my car, figured I share :awesome: Will probably wrap them in gold foil or something eventually. Specs : 2" dia 16g SS304, K&N RU-5111 filters Scotchbrited on left, welded but before prep on right. Weld detail : Installed : Couple notes for install on a 1M or any car with the supplemental radiator, the lines get in the way if you relocate the coolant tank like I have it. Modding the coolant level sensor mount tabs so it can go in with the plug pointing 180* the other way will let the tank tuck far enough over against the fender liner.
    21 replies | 677 view(s)
  • MFactory's Avatar
    09-03-2015, 11:24 PM
    MFactory started a thread Electronic Exhaust Bypass in N54
    Hey guys, just putting up an interest/feeler thread to see if this is something that you guys would be interested in. TBH, I've not done enough research into this area to be certain or not whether this would be a popular modification on the BMW, but from what I've seen so far, it seems that a lot of you do actual physical modifications (i.e cut/weld) to achieve the exhaust bypass? being VERY popular in the Ferrari world (which is where my experience with it comes from after installing on my 458), it is basically an electronic controller that piggybacks onto the stock solenoid valve, allowing you to remotely activate/deactivate the exhaust valve either via a wireless controller (included in the kit), or by hardwiring a switch. the system is 100% plug and play and requires no physical modifications, therefore is 100% reversible in case of stealership warranty/servicing. In the case of the BMW's, takes less than 1hr to DIY. the kit is very well tried & tested (as I mentioned, we have been using them on Ferraris for years now) and retails for under $400 shipped. again, this is just an interest/feeler thread. If you guys are interested, I can provide more details. If not, no harm done :) Thanks!
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  • lamboworld's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 08:59 PM
    I am getting ready to switch from stock turbos to Pure N54 turbos and I am really unsure about what I should do with my tune. I have been very happy with Cobb and custom tunes from Wedge. However, I continue to read on this form and others that I will need more boost control with hybrids, which JB4 is supposed to do better than flash alone. I have a Z4 DCT so I need tuning that won't allow my clutch to slip. I have never tuned this car myself and I don't plan on starting. I want to get my new turbo and inlet setup in a manner that requires very little ongoing adjustments with my tune. I will either use E50 or 93. So, give me some advantages of JB4 with Backend Flash or Flash alone.
    18 replies | 437 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 02:41 PM
    That is the current rumor although it is based somewhat in reality. The new G11 7-Series is rumored to get this new 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel with four turbochargers. This would be utilized in a M750d model that would have xDrive all wheel drive and would not launch until well into 2016. That is of course providing the information is accurate. BMW does produce a tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in the 550d / 50d models. The triple turbocharged motor produces 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. BMW is expected to take things beyond 400 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque with this new quad turbocharged motor. It is unknown if this motor will use conventional turbochargers or if there will be some sort compressor spun with electricity to supplement the exhaust driven turbos. It is too early to tell at this time but even if BMW does produce this the chances of it coming to the USA are slim to none. Source
    18 replies | 881 view(s)
  • BmwLuke's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 09:51 PM
    Hello guys, I recently installed a jb4 on my 2007 bmw 335i. I took it for a test drive and after about of mile of successfully driving the newly tuned car, I suddenly lost engine power and the car went into limp mode. I first thought it was the valve cover gasket, I went ahead and also changed my spark plugs with the valve cover gasket replacement. After these, the car still did not run right. I had a friend with a code reader, and I had a couple of misfires (3 i think), as well as a DME Internal Failure code, along with something about misfiring with low fuel level. I removed the jb4 and the codes and issues still remained. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Here is my code readings from jb4: vid.me/xRrF And heres what it sounds like when you idle/rev it: vid.me/Pd3B
    19 replies | 438 view(s)
  • jyamona's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 10:10 AM
    jyamona started a thread Raised Idle = 2ADF Code in N54
    Hey guys, I have been running the 960rpm idle across all tables for awhile now, and stumbled across a code (didn't throw a CEL), when checking some OBD readiness stuff. The code is 2ADF: idle running control, speed. It's not a big deal, and it can be disabled, but I'm curious if it is happening to anyone else now. Can those of you who raised your idle, check if you have this code? There are probably some single cell idle setpoints for various things that need to be defined as well to truly fix this, just debating if it is worth the effort vs. disabling the code. Thanks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 02:38 PM
    That is the current rumor although it is based somewhat in reality. The new G11 7-Series is rumored to get this new 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel with four turbochargers. This would be utilized in a M750d model that would have xDrive all wheel drive and would not launch until well into 2016. That is of course providing the information is accurate. BMW does produce a tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in the 550d / 50d models. The triple turbocharged motor produces 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. BMW is expected to take things beyond 400 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque with this new quad turbocharged motor. It is unknown if this motor will use conventional turbochargers or if there will be some sort compressor spun with electricity to supplement the exhaust driven turbos. It is too early to tell at this time but even if BMW does produce this the chances of it coming to the USA are slim to none. Source
    18 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    The amount of hype generated over the performance of the Tesla Model S is somewhat ridiculous. Do not get us wrong, it is a highly impressive piece of engineering and fantastic for what it is. It just is not a world class performance car or anything capable of running with internal combustion motors in the high performance scene. Tesla can market 'Ludicrous Speed' as much as they want to. The P85D and P90D feel faster than they actually are due to the electric torque delivery. A whole big 800+ lb-ft wave of torque as a matter of fact. As the M4 shows though, it is horsepower than wins races especially those of the roll on nature. The Tesla only has a chance from a stop and even then it is only a matter of time until it loses. The P85D is quick down low for a few seconds but once you start reaching higher speeds its acceleration drops like a rock. This is why we constantly see it have a short lead only to easily be passed. A 458 Italia illustrated this, a Lamborghini Aventador illustrated this, and now a BMW M4 illustrates it.
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  • Cdcbr3's Avatar
    09-02-2015, 11:41 AM
    I was lucky enough to have my "Vent Hose" crack while stopped at my local gas station. Was all good until I started the car to drive off, and them it started spraying coolant everywhere. So not wanting to put (not so cheap) plastic parts back in there, I found a 2ft section of 5/16 stainless and proceed to cut the pipes down until I had something to attach to the stainless. Clamped the first side on , great, go to clamp the side nearest the top hose and snap !! the port on the top hose snapped off. Next day I went to the BMWMiniParts store in Cincinnati and bought a gallon of coolant and a new top hose. I still am using my repaired vent hose and all looks great with no leaks. Also, while I was doing this, I replaced all 6 injectors and cleaned/reseated the coils. Coded the injectors to the car and now it drives like it should have. I was told my my local dealer I would have to pay $3800 as the recall Sib 13-14-10 did not apply to my car due to milage. Many thanks go out to AlpineLA for getting me all 6 injectors for $102. I saved $3698 that I now want to spend on tuning. (i already have a Procede Rev3 V5 ) and want DCI, FMIC and a few other upgrades as I guess, BMW will refuse any warranty work on this car anyway. Moral of this story, BMW designed parts that I believe have definitive lives, so that you have to replace them when they fail.
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  • sdg1871's Avatar
    09-03-2015, 11:29 PM
    Champion Motorsport is readying their 991 Turbo and 991 Turbo S intercoolers for release. PorscheBoost member @sdg1871 is purchasing these intercoolers to along with a revised GIAC ECU tune for the 991 Turbo and S platform. This member has combatted heat soak issues and GIAC themselves finally commented that the 991 Turbo platform indeed suffers from heat soak. Further details from @sdg1871 below. Two days ago, I visited Champion Motorsports to discuss the work that I want them to do on my car (install the upgraded intercoolers/Y pipe, datalogging with the new mods to ensure they are functioning properly and eliminating my car's heat soak issue and possibly changing to catless exhaust). As usual, Tom was terrific and informative. And finally some good news for those of us waiting so long for their intercoolers for the 991 TT and TTS -- they will hit the market very very shortly (as in days not weeks). They have enough finished product for an initial run of about 14 sets. Shortly they will write their instruction manual for installers and the kits will be released. These will not be cheap as they included huge upgraded ICs, a Y pipe and what looks like very upscale carbon tubing. Here are my photos of the new IC kit parts and comparison photos of their new ICs vs the stock ICs. The Champion ICs (on the left in the pics) are a lot wider than the stock ones (on the right in the pics) and have more rows in their core -- meaning that there is a much larger surface area for heat exchange than the stock ICs. The GIAC tune that is paired with the new ICs (I have no idea what GIAC is calling it but I would call it Stage 3) is supposed to be a lot more aggressive than the Stage 2 tune. I am told there is a significant power bump in absolute bhp and torque and that there will be a lot more power at higher RPMs (as I understand it, due to the enhanced intercooling they can push the turbos harder at higher RPMs than with stock cooling). I know what the numbers are but I certainly wouldn't scoop Champion and GIAC in putting them out. What I can say is that they are excellent and don't rely on water/meth injection, nitrous, sensor/cat-destroying leaded race gas or other techniques to get there (although I am sure with those other techniques the power would be greater still). Can't wait until cars with these new IC/Y-pipe kits starting hitting the dragstrip so we can see the performance difference in the real world. I certainly hope and expect that the real world numbers will mirror the big gains being seen on the dyno. Maybe we will even see nines in the quarter mile in the fall when the air is cool. They are also actively testing and datalogging a turbo upgrade. That looks to be at least a few months away from market. When I was there their test car was on the dyno for data logging for the turbo upgrade (it had both the ICs/Y pipe and the bigger turbos installed). Should be an exciting development for those looking for the really big power.
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Just a the title says, it seems like XDF development has slowed down a bit. I'm not complaining but rather wondering if there's anything we can do to help Jake and the team. Like perhaps taking the time to try and track down some of the easier (large and relatively unchanged) tables in IJEOS so martial can run his script, or just starting an extended testing team to move through and confirm items quicker. I would also love to poke my head around a more complete damos. I'm not sure what the team had to do to get the newer DAMOS's or if they're willing to share them publically, but I think there may be some lurkers that would know what to do with them and may come out to help if its out there. There's just so many items that could be modified in the damos. Like for instance Canflap operation, O2 sensor emissions monitoring, etc. Items that are good to have but lower priority to the really savy guys that are now analyzing and modifying logic something I don't think I could do personally. But tracking down tables.. I think I could help there, leaving the team to do bigger better things.
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  • Ksmyth's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 10:43 AM
    Hi all, Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been searching like crazy to try solve this issue. Every time I start the latest (v1.2) software it stops working. I've tried FIVE different computers. I even went down to the store today and bought the cheapest, slowest ASUS computer they had. It is an intel atom, not an AMD, but it seems that works for most. Windows 8 unfortunately. The bb_flash log shows this... 5.4219 FTD2XX_NET.FTDI Attempting to load FTD2XX.DLL from: C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Apps\2.0\NTWLKBPA.2QZ \BHPHM8ND.G4J\bimm..tion_6163feca8559b1f9_0001.000 0_59ea2ce698cae162 5.4436 FTD2XX_NET.FTDI Failed to load FTD2XX.DLL. Are the FTDI drivers installed? 5.4658 VehicleConnector.MicroCanAPI FTDI driver not accessable 5.4682 VehicleConnector.MicroCanAPI No FTDI devices plugged in Clearly a driver issue. - BavTech software works great. - I followed the instructions on the first page for all five computers. - I even went to the FTDI chip manufactures website and downloaded the latest drivers there. - Tried copying the DLL to the c:\windows\system32 directory. No luck. - JB4 is in map 0 - Order was plug into car, plug into computer, key in, push start without starting (all the lights are on), launch BB Could it be the cable? doubtful give the BT sw works. Could it be my DME? Or am I just screwed until I find just the right "old computer"? Help, please!
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  • berns's Avatar
    09-01-2015, 07:01 PM
    Hi everyone, wanted to see if we could get some constructive conversation going about the rev limiter on our car... I'm not sure about all of you, but I HATE soft rev limiters on any performance application. Whether you drag race, autocross, drift or even just want to do some donuts once in a while, a soft limiter that gently hits redline and then closes the throttle plate can be a huge annoyance. You lose your boost pressure and the car bogs down -- in a turn, drift or gunning it to the next cone, or away from it, this can unsettle the car, slow you down and cost you time, not to mention, it sounds terrible. I've looked around a bit to see what options we have. A friend of mine had a 135i with the now totally obsolete Procede, and he was able to set a hard limiter on his car, which tells me this can in-fact be done with tuning. Again, not trying to start a conversation about moving to Procede or anything stupid like that, this is merely an example to show it's possible and it's been done. A thread, with logs, can be seen here on this topic: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=614974 There is the BMS add-on to JB4 G5 ISO (manual only) N54 cars to activate 2-step and NLS, and that's all great, however, it's only activated when the clutch is disengaged and you're at WOT. What I'm after, though, is a hard limiter in-gear and on throttle -- more brap, brap, brap than vroom-meh-vroom. I just flashed my car with the BimmerBoost/BMS backend flash, and I believe the soft limiter could be changed and manipulated in the backend, through TunerPro or the like? Thoughts? Meanwhile, here's a boring video where you clearly hear the soft limiter at the top of 1st gear in my car, along with a great example of a hard limiter that came on my buddies e36... drool https://www.facebook.com/TheHoonigans/videos/vb.157849807569393/990073391013693/?type=2&theater Cheers, Alex
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    08-29-2015, 07:02 PM
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  • elijahcole92's Avatar
    09-03-2015, 07:32 PM
    Hey fellas, It seems my hpfp is struggling to keep up at the moment with my rbs on 23psi e50. Even with 50% meth (cm10). It drops to around 10 during most of my logs, seen 9 once or twice. I know it's been replaced before by the previous owner, but is there a way to get bmw to get me a new one? Or does our hpfp not wear out like a regular fuel pump, but instead is either good or bad, no in between? Thanks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-02-2015, 01:21 PM
    This MotorTrend Head 2 Head episode is not exactly their best. Why? Well, because it is rehashing a MotorTrend comparison we already saw a month ago. Except they are leaving the F80 M3 out of it this time. Why? Because their reasoning is the Mercedes and Cadillac need to climb the ranks first before getting a shot at the title. Trying to apply a boxing analogy here is so idiotic it is hard to even articulate it. If Mercedes and Cadillac have not yet proven enough in their history to have their cars compared to the M3 something is seriously wrong with the people at MotorTrend. Furthermore, these are cars, not boxers. There is not some long string of challengers the ATS-V must topple for years and years before getting a shot at the M3. It is just moronic, compare the three cars. Everyone already has compared the cars including MotorTrend themselves so why do they do not throw in the M3 they already have sitting there that already was used for this purpose as it is the same damn press car they already tested? The numbers are the exact same from the comparison from last month making us think all Head 2 Head does is take the test figures the other editors get and simply adds video to them. Since we already know the results from the magazine the C63 is the fastest while the ATS-V is the best handling and the F80 M3 is the lightest. MotorTrend picks the C63 with the ATS-V coming in second and the F80 M3 comes in last place. Now to continue on how this Head 2 Head video just stinks as it adds nothing new the tester states the ATS-V is more powerful than the F80 M3. We are sick of hearing this. The M3 does not have 425 horsepower. What the hell does it take to get these journalists to do some basic research to figure this out? Just because the ATS-V is rated at 464 horsepower on paper does not make it more powerful. MotorTrend's own test results show the M3 trapping higher. The F80 M3 S55 engine is underrated. Google it, look at a dyno, do something more sophisticated than spewing the same manufacturer specs anyone can parrot back. We learn nothing new. The ATS-V drives great but has garbage interior refinement. The Mercedes-AMG is more well rounded. It is everything we already knew and MotorTrend already told us. He complains about the ATS-V transmission but somehow forgets a manual is available for it. At least complain correctly. Is there anything of merit? Well, seeing the cars on the track lapping to put them context of the track numbers we already got is nice to see. Randy Pobst is the resident MotorTrend hotshoe and he adds his impressions. He comes away impressed with the ATS-V handling and feels the C63 is more of a brute but its braking is more confidence inspiring. Here are the laptimes: Lap times: Caddy ATS-V 1:31.43 C63 1:31.52 BMW M3 1:32.51 We included the M3 because as stated we already had the M3 data. So why do they omit it when they have it as well? Would it have ruined their track overlay by including a third car when they already did include a third car originally? Ultimately they say the ATS-V is the car for performance enthusiasts as it outperforms the C63 AMG S but the thing is, it doesn't. Sure, it has the quicker laptime but they forget to mention the C63 has the faster trap speed. Enthusiasts interested in raw grunt will prefer the faster C63 with the larger V8 motor. This Head 2 Head could be a hell of a lot better. You do not learn anything new but you get video to go with the text and numbers a month later and MotorTrend generates clicks reusing content. That's automotive journalism today for you.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-02-2015, 02:45 PM
    This is somewhat disappointing. Why? Because reports were that Lamborghini wanted to go LaFerrari hunting. The Centenario will not be able to do that. LamboBoost speculated this might just be a modified Aventador and that is exactly what it happens to be. Lamborghini has pulled this move before. The limited edition Veneno was released to celebrate Lamborghini's 50th anniversary and it was a $4.5 million dollar Aventador with slightly more horsepower and limited production units. Well, they are doing it again if the French report on which this information is based happens to be accurate. Lamborghini will take an Aventador, tweak output to 770 horsepower from the 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12, and of course change the styling considerably. They will charge a ton of money and limit it to 20 units. Exciting for the super wealthy that want a toy nobody else has but for the rest of us this is just an Aventador on steroids with an inflated price tag. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-02-2015, 01:02 AM
    The Porsche Cayman gets somewhat overlooked due to its artificial position below its 911 big brothers. Yes, artificial because there really is nothing holding the Cayman back from stomping the 911 other than Porsche refusing to pop the overinflated 911 balloon they created themselves. That is why you see the Cayman S limited in output compared to the 911 Carrera despite sharing the same 3.4 liter flat-6. That is why the Cayman GT4 is limited in output compared to the Carrera S despite sharing the same 3.8 liter flat-6. That is also why the Cayman GT4 does not have a PDK transmission yet the GT3 somehow does despite Porsche citing monetary reasons for the exclusion of a manual for the GT3. Porsche's artificial manipulation of their lineup which is positioned based on price to horsepower aside the Cayman may be the best driver's car in that lineup. Car and Driver loves their long term tester. They have nothing to complain about. What is there to complain about? It being too good? The car is not cheap starting at $65k but it is a value compared to the 911 models. It is lighter than the 911 models at 3025 pounds. Its mid-engine layout allows for more neutral balance while still keeping the majority of the weight on the rear wheels. It simply is an awesome sports car. The 1.03g skidpad figure is beyond impressive. 0-60 in 4.2 seconds with a manual transmission and only 325 horsepower is practically unheard of. Sure, it isn't the fastest car out there but it may just offer the best of everything for the money. That is why this car is special. It may just be the best sports car on the market when price, utility, comfort, luxury, handling, braking, ability, styling, engine sound, response, and fun factor are all factored in. As Car and Driver stated, good God this car is good: VEHICLE TYPE:mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED:$72,545 (base price: $64,795) ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve flat-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT:210 cu in, 3436 cc Power: 325 hp @ 7400 rpm Torque: 272 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm TRANSMISSION:6-speed manual DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 97.4 in Length: 172.4 in Width: 70.9 in Height:50.2 in Curb weight: 3025 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 4.2 sec Zero to 100 mph: 10.0 sec Zero to 130 mph: 17.5 sec Zero to 150 mph: 26.0 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.2 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 7.2 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 6.2 sec Standing -mile: 12.7 sec @ 112 mph Top speed (drag limited): 176 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 145 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.03 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway: 20/28 mpg C/D observed: 23 mpg Unscheduled oil additions: 0 qt Source
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  • psychosinmylobby's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    So this is the third oil leak I have found on this car since I purchased it :( (the other two are AT Mechanics Sleeve and OFHG). I found this while swapping to VRSF DPs. I noticed that there is oil residue all over the rear of the engine. I am assuming this isn't the real main seal nor oil pan gasket. The oil seems to have dripped from the right side of the engine. I have removed the DPs to find the source and it seems to originate from right under the rear turbo manifold. I am thinking it is the head gasket but I want to see if you guys have any second opinions. I have recently changed my oil and coolant. The oil looked like oil and the coolant looked clear brown instead of blue :scared-eek: (however it is clear and not murky). What are your thoughts? Any other possible sources for leaks? I have attached images for your consideration. I can take more pics if you need. Appreciate the help!
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  • Bokyo1987's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    Bokyo1987 started a thread Bokyo1987's Daily 135i in N54
    Hello, everyone... I just want to share my 2008 135i daily driver with the community. I have been DDing my full bolt-on 1er for about two years until my turbos finally gave out at the dragstrip a few months ago. I took that as an opportunity to upgrade and picked Tony's Stage 2+ turbos over the competition. I'm very happy with the direction I went with and have had zero issues with the hardware. I have also had great interaction with Tony throughout the process. I appreciate the time he has taken in calming me down after a short delay (lol), as well as in helping me pinpoint issues after the install. I have been able to DIY all my mods, but the turbos simply intimidated me so I took my car to Eurowise in Charlotte. They took great care of my 1er, especially after some post-install issues had me driving my car back to the shop. My only complaint is the 2.5 hour drive to get there from my place! My MOTIV PI (Thanks, Jake!) will be arriving tomorrow and the SS AIC sometime a little later. I was originally waiting for the TBI kits, but Steve pointed out that I should look into PI if I wanted to max out my set-up. Once I install the PI kit and sort out all the kinks, I'll be bugging Dzenno about an e85 tune as I run 93oct daily (we have one e85 station almost an hour away). Thanks for giving Cobb+maxboost a shot and making it work, Dzenno! I like to hit the dragstrip every now and then. Just over a hundred passes in my 135i and my previous C5 Corvette (both autos), so I'm not particularly skilled nor experienced. But I'll be back with numbers once everything is dialed in and the weather starts cooperating... even though I'm dreading breaking things again haha. VTT's Stage 2+ (20t unclipped) Eurowise took great care of my 1er, especially after some minor issues after the install Engine dropped Current mods: VTT Stage 2+ (20t unclipped) VTT inlets cp-e DCI Cobb with maxoost tuned by Dzenno Evolution Racewerks CP (TiAL Q BOV) FUEL-IT Stage 2 LPFP VRSF 7" FMIC VRSF DPs N55 mids Remus Quads APEX EC-7 wheels (235/275 Pilot Sport AS3) DR-37 wheels (245/45r17 NT555R) Diff lockdown bracket
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