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  • prelude2perfect's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    I normally stick to N54tech for support with issues like these but I can't find a solution and need more experts to take a look. Here's the original thread: http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32050 Codes that are giving me trouble: 2A19 Tank ventilation valvel, input signal 2FBC Fuel pressure control valve, signal Car gets a very long crank and runs like crap, idle all over the place, HP F at 2, and now these codes won't clear. Things I've tried: Swapped with known working HPFP Swapped with known working HPF Sensor Checked JB4 connections a million times and took out completely Things I haven't tried: Flashing back to stock Car will work and then these codes come back sporadically (sp?). When I leave the car sitting for long periods of time, I come back and this happens. I keep thinking I fix it and then it comes back later. When the codes aren't present, logs look perfectly normal. What the hell could it be?
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  • rac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    rac started a thread TTE 550 hybrid twins N54 in N54
    Anyone know what kind of reputation the turbo engineers have in the Audi scene, or any scene? Someone mentioned them in a thread a few days back. Some of us outside the US might need to start taking more interest in European products now due to the aussie dollar going into freefall against the US... RB & VTT have become 25-30% more expensive for us over the last year or so from exchange rate. Some info i have; Genuine IHI Housings & Components Latest TTE Billet Compressor Geometry Optimized Compressor Cover Machining Clearances TTE uprated waste gate flapper and arm with improved bushing Oversize Special Curved Clipped Turbine Reinforced Bearings Dynamically Balanced, supplied with VSR test report Plug & Play Fitment 550 PS Capable Designed, Machined & Built by TTE in Germany Recon/Upgrade from used turbochargers RRP 1847.90 NET Apparently in early testing phase, something to watch. Pics, latter two next to stock comparison.
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    Today, 01:05 AM
    If this picture offends you then you somehow wandered onto the wrong website. Our regular readers will understand and even identify with this. Go ahead and laugh.
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    Today, 09:22 AM
    Hey BimmerSex: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Charmuth's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    Slightly used with new ISO G5 JB4 and BMS Data USB cable and Extension cable Item(s) cost me $520 brand new from BMS and I'm letting it go for $400 obo shipped
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    Improving on the factory BMW airbox design for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is not easy. It is not like the BMW engineers do not design efficient parts themselves but they do have to work within a certain budget and with BMW suppliers as well as deal with strict regulations. As we all know there is room to improve on many BMW factory parts including something like the intake system on the S55 motor in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Gains really show when someone is running a tune or higher boost as the factory system becomes more of a restriction at that point. Look at the dyno results on a Mustang dynamometer here from AWE-Tuning. The aftermarket part and the factory part perform about the same until the motor is past 3k rpm. At that point the S-Flo system provides greater flow on the test car which is running their piggyback tune and exhaust system. At the factory power levels gains will be minimal but this is a mod for that person trying to extract every last horse and remove restrictions. What the dyno results prove is that the factory intake can be made more efficient and this pays dividends as the motor is pushed harder. Is this system worth the $1595 they are asking for it? Well, that is up to you. For the cost conscious the recently released BMS system is quite the value alternative. The AWE piece sure is pretty though and offers OEM fit and finish.
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  • str8shot's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    Thought I'd share some details on a project I've been working on. It's a bluetooth enabled ethanol content analyzer kit, with an additional 0-5v output for JB4 integration. Here's some pics of the OEM modified fuel line: Quick connect fittings installed for the ethanol sensor: Bluetooth data output: JB4 data output displayed over meth gauge (using the pin 15 meth 0-5v input): Also logging correctly over the meth gauge: If anyone is interested, I'm selling the individual components and a complete install kit: http://bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?68688-e85-bluetooth-content-analyzers-and-installation-kits!
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  • I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    http://blog.caranddriver.com/ford-focus-rs-pricing-and-options-accidentally-revealed-online/ I am really excited about the IDEA of this car. From what I have been reading, it will not have a center diff like the STI and EVO, but a clutch based system instead (but supposedly still pretty good). I honestly love the idea of a "hot hatch" with AWD and a turbo, especially coming from the blue oval, but am worried the price may be too high. Is $42k ish (with options) really worth it for a Ford Focus? A loaded Mustang is one thing, but a Focus? Thoughts?
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  • str8shot's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM
    EDIT - first and foremost, this DIY kit is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Dealing with fuel is dangerous, so please use your head... Hi guys, What you see here is my ethanol content sensor installation kit. This will allow you to install a continental flex fuel sensor in between the gas tank and the engine compartment. I have modified the kit slightly to now include 100% OEM fuel lines that are modified to accept the flex fuel sensor. This will maintain 100% reliability and safety. What you get - 1x modified OEM fuel line with ethanol sensor quick connect fittings to maintain stock fit and form 1x preassembled harness (power/ground/signal leads, 3 premium bullet quick disconnects, GT150 series sensor connector pinned and weather sealed) to run from content sensor to the DME box 1x allen head bolt to mount the sensor to the undercarriage 6x zip ties to fasten the content sensor harness 1x 12 volt to USB power module 1x USB cable 1x Bluetooth enabled content analyzer with harness quick disconnects The analyzer connects to any Android smartphone via a free terminal program and will broadcast your fuel composition in ethanol percent. It also has a contaminated fuel trigger. I now have e82 and e90 kits worked out and ready to go! Since I hand build these, they are put together by order. Lead time to ship is about 3 days. PM me if you'd like to order and I'll provide paypal info for payment. Costs are as follows: $130 shipped for the OEM fuel line with content sensor quick connects attached $55 shipped for the analyzer $35 shipped for the harness Or $200 for everything. The analyzer is 100% upgradeable via USB for any future code enhancements. I'll work on a prettier app in the future, but as of now it does what it needs to - tells your ethanol content, fuel temperature, sensor frequency, and sensor amplitude. You will need to provide your own sensor. They can be found for around ~60 dollars. The part number is 13577394. I'm going to building these on a per order basis, so everything will ship about 4-5 business days from time of order. Here's some pics of the kit: Full kit (note - I hadn't put the all the ends on the hoses): Content analyzer with premium bullet disconnects: Content sensor wire harness with premium bullet disconnects: Here's some pics of installation. Basically you remove your factory fuel feed line and replace it. It's very straight forward - the trickiest part is the fitting at the regulator. Remove the grey plastic C-clip off the factory junction: Press the blue plastic release into the quick disconnect housing and pull the line out. I removed the protective bracket in this pic for clarity, but it's not necessary if you work at it: Install the short line into the factor female union and reinsert into the guide clips: Install the content sensor like so using the provided bolt: Remove the back seat and regulator cover. Release the factory fuel line by GENTLY lifting all three of these clips with a small screwdriver: Unclip the factory fuel line from the undercarriage guide clips: Once unclipped you can pull out the factory line. Feed the longer line up to the gas tank from the bottom of the car. I was able to do this without issue, but it may be easier to feed the female side down instead. Make sure you end up on the same side of the factory clip that the factory line was: Insert the new line into the factory clips: Make sure you leave enough slack to prevent from rubbing on the gas tank: Connect the female quick disconnect to the content sensor. Then plug in and run the harness up into the engine compartment, zip tie where necessary: I don't have a pic of it, but remove the cowl, and run the harness in the empty channel of the wire harness guide across the engine: Insert the harness into the DME box through the medium sized grommet: You'll need to tap switched ignition and ground in the DME box for the USB power supply. I used the JB4 power wire and a ground off the JB4 harness: After that, connect the harness and USB cables, and pair the bluetooth radio with your phone. The app I'm using to read content on Android is called blueterm. It's a free and basic serial terminal program that will read out your fuel composition as text. You can see here my math was pretty close, and I'm almost at my desired e30 (guesstimating the blend at the pump): The ECA also has a 0-5v output for integration with JB4. Here's an example with the ECA plugged into JB4 via the meth flow input: This allows for live monitoring via the JB4 mobile app, as well as data logging!
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    Today, 10:50 AM
    The only good options I have found for mounting a escort radar detector are pretty pricey. I decided to fab up my own and it has worked great for the past year or so. Everything can be purchased at the local hardware store for less than $20. All you need is a strip of aluminum, screws, nuts, epoxy and plastic screw covers. Here are some pics it is pretty self explanatory but if you have any questions just ask.
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