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    Post VAC Motorsports | S65 Maintenence Kit (rod bearings, rod bolts, oil pan baffle)

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    Over the next few days I will be posting all of the details on our new S65 products.

    Summary:
    We all know the S65 has a rod bearing issue. Not all engines suffer from premature bearing wear/failure, but enough do. We have had quite a few S65
    s through our machine shop and some showed some serious wear :-( BMW has had rather embarrassing issues with rod bearings in the past so we wanted to get ahead of the curve and release the 3 proven products that will strengthen our favorite BMW engines Click here to enlarge For those interested in the ultimate in oil management, our billet dry sump kit is for you!


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    Complete VAC S65 Maintenance Kit

    Includes:
    a. VAC coated rod bearings
    b. ARP conrod bolts
    c. VAC oil pan baffle
    d. VAC oil pan baffle service (assuming you are sending a core oil pan in. If not, add $600 for core exchange fee)

    Cost:
    Cost of individual components: 1289.95

    Complete kit discount price: $1189.95 ($100 savings!)

    Please PM for this kit.



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    VAC Coated Connecting Rod Bearings

    We have sold 10s of thousands of rod bearings for every BMW engine. We sell to BMW engine builders, BMW shops, BMW racers and every day BMW enthusiasts (generally, in that order) We have personally built 100s of BMW engines and have had many others in for various work so it's safe to say that we have figured out the *best* coating choice.

    Our VAC Bearing Sets are specially coated and constructed to reduce friction in your V8 to a minimum; enabling lower temps and faster revolutions in your expensive BMW engine.

    Our coated bearings are thermal breakdown resistant, helping to prevent premature engine failures under stress when things are most critical. These bearings can last much longer than any normal bearing set as proven by our customers results. Needless to say, our VAC bearings are used in all our highest performance BMW engine builds and racing engines.

    These bearings have become a favorite product of all our professional engine building customers around the globe who have reported unparalleled wear characteristics under all conditions.

    This coating was originally developed for the US military but NASCAR teams, ALMS teams and many as well as other customers that require "mission critical" quality.

    Our bearings are used by by both the 1st and 2nd fastest BMW drag cars in the USA, as well as our road racing & endurance customers around the world (daily drivers too!. If you are looking for high performance bearings, this is the Rod Bearing set for you.

    Cost:
    $479 for a complete set of coated S65 rod bearings. We start with OEM BMW bearings then have our time tested coating applied.

    Buy S65 coated rod bearings now!


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    ARP Connecting Rod Bolts

    ARP is the world leader in fastener technology. As builders of the finest fasteners in the market ARP is the choice when you want the highest reliability possible. Our ARP Con Rod Bolt Sets give you a clear advantage over the OEM Con Rod Bolts: unbeatable strength! Even cosmetically, the difference in construction and quality is apparent. If you look at many of the OEM bolts, you will see a taper on the threads which actually takes away bolt grip. ARP Pro Series connecting rod bolts are precision CNC-machined to exacting specifications and designed for optimum reliability. They are designed for full engagement and heat-treated with threads which are rolled to provide up to ten times more fatigue strength than standard OEM BMW fasteners.

    Due to the fact that the OE Connecting Rod Bolt is typically one of the first failure points in the bottom end of the BMW engine (Turbo, SC, or Naturally Aspirated) We can't recommend these bolts enough! If your rebuilding you're engine, and have any performance aspirations but cannot afford upgraded aftermarket rods; invest in much stronger ARP con rod bolts.

    Cost: $299.95

    Buy S65 ARP Connecting Rod Bolts Now!


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    VAC S65 Oil Pan Baffle Service

    We have offered track proven oil pan baffles for all popular BMW engines for years and we now offer a proper weld in oil pan baffle system for the S65. Yes, even our favorite BMW road engine can really benefit from a baffle solution. Why? Simply put, our oil pan baffle system was designed to improve oil control and reduce oil starvation. Even our beloved S65 with its dual pickup system can experience oil starvation during track use - the G forces moves the oil supply away from the pickup - ESPECIALLY on long sweeping turns. Our baffle system utilizes trap doors to keep oil around the sump. Additionally it provides much improved drainback and oil control. As with any VAC baffle, these are made in the USA.

    Since the S65 pan is very intricate we ONLY offer a core based solution right now. Meaning, you either:
    a. send us your core S65 oil pan, we modify it and send it back
    b. buy a core S65 oil pan from us that we modify then send to you. Send us your pan and receive the full core charge back (assuming the pan is not damaged)

    Cost:
    $249.95 for the baffle +
    $249.95 for the service +
    optional $600 core charge (good used S65 oil pan)

    Please PM for this service.
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    Ok this is awesome want to front page but need price.

    Also, there is no pic or details of the ARP Connecting Rod Bolts and S65 oil pan baffle service?

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    It's a work in progress. Should be done in a few days Click here to enlarge (remove if you wish?)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
    It's a work in progress. Should be done in a few days Click here to enlarge (remove if you wish?)
    Nope it's ok update as you go.

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    vac,

    what abt for the s85s? Are they as bad as the s65s?

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    Cool! Waiting for more updates Click here to enlarge
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    need a price!

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    Nice work @Mike@VAC

    Definitely some exciting news!
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    Yep need a price ASAP. Not a bad thing to have...please post or PM!
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    @Mike@VAC , any chance you guys could make some N54 head bolts/studs available? Think this might be a good idea for those just looking to use a thicker OEM headgasket to drop compression a bit and clamp the head down stronger. Some nice valve springs/retainers too..
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    Apx how long does it take to install the coated rod bearings?
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    Most shops will charge at least 15 hours for the in car rod bearing swap.

    dzenno: yes, yes and yes. Should have something soon for all of you big hitters. (I already have CP pistons, Carrillo and Arrow rods in stock ;-)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
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    Most shops will charge at least 15 hours for the in car rod bearing swap.

    dzenno: yes, yes and yes. Should have something soon for all of you big hitters. (I already have CP pistons, Carrillo and Arrow rods in stock ;-)
    nice! shoot me an email with an invoice/estimate.

    Going from N/A-S/C-N/A and now about to be used for actual track duty,

    A.I would love to see what mine look like
    B-cheap piece of mind

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    Cool, will do. I suggest a Blackstone oil test as well. Always interesting to see if they are accurate. So far, so good with the cars that have come through.

    Oddly enough, the oil sample from our white monster came back pretty clean - which would seem unlikely since it's an early 08 and it's been driven VERY VERY hard.

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    @Mike@VAC is this all ready to go now? Any further revisions?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
    Cool, will do. I suggest a Blackstone oil test as well. Always interesting to see if they are accurate. So far, so good with the cars that have come through.

    Oddly enough, the oil sample from our white monster came back pretty clean - which would seem unlikely since it's an early 08 and it's been driven VERY VERY hard.
    will do. were they in need of replacement?

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    Can you share pictures of a used set of VAC coated bearings? I'm very curious how the wear would look after the same mileage, 50K, 100K, etc..

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    will do. were they in need of replacement?
    According to BS they are probably OK. We will see eventually!

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dan avoN7 Click here to enlarge
    Can you share pictures of a used set of VAC coated bearings? I'm very curious how the wear would look after the same mileage, 50K, 100K, etc..
    Don't have any of these.

    From the first post, "We sell to BMW engine builders, BMW shops, BMW racers and every day BMW enthusiasts (generally, in that order) We have personally built 100s of BMW engines and have had many others in for various work so it's safe to say that we have figured out the *best* coating choice"

    That is all true.

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    Quick update on availability:

    We blew through all of our stock in the last 2 weeks. I have 30 sets of bearings and 20 baffles incoming. They are prob 2-3 weeks out at this point. I should have 15 sets of hardware in 1-2 weeks.

    I suggest placing an order now if you are interested!

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    Promoted to front page with some formatting changes. I love to see stuff like this, good work guys.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by disruptv Click here to enlarge
    vac,

    what abt for the s85s? Are they as bad as the s65s?
    Would like an answer to this.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Would like an answer to this.
    Not sure to be honest. We generally address demand and for some reason we haven't had many clients looking for S85 stuff. S65 demand is overwhelming at this point, S85 never really made it on the radar like the other engines. (for us, perhaps someone else is getting more S85 inquiries?)

    I have a client abroad who has built the most S85s that I know of so I will ask him.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
    Not sure to be honest. We generally address demand and for some reason we haven't had many clients looking for S85 stuff. S65 demand is overwhelming at this point, S85 never really made it on the radar like the other engines. (for us, perhaps someone else is getting more S85 inquiries?)

    I have a client abroad who has built the most S85s that I know of so I will ask him.
    It's due to the demographic and volume. M5/M6's are for old men who prefer to think they have the fastest cars in the world bone stock. They argue about things like cupholders.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's due to the demographic and volume. M5/M6's are for old men who prefer to think they have the fastest cars in the world bone stock. They argue about things like cupholders.
    The factory quasi dry sump doesn't hurt either Click here to enlarge

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