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    Who would you recommend to do a timing chain on...

    Who would you recommend to do a timing chain on N54 335xi?

    I don't have time to do it myself these days, and really just looking to do a couple things before selling the car.

    I asked for a...
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    Sticky: Any must see roads to drive up close to San...

    Any must see roads to drive up close to San Diego?

    What's police presence like on the roads? Is there a lot of fixed photo radar?
  3. From what I hear Vancouver is full of Teslas and...

    From what I hear Vancouver is full of Teslas and Lambos, so hopefully our community of home brew turbos and un-used 'flex-fuel' branded vehicles will support it better. :clap:

    It has just felt...
  4. Time to upsize your fuel pumps and injectors, e85 pump coming to Calgary?!

    Last year when timing/delivery/cost of E85 barrels seemed to be problematic for me I emailed pretty much every imaginable source including several producers. Below is an email I received back this...
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    I haven't used them for a while, but as for cost,...

    I haven't used them for a while, but as for cost, it was one of the higher ones at the time. I think it used to be 200-ish for equal length style turbo manifold on 4 cylinder plus o2 housing on back...
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    Were the complaints on used parts, or new parts,...

    Were the complaints on used parts, or new parts, or every part? I thought their powder coating came off a little easier than it should have but always on used parts.

    I went for the high gloss...
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    If you want to nerd yourself into audio heaven, I...

    If you want to nerd yourself into audio heaven, I would suggest considering some DIY projects.

    I've heard a lot of things that reproduce music well enough, but ultimately still seemed to lack...
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    Good point Rage on the VW scandal. Pretty sure...

    Good point Rage on the VW scandal. Pretty sure that is one of the few ways that makes sense to thank them! :)



    I could have thrown a BW S366 on the 2J in my IS like every single turbo 2JZ...
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    If carmarkers had their way, it would be illegal...

    If carmarkers had their way, it would be illegal for anyone to touch their own car I'm sure. I'll have to check out EFIlives comments :)

    But regardless, measuring the cam/crank signal with an...
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    Ok, super long post/update. I have or have...

    Ok, super long post/update.

    I have or have had a lot of the same concerns. There are definitely challenges, but there appears to be a fair amount of function left. Iíve been reading through...
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    Thanks Peter. I saw a thread saying that they...

    Thanks Peter. I saw a thread saying that they use UK based Syvec ECU/components for somewhere north of 8k USD on one of their plug and play platforms. With the mix and mash here, I'm sure that...
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    Sent some messages out, will see if I get any...

    Sent some messages out, will see if I get any responses back. I ended up stalking him on crossfire forum since he seems more active over there. Looks like he had a negative review on mbworld a...
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    Great find! I will definitely get in contact with...

    Great find! I will definitely get in contact with him.

    The cluster I figured would be something to work around with factory ECU, or aftermarket. Fuel gauge might be manual, but most other...
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    Yah, definitely expect a challenge here. There...

    Yah, definitely expect a challenge here. There have been a couple of build threads on club202 and mbworld now where some guys have managed to get M113 swap running and one guy on the M113k...
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    Anybody work at a Benz shop or dealer? Even...

    Anybody work at a Benz shop or dealer?

    Even an oscilloscope of the cam and crank signals would help out a great deal. From what I can tell it has a 3 wire cam sensor, and 2 wire crank sensor. ...
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    SL55 w/ M113k in Calgary for quick help?

    Just trying to help out a friend of a friend set up stand alone on an M113k from an SL55 that he's put into an older C chassis...

    I've grabbed the basics of the cam/crank sensors and triggers...
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    https://cdn.meme.am/instances/55304604.jpg ...

    https://cdn.meme.am/instances/55304604.jpg

    Not sure about the music, but more boost is a good cure for boredom
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    I had a few Blizzak sets, ubt only loved them for...

    I had a few Blizzak sets, ubt only loved them for the first season. The compound got more like an all-season towards the last half of the tread.

    Michelin X-Ice - ended up with these on 3...
  19. Thanks Mr. Singh. Definitely feel free to use...

    Thanks Mr. Singh. Definitely feel free to use whatever ideas from here if you do keep and mod your IS. Also will mention that given the Corvette in your signature, you may also want to look into...
  20. Yeah, its kind of like buying a new shirt, and...

    Yeah, its kind of like buying a new shirt, and seeing 4 other people wear it. Despite my best attempt to be unique, it doesn't always turn out that way. I even had a friend email me video of some...
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    It shares a bit of the profile on the side nose,...

    It shares a bit of the profile on the side nose, roof and such as the FT1, but its looking like a much bigger departure from the FT1 than I was hoping for based on the old vids like this one...
  22. Thanks redDX! and Well, even though...

    Thanks redDX!

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    Well, even though most of us might typically encourage people to merge expeditiously in Calgary instead of going onto the highway at 70 km/hr (neither of which gets...
  23. I originally wanted something close to Fords...

    I originally wanted something close to Fords Liquid Blue. Since they don't have a paint code for that color, I found a couple paint codes close from BMW and Porsche and then tested a couple of...
  24. Thanks man, say hi to Cuyler for me, I never seem...

    Thanks man, say hi to Cuyler for me, I never seem to run into him anymore!

    I still have lots of things to do on the car, but I'll keep adding in some old details/rationale first. Might as well...
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    These are such a great platform, and will be...

    These are such a great platform, and will be interested to see how the rest of your project goes over time. I remember being in some when they were new, and it's nice to see how well these cars have...
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    Good call on getting the leak fixed... MAF cars...

    Good call on getting the leak fixed... MAF cars definitely hate leaks. I have a few couplers to pressure test piping and then spray on some soapy water, but even then it can be a challenge...
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    Cool car, but that color does remind me a bit of...

    Cool car, but that color does remind me a bit of newborn baby poo... takes a while for their digestive systems to develop as it were...
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    I've never worked on a Volvo, but always nice to...

    I've never worked on a Volvo, but always nice to read the full deal in the build. Something always happens and to learn from.

    Turbo looks like it has an integrated bov/compressor bypass valve for...
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    Sweet 323... unfortunately hot hatches of the era...

    Sweet 323... unfortunately hot hatches of the era all got too close to that boxy dodge omni look. But like you say, they were basically race car trainer aids where you learned to be flat out all...
  30. So to summarize the last post in one sentence -...

    So to summarize the last post in one sentence - sequential turbo system a must, 2JZ a must, IS300, and had a horsepower goal.... being 700hp.

    Once I had an idea of the number of ponies, the next...
  31. All good things come in pairs - 700hp IS300TT sequential build

    Whether itís peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, or mac and cheeseÖ everyone has a favorite pair or combination. For me, my favorite pairing ventured away from lactose intolerance and nut...
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    Looks like it should be a fun build, always nice...

    Looks like it should be a fun build, always nice to see something different.

    I grabbed a curved needle set from Walmart a while back for a couple of bucks that works great on upholstery. I...
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    I agree on it being most accurate from one to...

    I agree on it being most accurate from one to another, repeatable. Also pretty sure that fudge factor mentioned in that article was the 'std' correction instead of the later SAE correction factor. ...
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    Thanks for the info on their dyno. RCTS used to...

    Thanks for the info on their dyno. RCTS used to let guys drive their own car when doing a simple pull, but I don't even need to do that.. They can drive it as long as my laptop is logging.

    I...
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    Good article that I've seen and like actually. ...

    Good article that I've seen and like actually.

    Keep in mind that the vast majority of OEM cars don't beat the manufacturer crank horsepower rating with their wheel horsepower rating on a...
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    With all of these great recommendations maybe...

    With all of these great recommendations maybe someone can use crayons to draw me some updated curves and I can just save the dyno cash.

    My turbos can support 800hp... and go...
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    Most people don't realize that there is a nice...

    Most people don't realize that there is a nice handy feature called 'uncorrected' on the dynojets. If you want to see how fast your car is going to be at the track, ask for the uncorrected value. ...
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    Dynojets in town?

    I'm looking to pop in and do a quick run or two sometime in the next couple of weeks. Any recommendations like Davenport or one of the others on this list that may still run ye old simple drum style...
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    The old study materials were still decent, but...

    The old study materials were still decent, but the primary study info I've seen get passed around is 12-15 years old. I can tell you from the recent test, the basic focus has changed in some areas,...
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    I wrote the NPPE exam in June, and passed... but...

    I wrote the NPPE exam in June, and passed... but I do have a few comments for people going to take the latest exams going forward.

    The exam has somewhat recently changed to a digital format and...
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