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Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 03-23-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By bernstem
If you open up the exhaust and especially if you...

If you open up the exhaust and especially if you have more aggressive cams with greater overlap, you will see a drop in peak boost. It usually isn't much (0.5-1PSI) loss, but you will notice the...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 02-28-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By bernstem
While good that the car is running better now, I...

While good that the car is running better now, I agree, the smoke out the exhaust is worrisome. I can't imagine how the cooling fan alone would cause that (unless the smoke wasn't coming from the...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 02-08-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By bernstem
:rofl: I have never seen that before. Awesome. ...

:rofl: I have never seen that before. Awesome.

To answer the OP. The differential distributes power from the driveshaft to the rear wheels. It also allows the rear wheels to turn at different...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 02-07-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,128
Posted By bernstem
:drool: Insane. :drool:

:drool: Insane. :drool:
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-18-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 83,977
Posted By bernstem
Same question.

Same question.
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-16-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By bernstem
In what way too expensive? I'm kind of surprised...

In what way too expensive? I'm kind of surprised since the parts cost should be less than the cost of a new auto transmission. Labor will be more, but I wouldn't think it would be that much more -...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-11-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By bernstem
These threads should help you. ...

These threads should help you.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=396320 - this one looks quite thorough with step by step pics and a nearly complete parts list.
...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By bernstem
If you replace or rebuild your current...

If you replace or rebuild your current transmission you will simply have the same problem somewhere down the road.

For that reason, I would suggest a manual conversion if you want to keep this...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-10-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By bernstem
The stock ECU will advance timing gradually until...

The stock ECU will advance timing gradually until knock is detected then pull back a little bit. I don't think it will advance indefinitely, though, so there is some limit. Maybe somone with a bit...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-09-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,189
Posted By bernstem
I don't know that anyone can give you exact...

I don't know that anyone can give you exact numbers, but you might get 5 -15hp (as a rough estimate) from headers. A lot depends on what else you have done to your engine. I don't think you will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-08-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By bernstem
That seems way overpriced. Labor to install the...

That seems way overpriced. Labor to install the head shouldn't be more than 2,000.00 and probably should be closer to 1200.00. A new head will cost ~2400.00. A used head should be half that. ...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 01-08-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,189
Posted By bernstem
Well, I'm not talking about just a muffler...

Well, I'm not talking about just a muffler either. I do know what a dual exhaust system is and the difference between a cat back and full exhaust. when I installed my supercharger and swapped out...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-05-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,362
Posted By bernstem
You must drive nicer than me. I don't have a...

You must drive nicer than me. I don't have a TS2, but a cetrifugal and my clutch went after less than 10k miles.
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 12-30-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 36,400
Posted By bernstem
I'm going to agree with Alec on this one as well....

I'm going to agree with Alec on this one as well. Aside from tuning differences, what other design problems are there. The hardware is the same or very similar with the possible exception of the...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 12-21-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By bernstem
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-15-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,447
Posted By bernstem
I am no expert in engine tuning or building and I...

I am no expert in engine tuning or building and I am open to differing opinions. I will also fully admit that the reason the M3 makes more power isn't solely because of the redline, but I am curious...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-13-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By bernstem
Definitely do your research. There are a lot of...

Definitely do your research. There are a lot of different set-ups and manufacturers. If you buy the wrong set-up or have it set up wrong, you are potentially looking at a rather expensive engine...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-13-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,447
Posted By bernstem
Not sure where your knowledge level is so I'll...

Not sure where your knowledge level is so I'll throw out some thoughts. You may already know all of this, but it will help the next person if you do.

The cylinder heads aren't the primary bottle...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 12-11-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,223
Posted By bernstem
There was a member here who had a similar setup...

There was a member here who had a similar setup except that the face of the plate between the gauges was made of a cloth speaker grill type mesh to allow air flow. It was pretty sweet, but also...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-10-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By bernstem
They are good to me. I think they had some extra...

They are good to me. I think they had some extra o2 wires from another e46 they were working on so they just used those and spliced them in. It seems to work fine and they didn't charge me for the...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-08-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By bernstem
The exhaust does not come with wires. You will...

The exhaust does not come with wires. You will need to source your own wires to extend the sensors. I don't know what wires or where to buy them - my shop took care of it for me.
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-08-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By bernstem
You only need 4 of the bungs. The other two are...

You only need 4 of the bungs. The other two are just extras. Most people use them for EGT or aftermarket wide band O2 sensors.

Pre-cat O2 sensors go at the bottom of the headers. most people...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 12-08-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By bernstem
The M52 VANOS doesn't fail, the seals inside the...

The M52 VANOS doesn't fail, the seals inside the unit fail. My understanding is that the cold start problem is related to how the engine adjusts cam timing during warm up to help heat the cats...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-30-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By bernstem
If you don't want to save for an M3, I'll second...

If you don't want to save for an M3, I'll second suspension. Engine mods will give you minimal gain, but a new suspension will make it a new car.
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-28-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By bernstem
3000 is what an OEM new manual transmission...

3000 is what an OEM new manual transmission costs. The price on the clutch and flywheel are also fair for new OEM parts.

As for labor, most shops will quote ~10 hours to install a new flywheel...
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