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Old 10-21-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Anyone interested in buying a smoke machine for cheap?

So I just finished making a smoke machine for myself because I had codes P0171 and P0174, and it works great with good smoke output. I've made around 6 of them to sell, so PM me or reply here if you'd like to purchase one. (if they sell out and more people want them, I will make more of them)

I can make it to accept a compressor quick-disconnect or a little bike pump.

Each unit will come with it's own power supply and regulator, which keeps the pressure at a safe rating of < 1/2psi (11" WC). All you need to do is plug the power cord into a normal wall outlet, and hook up your compressor.

You choose top-mount or side-mount regulator. (see video)

Mineral oil is heated to make the smoke - This is safe for our vehicles and will not cause any damage.

Each unit will come with 8ft of tubing. 4ft each of 1/4" and 3/8"

The best way I've found so far to hook the machine up to your intake is to take off your filter and stretch a latex glove around the lip that the filter connects to. Cut a small hole in one of the 'fingers' of the glove and stretch that around your tubing. I will be posting a video of the machine hooked up to my car using this technique.

I am pricing the smoke machines at $100 plus shipping/PP fees.

Edit: I calculated shipping for different areas, and shipping costs will be anywhere between $10 - $20, depending on how far you are from me (Florida). If you are interested, PM me and I'll get you a shipping quote.
Paypal fees will be ~$4 I'm guessing. So, the total price shipped should be around $120 Shipped/Paypal'd (on average)










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*thanks to random guy from the internet that I borrowed the idea from (I couldn't find his name anywhere)

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Old 10-21-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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wow. nice! how much? I need to upgrade my ghetto smoke machine. I used a freakin halloween fog machine.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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Is this so you can put up a smoke screen when the cops are after you in your E46?
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #4
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Is this so you can put up a smoke screen when the cops are after you in your E46?
maybe
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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can you make me a smaller version for my bedroom?
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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...so how does this have to do with the E46? Sorry but this is kind of spam but good luck with the sale.

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Old 10-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #7
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...so how does this have to do with the E46? Sorry but this is kind of spam but good luck with the sale.
Not spam. This machine is used to find vacuum leaks in your e46 (or any other car)

Like i stated in my first post, if this should go in the for sale forum I will put it there instead. I'm just trying to see if there is any interest.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #8
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Ha! That's pretty awesome.. Would be a great sale for turbo applications.. I'd say 90% of threads on forums that occupy turbo vehicles (Skylines for instance on GTRCanada.com), are started based on vac/boost leaks that can't be found.. Potential business
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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I need to find my exhaust leaks. How much?

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #11
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hurry up with the testing. also, don't be a perfectionist and wait to release the final version. nothing wrong with releasing the demo/pre production version. btw..like your pelican parts sticker!
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:46 PM   #12
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Ha! That's pretty awesome.. Would be a great sale for turbo applications.. I'd say 90% of threads on forums that occupy turbo vehicles (Skylines for instance on GTRCanada.com), are started based on vac/boost leaks that can't be found.. Potential business
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hurry up with the testing. also, don't be a perfectionist and wait to release the final version. nothing wrong with releasing the demo/pre production version. btw..like your pelican parts sticker!
I'm hurrying! Trying to find the best source to get my regulators from
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:29 PM   #13
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Should have a lease deal. You buy the thing full price but you may return it for a credit for let's say a $30 use fee. I only need one rarely and would gladly pay for a rental. Can't even find a stupid shop with one in my area. Shops could rent them!
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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Should have a lease deal. You buy the thing full price but you may return it for a credit for let's say a $30 use fee. I only need one rarely and would gladly pay for a rental. Can't even find a stupid shop with one in my area. Shops could rent them!
That's not a bad idea... might be kind of pain though to keep track of everything. Is your username a reference to FFDP by chance?

I ordered some of the regulators... just waiting for them to arrive.

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=drummr8;13732870]That's not a bad idea... might be kind of pain though to keep track of everything. Is your username a reference to FFDP by chance?

I ordered some of the regulators... just waiting for them to arrive.[/QUOTE]





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Old 10-24-2011, 09:55 PM   #16
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Correction: I ordered A regulator.... don't want to order a bunch of them if it's not even going to work! The good news is that it will be here on Wednesday... if it works out, who wants the first unit?
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:40 PM   #17
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I would be interested, depending on the price. PM me when you get into production mode. What exactly are you using to generate the smoke? I would like some specifics on how you are making it work. I am not looking to steal your design or anything. I don't have the energy to build one right now. I would just like some more info.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:41 AM   #18
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I would be interested, depending on the price. PM me when you get into production mode. What exactly are you using to generate the smoke? I would like some specifics on how you are making it work. I am not looking to steal your design or anything. I don't have the energy to build one right now. I would just like some more info.
i think he is using mineral oil which will be perfectly safe on our car. also, i think he is using a glow plug to heat up the mineral oil.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #19
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i think he is using mineral oil which will be perfectly safe on our car. also, i think he is using a glow plug to heat up the mineral oil.
Yes, I am using mineral oil as the fuel to make the smoke. It is heated by a 'heater wire'. Mineral oil is safe to use
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:34 AM   #20
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