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Old 08-05-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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Is HPF M3's really reliable???

Hey guys, thinking about getting HPF stage 2.5 on my 2004 M3 with 26K miles. From what I have read, everyone is happy with the gains in power and performance. My question is regarding reliability. From what HPF states, there is no loss of reliability but is this really true? I live in california and if things go wrong, it would be hard to get the car back to oregan as I do not have a good mechanic that I would trust here. I really do not want to deal with check engine lights, programming issues, leaks, etc.

Also is there anybody in the SF area with a HPF M3?

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Old 08-05-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Just from reading stuff up on here, I hear HPF's customer service is insane 9In the good way) and any issues if any get resolved in a timely manner
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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i think you should be fine going with HPF. you should be more worried about smog check cause your in cali. well, unless you got some hookup! then your gold!
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:25 PM   #5
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i think you should be fine going with HPF. you should be more worried about smog check cause your in cali. well, unless you got some hookup! then your gold!
agreed.
if you take to a place where they inspect everything, you don't have a chance in he!! to pass smog. (visual inspection - fail).
However, if you go to a place where all they do is hookup the rev wire and stick the sniffer in the exhaust, you may have a chance; pending stage 2.5 is clean enough for California.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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agreed.
if you take to a place where they inspect everything, you don't have a chance in he!! to pass smog. (visual inspection - fail).
However, if you go to a place where all they do is hookup the rev wire and stick the sniffer in the exhaust, you may have a chance; pending stage 2.5 is clean enough for California.
not just that.. the HPF kit has a lit SES light on all the time. inspection places willl see this light and not pass it automatically without even thinking twice. like i said, only way is "benjamin hookup" to bypass visual inspection and that lit SES light.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:38 PM   #7
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not just that.. the HPF kit has a lit SES light on all the time. inspection places willl see this light and not pass it automatically without even thinking twice. like i said, only way is "benjamin hookup" to bypass visual inspection and that lit SES light.
Little birdy told me that will go away soon..sshhhh I have an HPF stage 2 on my car and I have 18k miles on it already in 6 months. The car is insain to drive and the customer service at HPF is the best I have ever seen any company do. John the shop manager waited until 8:00 one night because I was held up with traffic. He never complained at all and had my issue fix in 30 minutes.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:40 PM   #8
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:08 PM   #9
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hells yes on the ses light disappearing!!!

on the real though. make sure u take it to HPF for install! this way u are sure everything comes back your way smooth and correct.
if you dont want to be shipping your car back and forth, then take my advise to heart
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:22 PM   #10
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:02 PM   #11
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I am HPF Stage 2.5 and I never see a SES light in my car.. and mine's not hidden by the gauges b/c I have HPF's Rear View Mirror Gauge Integration Option.

Can't believe more people aren't ALL OVER THIS.



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Old 08-05-2009, 10:36 PM   #12
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I dont know what you guys are talking about with the SES light. Mine doesnt have it...










The only light you have to worry about is this one when its on...








Because with that much power you might get a little bit of this light...








All these new lights will be a beautiful thing, trust me

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Old 08-05-2009, 10:42 PM   #13
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I dont know what you guys are talking about with the SES light. Mine doesnt have it...










The only light you have to worry about is this one when its on...








Because with that much power you might get a little bit of this light...








All these new lights will be a beautiful thing, trust me

Thats so sick
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thanks, im glad you like
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:49 PM   #15
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/\ So sick, esp that rearview mirror! I remember seeing it on youtube a cppl months ago, its amazing how hidden it is when off.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:01 PM   #16
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/\ So sick, esp that rearview mirror! I remember seeing it on youtube a cppl months ago, its amazing how hidden it is when off.
Thx. The rear view mirror is tha shiz.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #17
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thanks, im glad you like
Thats bananas! I always thought someone should make a "M Button" as the Meth Switch/Button for activating the methanol, you got a M3thanol light...simply badass, do you have an M logo on the switch too? I'll call that the ///M button.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:45 AM   #18
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I am HPF Stage 2.5 and I never see a SES light in my car.. and mine's not hidden by the gauges b/c I have HPF's Rear View Mirror Gauge Integration Option.

Can't believe more people aren't ALL OVER THIS.



Could you please provide the link & price for this mod...looks real clean.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:17 AM   #19
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I dont know what you guys are talking about with the SES light. Mine doesnt have it...





The only light you have to worry about is this one when its on...



Because with that much power you might get a little bit of this light...



All these new lights will be a beautiful thing, trust me



I hate all that "boosted bling-bling" bullshit more than anyone on this planet - but this is pretty fuckin' slick.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:30 AM   #20
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anytime you go FI, youre gonna be sacrificing a bit of reliability on the car, FI in general causes increased wear and tear on engine internals over a long period of time that will cause issues, but will it be significant and immediately noticeable? probably not
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