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Old 03-15-2016, 02:53 PM   #41
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Flex fuel is still a ways away. I think up next will be live tuning and the boost control, after that maybe flex fuel.

Cool, sounds good. What kind of boost control parts should I get to integrate into the stock dme system? I was originally thinking innovate scg-1 but that's more of a standalone system. I can wait if not all is know yet as well. Thanks for the help
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:57 PM   #42
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:15 PM   #43
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I am confused what I have to control boost? Will it be via just wastegate spring changes and/or a manual boost controller instead?
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:29 PM   #44
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:57 PM   #45
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I installed the fuel pump, filte and regulator today.

First of all, the fuel pump adapter from CRE didn't work, maybe I got the wrong one or something. The adapter was still much too small for the plastic housing. So to get around this issue I went to the parts store and got some big fuel filler hose and cut it to the length of the pump, and then jammed that into the housing and used hose clamps to secure it. Its kinda ghetto but will get the job done. I then used heat shrink butt connectors to splice the wiring. I also used a very hot heat gun to soften up the hard plastic fuel tubing to allow it to fit over the slightly larger fuel pump barbs. I clamped it just to be sure. That took care of the pump install.

I originally was going to run the regulator hanging off the fuel filter, but the gauge on the regulator sat too low so I could not. I used some extra large fuel filler tubing to make the filter wider and fit snugly in the spot the stock filter/regulator goes.

For the regulator the placement can be kind of annoying because of how the lines have to run and ground clearance. I wish I just went ahead and moved this to the engine compartment, but maybe another time. I had to use around 4 feet of hose to wrap around and make the hose not kink and still get to go to where it needed. Remember to use fuel injection hose, not regular fuel hose. I ended up just drilling into the chassis's "frame rail" and using self tapping screws to mount the regulator. I also put plenty of anti-seize on the adjustment screw.

Sorry for the lame pictures, my phone died at the beginning of the work and I was at my friends garage. Car runs well though, no issues. Make sure to heck for leaks well and set the fuel pressure with the vacuum line detached.

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Old 03-23-2016, 05:02 PM   #46
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I am going to install the radiator next with the sleeve in the radiator line, but capped, so its ready to go. My belts/pulleys are getting kinda noisy so I am going to replace them along with the crank pulley/harmonic balancer for peace of mind while I'm in there and have the room as well.

I have been daily driving the upgraded fuel system and it has been running great, you wouldn't even know it has changed, which is exactly like it should be.

Also I was wondering when you edit the tune to run on just one pre-cat O2 sensor do you need to use a specific wire or does it just pick up on whichever wire the single O2 sensor is connected?

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Old 03-23-2016, 07:11 PM   #47
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I am going to install the radiator next with the sleeve in the radiator line, but capped, so its ready to go. My belts/pulleys are getting kinda noisy so I am going to replace them along with the crank pulley/harmonic balancer for peace of mind while I'm in there and have the room as well.

I have been daily driving the upgraded fuel system and it has been running great, you wouldn't even know it has changed, which is exactly like it should be.

Also I was wondering when you edit the tune to run on just one pre-cat O2 sensor do you need to use a specific wire or does it just pick up on whichever wire the single O2 sensor is connected?

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:18 PM   #48
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Needs to be bank 1 sensor.
Sounds good, thanks.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:32 AM   #49
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do you have any better pictures of the filter? curious to see how you hooked those hoses up and mounted the thing.

What fuel pressure did you set the regulator at?

Cooling stuff looks good! I also have one of those adapters and a bunch of hoses on the way from good ol china!
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:42 AM   #50
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I don't, but the filter really just sits in the stock clamp thing. The hoses are really easy to set up, just leave yourself some extra length so you can loop it around so everything can fit without kinking. Fuel tank > filter > regulator > engine

My gauge isn't too detailed so I just set it around 52psi.

Thanks, yeah that adapter was a 15$ eBay special lol. Also just ordered a bunch of hose on Ebay, although made in America, saved a ton over a name brand.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:37 PM   #51
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On the AN fittings on the fuel filter did you use actual fittings or did you just slide the hose over and use a hose clamp?
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:27 AM   #52
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I used a female -6 AN to 3/8" barb fitting from ebay
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:56 PM   #53
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Pulleys came in, just waiting on the damper (febi on eBay for 75$) and I'll install the upgraded radiator along with belts/pulleys and coolant feed.

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Also ordered some cheap eBay Chinese gold heat reflective tape and "volcano" manifold wrap. Just ordered a little to see how the quality is. Seems good so will order some more, enough for the hood above the turbo and covering most of the stuff around the manifold like ac lines, sheet metal, maybe some charge pipe, and valve cover. All of this only cost 29.99....shipped....from China....

Also just got some sumitomo tires....This is a real budget build.

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Whats your plans for the A/C lines? Really want to keep mine, it gets hot in summer
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Whats your plans for the A/C lines? Really want to keep mine, it gets hot in summer

They don't seem to be too far in the way so for the hard lines by the manifold exit I think I will heat them up with a torch and bend them out of the way a little. For the lines running to the rear I will wrap them with heat tape and make sure they aren't too close to the down pipe. Honestly seems like something you kinda just need to make work on the fly. I rather have no turbo than no a/c, so a/c is mandatory on my car as well.
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They don't seem to be too far in the way so for the hard lines by the manifold exit I think I will heat them up with a torch and bend them out of the way a little. For the lines running to the rear I will wrap them with heat tape and make sure they aren't too close to the down pipe. Honestly seems like something you kinda just need to make work on the fly. I rather have no turbo than no a/c, so a/c is mandatory on my car as well.
Hmmmmm im considering buying a used hose on ebay and testing the bending idea
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If anybody is curious, this is what a non-oem Febi dampener looks like. Pretty standard, but saves some coin.

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Was going to put "stage2" in this weekend but it just started snowing so am going to hold off to see what tomorrow looks like.

Also just ordered the PMAS HPX maf and CXracing exhaust manifold/downpipe.

I also have been waiting on the 4 bolt oil pump solution from bimmerworld, by gsx I believe. I suggest anybody putting money into their motor upgrade that, not worth it all going down the tube because of the stock bolt/shaft failing.
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If anybody is curious, this is what a non-oem Febi dampener looks like. Pretty standard, but saves some coin.

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Was going to put "stage2" in this weekend but it just started snowing so am going to hold off to see what tomorrow looks like.

Also just ordered the PMAS HPX maf and CXracing exhaust manifold/downpipe.

I also have been waiting on the 4 bolt oil pump solution from bimmerworld, by gsx I believe. I suggest anybody putting money into their motor upgrade that, not worth it all going down the tube because of the stock bolt/shaft failing.

Im wondering if the oil pump really is a big concern for our HP goals.... Only people ive seen break them are running crazy high HP. i was just planning on doing the secured pump nut
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I agree, but you can never be sure. I am doing the big upgrade just to get it out of the way while I'm in there. I originally was planning on just the nut though. A middle ground may be an upgraded shaft and safety wired but like VAC and Achilles offer.
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Im wondering if the oil pump really is a big concern for our HP goals.... Only people ive seen break them are running crazy high HP. i was just planning on doing the secured pump nut
oil pumps unfortunately have problems even on stock cars that go to the track/autocross.

harmonics issues due to revving high and staying in the upper rpm band is what causes them to fail, not any specific horsepower number.

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