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Old 02-23-2014, 12:20 AM   #181
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I know almost nothing about engine mods, and whats smart, and what's stupid, and you'll probably hate me for asking this but what are some simple mods to boost hp?


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Old 03-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #182
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Yr/Model: 1999 / 328Ci
System SC: ESS Twin Screw, TS2
RWHP/TQ: 296 whp / 410 ftlb
Dyno type used to measure power: Dyno Dynamics

Note: Clutch is slipping badly.


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UUC Twin Plate going on M54B30 then replacing my current M52TU28. Then re-tune. I will update when final Dyno has been completed.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:39 AM   #183
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Yr/Model: 1999 / 328Ci
System SC: ESS Twin Screw, TS2
RWHP/TQ: 296 whp / 410 ftlb
Dyno type used to measure power: Dyno Dynamics

Note: Clutch is slipping badly.


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Going into car as we speak:
UUC Twin Plate going on M54B30 then replacing my current M52TU28. Then re-tune. I will update when final Dyno has been completed.
Dyno- Dyno Dynamics:
Well, got email today from tuner, 340+ whp on petrol 98 (93 in USA) with M54B30 and new UUC Twin Plate Clutch.
Eflex sensor is not reading correct, once fixed it will be dynoed for E85.

Getting there,.. slowly.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:00 AM   #184
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Dyno- Dyno Dynamics:
Well, got email today from tuner, 340+ whp on petrol 98 (93 in USA) with M54B30 and new UUC Twin Plate Clutch.
Eflex sensor is not reading correct, once fixed it will be dynoed for E85.

Getting there,.. slowly.
Engine: M54B30
Kit/Stage: ESS TS2. (using ESS 15 psi pulley)
Other Power adders: Custom 2.5" exhaust, Haltech PS2000
Type of Dyno: Dyno Dynamics
Miles on car: 193K Km's (120K Miles)
Miles with S/C: 50K Km's
HP: 329 whp
TRQ: 424 ftlb

Dyno is of: Old M52TU28 on E85 (296whp) Vs New M54B30 on 98 Fuel (93 USA) (329whp)
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:13 AM   #185
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Today: 357 Hp / 450 ft/lb - Dyno Dynamics

M54B30 on E85 - Still got the Meth/Water Injection to go. (could not get the controller to work ) So no meth yet, it's all hooked up and ready to go though.

Engine: M54B30
Kit/Stage: ESS TS2. (using ESS 15 psi pulley)
Other Power adders: Custom 2.5" exhaust, Haltech PS2000 ECU
Type of Dyno: Dyno Dynamics
Miles on car: 193K Km's (120K Miles)
Miles with S/C: 50K Km's
HP: 357 whp
TRQ: 450 ftlb

Dyno is of: M54B30 on 98 Fuel (93 USA) (329whp) Vs Current M54B30 on E85 Fuel (357whp)
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:16 PM   #186
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boost 4 days counting down!!

4 days until start date at max psi. will have before and after dyno!!
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:53 AM   #187
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4 days until start date at max psi. will have before and after dyno!!
Awsome.

How much boost are you going for?
Whats your set up?

All the best with the results.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:05 PM   #188
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hello Cosmos, ran dyno today, currently has pulleys, catback exhaust, k&n intake, with cat, ecu upgrade by previous owner. as for turbo, standard 9 psi, bolt on, keeping same exhaust. now its just a matter of waiting until i get car back! Dyno was done on it, a little dissapointed, 274whp,(was expecting 280's-290's) on a mustang dyno, humidity 35%, 70f. they say that on dynojet numbers are greater. first time being in person dyno, sounded loud!! interestingly enough i have read some articles that no 2 cars are ever the same, even with same mods. see dyno attachment
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:35 PM   #189
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hello Cosmos, ran dyno today, currently has pulleys, catback exhaust, k&n intake, with cat, ecu upgrade by previous owner. as for turbo, standard 9 psi, bolt on, keeping same exhaust. now its just a matter of waiting until i get car back! Dyno was done on it, a little dissapointed, 274whp,(was expecting 280's-290's) on a mustang dyno, humidity 35%, 70f. they say that on dynojet numbers are greater. first time being in person dyno, sounded loud!! interestingly enough i have read some articles that no 2 cars are ever the same, even with same mods. see dyno attachment
Hi carbonm32002,

Nice numbers, considering they are not dynojet numbers.

Probably looking at around the 290 whp on a Dynojet.
How does the car feel, great I expect. Not as great when ya get your TURBO though,

What is the ECU upgrade from the previous owner?

Looking forward to the final results, should be awsome.

Cheers
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:28 PM   #190
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not really sure to be honest, i know the speed limiter was removed, tuned for midrange. also, like a month before i had valve adjustment, found out only 5 valves were off and only by a shim, my mechanic told me it was a good sign, well maintained, last valve adjustment done in the late 60XXX's. i did it as preventative maintenance. also new water pump thermostat fan clutch going in, did also rear subframe. top subframe is being done to at shop. running strong!
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:01 PM   #191
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not really sure to be honest, i know the speed limiter was removed, tuned for midrange. also, like a month before i had valve adjustment, found out only 5 valves were off and only by a shim, my mechanic told me it was a good sign, well maintained, last valve adjustment done in the late 60XXX's. i did it as preventative maintenance. also new water pump thermostat fan clutch going in, did also rear subframe. top subframe is being done to at shop. running strong!
Yeah, the valve adjustments on these motors always seem to be good.

Do you have any pics of the work on your rear sub frame?

Mine starting to feel a bit loose at the back, I will have to prop it up and see what needs doing. (No... i am not talking about all the wheel spin..) LOL.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:29 PM   #192
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Rear subframe reinforcement pics

had hairline cracks, definitely wanted that done, heard horror stories of people that waited until its really bad. attached are pics. akg mounts installed as well. work done at bimmer clinic. definitely felt more solid after work done.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:19 PM   #193
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had hairline cracks, definitely wanted that done, heard horror stories of people that waited until its really bad. attached are pics. akg mounts installed as well. work done at bimmer clinic. definitely felt more solid after work done.
Great pics, thanks carbonm32002.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:14 AM   #194
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2002 E46 M3 Dinan Supercharged (Vortech V2)

P3 Gauge reading 5.6 lbs boost
Dynojet Numbers
328.9 Hp
272.4 Torque

Dinan Claims (4-4.5 lbs boost) Crank Pulley 4 5/8 and SC Pulley 4 1/2 (Holy Hugeness... any bigger I'd have to add a cut out in the Hood...LoL

It seems most other systems are running CP 5" and SC Pulley 3.40 to 3.33 (8-10/11 lbs boost)

So looks like the Winter Project will be as follows:

Headers, 200 cell cats/resinated, X-pipe non resinated to add to my Dinan muffler

Active Autowerke Intercooler
Snow performance Boost control Meth injection
Prob the 5" CP and SC 3.40 pulley
Retuned DME

Looking for that extra 100 HP.... Any thoughts???
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:25 PM   #195
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Not too happy with the results but will post anyway

2002 E46 M3 Dinan Supercharged (Vortech V2)

P3 Gauge reading 5.6 lbs boost
Dynojet Numbers
328.9 Hp
272.4 Torque

Dinan Claims (4-4.5 lbs boost) Crank Pulley 4 5/8 and SC Pulley 4 1/2 (Holy Hugeness... any bigger I'd have to add a cut out in the Hood...LoL

It seems most other systems are running CP 5" and SC Pulley 3.40 to 3.33 (8-10/11 lbs boost)

So looks like the Winter Project will be as follows:

Headers, 200 cell cats/resinated, X-pipe non resinated to add to my Dinan muffler

Active Autowerke Intercooler
Snow performance Boost control Meth injection
Prob the 5" CP and SC 3.40 pulley
Retuned DME

Looking for that extra 100 HP.... Any thoughts???
If you want to make real power honestly drop the Dinan and go w/ a custom tune ess vt2-550 or intercooled AA kit. Or if you want to REALLY make power look into an FSR motorsports or Maximum PSI turbo kit.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:43 PM   #196
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Mainline Dyno. 370.7 HP, 681.5 Nm

Today I did a before and after OEM Air box V Cone filter in engine bay.

OEM air box has 3" hole in bottom.

OEM air box 337.4 Hp and 643.4 Nm

Cone filter in engine bay 370.7 HP, 681.5 Nm
(276.4 kW & 502.6 lbft)

Gain:
Hp 33.3 (24.8 kW)
Nm 38.1 (28.1 ftlb)
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #197
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Today I did a before and after OEM Air box V Cone filter in engine bay.

OEM air box has 3" hole in bottom.

OEM air box 337.4 Hp and 643.4 Nm

Cone filter in engine bay 370.7 HP, 681.5 Nm
(276.4 kW & 502.6 lbft)

Gain:
Hp 33.3 (24.8 kW)
Nm 38.1 (28.1 ftlb)
that's an insane power gain... That's going to make me question using the factory air box now...
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:15 PM   #198
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that's an insane power gain... That's going to make me question using the factory air box now...
Point to note is, I am at the point of boost where the OEM intake system is greatly restricted. (18-19 psi)
So this gain would not be replicated on an engine where hp and tq are not greatly restricted by the intake system.

I have a bigger throttle body and 4" piping to go on yet.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:15 PM   #199
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quick question this might be dumb so if so don't ridicule me but if i put on an intercooler with a pod filter and run the car with out a turbo until im able to get one will the car default to any weird rich or lean air fuel ratios ?
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:47 AM   #200
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Hey guys I have a turbo 325i and the engine light keeps coming on reading multiple misfire , and the cars rpms keep playing , any suggestions on what it could be ?
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