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Old 04-16-2007, 12:08 PM   #41
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So a few questions...

1) I tried to get onto your website (my330), but it looks like its down...is that just a glitch or is it really down?

2) How much power are you looking to achieve (ballpark)...are we talking m3 numbers (333+) or what?

3) Do you have an expectation on the redline yet? 8000? 10000?

I've got loads more, but will post them later...
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So a few questions...

1) I tried to get onto your website (my330), but it looks like its down...is that just a glitch or is it really down?

2) How much power are you looking to achieve (ballpark)...are we talking m3 numbers (333+) or what?

3) Do you have an expectation on the redline yet? 8000? 10000?

I've got loads more, but will post them later...
That's not my website, it's Marvelphx's. I've been getting a few people lately telling me that the site is down, but every time I check it's up. Try this:

http://www.my330i.com/forums/

I'm looking to get around 280 hp on pump fuel, which isn't very far from where I was with the stock head and bottom end. On race fuel, I'm aiming for S54 type #s.

I'll have the redline set at 8000 RPM, although I'm not likely to make power all the way up there with the cams that I have. This is NOT recommended for a stock bottom end. Anything above 8k and I'll have to get a new dash...which for those that know Stack equipment isn't cheap. If I do decide to change the dash again, I'll probably go with a Motec ADL.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #43
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2 simple questions, at least they should be, what is the torq spec for the oil pump nut? And where is a good place to mount a oil pressure sending unit.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:13 PM   #44
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2 simple questions, at least they should be, what is the torq spec for the oil pump nut? And where is a good place to mount a oil pressure sending unit.
Those are pretty good questions actually.

With the oil pump nut, there IS a bit of a problem torquing it to "spec". You see it's a reverse thread, and torque wrenches are NOT supposed to be used that way. If you want to properly torque this nut, you need a reverse thread torque wrench...which as far as I know is a specialty item that will cost you big bucks. Not worth it for one nut in my opinion. Most people that take and interest in "fixing" this issue usually weld the nut on or safety wire it. From people that I have talked to about a "torque" spec, everyone seems to go by feel on this, then weld/safetywire the nut.

There is a pressure sensor mounted to the top of the oil distribution block right behind the oil filter. Bimmerworld has a little extension block that attaches to this point and provides ports for stock sensor and a secondary sensor that you could use with a guage. I've got one of these blocks at the shop...but I don't have any pictures of it....
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O_O OMFG. NICE stack gauge. wow, i woulda never thought a bmw owner would be performance orientated enough to put one of those in there cars.

btw what kind of compression are you running(planning to run)? and any updates?
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O_O OMFG. NICE stack gauge. wow, i woulda never thought a bmw owner would be performance orientated enough to put one of those in there cars.

btw what kind of compression are you running(planning to run)? and any updates?
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Static Compression is in theory 11:1, it might change a small amount as the head is developed.

No updates, haven't touched the "car" in a few weeks.
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:22 PM   #47
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Thought I'd post some pictures of product I've recieved for the engine over the past few months.

Innovate LM-1 and LC-1 wideband O2 logging setup to be mounted before the cats:





The LC-1 will monitor the second bank of 3 cylinders and be logged by the LM-1. More sensors are being used, but for now I thought I'd show what I'd recommend to tune AFR on an M54 properly.
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The VAC Motorsports Oil pump upgrade kit:





It replaces the factory threaded shaft and nut setup with a beefier solid steel shaft and high grade bolt.

Speaking of oil, this is the VAC Motorsports oil pan baffle kit. It's designed to keep oil trapped close to the pickup under high G loads:







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Old 05-12-2007, 11:33 PM   #49
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This is more of a "race" peice than anything else:



For those unfamiliar with what it is, it replaces the entire oil filter and distribution assembly on the stock engine and allows you to mount your own external filter assembly, oil cooler, and multiple oil sensors. More pictures:









More of the "race" oil system kit from VAC Motorsports:



The cooler is nearly the same size as the radiator on most compact cars these days. The red cylinder next to the oil cooler is a Peterson inline oil filter assembly.

A cool picture of the oil cooler:

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Old 05-12-2007, 11:41 PM   #50
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I had to buy my own torque plate for machine work to be done on my block:





New head stud kit, main bearing stud kit, and the head gasket:



What's in here?





The machine work on the pistons is amazing! Every edge on the entire piston is CNC radiused:





A comparison to the stock pistons:











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Adam, you Rito and George are the people i respect and admire the most on this forum.

Good luck man. This sounds amazing. Beautiful merchandise.
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Good luck man. This sounds amazing. Beautiful merchandise.
Thanks!

BTW, check out the EXIF data on those shots. They are basically raw photos converted to JPEG and resized...no touch up.
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Are we doing something similar?

Adam, now where did you get that idea from? :-)

Good to see the progress.
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Arrow rods and CP pistons
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BTW, check out the EXIF data on those shots. They are basically raw photos converted to JPEG and resized...no touch up.
hahaha quite impressive. Would you like to work for Ksa Photography?
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Good to see the progress.
Thanks Kenny!

I'm assuming the gauge on the right below the shift light is a boost gauge? (In BARs)
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I'm assuming the gauge on the right below the shift light is a boost gauge? (In BARs)
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Ah...thanks...but you do realize that right now all I've got is a big pile of parts.
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