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Old 08-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #21
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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 08-06-2009, 11:03 AM   #22
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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 08-06-2009, 04:37 PM   #23
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Could you please provide the link & price for this mod...looks real clean.
I don't think HPF has the mirrors up on their website yet. You can call Dave at HPF to order this or shoot me a PM, I make them for HPF.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:38 PM   #24
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they look great in silver as well!!!!!


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Old 08-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #25
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i hate all you bastards with new speedo background!!!!!!








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i absolutely love the red background..sick as $hit
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:40 PM   #26
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i want to get those as well, still haven't decided on which color yet....
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #27
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I dont know what you guys are talking about with the SES light. Mine doesnt have it...
i bet you couldn't WAIT to post those pics up.... there ya go, giving yourself a hard on again

haha j/k man, everything done in those pics are a 10/10
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:46 PM   #28
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So that turbo light is replacing the SES light? and the SES is always on thats why theturbo light is on?? am i correct? how do u know when something is actually wrong...
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:57 PM   #29
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i want to get those as well, still haven't decided on which color yet....
he can make them in ANY color. GL with the choice


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So that turbo light is replacing the SES light? and the SES is always on thats why theturbo light is on?? am i correct? how do u know when something is actually wrong...
Yes. Yes. Yes. Nothing goes wrong with HPF cars, you didnt get the memo?
jk you can buy a cheap code reader and pull codes once in a while to see if anything is wrong.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:04 PM   #30
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So that turbo light is replacing the SES light? and the SES is always on thats why theturbo light is on?? am i correct? how do u know when something is actually wrong...
The CEL (check engine light) light still works when there's a major malfunction in the engine even with our turbo systems. All of the necessary lights for major problems still work such as brake service, high coolant temps, low oil level, etc. The "SES" light shows sensors or modules that test out of range. The factory DME is no longer seeing those sensors. Generally speaking, with our turbo kits when something goes bad such as a coil pack, you know it because under boost you hear the car sputter. Then we get a call and send the customer new coil packs if they request them. If a crank sensor goes bad, your car will often mis-fire and sometimes not run, and you'll have to replace the crank sensor. A vanos can go out and start throwing codes in which case the car will still run but it will be down on power. The benefit of the SES light is that you can find out about some of these things as the sensors are starting to read out of range and get them fixed before you notice them. The drawback to having the SES light on all the time is that you will ignore these alerts and will notice the problem while you are driving the car. Either way, you'll have to replace whatever goes bad. The worry is that you might get stuck somewhere when you wouldn't have otherwise. So far our customers haven't reported problems to us that an early SES light would have changed anything.

The good news is, you can still check the codes unrelated to the engine operation.

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Old 08-06-2009, 08:39 PM   #31
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BUMP for Chris, David, and John at HPF. You guys ROCK and make undisputedly the BEST FI kit available to the e46 M3.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:04 PM   #32
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[QUOTE=yellowssm;10421586]he can make them in ANY color. GL with the choice

Awesome! I was think maybe blue....
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #33
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the lighting can be changed colors too, and you can get custom icons and logos too, pretty much whatever you want (within reason). I pretty much used Ray's template and added my own colors, but you can change the font and pretty much everything from what Sean told me.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:49 PM   #34
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the lighting can be changed colors too, and you can get custom icons and logos too, pretty much whatever you want (within reason). I pretty much used Ray's template and added my own colors, but you can change the font and pretty much everything from what Sean told me.
Very cool!
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:37 AM   #35
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+1 I would only take it on this car. But oh man thats sexy
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #36
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i absolutely love the red background..sick as $hit

It's amazing isn't it!
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:21 PM   #37
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i hear there customer service is super legit so im sure its all good
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:18 PM   #38
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Chris, what do you guys at HPF recommend for a maintence schedule for HPF turbo cars? Specifically, oil changes, valve adjustments, clutches, differential ect. Also can you elaborate on the warranty for your engine builds? Does that change anything as far as maintence? I'm on the fence right now with buying a Stage 1, HPF clutch, and HPF subframe reinforcement. The reason I'm on the fence is about what I would have to do if something ever breaks on my car. I drive my car about 1200-1500 miles a month, in the south Texas heat. I don't beat on my car or track it, but push it when I feel like it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:31 PM   #39
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Adgar, give me a call and ill tell you all about my HPF car and even give you a nice fun ride! i saw you in downtown area that day. I am about to ship my car out to HPF for some mods here and there. give me a call. i have all the parts you are looking for and can give you more details in person! HPF i have officially become your El Paso sales rep.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:52 AM   #40
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So that turbo light is replacing the SES light? and the SES is always on thats why theturbo light is on?? am i correct? how do u know when something is actually wrong...
I know this feature on the M3s is nice but not every car has this feature. I am so confused as to why so many people ask this question and use this question in an attempt to bash HPF in the past (not saying you are bashing them right now). What do people that drive a car without a computer that tells them whats wrong do??? They drive their car and if something isnt normal they get it fixed. I grew up in a lower class economy family so I guess I just dont see the big deal with my car having to tell me whats wrong
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