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Old 10-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #21
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i think he is using mineral oil which will be perfectly safe on our car. also, i think he is using a glow plug to heat up the mineral oil.
Yes, I am using mineral oil as the fuel to make the smoke. It is heated by a 'heater wire'. Mineral oil is safe to use
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:06 PM   #22
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looks like a meth lab
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #23
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looks like a meth lab
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:13 PM   #24
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:23 PM   #25
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regulators will be here tomorrow according to tracking number. I will have 5 units ready to go by tomorrow afternoon hopefully

New thread:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...9#post13763439

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #26
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FS: Smoke Machines - Smoke Testing - Find your Vacuum Leaks! P0171 P0174

So I just finished making a smoke machine for myself because I had codes P0171 and P0174, and it works great with good smoke output. I've made around 6 of them to sell, so PM me or reply here if you'd like to purchase one. (if they sell out and more people want them, I will make more of them)

I can make it to accept a compressor quick-disconnect or a little bike pump.

Each unit will come with it's own power supply and regulator, which keeps the pressure at a safe rating of < 1/2psi (11" WC). All you need to do is plug the power cord into a normal wall outlet, and hook up your compressor.

You choose top-mount or side-mount regulator. (see video)

Mineral oil is heated to make the smoke - This is safe for our vehicles and will not cause any damage.

Each unit will come with 8ft of tubing. 4ft each of 1/4" and 3/8"

The best way I've found so far to hook the machine up to your intake is to take off your filter and stretch a latex glove around the lip that the filter connects to. Cut a small hole in one of the 'fingers' of the glove and stretch that around your tubing. I will be posting a video of the machine hooked up to my car using this technique.

I am pricing the smoke machines at $100 plus shipping/PP fees.

Edit: I calculated shipping for different areas, and shipping costs will be anywhere between $10 - $20, depending on how far you are from me (Florida). If you are interested, PM me and I'll get you a shipping quote.
Paypal fees will be ~$4 I'm guessing. So, the total price shipped should be around $120 Shipped/Paypal'd (on average)










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*thanks to random guy from the internet that I borrowed the idea from (I couldn't find his name anywhere)

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #27
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #28
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can u take more pictures of the different setup (regulator on top vs regulator on the side)? i am still debating which setup to buy.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:00 PM   #29
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Yeah of course. I'll go take some pics right now

I guess I like the top mounted version better because then you don't have the clunky regulator sticking out the side... but either way you're going to have something sticking out the side lol, be it the regulator or the barb and hose. You can also use it as a handle with it on the top

Then again, once you have a compressor line hooked on, it may be better having the regulator on the side, since having it on the top could make it more likely to tip over. I think I'll stick with side-mount for safety reasons

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:23 PM   #30
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will a disconnect be included for a compressor and/or bike pump

also...how is the regulator secure to the smoke detector (for the side mounted version)
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:27 AM   #31
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With either orientation, the regulator is secured by a galvanized steel nipple that is threaded into the PVC. All connections are properly drilled and tapped so that they have a perfect fit.

The quick disconnect is included. I might have to charge a little extra for the bike valve - I still gotta find a good source to buy those.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:31 PM   #32
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I called dibs on the side mounted version. Payment ready! Just let me know when and how to send it.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:21 PM   #33
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Send me your zip so i can figure out shipping. :-)
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:01 PM   #34
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:01 PM   #35
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:04 PM   #36
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I've gotta have one! Top-mount, please.
Zip code: 80124
Let me know how much to pay and where to send it.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:53 PM   #37
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Will prob be buying one real soon
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:23 PM   #38
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Will prob be buying one real soon
awesome. Shoot me a PM when you're ready to purchase one!
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:18 AM   #39
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Talking Need one ASAP

Hi drummr8,
I'm ready to purchase one (top-mount version).
My zip code is 33175 (Miami, FL)
I need it as soon as possible.
Let me know how much and how to pay via PayPal.
Thank you....
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:13 AM   #40
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Hey drummr8,

I'd be up for one as well. 97006 Zipcode.

Cheers!
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