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Old 11-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #21
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #22
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I second that those installation instructions were garbage.

-The instructions had pictures of a non-M engine bay in one frame, and then switch to an M3 engine bay in the next.
-They give you arrows on where the stock power steering reservoir bracket goes, but not where the new one goes.
-They say you need to cut a hose, but not where on the hose you need to cut it.
-The parts and instructions varied.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:46 AM   #23
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Oh, and at idle, this vortech unit rattles like crazy....
Check all your tensioners and pullies, the addition of the S/C may have pused a tired one over the edge although yes, these units are rather loud.

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Not uncommon to have a vcg fail after an S/C install.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #24
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Installed a new valve cover and gaskets and did the VANOS seals while i was in there. Car drives great now and idle no longer dips when coming to a stop. Rock solid!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #25
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Check all your tensioners and pullies, the addition of the S/C may have pused a tired one over the edge although yes, these units are rather loud.



Not uncommon to have a vcg fail after an S/C install.
Interesting. So with this engine/car having enough crank case pressure to blow out your vcg is ok?

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Interesting. So with this engine/car having enough crank case pressure to blow out your vcg is ok?

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Not sure if it makes a difference, but I had 130k on the motor and never changed the vcg before, so maybe it was on its way out?

On a separate note, I saw a post showing an aftermarket, shorter, billet power steering resivior, but I can't remember where I saw it. Does anyone know the manufacturer or where I can find one? Thanks!
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Thanks miles! I can't find it on their site so i guess I'll have to call them and see if it's something they still have and how i can order it.
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Thanks miles! I can't find it on their site so i guess I'll have to call them and see if it's something they still have and how i can order it.
It comes with their ESS TS. You're gonna want to email hans@esstuning.com

You should of just bought my kit. lol.
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Not sure if it makes a difference, but I had 130k on the motor and never changed the vcg before, so maybe it was on its way out?

On a separate note, I saw a post showing an aftermarket, shorter, billet power steering resivior, but I can't remember where I saw it. Does anyone know the manufacturer or where I can find one? Thanks!
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Interesting. So with this engine/car having enough crank case pressure to blow out your vcg is ok?

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Okay in the sense that it is common on higher mileage vehicles. If the gasket is old and on the edge the pressure created by an S/C install is oten enough to push it over the edge.

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Not sure if it makes a difference, but I had 130k on the motor and never changed the vcg before, so maybe it was on its way out?

On a separate note, I saw a post showing an aftermarket, shorter, billet power steering resivior, but I can't remember where I saw it. Does anyone know the manufacturer or where I can find one? Thanks!
Ok but how much do you want to bet as soon as you put a new VCG on there it won't last long. VCGs leak but don't blow out under normal circumstances. You need to check the crank case hose which originally went to the OEM separator. If its kinked or seeing boost it will blow out your gasket. Not something to overlook.

With almost any SC system, servicing things get much more complicated. You can run some hoses to the pass side and relocate your pump but it should be fine where it is.

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You got a sh!tty kit for a high dollar price, I feel for you more. No hard feelings, I see all your FS threads 3 different injectors for sale, etc... How much did AA pay you, to you R&D their product? Why are you selling so many parts? From all your FS threads, sounds like you replaced a lot of things you didn't need to.
Honestly, I could give two sh1ts if you wanna mess with trippinbimmer but I'm going to put you on the spot. If you hate every FI company, fine. We all know that by now. No need to keep polluting every thread.

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Actually, it sounds more like you don't understand the concept of getting what you rightly paid for.

The solution is to throw money at the problem, am I right assuming this is how you cope with your issues?
You are a little b1tch on xixixixixixixixi's nuts. Should be more like xoxoxoxoxoxo with xixixixixixi. If you want better directions, tell the company you won't buy their kit unless you get some.

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Ok but how much do you want to bet as soon as you put a new VCG on there it won't last long. VCGs leak but don't blow out under normal circumstances. You need to check the crank case hose which originally went to the OEM separator. If its kinked or seeing boost it will blow out your gasket. Not something to overlook.
I think I miscommunicated then. The VCG didn't "blow out" but basically there was a bad oil leak coming from the bottom (seen oil all over the exhaust manifold heat sheild) and in the front where the two dips are at the front of the vanos.

The crank case hose can't be kinked because it's plastic.

New gasket is in place with new valve cover for good measure. Also did the vanos seals repair while I was in there. Car runs great! Thanks.
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I think I miscommunicated then. The VCG didn't "blow out" but basically there was a bad oil leak coming from the bottom (seen oil all over the exhaust manifold heat sheild) and in the front where the two dips are at the front of the vanos.

The crank case hose can't be kinked because it's plastic.

New gasket is in place with new valve cover for good measure. Also did the vanos seals repair while I was in there. Car runs great! Thanks.
Good deal!

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #34
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We did a custom oil separator that sits outside the motor for easy access. This fixed the excess crankcase pressure. There is a thread about it.

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We did a custom oil separator that sits outside the motor for easy access. This fixed the excess crankcase pressure. There is a thread about it.

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Awesome, thank you! I'll search for it.

Would love to start looking into what it would take to start increasing boost a bit.
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TKC, you're the man. I'm still on my FI quest
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Thanks! It's been crazy with this car. Put up for sale, decided to keep it but un-mod it, put parts up for sale, now supercharged and keeping all the parts

Why are you still searching for FI? Did you decide not to do the ess kit? I remember you mentioning something about getting a sponsorship and going twinscrew?
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Ok but how much do you want to bet as soon as you put a new VCG on there it won't last long. VCGs leak but don't blow out under normal circumstances. You need to check the crank case hose which originally went to the OEM separator. If its kinked or seeing boost it will blow out your gasket. Not something to overlook.

With almost any SC system, servicing things get much more complicated. You can run some hoses to the pass side and relocate your pump but it should be fine where it is.



Honestly, I could give two sh1ts if you wanna mess with trippinbimmer but I'm going to put you on the spot. If you hate every FI company, fine. We all know that by now. No need to keep polluting every thread.

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Does anyone know if/how a HKS SSQV BOV can fit this VFE Supercharger kit I have on my 330?

After a lot of searching and reading, all the threads discuss how to install this on either active of vf kits, but only on M3s, which apparently have 2 pressure release valves in their kits. I wasn't able to find any examples of this on a 330. Thanks for any help!
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