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    When BMW were writing the sofware for the M5, some dickhead decided that every time a warning comes up on the screen it should be the only thing on the screen, so the time disappears. ABS fault = no clock, low washer fluid = no clock, fuel reserve = no clock, have I got time to stop and fill up on my way to work? Dunno, the f@% king clock has disappeared!! There is plenty of room on the screen for the clock as well, but no. Thanks dickhead!
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    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1673717387.htm?rsqid=02a838f145db4ea89ab1fc4ecb369135 Holy craaaaaaaaaap this is nothing short of perfection! If only I had a spare 200k lying around.
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    So, apparently got to this just in time, very light scoring on the crank but not enough to worry about, lower oil pump chain guide broken but still in place, bearings well used...
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    Thanks Allan, she's a beaut. Drove it home without doing the rocker cover- raining too much- and it didn't catch fire so I'll chalk that up as a win. The B25 makes okay power, but with the manual there's all this torque available that is completely missing in auto. Now... who knows anything about RB swaps? Also, do 22z fit? Chur!
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    My mother in law took a Kona for a drive as she was wanting a replacement for her Forrester. First up tier one Korean manufactuers like Hyundai and Kia are a fair way ahead of GM Daewoo and the Cruze is just plain bread and butter motoring. I think saying all Korean cars are the same is unfair an Opel is not a BMW or Benz.I thought the Kona was fine a bit on the small side for my 196cm frame but just about everything in that class is, but I am at one end of the Bell Curve. The Koreans have focussed on plain value for money cars for a long time but the Hyundai N and the Kia Stinger have shown they have some intent and to be fair they are not bad first up efforts. I would happily drive either. Their SUV 's are decent and I for one dont look for sports car handling in an SUV, if I want that I will buy a sports car. Technology wise if you like old school then buy an old car, hell even my 79 year old mother in law can use a touch screen. A lot of this is just badge snobbery. But I guess we all have that to some degree. I dislike French and Italian cars because of quality issues.
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    It really grinds my gears the lack of attention people give to spelling. Especially in the professional work email environment, I take extra care to double, triple check the name of the person I am writing to (even more careful if foreign name) but probably 50% of the people I talk to daily email me as kyo instead of kyu. its bloody 3 letters cant be that hard.. (sorry off topic)
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    Go watch the episode. They will prove your theory completely wrong, as all the dents they put in the system were maybe 200mm from the heads. And like said previously, even they ruled out a lot of the changes due to time of day, oil and water temp in the motor etc. etc. Think you need to go do some more research before you keep trolling. Watch that episode then tell everyone here (especially the ones that know that sh*t) that they're wrong. Then give me all the all the calculations to explain how the cross sectional area of the pipe has been reduced. Plus all the gas flow cals that say it is going to be severely restricted.
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    Rondell 0021 - Kyu aka The Wheel Savant
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    Shooting brake version = Squished 1 series hatch.
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    You get rid of the wife too Allan ??
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    first you need to buy, in order to sell oh wait... was it sell first then buy? I dont know anymore..
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    It's ALIVE!! Picked up this afternoon, just in time to run it in before the fuel tax hits! Total bill was about $6.3K, that included a Turner motorsports power pulley kit, a power steering hose that had shat itself, a new belt tensioner, and a bit of extra labour un-siezing the lower control arm bolts so the wheel alignment could be done! Haven't taken it for a decent run yet, but will bring it to the meet on Sunday. Also discovered it needs a new pair of rear tyres, decent cut on the inner shoulder of one. Will have to put it back on a dyno after running in and see what (if any) difference the pulley makes.
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    SOLD! To someone from here...
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    someone's parked a toyota in the way!
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    Yours is not OBDI. Post 1995 / 328/ M52 on wards, you are II. What you got there is likely an variant of the MS41.X ECU, have even seen MS4X ECU's that cant be flashed (Aus Import) in NZ, One of the cars in a local Racing Team I sponsor. Look up realoem and put the last 7 digits of your vin, should tell you your ECU IIRC. http://www.realoem.com/ That and I got well over two dozen tunes and maps here you can have along with a 30+ page installation guide you can try on. But we have had even MS45 (YES) done in the UK. the MS41 is easy enough to do it all yourself, dont pay some bloke to install anything either. Do can do it yourself, But it takes time. And grab yourself an AFR setup off innovatinve while you are at it. Now Deal is that ECU is very easy to do yourself, you can get 95% close, It wont be as good as Dyno tune at the right peoples but if you look into Rom Raider Project and learn it, then you can tune it yourself. Rom Raider: http://www.romraider.com/forum/ Then you can grab some VW K line Cables off ebay and some modifications to it, a decent laptop with Win 7/XP and get to work. I will have some videos up on my channel later how to set those up. Make sure its got the REAL Chip in it, dont buy it locally and watch out if buying from china, We have our sources for everything, Also my good acquaintance in Finland has a free tool, Test-O that allows you to Log the Data on your BMW as you drive and fine tune it, below is a video on how thats done. Some of it is in German, so if you cant read Deutsch, just request on the topic with the right module that worked for you and we will translate it. TestO https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1830510-Diagnostic-program-with-realtime-graph-view Now my personal take is, Well what are your goals? If its just a fun little car then save your money, and dont do ARP and MLS if you are going SC14 Route. Your motor will be fine upto 8PSI. Years ago I have pushed upwards on 12 on an Stock M52 but thats me. Anything more than 8 out of the SC14 and it wont be efficient anymore and not only that your trans if its an auto cant handle it, and your MAF will start to exceed its 3000K Limit, See our setups will get you full boost around 3K RPM usually. So the MAF will max out if you want to push it much. Add an 1750ohm resistor in the signal wire (yellow).. Again a good tune is needed. That said as far as engine building goes, if you are dead set on it, then I say unlike USA very few of these motors get properly Built here in ol NZ, (Due to either personal know how, finances, time whatever) and if you are going that deep fella you would not want to stick to a SC14, thats a blower suited for pushing an Stock Engine. See an SC14 and 300HP - 350HP is a Toy. Granted the American Endurance Race car that uses my setup saw well over 400HP and got 3rd Place, but thats already starting with a bigger motor (S52B32 US) and a built one, so the blower is just cherry on top. See, On a built engine what you want there is something that can actually push said 'built engine'. IMHO You want a M122H there. That will stock underdrven mind you put down a bar of boost with an intercooler, and you can actually push an built motor with that as it can easily go over 2 bars or more. It can also be restricted to 9PS if you absolutely want, but why would you want to restrct this beast? Now we currently have an M50TUB30 Stoker Build in NJ at my friend Keith's place, Built, and with that motor and the M122H our goal is midrange, around 500-600. As for Tuning we are using the Ostrich II Emulator, below is a Teaser from last year, first prototype in 2017, we have entered mass production of these this year. Also, for those interested, I made an post here yesterday addressing & correcting some haters, Showcasing our work I think its been moved to make an separate topic named marketing, would it remain there, I do not know. If people who like such projects or can appreciate the work, time etc that goes into these things can look past their differences then I am sure it will remain and even get a proper topic title but as it stands we all know what the deal is and where I am at and if people want to bury the facts and truth then it wont. Either way, regardless of all that, And by all means, look around and see for yourself, and do listen to the newspapers, and actual many in the client base than the few 'haters' who go on. I hope this helps and I hope that other post helps too. I am not much of a forum person, even the bigger international forums, cant make time for, but if you post here and I come across it, i will try to assist you with what I can or least put you in the right direction. Go well now. Warm Regards,
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    She's GONE! Off to a good home though. I left her outside for the night... and it was a bit frosty - quick hose over and she was ready to go on her long journey to her new home.
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    Oh it will. I did learn one important lesson. NEVER work for the Government. It feels like every department is full of people who failed at what the actually wanted to be. Yet they still scramble over each other to get the next shitty role.
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    Hello everyone! Its only fair I am allowed to say a word when so much of me is being discussed. All tall words and tales mean nothing, Here is the proof of my work. 3rd Place in American Endurance Races 2017 (3rd Out of 80 Cars) 24Hr Endurance Race: Dyno Pull: 38th Place in Bimmerfest East USA 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mu7SGnrPoI&t= Bix 7 2018 UK National Kit Car Show Stoneleigh (May Issue) https://www.facebook.com/dmosportscars/ First ever M122H GT500 Blower on a BMW I6. Capable of 13 - 30PSI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_klgYGm0zA Pre Production: Dynos from an M54B30 NZ Build only 6 PSI. Literally Hundreds of Clients world wide. Brackets current evolution is V2.1 X (Adds support for Larger Alternators), are powder coated, robots who do welding at the factory who makes parts for BOSH, Yes, thats how big we are now. Never had a Complaint. Also sell plans, if you make it yourself, you are responsible for the quality. I also dont do tuning, that costs more, Have Tuners in UK, EU and USA. Brackets are universal. Ships from UK. Craftsmanship and Quality Guarantied. Quality: How brackets are made:
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    //M and N\\ are just cliche. Im waiting for the Daewoo \O/ range personally.