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NakiTouring last won the day on September 19 2017

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About NakiTouring

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    New Plymouth
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    E91 335i M-Sport
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    Flintstone Pack - No Engine ATM
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    Datsun 260Z 2 Seater
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    '06 Subaru Legacy GT

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  1. NakiTouring

    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    VRSF does seem great quality for the price. If i recall correctly, my dowpipes (2 of as N54) I had shipped free domestically to NZ Post's depot over there then used their youshop service to get them home for maybe $50 or so. Same with the charge pipe only cheaper. VRSF is great to deal with and will accommodate GST considerations, if you get my drift...
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    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    I wasn't aware of this bit. Do you have any references on the subject? Was hoping not to have to go down the path of a custom tune. I guess it makes sense as the OTS tunes are designed to cater for fairly specific hardware. Cheers.
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    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    Reach out the Stevie S on the forum too. I exchanged a couple of PMs with him on the subject of custom MHD tunes a few months back. He was using highly regarded Ken of Wedge Performance for remote custom tuning. The downside there though is you need to do runs and logs yourself. Incidentally this is what Stevie had to say, so unless you are planning to use e85... "I got a custom Stage 2+ map done, but there is little to gain over the OTS map, I wouldn't bother But different story with e85"
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    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    It took so long for a few reasons...I started down the path of rebuilding as it was just one bent valve, but made a couple of noob mistakes and eventually figured it was probably going to cost less and be safer to put in a used engine in. So I bought one, replaced all the typical leak prone gaskets, seals and one time use bolts etc, cleaned the inlet ports and valves, replaced the turbos, replaced the gearbox, installed the catless DPs and silicon inlets before fitting it all back in in one piece, gearbox and all. Did all the work myself and took my time doing it and it still cost a fortune! It wasn't a big pressing priority as we were also doing home renovations and i had other cars to drive. Plenty of parts and tools came from the US and all the research took plenty of time too. A satisfying achievement but I don't think I would bother again. Been working through a few little teething issues (not engine related) but now I'm comfortable it's all good and I can throw a tune at it again.
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    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    My engine expired when the crank bolt came loose. Took a year to get it back on the road...been running for a few months now so need to get MHD tune back on it. I installed catless downpipes and silicon turbo inlets while the engine was out...no brainer to do it then as the labour for both of those mods is nasty otherwise. With those two mods the car is going really well even on the standard tune (gave the inlets a homemade walnut blast while it was out too, which would have help breathing for sure). I really need to go to stage 2 mhd now in order to get the check engine light tuned off due to the catless. But before that i want to install my charge pipe.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    That's no fun. Probably take a pretty serious quake to dislodge it, but I know I'd be getting out in a hurry in the same situation! If you'd timed things better, the shake would have helped with the coolant bleed process ;-)
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    After probably a couple of months of doing bugger all on it since the engine replacement, i finally tidied up a few things yesterday... Installed some new front wheel arch liner inspection covers, a missing airduct for driver's side brakes, a small heat shield for the gearbox, and a replacement abs speed sensor that had been throwing the odd error . Followed all that up with an oil change and a couple of beers :-)
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    335i 135i (N54) VRSF Downpipes

    I have a brand new set of these kittyless puppies, still in the box. Ordered direct from VRSF in the US but i ran out of patience waiting for them to turn up and went ahead and installed my engine back in the car sans these beauties :-( They owe me about $700 but I'll take $630 delivered to non rural addresses.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    In addition to what zero says above, on my E91 at least, you can swap the sensors around, left and right and see if the error code moves with it. As you'll see further up the page, I'm battling the same issues, so I feel your pain, although my error lights seem to have gone away for now
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Nothing to do with a 335i?
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    So I set about driving from New Plymouth to Auckland this arvo, got about 45 mins out of town (over the other side of the awesome Mt Messenger for those that know it) when the ABS, TCS etc etc light came one... Just replaced a sensor for this the other day...i wonder what's wrong? :-( Now at NP airport!
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    My Google translator seems to be broken...
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Installed RB Turbo's external PCV kit and Moshimoto oil catch can on the 335i. Hoping it causes disruption to the walnut blasting industry.
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    An old favourite for sale

    Me too, for a sec I was like did they actually do a 340?! There must be valid reasons, but if one was to build such a rarity, would you not opt for a Bavarian 8? Cool car none the less.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    The rain stopped and the sun came out at about 6 this evening, so got back under the car, finished bolting up a few brackets etc and pumped the fluid back into the trans. Took it for a drive and it's all working the way it's supposed to, even the Alpina flash is still doing the business New (to me) engine and gearbox transplanted successfully at last - it's only taken me about 13 months and I don't know how much $$$$! Next time (shudder the thought) someone says they'll do the swap for $1500, I'll jump at it!