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e34 540i M60B44 supercharged 6speed *PIC HEAVY*

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I made 195rwkw/260rwhp on the M60B44 with reground cams using factory M60B40 ECU.  Gavin did some non-boost tuning and it made ~205rwkw/275rwhp.  This is my first personal experience with a standalone ECU (and re-wiring, let alone tuning one...), but I found after research, reading and speaking with knowledgeable people, the learning curve wasn't bad and I learnt a lot.

The car wasn't running without the LINK and he didn't tune with boost to start with, rather safely tune off-boost and move into it.

The LINK team are friendly and helpful with questions... being NZ based is also useful while the car is on the dyno and the owner (me) asks something to specifically be tuned from Gavin... literally within 5min the answer was found and we pressed on....

I am very happy with Gavin, the LINK, the tune, the build and the car!

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Thats some decent output for NA.

What is the idle like with the reground cams? 

I remember my stock m60b40 540i had a fairly lump idle and that was normal, I was told. 

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22 hours ago, Michael. said:

Thats some decent output for NA.

What is the idle like with the reground cams? 

I remember my stock m60b40 540i had a fairly lump idle and that was normal, I was told. 

Without the cam work, the idle was mint.  With cams, the ICV was struggling to keep the idle level and it hunted.

Currently sounds good, can definitely tell they're not factory!

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Video's or it didn't happen!

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2 hours ago, EUROLESS said:

Video's or it didn't happen!

This ^^^

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Nice.

Was that video at Gavins?

Have you got a dyno printout for your more recent runs?

And a video of the engine running at idle would be great too, to hear the lumpy cams.

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3 minutes ago, zero said:

Nice.

Was that video at Gavins?

Have you got a dyno printout for your more recent runs?

And a video of the engine running at idle would be great too, to hear the lumpy cams.

Yip at Gavin's.  I didn't ask for a print out, but we actually made 375rwhp before dialling it back.  I'm told his dyno often reads lower than others, but meh... a dyno is a TUNING TOOL, not a bragging tool...

I'll take a video in the weekend of idle.

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