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Forum: N54 08-09-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By rhodesman
I agree with the above. I forgot to even...

I agree with the above. I forgot to even consider the fuel being used. When I'm running 93OCT, the car feels almost OEM to me, then I switch to e85 and she become a total rocket ship. But with...
Forum: N54 08-09-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By rhodesman
100%! You totally need a custom tune.

100%! You totally need a custom tune.
Forum: Support & Log Review 07-24-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By rhodesman
increasing boost and checking settings

The car is finally sorted and I'm starting to tweak things to find the limits of the car and get a good idea what different settings will do.

I currently have my "fun cruise" dialed in...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-28-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By rhodesman
When you're right, you're right! new HPFP and...

When you're right, you're right! new HPFP and everything is running as it should!

Note: I had to delete part of my logs so it could be uploaded. I cut it right before I did a high speed run and...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-23-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By rhodesman
Thanks Steve! Ugg, what a pain, I just spent $2k...

Thanks Steve! Ugg, what a pain, I just spent $2k on other maintenance "mods" and now this. Trying to convince my wife the car is worth keeping is becoming harder and harder as the running costs...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-18-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By rhodesman
Question 29DC and no HP_F at WOT

This seems to have manifested itself out of nowhere so I wanted to verify my assumptions are correct:

Three days ago I took the car out for a drive and it ran perfect. Had no issues what so...
Forum: Support & Log Review 04-22-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By rhodesman
20+psi seems like a gamble for OEM turbos. What...

20+psi seems like a gamble for OEM turbos. What does your WGDC look like? Are your waste gates closed completely through the entire rev range or do they start to open at some point?
Forum: Support & Log Review 04-22-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By rhodesman
Boost WAY over target

Please read before you comment, because it's not a sticking waste gate (I checked).

When the car is at low throttle input (like 6th gear on the highway doing 80MPH) and I add a little throttle...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-08-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rhodesman
What would you recommend? I've been...

What would you recommend?

I've been considering going Single Turbo to help simplify the build but I don't know much about the various single turbo options these days. I have not been keeping up...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-08-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rhodesman
I hate that you're right. Third blown...

I hate that you're right.

Third blown turbo in three years. Man, my car sure does not like being upgraded to a garage queen! (probably more having to due with it sitting idle for so long)
...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-05-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rhodesman
I swapped back the old PCV valve and the smoking...

I swapped back the old PCV valve and the smoking is definitely less. Still smoking, and in the garage, doing quick rev blips it's still blowing smoke. But the sweetness smell is gone and it has a...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-05-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rhodesman
Not a bad idea, I'll give that a go. It's...

Not a bad idea, I'll give that a go.


It's sweet, kind of like pancake syrup.


No, it's more watery. It has soot mixed in, but not oily.
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-04-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rhodesman
Here is a video of the smoke. You can see some...

Here is a video of the smoke. You can see some water/liquid coming out along with the smoke.

BMW N54 smoke from engine - YouTube (https://youtu.be/0F7In0e8xL0)
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-04-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rhodesman
Turbos are MMPe 1k turbos with ceramic ball...

Turbos are MMPe 1k turbos with ceramic ball bering option.

No oil at the exhaust tips. Some moisture, but everything seems to be burnt by the time it gets to the tips. I do have to add oil, but...
Forum: Support & Log Review 06-03-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rhodesman
Riddle me this: my car is expelling puffs of white/blue smoke when I come to a stop o

My car is expelling puffs of white/blue smoke when I come to a stop or downshift around 3,000 rpm. The turbos (< 10,000 miles on them) pull fine and sound fine, I just replaced the PCV valve and the...
Forum: N54 05-04-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,035
Views: 1,819,491
Posted By rhodesman
If I'm running MMP-E 1k turbos with PI and...

If I'm running MMP-E 1k turbos with PI and E70-E85 (varies depending on which station I fill up at) which map should I flash? I'm doing this for testing purposes but I'm curious what difference...
Forum: JB4 Mobile 03-06-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,846
Posted By rhodesman
This would also be helpful for matching up any...

This would also be helpful for matching up any DME faults or errors recorded with the exact moment in the logs where the fault happened. Would help with examining logs
Forum: N54 02-26-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,286
Posted By rhodesman
Well that was my question really, is if there was...

Well that was my question really, is if there was any benefit. If not, then yeah, thatís crazy sauce. That was my real question, if doing rings and bearings was worth it or not. I didnít do a good...
Forum: N54 02-26-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,286
Posted By rhodesman
Question Thinking of pulling my engine, am I crazy?

First: my car runs great, no mechanical issues. Plus, this is not my daily so I can afford to have it off the road for an extended period of time....not that I want to, but I can.

My car is a...
Forum: N54 11-21-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By rhodesman
I guess that's not a horrible option. I dunno, I...

I guess that's not a horrible option. I dunno, I was also toying with the idea of repurposing the SOS call button for such a switch. Because, I mean how cool would that be!? But I suppose Map...
Forum: N54 11-19-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By rhodesman
External boost adjustment/switch possible?

I've tried my best to search but I'm not sure I'm using the right terminology to get the search results I'm after and I'd be shocked if I'm the first one to ask about this or attempt it. Basically...
Forum: N54 10-29-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,741
Posted By rhodesman
2-Step is definitely one of those "controversial"...

2-Step is definitely one of those "controversial" upgrades where you will find people on both sides of the fence telling you 'yay' or 'nay'.

My biggest gripe with 2-step is it can significantly...
Forum: N54 05-10-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 963
Posted By rhodesman
MHD reset adaptations failing

Has anyone had this issue before? I was trying to reset my adaptations after fixing and replacing my O2 sensors and it kept coming back as "failed". Nothing I did would reset my adaptations. I...
Forum: Support & Log Review 04-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By rhodesman
Map6 to Map4...not sure why

I cannot make heads or tails of this but for some reason my car keeps dropping to Map4. I cannot figure out why. Nothing seems wrong and I can switch back to map6 and the car will run fine for a...
Forum: N54 02-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 33,308
Posted By rhodesman
I can attest, this manifold is just awesome! ...

I can attest, this manifold is just awesome! Been running it with the Fuel-IT Platinum lines + Stage 3 LPFP and it is awesome! Zero issues with it, just really solid work and it really dresses up...
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