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Forum: 1st Gear
06-30-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By MrGrumpy

Looks good! Welcome to the forum

Looks good!
Welcome to the forum
06-27-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By MrGrumpy

Without knowing the codes you are just wasting...

Without knowing the codes you are just wasting money throwing parts at it. It is just a general warning that something wasn’t right, so it trips the limp mode. Unfortunately there are literally...
06-27-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By MrGrumpy

Yup, no problem here.... I have ordered a ton of...

Yup, no problem here.... I have ordered a ton of parts from online vendors, and ECS is one of the better ones out there. Their the website and reps are very good with parts fitment for your vehicle....
Forum: JCW Garage
06-25-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By MrGrumpy

Unless you want to go for a full ECU remap, the...

Unless you want to go for a full ECU remap, the NM Power Module has a lot of happy users.
06-23-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By MrGrumpy

Part of the problem is that in limp mode, it...

Part of the problem is that in limp mode, it basically doesn’t allow the wastegate to close, effectively bypassing the turbo. The other thing is that you should not be seeing vacuum at the wastegate...
06-23-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 Battery Change
Views: 325
Posted By MrGrumpy

Look on the negative battery terminal, if there...

Look on the negative battery terminal, if there is a rectangular black block-like thing (technical terms) then it has the “intelligent battery system “ and the battery will need to be registered. A...
06-09-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,417
Posted By MrGrumpy

[email protected] shoot him a message. He has...

[email protected] shoot him a message. He has the option to use a power gate, so you don’t have to ship your ECU

I only have had the RPM tune on my R60, but I know a few people who have gone...
06-09-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,417
Posted By MrGrumpy

Don’t forget about RPM either. Very happy with...

Don’t forget about RPM either. Very happy with it. Talk to Mariokart he does Manic and RPM
06-06-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,844
Posted By MrGrumpy

Itís not bad. The usual sockets and wrenches....

Itís not bad. The usual sockets and wrenches. Mostly 8, 10, 12mm and so on. A couple of torx bits T20, T25, T27 will pretty much cover it.
If only doing the straight turbo swap, for the most part...
06-05-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,671
Posted By MrGrumpy

I get that. If it’s on me, we’ll....lesson...

I get that. If it’s on me, we’ll....lesson learned, lol.
But when it’s not your fault it can be annoying, especially if you are trying to get the car buttoned up. But ECS has always been excellent...
06-05-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,234
Posted By MrGrumpy

Look for us with this sticker and you know you...

Look for us with this sticker and you know you have found a new friend, lol....
06-05-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,671
Posted By MrGrumpy

That’s really not all that unusual of a policy....

That’s really not all that unusual of a policy. ECS has never steered me wrong. I see some hate out there for them from time to time, and everyone will have their own experience.
It sucks that you...
06-04-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,844
Posted By MrGrumpy

Honestly, it’s not bad. Everything is pretty...

Honestly, it’s not bad. Everything is pretty straight forward. It’s a tight working space, so it takes some time, that’s why the height labor charge. I did mine over a weekend in my driveway, lol....
06-04-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,445
Posted By MrGrumpy

I don’t know if you will really notice all that...

I don’t know if you will really notice all that much difference in power if you go with a good quality hi-flow downpipe. I know that some like them for a lot of highway driving. Apparently it reduces...
05-10-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By MrGrumpy

I completely agree, especially about the boost...

I completely agree, especially about the boost gauge! I have a dedicated gauge reading from the manifold. It can tell you so much about what your car is doing, combined with other OBD PID monitoring...
05-02-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,863
Posted By MrGrumpy

Ok @dmath here’s a couple pics of mine. There...

Ok @dmath here’s a couple pics of mine. There should be a small clip that holds it in place. If it isn’t plugged in right you will get a CEL, so it you don’t have the yellow engine light on the...
05-02-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,863
Posted By MrGrumpy

Nice catch! Yes if I hadn’t PM’d with Scudder44...

Nice catch! Yes if I hadn’t PM’d with Scudder44 about it first, I may well have not tried it! He deserves all the credit!


I have emailed ECS about this, because I wanted to link their part in...
02-26-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,294
Posted By MrGrumpy

Yeah, it’s hard to say. I’ve mostly seen the JCW...

Yeah, it’s hard to say. I’ve mostly seen the JCW listed at 40mm, but also 40.5, 41, and 41.5 lol. Who knows? But it’s supposed to be the JCW equivalent. The factory turbo on Gen 2 is 37mm.
I don’t...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-26-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By MrGrumpy

Welcome and congratulations. As with most cars,...

Welcome and congratulations. As with most cars, routine preventative maintenance is key. If you can swing it, I realize a pre-purchase inspection is out, lol, but itís not a bad idea to have it...
02-26-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,294
Posted By MrGrumpy

I have the JMTC 40mm turbo that is essentially a...

I have the JMTC 40mm turbo that is essentially a JCW turbo. Although I have been told that JMTC turbos run a little larger than the spec, I cannot confirm or deny that. What I can say is that I have...
02-26-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By MrGrumpy

I apologize, I didnít notice your post right...

I apologize, I didnít notice your post right away. The noisemaker was a contraption that pumped artificial engine noise into the cabin. They stopped using it around the time of the switch to the N18....
02-26-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By MrGrumpy

Yep, you would think that I would know better by...

Yep, you would think that I would know better by now, but.....lol.
Thanks, by the way, I ordered the hose from ECS. You guys had the best price on it. Just waiting for it to arrive.
02-26-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By MrGrumpy

It’s a dumb design decision. I’m dumb too I...

It’s a dumb design decision. I’m dumb too I suppose, since I had mentally eliminated that part as a suspect for the leak because I took it apart and put it back a few times and never seemed to make a...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-25-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By MrGrumpy

Or you can go for even more power with an ECU...

Or you can go for even more power with an ECU remap..... reach out to Mariokart, he has the best tune with RPM, and he is a great guy, with fantastic customer service.
02-25-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By MrGrumpy

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/800x560/b306340d_e290_4937_914f_6a373871832c_b85b54c579b9ac75c0626eca858eb0d835730a38.jpeg
It’s the part between #’s 7 & 8...
02-07-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,932
Posted By MrGrumpy

My ‘12 Countryman needed the new battery...

My ‘12 Countryman needed the new battery registration done, they do have the IBS system. I used my Schwaben scan tool to do it, took about 3 minutes. ECS has them for a good price. They are handy to...
02-05-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By MrGrumpy

Well taking off the intake is the best way I know...

Well taking off the intake is the best way I know for that. It’s not too bad really.
you can use it to check your wastegate on your turbo too! Just go in thru the upper O2 sensor bung.
02-01-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By MrGrumpy

There are codes there, there has to be for...

There are codes there, there has to be for something like that. As said above, you need to have them read by a Euro shop or get something like Carly or a scan tool like the Schwaben from ECS to read...
02-01-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By MrGrumpy

Ahhh the dreaded limp mode malfunction light!...

Ahhh the dreaded limp mode malfunction light! Unfortunately there are a whole bunch of different reasons this can activate. The first step is getting the codes read, without them anyone here is...
01-31-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
R58 New owner
Views: 751
Posted By MrGrumpy

Check outmotoring or maybe WMW for stripes, you...

Check outmotoring or maybe WMW for stripes, you need them! Lol.
Congrats on the car, it looks sharp. The main issues to watch for are also mostly covered by warranty extensions: footwell module,...
01-12-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,624
Posted By MrGrumpy

I think it’s probably a bit of everything that’s...

I think it’s probably a bit of everything that’s been mentioned so far. One thing that stands out to me is the stark contrast between the enthusiasts and the rest of the people driving a Mini now....
01-09-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,638
Posted By MrGrumpy

Congratulations by the way, they are super fun!...

Congratulations by the way, they are super fun! Post some pics
01-09-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,638
Posted By MrGrumpy

Wow, that’s really weird, was yours a US build?...

Wow, that’s really weird, was yours a US build? I’m more confused than ever! Lol.
01-07-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By MrGrumpy

I can’t speak for the Foxwell, but the one from...

I can’t speak for the Foxwell, but the one from ECS is ready to go out of the box, and is a very good unit.
01-07-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By MrGrumpy

^^THIS^^ Absolutely follow this advice!...

^^THIS^^
Absolutely follow this advice! Speaking from experience, if you turn it out more than 4 or 5 full turns, it may pop right out under pressure and you will never find it again. Not to mention...
01-07-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By MrGrumpy

Hereís a photo of one of his cards, but the best...

Hereís a photo of one of his cards, but the best way to get in touch with Mariokart is to email him and then talk on the phone.
His email is: [email protected]
...
01-04-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By MrGrumpy

First, just as an FYI..... I am not trying to...

First, just as an FYI..... I am not trying to sound condescending or tell you things you already know. The radio volume is speed sensitive, this can be adjusted and or functionality turned off in the...
01-01-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 1,056,850
Posted By MrGrumpy

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/d2417057_d4fb_43d7_be42_be899844fcfd_14afd7a25e5f9251ec0421b56f03f6b3314fa824.jpeg...
12-29-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By MrGrumpy

Thatís quite the collection to choose from, lol....

Thatís quite the collection to choose from, lol. Like mentioned above, donít let the forums scare you away, Iím sure there are forums for the other cars that have lots problems too, just at a glance,...
12-29-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By MrGrumpy

If you have the hex and torx bits, that should be...

If you have the hex and torx bits, that should be about it for most things as long as you have a metric socket set and some wrenches. A torque wrench is a must as well.
And if you will be doing your...
12-27-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 1,056,850
Posted By MrGrumpy

Thatís awesome, Iíll be trying to keep an eye on...

Thatís awesome, Iíll be trying to keep an eye on the progress! Good luck with it. That sounds really nice. You are absolutely right about people not wanting to start building up the internals to make...
12-23-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By MrGrumpy

When it goes out, that’s when you replace it....

When it goes out, that’s when you replace it. Lol.
Thats what I did
12-19-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By MrGrumpy

Mariokart

Mariokart
12-19-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By MrGrumpy

I don’t see where the cap is broken, I think it’s...

I don’t see where the cap is broken, I think it’s ok, but you probably need a new PCV diaphragm. The oil coming from the tube to the intake is because of the PCV. Can you hear any air hissing or...
12-18-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By MrGrumpy

I never got a response

I never got a response
12-18-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By MrGrumpy

Me too, when I first got it I tried to update it,...

Me too, when I first got it I tried to update it, and it was a bit of a hassle. And unnecessary, lol.
I looked up a couple things in it, but mostly Iíve learned about what it does by playing with...
12-18-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By MrGrumpy

That’s the one I have as well. You will be happy...

That’s the one I have as well. You will be happy with it I’m sure. It has paid for itself several times over since I bought it. It can do a lot more than just read codes. Definitely a must if you...
12-17-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By MrGrumpy

I have to agree with the 2 others who recommended...

I have to agree with the 2 others who recommended the NT510. It’s made by Foxwell but is also sold under the Schwaben name. ECS Tuning has it for a great price now. Around $100 less than I paid. I...
12-14-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By MrGrumpy

Other than reading the ECU, I donít think thereís...

Other than reading the ECU, I donít think thereís a way to tell unless they put a sticker on it or something that identifies the program that was loaded.
Thats really interesting, it seems odd that...
12-13-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By MrGrumpy

I use a Schwaben scan tool. Aside from Carly,...

I use a Schwaben scan tool. Aside from Carly, which I have never used, I’m not sure if any of the other apps out there will read the proprietary BMW codes. Somebody else may have one that works, but...
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