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06-14-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,835
Posted By MrGrumpy

Hmmm, no codes? I have a buddy who is having...

Hmmm, no codes?
I have a buddy who is having the same thing too, limp mode kicks in going up a slight hill at highway speeds. But he is getting the boost pressure plausibility code. All I can think...
06-13-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By MrGrumpy

As for the gauge, I absolutely agree they are...

As for the gauge, I absolutely agree they are necessary. I don’t use a fully mechanical one though. I have a Prosport EVO digital boost/vacuum gauge. It has a digital gauge face, but uses a boost tap...
06-13-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By MrGrumpy

There is some really good advice up there from...

There is some really good advice up there from Scotty r56.
If Mario is doing your tune, I’m sure he did or will recommend the ARP rod bolts. I have not done them yet and it seems like it’s always...
06-13-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By MrGrumpy

Boy, this is getting interesting, lol. ...

Boy, this is getting interesting, lol.
Following along to learn something.
06-12-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By MrGrumpy

Thanks! Much appreciated, Iíll check it out

Thanks! Much appreciated, Iíll check it out
06-11-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By MrGrumpy

Boost solenoid/ pressure converter

Hey all, I am in the market for a used but working boost solenoid/pressure converter for an N18. Unfortunately a medical emergency has me strapped at the moment, so I cannot afford a brand new one at...
06-11-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By MrGrumpy

Mario May have a way around the 02 readiness...

Mario May have a way around the 02 readiness check, ask him about it.
I fully realize that everyone has different sensitivity levels to different smells and whatnot, but running catless doesn’t...
06-11-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MrGrumpy

Ok, well changing out the vacuum lines has...

Ok, well changing out the vacuum lines has definitely made an improvement, I must have had a bad line for one thing. It feels pretty good, the turbo sounds good too and seems to be spooling a tad...
06-11-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MrGrumpy

Iím aware of itís slowness, lol. No the whole...

Iím aware of itís slowness, lol. No the whole issue has been a funny little whistle noise, that has flummoxed me for a while now. But I believe Iím slowly narrowing it down. I have it torn apart...
06-11-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MrGrumpy

Sorry about that, I didnít realize it was full....

Sorry about that, I didnít realize it was full. Itís empty now
06-11-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MrGrumpy

Interesting, it says here that they should still...

Interesting, it says here that they should still hold some vacuum. Like when I disconnected the brake booster line, it was holding vacuum, I heard it equalize when I removed it. ...
06-11-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By MrGrumpy

Vacuum line test fail

I know I have a Countryman, but posted this here to get more eyes on it since it could apply to any 2nd gen.
Ok everyone, I need some advice. I recently finally found a way to test the turbo vacuum...
06-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By MrGrumpy

Well, I believe I may be on the right track here....

Well, I believe I may be on the right track here. After soooo much googling, I have finally come across a test procedure for the turbo vacuum system. Here is a link to the page...
06-10-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By MrGrumpy

Probably a smart move. There are enough around...

Probably a smart move. There are enough around that you can find a clean one without the telltale signs of an accident. Shop around
06-10-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By MrGrumpy

Check your PCV diaphragm. If it’s torn, you will...

Check your PCV diaphragm. If it’s torn, you will have a vacuum leak at the left rear corner of the valve cover, from the little cap thingy there. If it is only the diaphragm you don’t have to replace...
06-10-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By MrGrumpy

How long did it sit for? Without anything else to...

How long did it sit for? Without anything else to go on, my guess would be a vacuum leak somewhere as well. They are not always easy to find! Iíve been chasing a small leak for a while now
06-10-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By MrGrumpy

Oops! I was just looking at the label on a jug I...

Oops! I was just looking at the label on a jug I have here for my N18.
Dont listen to me!
06-10-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By MrGrumpy

Yep you need to at least make sure it meets BMW’s...

Yep you need to at least make sure it meets BMW’s requirements, hence the rating. I imagine it will end up being a Euro blend. There is endless debate over what the best oil is for our cars, but the...
06-10-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By MrGrumpy

It is a lot of fun! Thanks. With that turbo and...

It is a lot of fun! Thanks. With that turbo and Mario’s tune, I think you will be all smiles!
It gets up and goes when I want it to! But is still very nice for daily driving too
06-10-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By MrGrumpy

They are pretty good about standing with their...

They are pretty good about standing with their products.
I have only really had one major issue with an order, and it was a mistake on my end. A quick phone call (seriously less than 5 minutes) had...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-10-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By MrGrumpy

Welcome, glad you found the forum helpful...

Welcome, glad you found the forum helpful already. Now be there for another newbie to pass on the knowledge you have acquired. And letís see those photos!
06-10-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,714
Posted By MrGrumpy

Yes your exhaust should be fine. I’m running a...

Yes your exhaust should be fine. I’m running a catless DP, and have the 2nd cat and resonator removed. But still running the factory muffler. It’s on the loud side, but with cats and resonator in...
06-09-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
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: 1,010
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
06-09-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By MrGrumpy

Really nice line though! Really flexible, but...

Really nice line though! Really flexible, but nice thick walls. ...
06-09-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By MrGrumpy

I didn’t get around to posting right away. The...

I didn’t get around to posting right away. The vent hose for the EVAP purge valve arrived and was on the car in less than 5 minutes! Pushing in a little to disengage it did the trick right quick!...
06-06-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,714
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...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-05-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By MrGrumpy

Welcome to the forum, looks sharp!

Welcome to the forum, looks sharp!
06-05-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
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: 17
Views: 1,219
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By MrGrumpy

Hey guys! I’m up here in Marysville! The PSMINI...

Hey guys! I’m up here in Marysville! The PSMINI club is still very active. We have coffee and donut meets monthly as well as regular drives put together by club members. There are a few PNW groups on...
06-05-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
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, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,029
Posted By MrGrumpy

I had to use some headphones to get a good...

I had to use some headphones to get a good listen. In the second (daytime) video, it doesn’t sound like the diverter opening and closing or anything to me...I could be wrong..... but I definitely...
06-04-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,951
Views: 1,049,445
Posted By MrGrumpy

Thanks! I always forget Griots! Im an idiot!...

Thanks! I always forget Griots!
Im an idiot! They are even located up here! Only a couple hours away in Tacoma! They are a friend of the PSMINI club and I get 10% off!
They had a detail day for...
06-04-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,951
Views: 1,049,445
Posted By MrGrumpy

Thatís a pretty darn neat new toy youíve got...

Thatís a pretty darn neat new toy youíve got there!
06-04-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By MrGrumpy

Interested where this went? I know it’s old but...

Interested where this went? I know it’s old but an update would be nice to see. Especially since I don’t see how it can work on an N18
06-04-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,714
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By MrGrumpy

That’s really a bunch of BS! I have the letter,...

That’s really a bunch of BS! I have the letter, it says the warranty was extended to ten years from the in service date, or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
If I was you, I would contact...
06-04-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By MrGrumpy

Yup, what he said ^^ The Light is just...

Yup, what he said ^^
The Light is just annoying. That’s about all. A tune will get rid of it.
You could try one of those bung extensions that are supposed to fool the 02 sensor. But they rarely...
06-04-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
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...
06-04-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,714
Posted By MrGrumpy

It would be nice to know what failed the vacuum...

It would be nice to know what failed the vacuum test. If the used a borescope and actually inspected whether the wastegate was closing fully or not. If it just wonít hold vacuum, it may only be the...
06-03-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,303
Posted By MrGrumpy

Although mine is still holding just fine running...

Although mine is still holding just fine running 22psi boost. No vacuum leak there and not a spot of oil residue around it. That being said, for the price, itís totally worth it to buy just to have a...
06-03-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By MrGrumpy

Not sure about the answers to most of your...

Not sure about the answers to most of your questions, but just to be on the safe side, if you have already done the oil change, I suppose I probably would change it ASAP for piece of mind, if...
06-03-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By MrGrumpy

I have a thread about doing it too. “PCV Repair...

I have a thread about doing it too. “PCV Repair Question” it has a lot of good info from a few different people who have done it now, and another new source with cap that fits N18’s
06-02-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,951
Views: 1,049,445
Posted By MrGrumpy

No I havenít really done more than scrub it real...

No I havenít really done more than scrub it real good. I wanted to get some opinions first before I ended up using a bunch of different things.
06-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,303
Posted By MrGrumpy

Itís really not that bad. I was really paranoid...

Itís really not that bad. I was really paranoid about breaking it, but if you take your time removing it, you will be fine. At worst if a clip or two does break, you can use JB plasti-weld to glue it...
06-02-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,303
Posted By MrGrumpy

Thatís a good find! And it has a new cap too!...

Thatís a good find! And it has a new cap too! Thatís hell of a deal, I paid double that from Russia! Thanks for putting the link here for everyone.
06-02-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,951
Views: 1,049,445
Posted By MrGrumpy

Ok, first off, what I did to my Duncan today is...

Ok, first off, what I did to my Duncan today is FINALLY installed the torque arm bushing insert that I got from Mario back when he tuned it. Yes it’s been just sitting here for about a year now.
Im...
06-01-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By MrGrumpy

Awesome! Good to know. I know it was a pain when...

Awesome! Good to know. I know it was a pain when I did it. When my new hose shows up, this should help make it easier.
05-31-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,095
Posted By MrGrumpy

Oh I really like that a lot!

Oh I really like that a lot!
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