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06-13-2019, 09:41 AM
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Posted By P.E

design engineer :lol: Trying to turn it into a...

design engineer :lol: Trying to turn it into a full time (meaning my own business) job :razz: it takes time though :roll:


That worm like thing is an exhaust from an old 2 stroke Honda, that I...
06-13-2019, 03:47 AM
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Posted By P.E

Just a small update. I finished designing the...

Just a small update. I finished designing the airbox (OEM Location), just a simple approach in order to test the car with this setup (plus the charge pipe). Is the restriction the OEM airbox ? Does...
06-04-2019, 10:23 AM
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Posted By P.E

A bit of....offtopic with this post ... ...

A bit of....offtopic with this post ...

NERDY CAD picture :lol:

So the last days I took a step back or at least I slowed down with the project (I am already designing a new air box though...
05-31-2019, 10:53 AM
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Posted By P.E

I checked what you are saying, the mm^2 (short...

I checked what you are saying, the mm^2 (short version) of the throttle side and supercharger side are exactly the same as the OEM unit. No I haven't shrink anything at all ! Actually there is enough...
05-31-2019, 03:20 AM
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Posted By P.E

Every dyno is done with data logging the same...

Every dyno is done with data logging the same time, that's how I can see IATs, PSI, air Kg/h, water temps, timing etc


I really believe the car will benefit from some alterations, problem is...
05-30-2019, 10:40 PM
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Posted By P.E

I have the dyno results everybody :thumbsup: This...

I have the dyno results everybody :thumbsup: This time I dyno my own car, first time with the printed charge pipe and second time with the oem setup. The intake was exactly the same both times (...
05-24-2019, 12:57 PM
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Posted By P.E

Some nerdy CAD updates guys :grin: So the...

Some nerdy CAD updates guys :grin:

So the last 2 weeks I am playing a bit more with designing. I decided I want to have as many parts as possible in CAD models, as it really helps and.... it is...
05-17-2019, 10:03 AM
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Posted By P.E

Thank you so much. Lets see how this version will...

Thank you so much. Lets see how this version will perform. Still needs some work to be done, new jigs, moulds etc. Overall I am happy with it (new version)
05-17-2019, 10:01 AM
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Posted By P.E

Thank you so much for the kind words, btw my name...

Thank you so much for the kind words, btw my name is George I dont know if I mentioned it before. Paint the printed model ? This is just for testing so for now it will stay as it is, I want the...
05-17-2019, 09:59 AM
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Posted By P.E

Thanks ! Still we need to wait though for dyno...

Thanks ! Still we need to wait though for dyno result !
05-17-2019, 04:14 AM
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Posted By P.E

Update Time !! Printed Parts + Test Fit ! ...

Update Time !!
Printed Parts + Test Fit !
Printed Carbon fiber reinforced nylon is ready . For those who like a bit of extra information, the filament used has 20% cf and 80% nylon (weight...
05-13-2019, 10:07 AM
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Posted By P.E

:thumbsup: thank you . Lower right view: ...

:thumbsup: thank you .

Lower right view:
The radiator fan is close, but I will check when i will have the printed model, if there are some more mm there ! I will try some versions just to see...
05-13-2019, 05:50 AM
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Posted By P.E

Update time! I printed a carbon fiber...

Update time!
I printed a carbon fiber reinforced nylon charge pipe, mainly to see how the material behaves and how the print quality will turn out.
Rookie mistake.... the outlet of the charge pipe...
05-05-2019, 01:19 AM
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Posted By P.E

If I am not wrong 9 monts more or less. Btw...

If I am not wrong 9 monts more or less. Btw yesterday it started working again ! I read in the manual that you need to calibrate them often. No matter what, a new one is order just to be sure.
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05-04-2019, 11:11 AM
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Posted By P.E

exactly bypass take-off or opening or inner...

exactly bypass take-off or opening or inner diameter :lol: is exactly the same :wink:
05-04-2019, 07:55 AM
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Posted By P.E

From what I understand you speak about the bypass...

From what I understand you speak about the bypass take-off isn't it? This "step" is just an addition (it doesn't affect the inner diameter in any way) in order a specific (for carbon fiber) epoxy...
05-04-2019, 12:40 AM
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Posted By P.E

That's the part that confuses me as well....

That's the part that confuses me as well. Pressure is up but ofcourse it can not be from the enlarged body , on the other hand pressure drop has been reduced. And on top of that IATs are lower. It...
05-04-2019, 12:38 AM
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Posted By P.E

Its my friends car, yeah it has a innovate kit...

Its my friends car, yeah it has a innovate kit but the sensor is fried thus I ordered a new one yesterday. We will see...
05-02-2019, 02:16 PM
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Posted By P.E

Hahaha i have no idea. Clearly its not finished !...

Hahaha i have no idea. Clearly its not finished ! I have to see average values going up not peek in order to invest more into this idea . Buying and installing the afr gauge plus a retune shouldnt...
05-02-2019, 01:31 PM
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Posted By P.E

I feel its the fuel... lower iats, increased...

I feel its the fuel... lower iats, increased boost, more air and... same amount of fuel...So next step install an afr gauge and retune, lets see what is going to happen.
05-02-2019, 12:15 PM
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Posted By P.E

Thank you all of you for the kind words. ...

Thank you all of you for the kind words.

Update time !!!
A friend of mine was kind enough to give me his car for the back to back test. I also wanted his comments on the way the car feels with...
04-17-2019, 11:11 PM
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Posted By P.E

I still consider it prototype but as it is so...

I still consider it prototype but as it is so close to how I wanted so lets call it pre-production model :lol: You will see I painted black the outlet (inlet of Supercharger) as the finish wasn't so...
04-14-2019, 01:21 PM
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Posted By P.E

As you said only (more) data can tell us :wink:...

As you said only (more) data can tell us :wink: no matter what I write or I feel doesn't count, I know. Next updates are going to be interesting :popcorn:
I will keep you updated guys !
04-14-2019, 05:33 AM
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Posted By P.E

A bit slow I can admit :lol: Keeping...

A bit slow I can admit :lol:



Keeping the OEM location will result in increased pressure drop and more turbulence, that was the main reason why I changed the throttle body location. Even...
04-14-2019, 05:22 AM
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Posted By P.E

Hot air ? The heatshield surrounds the air...

Hot air ? The heatshield surrounds the air filter. Main sources of hot air: intercooler horn and radiator (it seem like many people forget that !!). The heatshield blocks hot air from any direction...
04-11-2019, 09:22 AM
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Posted By P.E

The way I designed the charge pipe is so that...

The way I designed the charge pipe is so that achieves the best flow characteristics, meaning smooth transitional airflow, tapered designed and increased volume. In order to achieve these a...
04-11-2019, 06:18 AM
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Posted By P.E

Hello guys latest update: I installed a prototype...

Hello guys latest update: I installed a prototype heatshield, from glass fiber, a carbon fiber bracket (with a core material) for the charge pipe and the stainless steel brackets for the heatshield...
03-14-2019, 08:25 AM
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Posted By P.E

To be honest thats correct. Things are going...

To be honest thats correct. Things are going slowly for sure. I had a bit of a problem with one of my moulds resulting in completly 4 destroyed charge pipes. Mould is redesigned and so far everything...
03-14-2019, 03:09 AM
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Posted By P.E

Some more detailed models from the charge pipe...

Some more detailed models from the charge pipe assembly.
In this post you can see the airfilter, billet adapter and throttle body assembly....
03-12-2019, 10:18 AM
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Posted By P.E

some more detailed 3d modeling for the final...

some more detailed 3d modeling for the final assembly :cool:
Next the high flow air filter ( that's going to be a bit challenging mainly because of the metal mesh )...
03-10-2019, 04:48 AM
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Posted By P.E

So in one of my latest post I said I will create...

So in one of my latest post I said I will create an nice assembly to illustrate as good as I can the whole kit. I am working on it, but I I want to go a bit over the top and create a really really...
02-21-2019, 07:05 AM
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Posted By P.E

Without the heat-shield IATs are higher than the...

Without the heat-shield IATs are higher than the oem setup, but still feels better and boost goes up although the hot air. Main reason is the smooth transitional air flow and the reduction of...
02-18-2019, 05:32 AM
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Posted By P.E

Thank you guys for the kind words. Dyno is one...

Thank you guys for the kind words. Dyno is one measurement but as said not the only one. What suprised me was that during the extreme hot Greek weather with the aircon on and without heatshield the...
02-09-2019, 08:39 AM
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Posted By P.E

After 75hr of printing .... Nylon 6 printed...

After 75hr of printing ....

Nylon 6 printed JIG for the heat shield is ready :grin:...
01-22-2019, 11:24 AM
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Posted By P.E

The ultimate goal is to become a kit yes. But its...

The ultimate goal is to become a kit yes. But its still a prototype. Not many things to be done but I need a bit more time.
01-22-2019, 08:42 AM
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Posted By P.E

Thank you ! Both the heat shield and the charge...

Thank you ! Both the heat shield and the charge pipe are carbon fiber.

How did the direct pipe work out?
You mean the charge pipe I guess. So far all good. For now I have only one actually...
01-21-2019, 10:30 PM
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Posted By P.E

Heat shield's brackets are ready. Stainless...

Heat shield's brackets are ready. Stainless steel, 2mm thickness, laser cut. For now they will stay as they are and later powder coated black.
...
01-21-2019, 10:25 PM
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Posted By P.E

Heat Shield's JIG design finally ready ! The main...

Heat Shield's JIG design finally ready ! The main (big) part hasnt finish yet , the two extra pieces are ready (you can see them below).
For material I chose NYLON 6 as it is perfect for...
01-14-2019, 01:34 PM
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Posted By P.E

To be honest I havent updated for a while....

To be honest I havent updated for a while. Curently I design the heat shield's jig-fixture, I hope I can finish it in the next couple of weeks.
01-14-2019, 01:32 PM
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Posted By P.E

You are correct ! It's not boost leak but vacuum....

You are correct ! It's not boost leak but vacuum.
When the time comes for more logging I will tell you.
12-13-2018, 01:17 AM
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Posted By P.E

So today I would like to discuss a bit about...

So today I would like to discuss a bit about fitment :popcorn:
Increase tolerance and manufacturing processes are reasons for boost leaks in the OEM charge pipe design. One of the main problems is...
12-06-2018, 04:36 AM
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Posted By P.E

Previously I mentioned (I think) that I did a MAP...

Previously I mentioned (I think) that I did a MAP adapter… So I figure out it will be nice to explain the reasons why I did that.
Why do I need a MAP adapter?

Of course I could do it without it...
12-03-2018, 08:51 AM
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Posted By P.E

Thank you very much ! For now the test mule it's...

Thank you very much ! For now the test mule it's my car, as I want everything to be perfect before even trying into another test mule :lol:

Below you can see the throttle cable extension that I...
12-03-2018, 12:31 AM
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Posted By P.E

Call me George please !! :lol: I am a bit out...

Call me George please !! :lol:
I am a bit out of schedule I know :impatient: a bit more I hope !
12-02-2018, 02:27 AM
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Posted By P.E

I think what I wrote above was a bit confusing! I...

I think what I wrote above was a bit confusing! I meant that first I want to finish with all the details of the charge pipe and then start another project. But yes what you said it's true, first...
12-01-2018, 09:22 AM
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Posted By P.E

Thank you guys for your nice words! Yesterday I...

Thank you guys for your nice words!
Yesterday I went for a drive up in the mountain with a friend of mine and I made a small video.
Nothing crazy just playing around with video editing :lol: and...
11-24-2018, 01:38 AM
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Posted By P.E

And some small details that I was working on...

And some small details that I was working on previous week.
Left photo: Mock-up bracket. Still playing with the idea of making it from carbon fiber as well. Not sure yet! But at least the bracket,...
11-24-2018, 01:19 AM
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Posted By P.E

Printed model of the JIG. I used PLA as material,...

Printed model of the JIG. I used PLA as material, something cheap for now in order to do a pre-check in the upcoming 4 charge pipes. More or less I consider all of them prototypes as I want them to...
10-18-2018, 01:02 PM
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Posted By P.E

Trust me its more than enough !! it is a 3 mm...

Trust me its more than enough !! it is a 3 mm solid carbon fiber plate !! The pipe below had to be done like that just to follow the OEM take off, as it follows the by-pass ID-OD. Even that pipe is...
10-18-2018, 12:51 PM
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Posted By P.E

I forgot to say that I also ordered more fuses...

I forgot to say that I also ordered more fuses and cables from BMW in order to make the TH extensions kits. I will update with that as soon as I start with them :lol:
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