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06-11-2019, 12:22 PM
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Posted By scotty_r56s

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I...

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I figured I'd drop some of my lessons learned here.

Before you install the turbo, get a mechanical boost gauge. The OBDII based apps, scanners and...
06-11-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By scotty_r56s

I was experiencing the same thing. The rubber...

I was experiencing the same thing. The rubber bushings that secure the shifter's box to the chassis were incredibly soft and worn resulting in movement of the shifter under load in 6th. I replaced...
06-10-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,749
Posted By scotty_r56s

We (Mario and I) tried that with mine. I didn't...

We (Mario and I) tried that with mine. I didn't work. Map C worked fine, but when I switched to the stock map, map A or map B the motor would sputter and die as though it wasn't getting fuel. Made it...
06-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By scotty_r56s

I'm willing to bet that the 22.7 you are seeing...

I'm willing to bet that the 22.7 you are seeing is lower than what is actually being pushed through. You should not push the car until you get an actual gauge so that you can actually see what is...
06-09-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By scotty_r56s

Do yourself a favor and get a real boost gauge....

Do yourself a favor and get a real boost gauge. All of the tools and apps you mention pull boost data from the OBDII. Your car's MAP sensor cannot read anything above 22.4 PSI of boost. It is...
06-08-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
FS:: Cortex EBC
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Posted By scotty_r56s

Open to offers.

Open to offers.
06-08-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By scotty_r56s

Open to offers.

Open to offers.
06-08-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By scotty_r56s

Open to offers.

Open to offers.
06-05-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By scotty_r56s

Capt_bj as much as I dig the classic, the...

Capt_bj as much as I dig the classic, the availability of the R56 wins it for me lol


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06-05-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20,363
Views: 2,494,099
Posted By scotty_r56s

Thank you!

Thank you!
06-04-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By scotty_r56s

That's what it says, but that only applies to an...

That's what it says, but that only applies to an ECU flash tune. The ECU flash is not going to be able to create as much power as a true dyno tune.
06-04-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By scotty_r56s

As I understand it, the N14 will be more open to...

As I understand it, the N14 will be more open to ECU programming and tuning. However, it is known to have weak pistons will need to be de-coked regularly.

While the N18's ECU is pretty much locked...
06-04-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,271
Posted By scotty_r56s

I find my R53 to be a general pain in that ass in...

I find my R53 to be a general pain in that ass in comparison to my R56.

In my experience, the R56 LCI is easier to wrench on and is a refinement of what the R53 was meant to be. If you go with the...
06-02-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20,363
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Posted By scotty_r56s

Blacked out the grille surround with some 3M...

Blacked out the grille surround with some 3M vinyl and a heat gun.
...
06-01-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
FS:: Manic SPS
Views: 681
Posted By scotty_r56s

Back on the market. NOTE: A Manic tune with...

Back on the market.

NOTE: A Manic tune with multiple maps is required. The SPS does not include a tune or any software, it is only a switch used to select fuel maps. Without a proper tune, it will...
05-31-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By scotty_r56s

If you want to get a DoS, I'd recommend picking...

If you want to get a DoS, I'd recommend picking up a K&N Apollo and a hole saw to make the bulkhead cut. I found an Apollo kit for a WRX on Amazon for super cheap and used a hole saw to cut the...
05-28-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By scotty_r56s

Open to offers.

Open to offers.
05-28-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
FS:: Manic SPS
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Posted By scotty_r56s

Open to offers.

Open to offers.
05-28-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By scotty_r56s

Open to offers.

Open to offers.
05-28-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
FS:: Cortex EBC
Views: 1,084
Posted By scotty_r56s

Bump

Bump
05-23-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20,363
Views: 2,494,099
Posted By scotty_r56s

Thanks, I ordered them through you guys a few...

Thanks, I ordered them through you guys a few days ago lol :thumbsup:
05-23-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20,363
Views: 2,494,099
Posted By scotty_r56s

Put some F56 LCI badges on my R56. Took a gamble...

Put some F56 LCI badges on my R56. Took a gamble and it looks like they fit!
...
05-21-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By scotty_r56s

Here is my temporary fix based on E34M5's fix. I...

Here is my temporary fix based on E34M5's fix. I had enough stainless line to simply reroute it around the cold side. I also added some DEI reflect-a-gold and protect-a-sleeve. Until today I've been...
05-21-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By scotty_r56s

Definitely. That and a list of other parts that...

Definitely. That and a list of other parts that may have been involved. These oil lines are not exactly new or uncommon, so this failure is interesting. The valve cover reminds me of the aftermarket...
05-21-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By scotty_r56s

That valve cover has got me scratching my head.

That valve cover has got me scratching my head.
05-20-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By scotty_r56s

That's unreal. Thank you for posting this. ...

That's unreal.

Thank you for posting this.

I have a DEI Protect-A-Sleeve shrouding my WMI line. I think I'm going to run one over the oil feed line just to be safe.
05-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By scotty_r56s

Ouch. I'm guessing he didn't have the heat...

Ouch.

I'm guessing he didn't have the heat shield for the oil line? Or did it not help?
...
05-20-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
FS:: Cortex EBC
Views: 1,084
Posted By scotty_r56s

I can be used on just about anything. I bought it...

I can be used on just about anything. I bought it with the intent of managing direct port WMI. It does a lot more than just control boost and is really only limited by your imagination.
05-20-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
FS:: Manic SPS
Views: 681
Posted By scotty_r56s

Sold

SOLD

A Manic tune with multiple maps is required. The SPS does not include a tune or any software, it is only a switch used to select fuel maps. Without a proper tune, it will not function.
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05-20-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By scotty_r56s

N18 Air box

$100 shipped

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05-20-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By scotty_r56s

K&N Typhoon CAI N18

Bought new about a year ago. I was pretty happy with it, but eventually I replaced it with a DoS intake.

$200 shipped

...
05-20-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
FS:: Cortex EBC
Views: 1,084
Posted By scotty_r56s

Cortex EBC

Bought it, the seller didn't ship my entire order and I filed a dispute. Since the guy ghosted on me I got my money back and I got to keep this. My original intent was to use it to control direct...
05-18-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20,363
Views: 2,494,099
Posted By scotty_r56s

Took a gamble on the Forge blanket. Turns out...

Took a gamble on the Forge blanket. Turns out that it fits.
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05-14-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By scotty_r56s

We have the same turbo. With Manic stage 2 I was...

We have the same turbo. With Manic stage 2 I was hitting 26 on my mechanical gauge while the OBD gauge would read 22.4. Waste gate adjustments didn't help, anything more than +/- 2mm would cause more...
05-10-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By scotty_r56s

Hopefully you have better luck this time.

Hopefully you have better luck this time.
05-10-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By scotty_r56s

This is so ridiculously important. You absolutely...

This is so ridiculously important. You absolutely need to be able to monitor this and be aware of the limitations of OBD based sensors.
05-06-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By scotty_r56s

If I'm not mistaken, the maximum pressure the MAP...

If I'm not mistaken, the maximum pressure the MAP sensor can read is 22.4 PSI. If you are using an OBD based app or device, then the max it will show is 22.4. My OBD based scan gauge matches my...
05-03-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By scotty_r56s

Yes, a Chinese knock off that was more than...

Yes, a Chinese knock off that was more than likely made in the same factory, using the same material by the same malnourished children's hands. Not all knock offs are made equal. As I said before:
...
05-03-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,318
Posted By scotty_r56s

Data was collected via the Torque app for Android...

Data was collected via the Torque app for Android and the Carly for BMW OBDII bluetooth adapter, and then ported it into an excel spreadsheet.
05-02-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By scotty_r56s

That looks exactly like the one I bought a few...

That looks exactly like the one I bought a few years ago and is priced about the same. Even if you had to eat the cost of the one that doesn't fit and buy this one instead, altogether it would still...
05-02-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By scotty_r56s

Here is snapshot of how my "cheap Chinese ebay...

Here is snapshot of how my "cheap Chinese ebay crap" has performed:
...
05-01-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By scotty_r56s

That sounds solid. I can't wait to see how it...

That sounds solid. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
05-01-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By scotty_r56s

Man, that is rough. Have you settled on a motor...

Man, that is rough. Have you settled on a motor yet? 4mikebruns recently put a built motor in his R55 and he's probably a really good source for lessons learned on that.

Good luck, I'm looking...
04-30-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,202
Posted By scotty_r56s

Ultimately I decided to stick with Mario Palza....

Ultimately I decided to stick with Mario Palza. We went with the 43/56 and some ARP connecting rod bolts as insurance. I'm pretty stoked and loving the turbo. I was hitting 26 PSI initially and as...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-30-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By scotty_r56s

How do you like the direct port WMI? I was...

How do you like the direct port WMI? I was thinking about doing something similar, but am on the fence.
04-29-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By scotty_r56s

Could you post a photo of what you are dealing...

Could you post a photo of what you are dealing with?

I bought a Waner knock off on eBay about a year ago and fit it with a little bit of trimming and a lot of cursing.
04-29-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By scotty_r56s

That is the lower crash bar on the LCI. I had to...

That is the lower crash bar on the LCI. I had to trim it to fit. Do a google search for "r56 wagner intercooler install" and you should get some good results that point back here.

This post has...
04-28-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,672
Posted By scotty_r56s

I want to bring visibility to this. This...

I want to bring visibility to this.

This rumor about Manic has been pretty persistent. I'm starting to think that the issue is not what Manic does or does not do. More than likely the issue is a...
04-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By scotty_r56s

I was shocked at how floppy the rubber mounted...

I was shocked at how floppy the rubber mounted box was. All of the sudden it all made sense lol
04-28-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20,363
Views: 2,494,099
Posted By scotty_r56s

From what I understand, the con rod bolts are a...

From what I understand, the con rod bolts are a weak point and can potentially fail at higher boost levels. They seemed like relatively cheap insurance.
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