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Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 06:30:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By jmciver
Re: VFE Intake Manifold Popped Off At Track - Have A Few Questions Before I Dive In

Well yes and no.....

I have pretty much done every cooling modification you can do to help keep the car running cool at the track....

- Aluminum radiator
- Aluminum & larger oil cooler
-...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 04:04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By jmciver
Re: VFE Intake Manifold Popped Off At Track - Have A Few Questions Before I Dive In

Thanks for the info. I figured out pretty quickly that the T-bolt clamps were not going to work as I could not find any with a band that was thin enough for the boots. Since I have a Gen I...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Jun-28-2018, 11:12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By jmciver
Re: VFE Intake Manifold Popped Off At Track - Have A Few Questions Before I Dive In

That is pretty much what I suspected. Interesting that it took my second track day, almost a year later (with the new TTFS tune with higher boost) before the manifold finally worked its way off. ...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 02:14:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By jmciver
VFE Intake Manifold Popped Off At Track - Have A Few Questions Before I Dive In

So I was 2/3 in to a 30 min session (4th one of the day) when I felt a significant power loss while on the track (Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA if anybody was wondering). At first I though it...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jun-23-2017, 12:36:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By jmciver
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-22-2017, 10:40:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By jmciver
Re: Florida Track Day Tire Use Question - First Time at Sebring

It was a fun track and one of the longer ones I have been on at 3.7 miles. The only areas of the track that I found "interesting" were what I like to call the "no-mans land" areas of the track. ...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jun-19-2017, 04:45:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By jmciver
Re: What are you guys using for a "wet" track tire?

Good luck with those Federal Tires. I would be interested to see how they do in the rain, but the tread pattern seems pretty aggressive for standing water on the track. They might be better suited...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-18-2017, 04:31:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By jmciver
Re: Florida Track Day Tire Use Question - First Time at Sebring

Actually, I thought Chin was less restrictive. They allow passing everywhere, even in turns, for the Intermediate group. I had not seen that before. I was a provisional solo since it was my first...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-18-2017, 12:16:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By jmciver
Re: Florida Track Day Tire Use Question - First Time at Sebring

Thanks again for the feedback guys. I had fun at Sebring today. Mother Nature was nice and kept it dry all day. Chin does a warmup session for all drivers, which is something I had not done with...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jun-16-2017, 02:25:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By jmciver
Re: Florida Track Day Tire Use Question - First Time at Sebring

Any specific tire pressure recommendations for the DW's in the dry on this track or just the standard extra pressure recommended for street tires to prevent them from rolling over.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-15-2017, 11:33:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By jmciver
Re: Florida Track Day Tire Use Question - First Time at Sebring

Thanks for the feedback guys. Car should be good to go. I bled the brakes before I hit the road so I should be good there. I have PFC DD rotors with PFC 08 pads on the car. My pads should be...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-15-2017, 07:01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By jmciver
Re: Cool Shirt "Club Bag" system -- anyone tried this?

I second this as I did it too for ~$100 a few years ago and it is a fun little project. I sourced the cooler for $50, the small bilge pump from Walmart, and the rest of the fittings and tubing from...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-15-2017, 06:54:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By jmciver
Florida Track Day Tire Use Question - First Time at Sebring

So, I am on vacation with the family in sunny Orlando, FL right now (first family vacation in a while). I was able to convince the wife to have the vacation week fall over a weekend that could...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Jun-09-2017, 10:06:23 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 169,429
Posted By jmciver
Re: MSS52 / MSS54 / MSS54HP Binary Modification Tool

Ok, I know this is a bit OT, but after I got my F80 M3 a few months ago and driving it with the burble & pops (and liking it), I am curious to try this on my E46 M3 now for comparison. It is nice to...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Jun-01-2017, 11:26:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By jmciver
Re: Need Help With "In Between" Belt Size Recommendation

I just ordered the Gates Belt (K060804RPM) so we will see how it works out, but I am fairly confident it should fit as the tensioners should be able to account for the slight difference in length...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Jun-01-2017, 12:14:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By jmciver
Need Help With "In Between" Belt Size Recommendation

That makes sense... Except for the fact that this belt (along with the new pulley and tune) has not seen the track yet [emoji41].

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Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Wed, May-31-2017, 03:46:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By jmciver
Re: Need Help With "In Between" Belt Size Recommendation

I don't have the exact date I got it, but it should be ~1.5 yrs old as that was when I initially did the smaller pulley upgrade.
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Wed, May-31-2017, 03:26:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By jmciver
Re: Need Help With "In Between" Belt Size Recommendation

Thanks for the feedback guys. I am definitely leaning towards the slightly longer belt for many of the reasons you mentioned. As far as slippage is concerned, from my observation, including looking...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Mon, May-29-2017, 02:29:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By jmciver
Need Help With "In Between" Belt Size Recommendation

So since my car is a SC'ed track car, and heat is the enemy, I am always looking for ways to help fight the heat. The time has come for me to replace my drive belt (it is squeaking - and does not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-04-2017, 11:45:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By jmciver
Re: You think we have subframe problems just wait

Interesting thread....

I think the other variable that contributes to how many older cars you see on the road, which is independent of how "reliable" a car is, is the human desire to have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-10-2017, 03:43:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,026
Posted By jmciver
Re: 450whp HPF E46 M3 one take

Nice car and I can appreciate the work put into a project like that as my E46 has gone down a similar path.

So I wonder if my recently TTFS re-tuned VF Engineering Supercharged street/track car,...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sat, Dec-17-2016, 02:08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,565
Posted By jmciver
Re: Question About Using Supercharger Tune w/CSL Full Binary for MSS54HP CSL Conversi

Well talk about a blast from the not too distant past....

I figured I would chime in again on this since I started this venture not that long ago. Basically, I quit while I was ahead while trying...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Dec-08-2016, 09:31:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By jmciver
Re: Performance Question About Vent to Atmosphere vs Recirculating BOV Configuration

Turns out I don't need one right now like I thought I did. I thought my current BOV may have been affecting my tune, which is getting finished up now, but it does not seem to be the case.

Your...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Sat, Nov-26-2016, 01:55:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By jmciver
Performance Question About Vent to Atmosphere vs Recirculating BOV Configuration

So the time has come for me to probably replace the BOV/recirc valve that originally came with my VF kit back in 2006 (made by Bosch IIRC). After doing some research here on the forums, it seems...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-13-2016, 10:36:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,747
Posted By jmciver
Re: Hood vents

What were the ambient temps on the track days with that oil temp data? My last track event, with ambient temps in the mid 50s, I had stabilized oil temps at 230 deg F. I have different hardware...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-12-2016, 04:04:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,747
Posted By jmciver
Re: Hood vents

Did you ever consider making a vent for the front of the hood to go in the area just behind the radiator?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-11-2016, 08:09:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,747
Posted By jmciver
Re: Hood vents

Put me down for a set. I will figure out if I want to mount them above or below later (assuming I can build up the courage to cut my hood myself). But along the lines of installation, is epoxying...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-11-2016, 06:17:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,747
Posted By jmciver
Re: Hood vents

I might be interested, how much for a set? And, since my OCD is making me ask this, how difficult is it to line up the vents so that both are even and symmetrical, did you make a template for...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jun-06-2016, 04:27:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,747
Posted By jmciver
Re: Hood vents

I hear you about form vs function. When the time comes for me to take on this project, my new hood will start life as a composite GTR style hood. Hopefully starting with a composite hood will make...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-05-2016, 02:36:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,747
Posted By jmciver
Re: Hood vents

will.c,

Do you think the vents could have been installed under the hood, as Shane suggests on his site? A vented hood is definitely in the cards for me as well (a GTR style) but my OCD would...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-02-2016, 12:25:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By jmciver
Re: Clutch Engagement Point Shift After Upgraded Clutch/Flywheel Install?

Replacing the master and re-breeding is next on my list I guess. But what really bothers me is that my hardware (master and slave cylinders) was fine prior to the install and don't show any external...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-31-2016, 04:18:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By jmciver
Clutch Engagement Point Shift After Upgraded Clutch/Flywheel Install?

So here is my dilemma...

Nine months ago or so I had an upgraded clutch and lightweight fly installed (big performance improvement BTW). The first thing I noticed was that the clutch engagement...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, May-25-2016, 02:01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By jmciver
Re: Question About Fuel Pressure Monitoring

I am pretty sure I know what you are talking about, but I don't suppose you have a pic of the part (either installed on the car or not). Could you also PM me your pricing? Thanks!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-15-2016, 06:52:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By jmciver
Looking For Some Troubleshooting Help Regarding Engine Bay Squeal

Problem: My car recently developed an engine bay squeal. When it started, it was only after initial startup, but went away after the engine was warm. Now, the squeal stays after the engine is warm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-14-2016, 10:22:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,539
Posted By jmciver
Re: Engine Ticking After VANOS Rebuild and Valve Adjustment Looking for Advice

Yes, that is correct. I did not pay close enough attention to the pictures provided with the Beisan timing procedure the first time I did it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-14-2016, 01:20:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,539
Posted By jmciver
Re: Engine Ticking After VANOS Rebuild and Valve Adjustment Looking for Advice

Basically, I did not follow the Beisan procedures properly. Specifically, in the timing check portion of the procedure, I did not properly identify the position of the splined shaft in the hub using...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-13-2016, 07:56:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,539
Posted By jmciver
Re: Engine Ticking After VANOS Rebuild and Valve Adjustment Looking for Advice

The valves bent, albeit slightly, due to improperly verifying/setting the timing following the VANOS procedure. Some of the valves hit the top of the pistons. When hand cranking the engine, there...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, May-13-2016, 06:05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By jmciver
Re: Definitive seat belt / airbag light bypass

I took the seat tensioners/receptacles off both of my stock seats and added a seat occupancy sensor bypass module to the passenger side and don't have an air bag light. The stock...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, May-12-2016, 05:38:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

The water pump is wired to run continuously per the standard VF install. As far as the IAT sensor is concerned, the sensor I have seems to work well enough and is compatible with the stock ECU.

...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, May-08-2016, 05:43:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By jmciver
Re: Anybody Know of Most Powerful Electric Fan at 3 Inch Depth or Less?

At speed on the track, when pushing the car really hard at high RPM for extended periods of time, yes it does block too much air flow, but only after I installed my larger S/C heat exchanger in front...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, May-07-2016, 05:31:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By jmciver
Re: Anybody Know of Most Powerful Electric Fan at 3 Inch Depth or Less?

Interesting, I did not see that one. But using it would mean ditching my current shroud since it is designed for a 16" fan. Too bad they don't have a 16" version of similar thickness (I didn't see...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, May-06-2016, 05:09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By jmciver
Anybody Know of Most Powerful Electric Fan at 3 Inch Depth or Less?

I still may go that route (ditching the shroud for more fan clearance) but I am not completely convinced that shroudless is the way to go for slow speed/stop & go traffic situations. I have seen the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, May-06-2016, 12:50:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By jmciver
Re: Anybody Know of Most Powerful Electric Fan at 3 Inch Depth or Less?

Unfortunately no. It looks like the Maradyne unit I mentioned above may be my only option if I want to keep my existing radiator shroud. I already have some good money in my shroud already, which I...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Apr-30-2016, 10:26:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By jmciver
Question About Fuel Pressure Monitoring

No worries. Do you know if he tapped into the fuel line (rubber hose) or used the schrader fitting port on the fuel pressure regulator?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Apr-30-2016, 05:38:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By jmciver
Question About Fuel Pressure Monitoring

I know you may not have your car yet for the pic, but did you cut the fuel line going to the fuel rail (close to the fire wall) to install your sensor? Or did you modify your fuel rail by adding a...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Thu, Apr-28-2016, 06:40:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,400
Posted By jmciver
Re: Real-Time 2D Chart Functionality with Testo Data Log Program

I will let Pheno provide the details as he is the coding guru, but based on my workings with Testo, and manipulating the config files to get what I want with my Innovate gauges, what you are asking...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Apr-28-2016, 02:43:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By jmciver
Re: Question About Fuel Pressure Monitoring

Which port are you referring to? The only port on the fuel line that I know of is the Schrader valve located right next to fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator under the drivers seat for...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-27-2016, 11:57:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By jmciver
Re: Question About Fuel Pressure Monitoring

I don't suppose you have a pic of how the sensor is installed by any chance? Last time I checked, things are pretty tight along the fire wall where the fuel lines are located.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-25-2016, 12:52:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By jmciver
Question About Fuel Pressure Monitoring

So for those of you with data logging capabilities in your track only car (or street/track car like me), how many of you monitor/log fuel pressure? Is this parameter worth monitoring? And if you do...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-20-2016, 01:39:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By jmciver
Anybody Know of Most Powerful Electric Fan at 3 Inch Depth or Less?

Does anyone have a line on the most powerful electric fan (in CFM) under 3" of total depth? I am currently running the Spal low profile fan which produces 1300 CFM and has a depth of 2". It works...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Wed, Apr-20-2016, 01:19:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

So I added a temperature sensor to the S/C cooling system, right before it enters the Intercooler inside the intake manifold. Things have started to warm up a bit here in the PNW and I was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-19-2016, 09:21:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By jmciver
Re: Oil Press Dist Block

My setup is not a complete kit you can buy as there are certain parts that have to be sourced separately, but here is some info that should help. The pressure and temperature sensor kits can be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-18-2016, 01:58:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By jmciver
Re: Oil Press Dist Block

Fair enough. For what it is worth, I only see pressure changes due to oil temp (pressure is higher until oil reaches normal operating temp) and changes in engine rpm while driving. My oil filter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-18-2016, 12:20:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By jmciver
Re: Oil Press Dist Block

What did you use to determine if your pressure reading was accurate or not? I get pressure readings from that port that seem to make sense when the engine is running and unlike temperature, which...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-18-2016, 04:54:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By jmciver
Re: Oil Press Dist Block

Another option for oil pressure is to replace the stock oil filter cap with an aftermarket one with tapped ports. This is what I used. I then ran a SS braided line from one of the ports to remote...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Apr-10-2016, 01:18:38 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 94,579
Posted By jmciver
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Nice! A bit off topic, but since I know you are a pretty big track guy, I am curious to know what tires you run at auto-x, street tires or your track tires? Or do you have a third set of tires...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-08-2016, 05:58:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,765
Posted By jmciver
Re: Oil cooler bypass mod

I guess I can chime in here as I am boosted, I have done this mod, both with and without the inline thermostat, and I have an upgraded radiator and oil cooler by CSF. My car is not my DD, but it is...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-06-2016, 01:02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,625
Posted By jmciver
Re: Trailering E46 M3, where to tie-down?

Fair enough. I have never had an issue with a T-hook falling out, or coming close to falling out (i.e. I never found my straps loose after a trip). Assuming that the straps were initially tightened...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-06-2016, 03:37:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,625
Posted By jmciver
Re: Trailering E46 M3, where to tie-down?

So here is a question.... For those of you who use the strap thru wheel method, why that method over using T-hooks? Convenience or ease of strap down? I have been towing for years and started with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-03-2016, 03:48:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By jmciver
Re: Coolant/oil temperature sensor location

The fluid temperature sensors used in theses cars are somewhat generic, and in most cases can be used for oil or water. Car makers use them where they see fit based on their design requirements -...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-03-2016, 03:09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By jmciver
Re: Coolant/oil temperature sensor location

Actually, it is a temperature sensor that the ECU uses to control the aux fan. I data log from this sensor often, which gives you the actual radiator outlet temperature. The engine coolant...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-31-2016, 11:32:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

Really? I did not think there was enough parasitic drag from the compressor to make a difference as long as the A/C was turned off.
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-31-2016, 01:35:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

Interesting concept, the gadget guy in me is intrigued.....
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-31-2016, 01:28:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

You might be right about the Vortech terminology, I always got them confused :) . All I know is that when I had the blower rebuilt, I specifically did not get the upgraded impeller. Vortech just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 11:56:10 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 24,675
Posted By jmciver
Re: CSL Hesitation Research - If you are running CSL management, please come in

Hmm... not sure what happened there with Testo. But below is a screen shot of one of my recent data logs to illustrate the AFR "dip" I am talking about. The example below is not even going to full...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 10:40:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

No. First generation VF kits for the E46 M3 were always air/water systems.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 12:30:57 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 24,675
Posted By jmciver
Re: CSL Hesitation Research - If you are running CSL management, please come in

Martyn,

I don't think the AFR value is as important as the "dip" in AFR when you hit the throttle (or technically, the lack of AFR dip). In your graph, AFR is smooth from when you hit the...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Tue, Mar-29-2016, 05:57:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

I had it rebuilt to SCi trim, which IIRC is just the current version of the SC trim which it originally came with. I didn't feel like paying for the Si trim as I didn't need it to get to my power...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Mar-27-2016, 07:43:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By jmciver
Re: BW CSF oil cooler issue

Yes I do run the ODV and had it installed prior to the CSF upgrade. The ODV with the stock oil cooler did seem to improve oil temps, but I don't have any pre-ODV data to do a direct comparison. I...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Mar-27-2016, 02:54:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By jmciver
Re: BW CSF oil cooler issue

Ok this is not the best "apples to apples" comparison. Track temps were not stressful, but somwhat comparable with temps in the mid to upper 50s on both days. The post CSF oil cooler track data...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Mar-27-2016, 02:24:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By jmciver
Re: BW CSF oil cooler issue

Fair enough, I am skeptical, too, when it comes to things like this and it forces me to research more so that I can make an informed decision about what I ultimately want to do. Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Sun, Mar-27-2016, 02:16:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

I have a first generation VF480 kit, installed back in 2006, which came with the V2 SQ blower.

I don't have any experience with the V3 blower, specifically how it handles the elevated engine...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Sun, Mar-27-2016, 07:48:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

I had an OEM radiator installed previously. My oil temps were not that bad, and the oil diverter valve helped, but I wanted them lower since my blower shares the oil with the engine.
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Sun, Mar-27-2016, 06:40:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

Yes, from the air temperature sensor installed in the VF intake manifold.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Mar-27-2016, 12:56:17 AM
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Posted By jmciver
Re: BW CSF oil cooler issue

x2 for me..... But the performance is good and I am glad I have it. Glad to see you got it sorted out. :thumbsup:

To all those considering this product, while unfortunate, I wouldn't sweat this...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Mar-25-2016, 03:47:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By jmciver
Re: BW CSF oil cooler issue

While I can't attest to any long term durability yet, I second this thought. That cooler location does work well and I have seen good performance at the track with my CSF oil cooler. I personally...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Mar-25-2016, 01:36:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By jmciver
Re: BW CSF oil cooler issue

I hear you.... I am surprised to see this as the cooler has received rave reviews, from users and vendors regarding fit and performance. One of the reasons I got it. That said, when you do get it...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Mar-25-2016, 05:26:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By jmciver
Re: BW CSF oil cooler issue

I don't have any measurement data, but my recently installed CSF oil cooler had a similar issue when it was first installed. I was using the Turner AN fitting adapter and there was a small oil leak...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 07:37:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

I actually did the ODV a while ago, before these recent cooling upgrades. A real PITA job, but I was in there anyway for some other stuff. However, I did get rid of an in-line thermostat that I...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 07:31:06 PM
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Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

Let's just say that I did not get any discounts.... Check VF's site ;) .
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 04:52:18 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

Not really. As much as I like to add functional "gadgets" to the car, water injection never made it on my list. Something else to consider I guess, but there are other things to help with cooling I...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 03:45:59 PM
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Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

A/C is still there for now..... Going down that slippery slope but still trying to hold on as long as I can :D
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 03:42:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
Re: VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

Yes, you are correct about the Intercooler vs heat exchanger terminology, I was just trying to keep things simple ;). I do not have any temperature sensors in the s/c cooling system as I was using...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 04:02:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jmciver
VF Engineering E46 M3 S/C Race Water Intercooler First Impressions

In my never ending endeavor to thwart the ravages of heat on my supercharged street/track car, I recently made some significant cooling upgrades to my car including a CSF aluminum radiator, CSF...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-23-2016, 04:58:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,961
Posted By jmciver
Re: Zionsville Puller Fan + Shroud and Deleting the Aux + Mechanical Fan Discussion

I went with the coupler from this company here: Steiger Performance (http://www.steigerperformance.com/PRODUCTS/sp40001.html). It was the only one I could find that had a 3/8 NPT port as the Derale...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-23-2016, 04:08:31 PM
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Views: 24,675
Posted By jmciver
Re: CSL Hesitation Research - If you are running CSL management, please come in

Yeah, saw the same thing using Testo and MegaLogViewer (really nice log viewer BTW), which confirms what I suspected is an Innovate AFR hardware issue, not data logging software issue. I made some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-23-2016, 03:41:01 PM
Replies: 358
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Posted By jmciver
Re: CSL Hesitation Research - If you are running CSL management, please come in

Martyn, a bit off topic, but it looks like your AFR values are very rich when off throttle (TPS = 0), I am guessing ~10.4. Either that or your AFR values are getting "clipped" by the data logging...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-23-2016, 03:19:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,961
Posted By jmciver
Re: Zionsville Puller Fan + Shroud and Deleting the Aux + Mechanical Fan Discussion

Regarding the shroud, keep in mind what you will be doing with the car. If only street driving, then the shroud significantly helps when operating at slow speeds such as stop and go traffic. If...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-21-2016, 10:42:43 PM
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Views: 10,382
Posted By jmciver
Re: Electric Fan Conversion!

I am interested as well. How difficult is this bracket to install with the radiator still in the car?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Mar-14-2016, 04:34:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,805
Posted By jmciver
Questions About Aftermarket Steering Wheel Install - Airbag Resistor

I don't wear my harness on the street, just the stock belts.

But as far as the driver air bag is concerned, it is a good safety device with proven results. However, there are still plenty of...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Mar-14-2016, 02:12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,805
Posted By jmciver
Re: Questions About Aftermarket Steering Wheel Install - Airbag Resistor

I daily mine, kinda.... Well, I drive my car a few times a week if the weather is nice, etc, etc, as I have another vehicle that is technically my DD, but....

As far as the wheel is concerned,...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Feb-27-2016, 04:36:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,183
Posted By jmciver
Re: Feel of PFC 08 pads vs OEM?

Assuming everything is installed properly, it sounds like you did not bleed the brakes properly. You might want to try it again.
Forum: F80 M3 (Sedan) / F82 M4 (Coupe) / F83 M4 (Convertible) : (2015-TBD) Tue, Feb-16-2016, 03:31:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,399
Posted By jmciver
Question About Any Problems Owners May Be Seeing

So I am considering an M4, used if you can believe it, considering how new the car is. I was curious about what early problems, no matter how small, initial owners are seeing.


Sent from my...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Feb-05-2016, 12:46:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,400
Posted By jmciver
Re: Real-Time 2D Chart Functionality with Testo Data Log Program

Good stuff Pheno! I have been 'off the grid' for a while, but I think I can help. As far as I know, both the LM-2 and LC-2 use the same MTS communications protocol by Innovate so all of their...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Feb-05-2016, 12:35:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,172
Posted By jmciver
Re: Narrowband Emulation

Good job Martyn! I had ok luck with using aftermarket NB signal in place of the stock signal, it was too 'dirty' for the ECU and threw codes periodically. This was back in 2006 when I first...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Mon, Nov-30-2015, 05:49:17 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 100,104
Posted By jmciver
Re: Show me your gauge pods!!!

It was custom made by a car stereo shop several years ago. Any shop that does custom work should be able to do something similar.


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Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Sun, Nov-29-2015, 04:53:33 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 100,104
Posted By jmciver
Re: Show me your gauge pods!!!

Talk about a blast from the past above (well no too long ago I guess....)...

Here is my new setup. Same mounting location, just different gauges:

1. Innovate MTX-D Boost/Vacuum w/RPM Shift...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Thu, Nov-26-2015, 02:49:42 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 169,429
Posted By jmciver
Re: MSS52 / MSS54 / MSS54HP Binary Modification Tool

I would have to agree with this as well. I think the target audience for your product consists of professional tuners and DIY types (like the ones who frequent this section of the board), which is a...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Nov-13-2015, 01:59:46 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 94,579
Posted By jmciver
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Thanks! The video was created using Race Render 3. The data for the video came from Harry's Laptimer running on my iPad, which provided the positional data, GPS speed and lap information; Testo,...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-12-2015, 01:00:42 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 94,579
Posted By jmciver
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Here I am taking a few 'moist' laps at Portland International Raceway...

http://youtu.be/9riBaZeEwhA

Not one of my strongest track outings as this was my first time at this track, I was on...
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