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  • ForcedFirebird
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    I was thinking the same thing. Typically when a turbo is over sized, the more boost you add, the earlier it will come in. Looks to me like the exhaust housing is a bit large for this engine.

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  • digger
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    boost comes on late?

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  • Old525i
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    You mean it slips???

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  • dvallis
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    Well, my dyno sheet got flagged as spam so here it is again.

    418 HP / 400 ft-lb torque at 19 psi



    Clutch is not holding in 4th gear at 19 psi. Looking at options. Will run at 16 psi 375 HP / 375 ft-lb torque for now.
    Last edited by dvallis; 02-04-2020, 05:34 PM. Reason: typo

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  • dvallis
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    Hey, my dyno post got flagged as spam! Paging Mods for a post release.

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  • dvallis
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    Dyno Results !

    Results are in: Das Beast makes 418 HP and 400 ft-lb torque at 19 psi.



    Tuner is providing separate optimized Megasquirt maps for 10, 16 and 19 psi. Very cool of him. (+1000 for Roman and Boost Logic in Austin)

    All those runs were in 3rd gear. 4th is another story.

    See this post for our prior research on clutches. (Get the latest Chrome photobucket plugin from Das Beast post #1 to see pics) We're running a Clutch Masters FX400 that's supposed to hold 550 ft-lbs of torque, or 450 depending on who you ask. It doesn't. At 19 psi 400 ft-lbs the clutch slips like mad with 4th gear roll-ons. Fook!

    E30 community, please chime in if you have actually installed and run a Getrag G260 clutch that can hold north of 400 ft-lbs in 5th gear. Some previously looked at options:

    UUC E30 Performance clutch, 6 puck ceramic: "500 HP+"
    Southbend Stage 4 extreme KF296-SS-X: 500+ ft-lbs
    SPEC Stage 5: 600 ft-lbs

    For now, we're going to drive and race it at 16 psi 375 HP for now

    Last edited by dvallis; 02-04-2020, 01:56 PM.

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  • dvallis
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    More Power Dammit!

    Tuner started the car and we had a miss on cylinder 4. WTF, OVER?!



    Dyno prep. Note to self. Do NOT pull on your fancy three piece plug wires when removing them or you will pull the freaking wire socket off a hidden lug in the boot. Pull on the nice solid boot. Or don't let monkeys play with plug wires.



    Smoke test. Throttle body TPS shaft leaks a bit. No big deal. Also stuck it up the tail pipe and found a small exhaust leak south of the O2. No big deal either.



    Woo! Tuner approved for dyno runs. Getting set up.



    Click on the pic below for dyno run video.



    Dyno sheets pending
    Last edited by dvallis; 02-04-2020, 11:40 AM.

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  • dvallis
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    PHOTOBUCKET ALERT

    I posted the first thousand or so images on this blog using photobucket, before they started screwing everyone holding images hostage. Later switched to Imgur

    You can see ALL the photos in the build by installing this Chrome plugin. The old one no longer works.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en

    I'm sure the Photobucket "Arms Race" will continue, but screw them. Enjoy all the photos again, for now.

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  • zwill23
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    It's officially about to live up to the name, bring on Das Beast

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  • dvallis
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    Looking like March. I have crazy travel in Feb.

    Update: We swapped in 0.020" gapped plugs (NGK BPR7ES 5534) per the tuner's request. Will be done next week. Going to tune closed loop at whatever boost he's comfortable with from the dyno runs. Probably sub 20 psi.

    Woo!

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  • Digitalwave
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    So when is the first track outing going to be?!

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  • dvallis
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    Car is at the tuner. We're in line behind a few cars but will get done in the next two weeks.

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  • dvallis
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    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post
    Right on!

    Re-calibrate your TPS. Your log is showing -10 to +102%. ;)
    Das Beast revs to 102%! And gets awesome mileage at -10% throttle :-)

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  • Elysian
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    Awesome! Been waiting for this post

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Right on!

    Re-calibrate your TPS. Your log is showing -10 to +102%. ;)

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