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Old 08-07-2018, 11:43 AM   #726
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:27 PM   #727
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Congratulations on new addition. I been teaching my 11yo daughter to drive my Amazon, you'll be there before you know it. I love the attention to detail on your project.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:13 PM   #728
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Have not checked on this one in a while, lookin good!
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:20 AM   #729
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Very nice, love the details! Hope the POR15 holds up, I have nothing but bad experiences with that stuff after a couple of years.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:44 AM   #730
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Thank you everyone! Appreciate the support as always!
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:51 AM   #731
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Morning Everyone,

Had a few items arrive the other day.

Cargo carrier came in. This will be used on the 122 and my 325xi (currently mounted it to the 325xi).




Bought an 850 NA TB from a friend. Started cleaning it up. I guess I can swap out the plate for a 960 one that doesn't have the plastic piece for some better airflow. So if you have one, please let me know.



10 mins in the Ultrasonic cleaner.




Another round in the cleaner.


Radiator arrived last night. My current plan is to drill holes for the inlet, outlet, and mounting...










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Old 08-12-2018, 06:47 PM   #732
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Good Evening Everyone,

After a day of battle, the radiator is in. Should have enough room for a fan setup. However, front nose portion by the hood latch will need cut/ modified. Will also have limited room for a intercooler. Still trying to figure what size I need for my application.





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Old 08-22-2018, 08:16 PM   #733
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Good Evening Everyone,

Got the intake manifold back from a coworker. As always, he did an amazing job! Bolted up and looks good. Will get it decked and the off for powdercoating.













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Old 08-26-2018, 03:52 PM   #734
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Good Evening Everyone,

Starting putting the front back together. I have decided to mount the intercooler behind the radiator and put the fan in front due to space.











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Old 08-26-2018, 06:04 PM   #735
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Looking so good!

Hey, do you know the purpose of that plastic wedge on the 850 throttle plate?
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:16 PM   #736
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Looking so good!

Hey, do you know the purpose of that plastic wedge on the 850 throttle plate?
maybe it's there make the throttle to feel heavier
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:31 PM   #737
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maybe it's there make the throttle to feel heavier
I'm hoping it's to reduce the on/off tendency of that TB on the 2.3 liter. I don't have the plastic thing and it feels like I'm at 1/2 throttle if I just barely touch the pedal.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:08 AM   #738
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Looking good. Why haven't you ported the exhaust manifold at the same time that you machined it flat? The hole is smaller than even your wastegate port, and the first thing smart people do is port the manifold even with a td04 stock turbo. Let alone a larger one like what your using. Especially with a non stock intake!
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:42 AM   #739
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I'm hoping it's to reduce the on/off tendency of that TB on the 2.3 liter. I don't have the plastic thing and it feels like I'm at 1/2 throttle if I just barely touch the pedal.
No idea. Have 960 plate to swap it if I don’t like it.

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Old 08-29-2018, 01:15 PM   #740
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I'm hoping it's to reduce the on/off tendency of that TB on the 2.3 liter. I don't have the plastic thing and it feels like I'm at 1/2 throttle if I just barely touch the pedal.
That’s just common side effect of going to NA throttle body on turbo whiteblocks. Plastic plate or not...I imagine it’s the same for using that TB on redblocks.
Whiteblock turbo TB is substantially smaller maybe for this reason

Some don’t like it. I do. That modification along with lightened/underdrive crank pulley we’re the only two performance mods my wife noticed on the 850

Edit... the plastic on came on early na 850s, dint remember the reason anymore

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