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smokeysevin
smokeysevin New Reader
1/23/22 10:35 a.m.

In reply to GrayWolf :

I am not familiar with the MB setup, are those are just to balance the boost between the banks?

Sean

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
1/23/22 11:14 a.m.
smokeysevin said:

In reply to GrayWolf :

I am not familiar with the MB setup, are those are just to balance the boost between the banks?

Sean

Correct, it balances out the pressure between pulses, usually see a 1-2psi drop in boost

Gammaboy
Gammaboy New Reader
5/9/22 9:58 a.m.

Bump?

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/9/22 6:53 p.m.

Damn I was expecting more cporn

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
10/30/22 7:34 p.m.

Back on task

Billet bump sticks from RaceIQ

Getting rid of the blasting media

Rotated the engine, rechecked timing, buttoned it up

amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter)
amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
10/30/22 9:35 p.m.

Epic

onemanarmy
onemanarmy Reader
10/31/22 9:42 a.m.
yupididit said:

I love this thread. 

same

Parker with too many Projects
Parker with too many Projects Dork
11/4/22 12:14 a.m.

Hope you didn't get too much grief for the valve covers in the dishwasher!

*edit: wrong thread lol

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
11/4/22 9:31 a.m.

I like seeing people dive head first into this era benz, always interesting to see how things are done differently as if everyone is used to miata-like everything where its extra simple. this is tricky! nice job

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/6/22 5:10 p.m.

Short stint in the garage, could have done more but that would involve crawling around on my back and ya boy isn't feeling that today.

Hellcat throttle body

Snow meth inject.... son of a 

Game on

That'll do pig, that'll do

Swapped out the suspension tandem pump which is a hybrid power steering pump and the pump that provides the pressure for the suspension so I deleted the reservoir tank and tidied up the bracket.

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel Dork
11/7/22 10:42 a.m.

Friend of the family has one of these. Still my favorite sounding motor.  

When you floor it, just crazy how it horks air in. 

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/7/22 1:40 p.m.

In reply to Mad_Ratel :

They definitely make all the right noises

Found a good deal on some billet surge tanks so now we're fancy 

Parker with too many Projects
Parker with too many Projects Dork
11/7/22 4:22 p.m.

Will you be cutting holes in those too?

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/7/22 7:03 p.m.

In reply to Parker with too many Projects :

Ehhh not so much 

 

But things do happen from time to time 

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/8/22 10:31 a.m.

To-do list is getting shorter 

First time making an exhaust and the tips lined up, i'll count that as a W

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/23/22 7:20 p.m.

Back on task

Looped fuel rail and 550 injectors 

Throwing on of these is, should handle the temp issues

 

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/27/22 12:40 p.m.

Still have to wrap the connections and insulate the lines, but it's in 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
11/27/22 3:55 p.m.

I'm wondering how far you can get if you use those catbon fiber skills to make some new body panels and get the weight down.

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/27/22 6:47 p.m.

In reply to MadScientistMatt :

Thought has crossed my mind, first order of business would be, and still might be, deleting the vario roof. I think it saves like 400lbs.

 

Gammaboy
Gammaboy New Reader
11/29/22 5:33 a.m.

Picked up a w211 e55 as a daily driver a couple of months ago, with the pulley and a tune it's such an easy cruiser right up until you nail it - have the urge to screw more HP out of it, but at the same time it's hard to justify!

Are you doing anything in terms of a trans tune?

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/29/22 8:52 p.m.

In reply to Gammaboy :

Horsepower needs no justification 

Ill load a tune into the TCU when the flash the ECU

Side note, in theory when the couplers for the surge tanks come in I can turn the key

birdmayne
birdmayne GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/29/22 10:19 p.m.

In reply to GrayWolf :

Please post videos of this beauty

Gammaboy
Gammaboy New Reader
11/30/22 7:38 p.m.
GrayWolf said:

In reply to Gammaboy :

Horsepower needs no justification 

Ill load a tune into the TCU when the flash the ECU

Side note, in theory when the couplers for the surge tanks come in I can turn the key

In a toy I'd agree, but I don't really want to destroy the cruise-ability with a fixed pulley, and the Aussie dollar+shipping is screwing the affordability of mods...

GrayWolf
GrayWolf New Reader
11/30/22 10:18 p.m.

In reply to Gammaboy :

Agreed, it's a deep rabbit hole modding a true daily. If I was going to scratch the mod bug for a daily 55 car I would do a clutched pulley, TCU/ECU tune and split the cooling system and call it done.

Gammaboy
Gammaboy New Reader
11/30/22 11:52 p.m.

I'm part way there, clutched pulley and a tune, and looking at TCU options from mkultra.

E55's apparently don't need the cooling system split because they don't have the bleed hose from the heat exchanger circuit that slowly drives engine heat into the heat exchanger circuit... But the weather here means that heat exchanger upgrades/a secondary heat exchanger is something I'm looking at too... Interested to hear more about the interchiller setup.

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