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Old 03-13-2011, 11:24 PM
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Update

Just figured post a update for all the 240 drivers out there that have been paying attention. Still driving my 240d daily w/ 22 psi max boost, tc in around 6 turns, delivery valve holders maxed out, high rpm screw in all the way without it's lock nut, manual fan removed, trans line pressure bumped up, and straight piped exhaust. Have yet to have any issues with anything (unless you consider excessive smoke pre-boost and a bit under boost a issue) it has 260k on the clock and still starts reliably when cold and takes me everywhere i ask it to. Still waiting for something to break . One of these days when i get around to it im going to pull my injectors, rebuild, raise pop pressure, install larger nozzles, and open the prechambers, so when that happens maybe ill do a before and after accel video or something. Financial issues prevented dyno'ing yet but that is also in the near future.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:30 AM
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yeah yeah, rub it in.... we all drive slow cars I know.
I'll be following your progress and updates.
how's fuel mileage? what are the 0-60 times down to now? glad none of the dire precictions FI listed are coming true.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:46 PM
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I dont know what it gets for fuel economy i never bother to fill it up and check but it seems awesome. seems like ten bucks (about 3 gallons around here) will get me around for a week or so and i drive quite a bit. I know thats not very scientific but if i dont beat on it (which is rare) then it doesnt seem any different than it was stock. Last 0-60 was a little over 9 seconds on a stop watch, did 10 something on a video (its on here somewhere). Not rubbing it any, just kinda wanted everyone to know it didnt fail in a catastrophic fashin a couple weeks in.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:07 AM
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here are a pair of pictures for all the people that wont to see what i have made (not sure why... im a tech not a welder )




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Old 03-21-2011, 10:46 AM
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... words fail me.
glad it works. wow.
please don't cut up your PC's...
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John HAUL AWAY, OR CRUSHED CARS!!! HELP ME keep the cars out of the crusher! A/C Thread
"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

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1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

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Old 03-21-2011, 10:52 AM
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I'd actually like to see some better pictures. maybe take some in the daylight, or with a better camera?
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"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:12 PM
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It was day light, and the one on my camera is the only camera i have, what do you want to see better? I built it all in about twenty minutes with scrap exhaust tubing i had under my tool box and a free turbo in my bottom drawer, but it works I hated the way i had to make the pair of ninetys where it hooks up to the exhaust manifold but i seems to have worked fine i dont have boost lag like i thought i would.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:54 PM
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With a bend like that I have to wonder what your EGP is like.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:15 PM
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Yea i wondered for a while... but it works so i quit caring
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:59 AM
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so... cut my dv's and WOW! idle is fair im going to fix it tomorrow (is getting kinda late) but WOW! sorry had to share i kinda like having a 240d that spins its tires when it shifts into second And i would also like to appologize to everyone for doing everything they tell me not to.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:34 PM
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so... cut my dv's and WOW! idle is fair im going to fix it tomorrow (is getting kinda late) but WOW! sorry had to share i kinda like having a 240d that spins its tires when it shifts into second And i would also like to appologize to everyone for doing everything they tell me not to.
How is the smoke?

We were chirping the tires in the 10mm 300d until the trans grenaded. We got about 200 miles of hard shifting before the trans protested.

As for where I have been; I've been really busy and am kind of sowered on the hole forum pissing match environment. Maybe it is just the winter blaas talking.

You are proving the nay sayers wrong about how much abuse the 616 will tolerate. Even I am impressed!
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:46 PM
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the smoke was bad pre boost before, now i have to go 1/2 throttle until boost builds or it chokes out and smokes REALLY bad. so it just takes a little dilligence to keep the emissions under control, or not . but now it smokes a bit under boost it is SO much faster. did a 0-60 this morning of 10 seconds ill post the video later, so cut dv's was worth 2 seconds 0-60 for me. yea we'll see how that poor 250k mile old trans holds up . Good to see your atleast checking in on us everyonce and a while i think i need a good babysitter...
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:02 PM
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Good to see your atleast checking in on us everyonce and a while i think i need a good babysitter...
Babysitter!..... Ha!... Remember it is all about my entertainment! LOL

I would love to know what your EGTs are. It would be interesting to see what it is actually tolerating, vrs what the common excepted temps.

Go forth my good man!

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Old 04-22-2011, 06:29 PM
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yes i would like to have a alda, but as usual im not buying one . egts would be interesting maybe scary? now if only i could smooth the idle out a little... exhaust sounds MEAN though. Check this out maybe it will give you a idea of how much fuel there is.. if i power break it power climbs until right past 1/2 throttle and it starts to spin the tires but if you continue it begins to bog down and billow black/grey smoke. if only it made boost sooner... i think it takes me as long to go 0-10 as it does to go 10-60 mph
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:47 PM
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I have not done anything to improve power beyond the new intake manifold. That helped a lot. Been chasing oil leaks lately. Need to get that under control. The underside of the car is coated with oil, good rust proofing though....

My egts I try to hold to 1250, but will let climb to 1350 or so for up to about 15 seconds. Someone else needs to test the limit......

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