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Old 05-11-2007, 01:35 AM
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Morning Chaps,

I'm new to the forum and I live in England.
I only have internet access at work so I may take a while to respond to anything raised.
I'm please to say that I've just had an ESS Twin-screw TS1 kit fitted to my 2002 530i (manual 5 speed). I think it's the only twin screw 5 series over this side of the pond (or anywhere else ?) as the kit is not officially out yet. I had Simpson Motorsport (UK) convert a 330i kit and they tell me it was was dead straight forward to fit.
Got no pictures just yet, but I will try to post some soon.
I've only done about 500 miles, and it's my daily drive. The low/mid range torque is so strong, it's just a bloody amazing bit of kit.
So you can add me to your list of 530 FI freaks !!
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:55 PM
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Wow! Can't wait to see pics of the twin scew.

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Morning Chaps,


I'm new to the forum and I live in England.
I only have internet access at work so I may take a while to respond to anything raised.
I'm please to say that I've just had an ESS Twin-screw TS1 kit fitted to my 2002 530i (manual 5 speed). I think it's the only twin screw 5 series over this side of the pond (or anywhere else ?) as the kit is not officially out yet. I had Simpson Motorsport (UK) convert a 330i kit and they tell me it was was dead straight forward to fit.
Got no pictures just yet, but I will try to post some soon.
I've only done about 500 miles, and it's my daily drive. The low/mid range torque is so strong, it's just a bloody amazing bit of kit.
So you can add me to your list of 530 FI freaks !!
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:50 PM
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Het mvallido - I think you may have been on a ship too long. That's spelled "screw"...

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Het mvallido - I think you may have been on a ship too long. That's spelled "screw"...

That's what I get for not looking for what I'm typing... You too my brother have been on land too long... That's spelled "Hey" not HET.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:58 PM
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Morning Chaps,

I'm new to the forum and I live in England.
I only have internet access at work so I may take a while to respond to anything raised.
I'm please to say that I've just had an ESS Twin-screw TS1 kit fitted to my 2002 530i (manual 5 speed). I think it's the only twin screw 5 series over this side of the pond (or anywhere else ?) as the kit is not officially out yet. I had Simpson Motorsport (UK) convert a 330i kit and they tell me it was was dead straight forward to fit.
Got no pictures just yet, but I will try to post some soon.
I've only done about 500 miles, and it's my daily drive. The low/mid range torque is so strong, it's just a bloody amazing bit of kit.
So you can add me to your list of 530 FI freaks !!
Active Autowerke has a twin screw for the 330i, which presumably should fit a 530 well enough.

http://www.activeautowerke.com/super...46330/main.php

As soon as I can scrape together 8 grand, I'm getting one.
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:08 PM
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That's what I get for not looking for what I'm typing... You too my brother have been on land too long... That's spelled "Hey" not HET.
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Can someone with a S/C and with a inter cooler tell me the size of the inter cooler? as how deep, long and high? Thank you.
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:15 AM
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There has got to be more than 3 of us
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I'm trying to be another, just not s/c but turbo. I would like the inter cooler for the extra power.
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:00 PM
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I talked to Steve Dinan at B'fest, after listening to his tech talk, wherein he describe how they repetitively ran engines until they failed. I asked about getting just an S/C and none of the other carp, and he said that an S2 setup on the M5 was the cheapest way for me to mod-up. I may end up going that direction, just have to get the bare minimum price. Apparently, it gets you into the 480 hp range.
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:49 PM
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I talked to Steve Dinan at B'fest, after listening to his tech talk, wherein he describe how they repetitively ran engines until they failed. I asked about getting just an S/C and none of the other carp, and he said that an S2 setup on the M5 was the cheapest way for me to mod-up. I may end up going that direction, just have to get the bare minimum price. Apparently, it gets you into the 480 hp range.
almost 500hp that's more then both of my cars put together.
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:03 AM
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almost 500hp that's more then both of my cars put together.

With e39 M5 prices headind to the sub $30,000 range this is a not such a bad idea
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:01 AM
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Here's a few pictures on the car and install.
The ESS TS1 system (designed for a 330i) went straight in without too much trouble (thanks to Simpson Motorsport UK).
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the twin screw is clean...almost OEM looking. it might even pass California inspection.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:18 AM
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Got some Supersprint headers going in this week. They have been Jet-Hot coated in the 2000 black to help with keeping the heat out of the engine compartment.
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As much as I wanna dream in swapping in an S52 into my wagon, my alternative is obviously putting in a supercharger for my 528it. I looked into Dinan, but I cant find anything in their website where they produce S/Cers for my model.

To those that have superchargers installed already, will it still be fine to install it on mine with having 87K miles on it? If its fine, how much will it cost? parts/labor? to get a VF Charger in her? Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:37 PM
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As much as I wanna dream in swapping in an S52 into my wagon, my alternative is obviously putting in a supercharger for my 528it. I looked into Dinan, but I cant find anything in their website where they produce S/Cers for my model.

To those that have superchargers installed already, will it still be fine to install it on mine with having 87K miles on it? If its fine, how much will it cost? parts/labor? to get a VF Charger in her? Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:18 PM
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Here's a few pictures on the car and install.
The ESS TS1 system (designed for a 330i) went straight in without too much trouble (thanks to Simpson Motorsport UK).

Nice man... how much was the bill? I'm trying to decide if I should go for VF or Twin crew.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:02 AM
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I just paid the standard ESS rate for the TS1 kit (on the ESS web site) plus some fitting time at Simpson UK. I would definitely go for the twin screw on a 5 series (more torque low down) but I don't think the ESS twin-screw is ready for the 528 (or even the 328 yet) so I don't know if that is an option.
It's a great bit of kit though !!
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I just paid the standard ESS rate for the TS1 kit (on the ESS web site) plus some fitting time at Simpson UK. I would definitely go for the twin screw on a 5 series (more torque low down) but I don't think the ESS twin-screw is ready for the 528 (or even the 328 yet) so I don't know if that is an option.
It's a great bit of kit though !!
I wish they had the twin screw for 528i when I was shopping around for S/C kit. Anyway, still happy with the VF kit.
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I just SC'd my '02 525i with the VF Kit. I'm currently having an issue with the car stalling at rpm's below the 750 mark when I give it light to moderate throttle. My shop has been going back and forth VF trying to determine if its the DME flash or maybe the MAF sensor is going bad. Has any one else heard of this problem or have any suggestions? The car ran 600 miles before it finally threw a Check Engine code so I have to take it in to see which code is showing up.


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Old 07-01-2007, 10:03 AM
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I have a similar problem with idle rpm's. It happens when under hard acceleration when the DSC/DTC kicks in.

In my therory (still formulating) DSC/DTC (during HARD acceleration) cuts the trottle back, but the charger is still creating boost. Some how this blows back through the charger causing the plastic intake boot to come loose. Somewhere during this, oil is returning to the intake tube (tube is after the MAF) and dripping down and getting on the MAF.

There may not be code displayed relating to the MAF due to the S/C software. I have had this problem 3 times (charger on for 2 yrs) and have only gotten a code once. This has even riddled the dealer because they were so relyant on the codes. Out of a whim we cleaned the MAF, and the problem was solved.

Try some MAF cleaner and for $5 the problem may be solved.

As far as the DSC/DTC I am looking into an LSD to increase traction, and cut back on the computers kicking in. Also plan on callinf VF about this to see if they have any feed back.

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Thanks JC5. Dumb question. What type of MAF cleaner did you use and where did you purchase? Would the dealer have it or can I just go to any NAPA or AutoZone?
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I bought my MAF cleaner for $5 at Pep Boys, the local auto store here in MD . Here is a link so you know what it is when you see it.

http://www.amazon.com/CRC-Mass-Flow-.../dp/B000EGH57G

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Undo the bands and remove the MAF tube( It will be easier if the air filter is removed fron the tube first. Entry is gained from inside the wheel well.) You should see metal contacts on the interior of the tube. Follow the directions on the cleaner can from this point.

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So I bought some CRC cleaner and sprayed the MAF Sensor. Well needless to say that did not work out...lol The car is still stalling when I give it 2-3% throttle typically after a cold start. I've got into the habit of letting the car warm up for about 10 minutes before I drive it to let it get to full temp. Doing so will lesson the amout of times that the car dies on me as I'm going through my subdivision. Any slight throttle will make the rpm's surge below 500 and will eventually shut off. After that the car is fine. I also notice that the the rpm's fluctuate if I'm just coasting say through a parking lot or in a heavily populated neighborhood. Basically foot off the throttle, car moving about 5 mph and it fluctates between 1000 down to 500 rpm. In a couple of cases the car shut off even with being driven for 30 to 45 minutes straight.

So my shop called VF to see if they would reflash the DME to accomodate the Air/Fuel ratio and possible throttle position but VF stated that I needed to replace the MAF before they make any additional changes. So thats the next step. It's always the most expensive parts that need to be changed...go figure. BMW wanted $390 but I found it on Pelican parts for $318. It's a waiting game now since the part wont be here until Monday.

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