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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:25 AM
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When the engine mounts fail the engine' rock is great enough to pull the upper radiator hose into the fan blade. I had it happen to me.


Of course if you keep new motor mounts on the car at all times it will not rock as severly. But on the otherhand with at least 1/3 more torque the engine will rock over farther than normal and will wreck the engine mounts sooner than later.

Just something to keep in mind.
Wow! Didn't realize it could be that bad. Good thing I just recently replaced my failed mounts.

On the other hand, I remember from Dinan installation instructions they say somewhere to leave clearance of at least 1/4" between the engine and the components.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:14 PM
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Wow! Didn't realize it could be that bad. Good thing I just recently replaced my failed mounts.

On the other hand, I remember from Dinan installation instructions they say somewhere to leave clearance of at least 1/4" between the engine and the components.
What size injectors did your Dinan kit come with? I have a few sets and confused myself which ones I need now with their SW.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:42 PM
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What size injectors did your Dinan kit come with? I have a few sets and confused myself which ones I need now with their SW.
I have these: RC SL2-0310.
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Bricas45, would the local Dinan rep who happens to have a day job analyzing jet engine failure modes for the FAA be Dan K from Atkinson?
He's got a nice garage setup!
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Bricas45, would the local Dinan rep who happens to have a day job analyzing jet engine failure modes for the FAA be Dan K from Atkinson?
He's got a nice garage setup!
Yes sir! He knows his stuff. I need to give him a call about my software.
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Any update?
Should be receiving everything else from Dinan today! Maybe delayed though with storm up here. I haven't done too much lately. Going to fit the brackets and have a buddy of mine work on the inlet/discharge pipes. Photos to come.

How about yours? All running smooth now?
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How about yours? All running smooth now?
I wish... Fixed another air leak in the supercharger itself, but didn't help. Based on the symptoms I'm having, I believe there should be another leak still. Building a smoke machine to smoke it out.
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I wish... Fixed another air leak in the supercharger itself, but didn't help. Based on the symptoms I'm having, I believe there should be another leak still. Building a smoke machine to smoke it out.
Ever try the propane vacuum leak trick? It has worked for me in past
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Ever try the propane vacuum leak trick? It has worked for me in past
I've heard about it, but never tried, sounds a bit scary, plus I think smoke will show the leaks with better accuracy. I already have all the parts for the smoke machine, just a matter of putting it together.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:10 AM
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I've heard about it, but never tried, sounds a bit scary, plus I think smoke will show the leaks with better accuracy. I already have all the parts for the smoke machine, just a matter of putting it together.
Yeah it sounds a bit scary I suppose but it really is pretty safe. Worked well for me. Good luck with finding the leak. Have you been able to raise your boost by remove some of the leaks? You were reading about 3psi right? I am probably going to be dealing with the same issues soon. Maybe worse as the temps are dropping into the 30s here. May not even need an intercooler anytime soon haha.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:13 AM
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May not even need an intercooler anytime soon haha.
That would be nice but still the engine runs at the same internal temperature including the compressed intake charge.
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That would be nice but still the engine runs at the same internal temperature including the compressed intake charge.
I was joking I actually pulled the trigger on water to air intercooler.
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I was joking I actually pulled the trigger on water to air intercooler.
So which one are you getting? Curious to see how that works out, that's another thing I still need to do later.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:51 AM
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So which one are you getting? Curious to see how that works out, that's another thing I still need to do later.
I figured it would allow me to not have to custom route coolant lines as I can just go down an come back up on otherside with this. I have to have inlet and discharge pipes made anyways.

I got the long flow, with the larger radiator up to 600hp with basic pump and plumbing. Not sure were I will put it all yet probably figure that out when I get it in.

Type 19 from silicon intakes is the intercooler.
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Dinan stuff came in a couple more brackets, the silicon inlet, the crank pulley, T9, and T15 modules!!!

Photos to come just got power back on after 6 days!! Not sure whether I am more excited for that or this dinan stuff!
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Installed brackets and crank pulley. Need to take it to fab shop for piping this week after i get the intercooler Tuesday.
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Nice!

Why did you get two different turbotronics modules? I believe I have T9 installed, what is the difference between T9 and T15?

That's an interesting 90 degree you have there, is that for S/C inlet?

As for the raising my boost, I didn't notice any impact to the reading I'm getting, which is still about 3psi at WOT. The only way I can tell the difference is by pressurizing my intake. Before it would hardly hold the pressure, after I sealed the S/C leak, it became better, but it still is loosing it too fast after compressor is disconnected. As I fix the leaks one by one it is getting harder to pinpoint the next one as the air is hissing past partially open intake valves, piston rings, valve seals etc, so it is not silent and hard to say where the actual leak is... I'm hoping the smoke machine will help.
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Nice!

Why did you get two different turbotronics modules? I believe I have T9 installed, what is the difference between T9 and T15?

That's an interesting 90 degree you have there, is that for S/C inlet?

As for the raising my boost, I didn't notice any impact to the reading I'm getting, which is still about 3psi at WOT. The only way I can tell the difference is by pressurizing my intake. Before it would hardly hold the pressure, after I sealed the S/C leak, it became better, but it still is loosing it too fast after compressor is disconnected. As I fix the leaks one by one it is getting harder to pinpoint the next one as the air is hissing past partially open intake valves, piston rings, valve seals etc, so it is not silent and hard to say where the actual leak is... I'm hoping the smoke machine will help.
T9 is for MAF re-mapping as you know

T15 is for boost control at cold engine. It works like the controller on the SAP on the vanos engines. It turns off boost at cold start up. Not sure I need it but also not sure how software will like it without this so I will put it on.

The 90 houses the PVC and the BOV. It is the inlet to the supercharger. This is the Dinan part for the vanos v8s. Is yours different?

Yeah I am getting close to the full install. Maybe next weekend need to fit a few things. I am removing my Dinan CAI today and just running the filter off the MAF for the time being so it is out of the way and I can fit check the whole bracket and SC with belt etc.

Then I get to play with leaks and all that fun stuff.
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The 90 houses the PVC and the BOV. It is the inlet to the supercharger. This is the Dinan part for the vanos v8s. Is yours different?
My 90 degree fittings are the plain standard type without the extra nipples, which are instead located on the large intake steel pipe.

Did you already relocate the ABS module / expansion tank / oil filter housing ?
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My 90 degree fittings are the plain standard type without the extra nipples, which are instead located on the large intake steel pipe.

Did you already relocate the ABS module / expansion tank / oil filter housing ?
I have put spacers in oil filter. I am not using the Dinan oil block instead I have the TRS oil distribution block. I think it will fit easier than the Dinan one. I have not moved abs or expansion tank yet as I am doing that along with the intercooler to make sure I get a good fitment. Should do that this week and weekend.

Also not sure whether I am going with the Dinan or a custom tune yet. I have a guy here that does it.
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I have put spacers in oil filter. I am not using the Dinan oil block instead I have the TRS oil distribution block. I think it will fit easier than the Dinan one. I have not moved abs or expansion tank yet as I am doing that along with the intercooler to make sure I get a good fitment. Should do that this week and weekend.

Also not sure whether I am going with the Dinan or a custom tune yet. I have a guy here that does it.
If you are going with the same expansion tank that Dinan uses (a tank off of E30), oil filter has to be moved forward, I didn't use their bracket as it moves the filter too much right into my headlight.

I also ended up not using Dinan oil distribution block. It fit with no issues, but I wanted to add an oil pressure and temperature sensors. Pretty happy the way it turned out.

Moving ABS took some time. Unless you are replacing the hydraulic lines, there is a limit to how much you can push the module back, I pushed almost as much as I could.
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If you are going with the same expansion tank that Dinan uses (a tank off of E30), oil filter has to be moved forward, I didn't use their bracket as it moves the filter too much right into my headlight.

I also ended up not using Dinan oil distribution block. It fit with no issues, but I wanted to add an oil pressure and temperature sensors. Pretty happy the way it turned out.

Moving ABS took some time. Unless you are replacing the hydraulic lines, there is a limit to how much you can push the module back, I pushed almost as much as I could.
On the m62tu motor Dinan does not move the oil filter forward as there is more space there than the pre-vanos cars. They just use spacers to re angle it for the oil distribution block. You have a few things there in front of the power steering fluid reservoir my car doesn't have. That is where they put the reservoir on mine. I am using the e30 tank and have that in pile of parts to go on car this week.
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