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  1. They're so much fun to take apart arnt they? lol. I figured the ABS was something along those lines, have a little bit of hands on experience with them from helping with the shops E30 when I worked at LKQ. Definitely following the progress. Heres a couple shots I dug up on the E30 we did. It belongs to the old plant manager now, no idea if she still has it but im sure she does.
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  2. I haven't been a posting whore like the old days, but probably because the forum isn't as active as it used to be.
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  3. What the hell? I am way behind now. Never know with him.
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  4. If I knew that, I would be much closer to the answer. I probably knew at one point, but don't remember now. PHP based, but I don't believe it is phpBB.
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  5. I think iron monkey was either returned to the wild or rusted stiff
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  6. Maybe Iron Monkey will appear and insult us all. Top 15%, meaning there are more people posting than I think.
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  7. I tried as well, but there are a lot of forum programs out there.
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  8. It is hard to know. I suppose I could do some research and figure it out, but haven't gone there yet. Easier to just keep posting to see what pops up.
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  9. It might increase traffic a bit. I know I am posting a bit more because of it.
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  10. I haven't asked chuck yet about the badges
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  11. It doesn't, because I got the prolific poster badge, which is 500 posts. My first badges are from Saturday, so it at least started then, but I didn't post much last week.
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  12. I have contemplated for a while to start my own build thread, and finally decided to do so. It probably wont be a very fast moving build, but I think there might be some interesting things to come. I've been (and still am) pretty busy with the ECU software side of things, so I tend to neglect my own car a little. I'll just post up the mods as they happen. Some of the current specs of my 1994 Volvo 850-t5 (MT) -It's very onyx green -stock 15g turbo. The standard conical flange has been replaced with a straight one. -white injectors -M44 swapped with ongoing modifications/tuning. -stock intake system. This one wasn't converted during the recall back in the day. This means it still has the stock "rip kit" (although the rip kit is actually what used to be stock) -stock exhaust system -suspension was replaced by previous owner with something rather firm. Handles nicely. Some things that are in desperate need of attention: -rear crank seal leaking badly. -Clutch is worn and needs replacement. -it needs a cleaning Tuning the thing is alot easier with an Ostrich 2.0 rom emulator installed. So to kick off with something more interesting than my rather stock specs, here's how I made that happen: I first clipped all the legs of the flash chip, and removed them one by one with a soldering iron. With a little tin on the tip, you only need to touch them lightly to release them from the board. After some cleaning with desoldering strip, it looks like this: I positioned the Ostrich to where I wanted it to go, and pre folded / measured the floppy flatcable I was going to use. Then I cut one end of a floppy cable, and seperated the wires. I left them about 5 cm longer than required, so I could cut them to length and strip them while soldering. After this soldering commenced. Using liquid flux helps alot with this: I cut one of the original posts of the ECU to the proper height to support the ostrich. I then unscrewed one the the screws of the ostrich, and used a longer screw to attach the ostrich to the post. Then I then soldered some wires to a usb connector I had floating around, and soldered the other ends to some unused pins on the ECU connector. (Don't forget to cut these pins, I didn't and the ostrich didn't connect to the pc). This is what my dad did in his car, and it seemed very convenient. Then the moment of truth... It fired right up after turning the key. After cutting the aforementioned pins off the ECU pcb, usb connected right up as well. Very happy with the setup, can recommend to anyone who wants to do some tuning of his own. The ostrich looks a little scratched. It was removed from another ECU where it was glued in, but it functions perfectly.
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  13. I'm sure once all of us get them installed and start praising them, a lot more people will be on board.
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  14. I've got a somewhat irrelevant question, but why haven't you made a post about these in the for sale section? My guess is there's a chance everyone would want one, and well, you're just one guy
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  15. Not sure if I received your last PM. What was it regarding?
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  16. Ive been using one of these log boxes for some time now, plugged it in a forgot about, There must be over 100 logs on the card now. Ive had no reason to check the logs as the car has been running sweet, its there just in case of any issues though, saves messing with the laptop every time you want to log. Brilliant thing to have, HIGHLY recommend buying one
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  17. If everyone on the list follows through it's going to be 8 units to the US in total if I'm not mistaken.
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  18. Money sent. I know I'll mess it up somehow so I won't subject you guys to that
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  19. I have sent everybody a PM about the payment up front. I'll be ordering parts coming friday, and I will start building when they get in. The aim is to finish building them at the end of the week, and having them shipped out the week after. I still need someone to volunteer distributing them in the US so I can send them all in one package. Anybody up for that?
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  20. It could trigger a beep on KRCOUNT, but it would essentially do the same thing I think. The variable pitch based on KRCOUNT idea is interesting though, I could test that out. I guess the big issue would be that these events happen very quickly, and different instances of these events may happen within a very short timeframe. All these different beeps may be quite erratic, and hard to discern, if at all audible. Ultimately I want to try to keep it simple, and easy to interpret. One can always configure one of the alarms to trigger when krcount reaches a certain number. Maybe knowing that you have a certain amount of knock, or even sum of retard values, is enough info while behind the wheel. Then it's just a matter of pulling the log off the sd-card to analyse what happened.
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  21. Very interested in specs, features, and price. That's very cool; will fit nicely in glove box or where ever..
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  22. I am still interested; however, did not receive a pm yet - let me know how I can help!
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  23. I'd like in on that list as well
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  24. I'm very interested as well. Add me to the list, please.
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  25. There has been a lapse in defloater production due to time constraints, but I'm back at it now. The defloater list ended, as there wasn't too much interest in the end. I can reopen it of course. DScottM hasn't responded to my last pm, so I figure he is out, but maybe someone else would be able to act as a redistributing point. So people interested in the US atm would be: -DutchCanadian -boxpin -oreo931 -mojojo -gmsgltr -B850 -Wesdunns70t5m -OneWithBrick and oblark in the uk then, If I forgot anyone, or if you want in, just post below. I'll cook up a group buy price, and I'll PM everyone involved once I do.
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  26. I'm interested and I pm'd you yesterday, did you receive it ?
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  27. Can't believe I haven't seen this until now. Definitely want to purchase a defloater!
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  28. who do we contact to get on the defloater list? You or DScottM?
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  29. Not sure if you got my PM but I would like you to build a defloater for me.
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  30. I am interested, I sent you a PM last night.
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  31. Thanks everyone ^^ I have a micro, the sd-card module, and a RTC in there. Also a little something for the k-line interface, and you can see the lm7805. I don't have much spare time as I'm also building a logbox for someone. That's why it's still looking like that. Most of the work was reverse engineering the xdl format, and programming.
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  32. The Den Hollander family does it again, You guys are brilliant.
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  33. Damn, that is really impressive. Very cool to see this going on, while it being completely over my head.
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  34. That's a great mod to get rid of the biggest annoyance on these P80 cars with the old throttle body design. I guess I need one ;)
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  35. I had the car running great and there were no vac or boost leaks I was aware of... I'm definitely interested and will send a pm. I really like the sound of this mod.
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  36. Fixed your post - you replied inside my post, making it a quote from me...
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  37. That's funny. I guess its been sometime since I heard a stock 850/V70
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  38. Makes more sense for interested people to contact him via PM, since this is hand built product. It's not as if the word won't get around. Works for me with the M66 trans mount bracket and the GT500 hood vent template.
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  39. I made a little video where I explain its function a little more.
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  40. I've sold some of these in the Netherlands. I can make some more for ppl that are interested. It's m43, and m44 only though. No me7 (totally different throttle body setup), and I didn't look at the fenix ECU's yet.
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  41. This is so cool! Are you planning to sell these? I always hated having no engine brake.
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  42. Isn't this is what Nissan 370Z (InfinityG37) newer model called double clutching from factory. That's pretty awesome you able to come up with that.
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  43. It manipulates the idle control valve based on a few parameters. It also makes the ECU think it's still in full control to avoid throwing any DTC's.] Of course to get the 'clutch pedal disappear into nothingness' feel you need to shift consistently at the same speed. With a little practice this is easy to master though. I have it set to drop pretty hard as I like to shift quickly. edit: I'm going over your maf table atm btw ^^
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  44. Something a little bit different for this post. I always thought the 'throttle hang' while shifting, and the inablilty to engine brake effectively was hugely annoying. I always had to either shift slowly to shift up smoothly, or let the clutch deal with the elevated RPM's and try to live with the clunkyness of the shifts. With the swap to m44 this got alot better, but still not nearly good enough for my tastes. Naturally I got fed up by this. I started working on a solution almost 1,5 yrs ago, and I've since perfected it. from this (first quick & dirty prototype with an arduino mounted on top of it): to this (latest version with nice bosch plugs): I call it the 'RPM defloater' Its settings allow me to precisely control the RPM dropoff speed on upshifts. I have it set in such a way that the revs are matched on my normal upshifts and the clutch pedal just seems to 'disappear into nothingness' when I let go of it. I just don't feel the clutch engage, because it doesn't have to synchronise the crank with the gearbox. No clunkyness, but smooth and fast upshifts. When I let go of the throttle, my car will instantly start engine braking. I wonder why Volvo ever implemented the RPM hang feature (supposedly to aid shifting, or to keep the turbo spooled), but I'm very happy with this little mod.
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  45. It definitely needs a cleaning......first
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