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Old 09-25-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Going standalone with ITBs

After initially in stalling the ITBs, the car did run with the stock DME however, as expected, it was "meh".

So finally got myself into going standalone. Choose the AEM EMS4 for cost / simplicity. Removed all the old engine wiring. Accessed the bottom of the cubby hole for the stock ECU and put a hole w/ grommet to pass the new loom through. ECU in the glovebox for access to CAN BUS / USB / Fuses. Then started to cannibalize the stock wiring components to run the harness. Getting closer!

Going with standard issue VAG coil on plug. Need to razor a small amount of the boot down for them to actually click onto the spark plug.

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Let me know if you need anything I've been an AEM dealer for many years, be glad to help fellow Ti owners!
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Now this is VERY cool!!!

I would love to see you finish this and get it running reliably.

Maybe at a set of cat cams to it, but it probably won't be too reliably running over 7k for continuous use, so a set that is good mid range to 7k rpm cams?

http://www.catcams.com/engines/camshaft-setup.aspx

Then dyno! It would be super interesting to see some m44 NA power! See how the power curve looks

Also how it would drive too! I'm in CA so maybe eventually I can see it in person.

Good luck!!
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shouldn't be an issue in finishing it. Going together quite well so far. I do need to look at camshafts eventually, but for now getting it running and all that is priority. Plus I would like to see what a OEM M42 baselines at.
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shouldn't be an issue in finishing it. Going together quite well so far. I do need to look at camshafts eventually, but for now getting it running and all that is priority. Plus I would like to see what a OEM M42 baselines at.
That is true, very good point, and getting a good baseline and working from there would be very interesting too. I didn't realize you have a 1995 318ti, most are 96+ so I assumed m44 not m42, m42 might be a bit more rev happy. nice
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yea the head design of the M42 is quite different and IMO much nicer.

long term plan is to cage this and go do some racing. perhaps as a second rally car, but maybe track duty.
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yea the head design of the M42 is quite different and IMO much nicer.

long term plan is to cage this and go do some racing. perhaps as a second rally car, but maybe track duty.
Sounds good, looking forward to see how it progresses.
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