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    There are two coolant drains, both are threaded...

    There are two coolant drains, both are threaded tube types.

    One should be on the bottom right of the radiator (looking at the car from the front). There is a hole in the plastic shield under the...
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    The fan doesn't kick in until the engine is over...

    The fan doesn't kick in until the engine is over normal temperature (mine gets to about 102 celcius when the fans comes on). If your thermostat is dodgy the the engine will probably struggle to...
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    The bluetooth reader should work but being an...

    The bluetooth reader should work but being an older car the refresh rate is very slow.

    And being an older car the O2 sensor is only a narrowband which means you won't be able to read AFR. You...
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    There is a program (available on the M4.4 wikia...

    There is a program (available on the M4.4 wikia site) that adjusts the scaling in the ecu to account for the increase in housing size. Basically the stock values are multiplied by 2.24 for the 3.5"...
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    The FPR was relocated down the back of the engine...

    The FPR was relocated down the back of the engine (on the late 850s onwards apparently).

    If you follow the fuel lines from the fuel rail down the back of the engine it should be just visible (on...
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    You can pick the cheapo ones up off ebay as you...

    You can pick the cheapo ones up off ebay as you only need the housing so you can swap in the sensor from the standard maf.
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    It's a 3.5" ID MAF from a BMW 740i. Should allow...

    It's a 3.5" ID MAF from a BMW 740i. Should allow up to approx. 1800kg/h flow instead of the 826kg/h of the standard MAF which apparently can be easily reached by a 15G.
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    The 320mm calipers look a better design too, more...

    The 320mm calipers look a better design too, more metal for strength and heat dissipation (I guess)

    Also got a larger MAF to fit but need to work out if I'm going to adapt the standard airbox or...
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    LOL mate you need faster internet. Yeah,...

    LOL mate you need faster internet.

    Yeah, calipers from a V50 for the 320mm disc conversion. Thought I'd go for it as the current 280mm standard setup needs new discs and pads and one of the...
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    Look what the Parcelforce guy dropped at my door...

    Look what the Parcelforce guy dropped at my door today :)

    Managed to get them cheap.

    Now to clean them up and make some brackets

    https://i.imgur.com/TJLBmSwl.jpg
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    Nice one! That's where another lad on here had...

    Nice one!

    That's where another lad on here had one split, must be a weak point then.

    Enjoy :D :D
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    I'd say engine out, as getting the sump off in...

    I'd say engine out, as getting the sump off in situ will probably be impossible.
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    Graphic shamelessly stolen from a VAG button...

    Graphic shamelessly stolen from a VAG button which has a twin tailpipe graphic which I edited to a single. May add some lines to it to show the valve as open.

    Have PMed you
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    What a week! Went out for a drive on Thursday and...

    What a week! Went out for a drive on Thursday and on the way back a noise appeared from the NS front wheel. This noise got louder which I reckoned was the wheel bearing. The next day I took the...
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    Guess what..... I've just had the exact same...

    Guess what.....

    I've just had the exact same problem with my car.

    Loud whoosh noise when boost comes in and 21in/hg at idle without any idling issues. It started as a quiet whoosh yesterday and...
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    Don't forget the one way valves allow flow into...

    Don't forget the one way valves allow flow into the manifold when under vacuum so the reading would be the same even with dodgy valves.
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    Just been out and mine was reading 21in/hg at...

    Just been out and mine was reading 21in/hg at idle on a hot engine
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    I usually get around 19in/hg at idle

    I usually get around 19in/hg at idle
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    What is the mileage on the car? Any history with...

    What is the mileage on the car? Any history with it? Did you test with the engine warm or cold?

    Compression ratio on the B230ET should be 9:1 so should be at least 132psi (simply multiplying...
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    Should be fine :)

    Should be fine :)
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    That would probably be it :) I did try to get...

    That would probably be it :)

    I did try to get some from Volvo some years ago and just for one check valve it was 49.



    I got some 8mm inlet/outlet aluminium fuel check valves off ebay for...
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    You're on the right track, check all the hoses,...

    You're on the right track, check all the hoses, wastegate, etc.

    Things to watch out for are breaks in hoses that are hidden, once had a tear in the hose from the intercooler to the throttle body...
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    You could try salvogroup, they're north of Derby....

    You could try salvogroup, they're north of Derby.
    http://www.salvogroup.co.uk/home.html

    The part number for a RHD switch pack is 8638453 (a LHD one is 8638452). Its seems the RHD switch pack is...
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    What is the difference between DTC is active and not active? Is 'not active' a historical code and no longer detected?
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    Ah yes, here's the 019, still only 74....

    Ah yes, here's the 019, still only 74.
    https://www.gsfcarparts.com/971aa0191

    Indeed if you want something that will last then go for the branded stuff.
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