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Old 3rd August 2003, 08:36   #21
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I also purchased the Air Intake sendor from Don. I have not had it installed as yet ... primarily becasue I haven't found anyone that knows exacrtly how to do it.

Oh ... BTW ... I wouldn't exactly call it an upgrade kit either ... It's an "UpGrade" ... Not a "Kit"

It's only the Sensor in a plastic bag and 4 pages of installation instructions. If that's a Kit ... Then so be it.
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From watching Don do the installation, I can tell you that it's pretty involved. This is especially the case if you didn't know what you were doing.

I'd try finding someone who is at least mechanically inclined.
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jason:

That is exactly why ... after reading the 4 pages of instructions ... I have NOT attempted installing it myself ... NOR ... have I found someone that has the knowledge or experience of coming close to doing it themselves.

I asked at the BMW dealership and they refused to take part.

If anyone knows someone in the Los Angeles area that has this experience ...

PLEASE ... Don't be shy!
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I suspect that the shop that did the DFC install for Hamann7 might be able to do the job for you. Try sending him a PM. Might have some luck in that department. Or maybe even Evosports too. Vadam@evosports.com might be able to help you out?
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The Dinan CAI has ANOTHER upgrade?

the last upgrade I did to the CAI added some heat shields near the filter area, and I was told that a temperature sensor was moved... maybe that was it.... wonder if that would be the same as the UFMotorsport kit....
Hey T,

This was Dinan's baby. They discovered it. There is a good chance you already have it done, if you have the Cai and the MAFS. This is not new to Dinan.

Dinan's upgrade was just the Fog light Ram air effect. Prior to this, they already had done the moved sensor. So I would guess you already have it done.
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I guess I don't need this kit then! :p
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Jason:

Thanks for the advice.

I sent Hamann7 a note last evening and hopefully he remembers which shop did that work on his beast ... BUT ... more importantly ... that he was really happy with their work!!


Jason ...

Do you have Dinan's "Foglight Ram Air" type upgrade? I believe that upgrade was Dinan's most recent ... within the last year.
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As far as the upgrade from UFMotorsport being called a kit...well I guess that's just a matter of semantics. It comes with the sensor with attached wiring, mounting hardware, end-to-end crimp connectors for splicing the sensors wires into two wires from the DME, and a set of very good directions.

I, too, read the directions even though I didn't do the install myself. This is not a difficult job. It requires drilling a single hole for the sensor to be mounted. The hardest part is removal of the bumper and replacing the bumper. This is best done by two people and if you have access to a lift or jack stands, it shouldn't be too hard. The wiring part is easy. Route the included and attached wires (2) up to the DME, remove the DME cover and find the wiring harness from the DME, unravel some of the black tape from the wires, locate the two wires needed (instructions give not only the color coding for the two needed wires, but also their numbering from the DME connector plug), cut the two wires and use the provided crimp splicers to attach the two new sensor wires to the wires from the DME, wrap the tape back on, replace the DME cover and you're done. It may be a good idea to disconnect the battery before doing the wiring...better safe than sorry.

After driving my M5 for 4 days since I had the sensor installed, I can say that this has been the biggest bang for the buck for me and you will certainly notice the difference on hot days, even as low as the 80's.

Finally, Jason (Atomic80), I have been remiss in forgetting to mention that you did indeed turn me onto this upgrade and I am extremely grateful. Thank you!
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After driving my M5 for 4 days since I had the sensor installed, I can say that this has been the biggest bang for the buck for me and you will certainly notice the difference on hot days, even as low as the 80's.

That's a great modification. I have seen the M5 turn into a complete "dog" in the heat at 100f and above. Its good to know that the upgrade is noticable even into the 80s. Conversely, I wonder what the response will be in the colder weather say into the 40s and lower.
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I take it that UFMotorsports is located in the Seattle area then. I wanted to know because I am leaving in about a week or two and if I order it, I want to make sure I can receive it in time.

Thanks for all the input guys. The kit is starting to look really good.

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