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Apologies for delay in replying guys and gals , I unwisely edited my contact details and had to wait for admin approval before being able to post .
Yes , this was one of the first run of 5 cranks produced and , as far as I know , one of the first to be up and running in an E34 M5 .
We were part of the guinea pig development of the kit and encountered issues such as pistons sitting 1.65mm above the deck when the spec was flush , rods that fouled the underside of the piston etc
All of these teething issues resulted in delays , but Thomas was quick to address issues and provide solutions and the resulting kit will now be plug and play .
We chose to fit Cat Cams of 291° hence the lumpy idle Bumbaclut picked up on .
That said , once the fuelling / mapping is optimised via the factory motronic I expect the engine to be a true powerhouse whilst retaining drivability .
I have driven the car for a number of miles on the standard map without a lambda or a maf and it still felt crisp , so, once it's mapped using a wide band lambda situated in the x piped stainless decatted system , I anticipate positive results .
A few pics ;
Better a day as a tiger than a lifetime as a sheep !
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