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From Fri Sep 3 21:58:36 1999
for <>; Fri, 3 Sep 1999 21:55:22 -0700
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Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 22:59:47 -0600
To: "pelliott" <>,
"e36m3-digest" <>
From: Land Shark <>
Subject: Re: [E36M3] 3.5" HFMs Worthwhile on OBDIIs?

At 12:31 AM 9/4/99 -0400, pelliott wrote: >I've read here and elsewhere that the larger HFMs are useless when used on
>the OBDII cars ....Is this opinion the general consensus on the list based
>on dyno runs and experience even when equipped with modified software? Does
>anyone feel they have benefited by this upgrade? Thanks.

Paul.. "general consensus" won't help you here...

We've tested larger (Euro) HFM's on OBD-II vehicles and they do nothing but separate you from your money.. Because the meter is designed for a different "mounting position" and when placed in the std. place in an OBD-II BMW 6 cylinder they become position sensitive.. Simply rotating the meter around it's longitudinal axis changes the transfer curve.

I believe Suzy (or her mechanic) found this out while reinstalling the turbo with a Euro HFM installed.. (Suzy??)

We modified the software live in Sacramento.. once finished, it did no better than intake system alone.

Save your money and stick with the intake you have... buy your friend(s_ a steak and a beer instead (OK.. a weeks worth, for what it costs)

Jim Conforti

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