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E46 can system and motor swaps

When swapping motors, the factory DME is no longer receiving signals. As a result, the cluster panel won’t show rpms, coolant temps, and lights like the oil pressure dummy light and the CEL. The E46 chassis also uses a ton … Continue reading

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LS PCM to E46 Can Bus – Part 3

There isn’t a huge amount to update from a technology perspective but there is much worth talking about. I did my best to read in the rpm readings from the PCM supplied wire but I just couldn’t figure out how … Continue reading

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LS PCM to E46 Can Bus – Part 2

Turns out the e46 cluster won’t tween between values. It just shakes between the two values. So I severed the can bus connection from the chassis and made sure important features still worked. It turns out the e46 cluster is … Continue reading

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LS PCM to E46 Can Bus

Been over a year since my last post. I have the LS2 installed in my E46 and the basics are in and running. The current issue is that the cluster rpm/speedo/temp gauge are all disabled since the stock BMW DME … Continue reading

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Evaluating Angle Kits

Usual disclaimer. I am not an engineer. Nor do I know everything about angle kits. This is a reflection of my current level of knowledge about angle kits.  For most chassis, angle kits are narrowed down to either cut knuckles … Continue reading

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FD 2018 Technical Rulebook Overview/changes

For some reason, FD’s yearly technical rulebook isn’t readily publicly available. Regardless, I found a copy and looked through it. As usual, the formatting is so wildly different from last year that you can’t just do a straight text comparison. … Continue reading

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Case for the E46 330i/330ci

In an attempt to not make this a blog, I’ll keep this short. I crashed the E30 on a friendly private day, parted the car, kept the LS2, and now I’m in an E46 330. This posting will go over … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 11

To follow up on the last posting, I managed to get the output to Dashware to work correctly. Turns out the GPS isn’t a reliable source of timing. I wound up having a few issues with finding and syncing datalogs … Continue reading

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Review: The Formula Drift app (it’s terrible)

Full disclosure, I’m a web developer who has done some mobile development for work. I’ll also start this off with the fact that I hate this app. I’m on android but I doubt the iPhone version is any better. First, … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 10

Beta units have been sent out and I finally got a chance to test out my own unit at the track. So far my own personal use has shown quite a few enhancements I would like. But overall the logging … Continue reading

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