" That was the goal all along (at. Least from my perspective)! This is surprisingly good outcome and now worthy of the cash to upgrade. Mad props to Tony for what appears to be a brilliant design and mad props to Terry for being resilient and continually troubleshooting even with all the emotion and passion involved and invoked from both sides! Congrats to two very special guys for making this become reality.
Originally Posted by nafoo
Dang, some how missed the post about burying the hatchet and new dynos before my last post.
Stock turbo N54s are going to have to watch out for Vargas N55s on the street now, lol.
" Totally. I was doing a spark plug service on a 335 and one of them started to come out hard..... Customer got called and he made the authorization to pull the plug out and try to save the threads via chasing.....
all's well ended wall- new plug got installed and it torqued.... with a disclaimer on the repair order what happened, and what might happen the next time that plug is removed..
As long as everyone is honest and transparent, normally everyone can get through whatever car issues arise at a shop. "
" It the threads do go below the surface of the head into the combustion chamber i can see how it happens. It's very common on glow plugs in Diesel engines. Carbon builds up on the portion below the threads and either snaps the plug on removal or messes the threads up once removed.
If this is the case you could try running a bottle or 2 of fuel additive and driving easy for a while and see if that helps to loosen some carbon. Also allowing the engine to be at operating temp while attempting to remove the plug could help.
I dont see why a dealer allowed the vehicle to leave like this. Im a service advisor for a Chrysler dealer and you never just leave it. You tell the customer what the tech found and ask the customer what they want to do next. Do you want us to try to get it out which can result in damage and additional costs or do you want us to leave it so it can be addressed at a later time. Not hard. Takes all the blame off the dealer if additional repairs are needed and give the customer options. "
This is the first turbo upgrade released for the N55 and the OEM turbo can't make more than 20psi. So, we've never developed the N55 JB4 support for one. I'll be working on that in the coming weeks though. The next order of business is to do more real world testing to ensure the tuning is solid and hit the dragstrip.
I'm just curious as to how much power the N55 will be able to handle before it pops. We haven't found that number on the N54 yet. Hopefully the N55 is just as strong. "