indeed for the N14, but it has double vanos plus valvetronic on the later S N18 engine,Noted only Inlet Vanos and no eccentric shaft assy??? Presume BMW/PSA decided to bin all that crap for the turbo engines? But then took cost cutting further and, as someone has already mentioned, made the pistons and con rods from cheese! 🤣
Always a possibility, but let me go on the defensive for Manic. I've had manic's stage 4 during all my engine failures, but always found a legitimate failure cause not related to mapping. Currently running the same map with awesome results. Stages 1 & 2 are usually "generic" or canned tunes, and that, combined with poor maintenance and / or lack of performance driving skills, is a more likely cause of engine failure. Manic's stage 3 was usually customized --- dyno and data logs. If stage 4 wasn't customized, the installer doesn't belong in the tuning business.--- as for rods and pistons, these issues might be just linked to high pressures caused by certain mapping I think ---
Thanks, actually most work I do for people involves me taking some pictures of before, during and after etc, and I will offer them some of the images for their own reference.Jolly good read - keep up the good work!
It’s actually nice to see the step by step strip down of bits you never normally see