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Enjoy your ICE whilst you still can, they are very much time limited.
In what way?


Mine is perfectly capable of delivering what it does, for the rest of my life, if I keep it and maintain it. Probably won't keep it, but it could if I did.

You do realise they are not being banned from the streets in 2030, just sales will stop.

It'll also be interesting to see if sales do actually stop, or if there will be some derogation due to a complete lack of available cars and viable charging infrastructure. I suspect the latter, TBH.

The problem with the climate is the young people, like Greta. They have got us into this mess, always wanting 'more and more'. If they just stopped buying things and stopped wanting anything in life then they'd stop making this world a mess for all of us old people that already have everything we want ..... :unsure:
 

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Mine is perfectly capable of delivering what it does, for the rest of my life, if I keep it and maintain it. Probably won't keep it, but it could if I did.

You do realise they are not being banned from the streets in 2030, just sales will stop.

It'll also be interesting to see if sales do actually stop, or if there will be some derogation due to a complete lack of available cars and viable charging infrastructure. I suspect the latter, TBH.

The problem with the climate is the young people, like Greta. They have got us into this mess, always wanting 'more and more'. If they just stopped buying things and stopped wanting anything in life then they'd stop making this world a mess for all of us old people that already have everything we want ..... :unsure:

very well said society these days expects more more more. look at computers mobile phones and tablets people want new ones and more power all the time! doesn't help that industries provide it for them and then there is more e-waste and the cycle continues :(

As for cars while electric cars are supposed to be good there is always people with negatives about it but that's society as a whole something new and better comes out for example they bought a newer version of a car out and put in more electronics more emissions systems while its better for the environment people will complain its got this and that more to go wrong etc.

my personal opinion on electric cars is a bit different i wouldn't say no but charging would be a big problem for me where i live. as an example outside my house is a pavement people walk on and then a busy road. so unless i put a wire out frim the second floor and extended it out above where people walk and down to the car its going to be a problem because if i run it over the path it could be a tripping hazard. not to mention if peopel go past see it they might try to mess with it. so really electyric cars are not good for everyone. then there's the degradation of batteries and those things wouldn't be cheap to replace. what puts me off them in a way also is tesla dont get me started on them im sure youve heard seen and read about the stories lol.
 

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It'll also be interesting to see if sales do actually stop, or if there will be some derogation due to a complete lack of available cars and viable charging infrastructure. I suspect the latter, TBH.
The issue is that EVs aren't the answer to the true problem, but instead are a relatively pain free short term fix. They allow us to continue with excessive consumption for a while longer. The average Millennial and Generation X, as well as Boomers, is unwilling to give up consumption and prefers the technology solutions where nobody pays or better they are fiscally incentivised. BIK, road fund, low VAT, no road fuel tax, and purchase grants are all part of easing their transition. But at some point we all have to pay.
But the can has been kicked down the road. I think that climate issues will be too well established to go back to producing vehicles that consume fossil fuels except for edge cases such as the military. The question of synthetic fuels has to be addressed.
 
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correct to a point you can adjust the linkage if its a vac operated turbo it has to be done on the map if its electronic. mine is electronic so its a faster response compared to a vac operated one there are tradeoffs for this sort fo thing so it depends on the individual and if they are prepared to accept them.

once the car starts spooling about 1500 rpm on mine it will spool up and rev very quickly i have a hybrid turbo as well, also it doesnt have a maf that has been mapped out it runs what it needs to off the map sensor. in any case a maf sensor has its limitations so while its useful its only upto a certain point.


many 2.0 turbo diesel bmws often badged for example 116 118 316 318 those are the same engine as the 120 320 520 variants in many cases the difference is a detuned ecu and they also run different turbo and injectors. so if you were to upgrade those to 320d versions or even better those will tune exactly like the X20 variants. my brother bought a 118dfor his project and the reasonthats a good choice even for people who want to just tune that engine is theyve had an easier life with less power. :)
Not all 2L engines are the same. The cheap ones (<150bhp) don't have balancer shaft nor intake flaps) these ones were sold to Rover for the 75/ZT/Freelander TD4 and possible in the very low power BMW/Minis (122/136bhp). They are a slightly different capacity. (1950 v 1998cc I think)
 

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Not all 2L engines are the same. The cheap ones (<150bhp) don't have balancer shaft nor intake flaps) these ones were sold to Rover for the 75/ZT/Freelander TD4 and possible in the very low power BMW/Minis (122/136bhp). They are a slightly different capacity. (1950 v 1998cc I think)
depends which series we are comparing and which exact engine model for example the 118 318 M engines pre lci dont have swirl flaps that is true as i have a 318 manifold on my 320d it saves having to blank them on the original. but apart from those dreaded n engines with the chain on the wrong end most of the engines are very similar with little differences.
 

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right so for those interested i found out some more things today the turbo spins upto 70,000 rpm allegedly and the other thing i found out is its controlled by the canbus which is fantastic news it gives more flexibility in setting it up for the car because the car has a canbus system and it can be configured.

i shouldnt really say it but this is looking easier by the day!(not forgetting important safety features needed though of course) you watch now ive said that there will be some kind of hurdle on its way! 😂
 

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It is already commercially available. I mean from renewable sources.
I've been using Methanol like that in ICE for years. But not as an affordable road fuel. My concern is that Big Oil will choose to supply them from non-renewable resources "as an interim", much like "blue" hydrogen.
 

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other thing i found out is its controlled by the canbus which is fantastic news it gives more flexibility in setting it up for the car because the car has a canbus system and it can be configured.
Is there sufficient capacity in the ECU to do this? I'd suspect that the control required is quite complex, not just an "on off" type.
 

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Is there sufficient capacity in the ECU to do this? I'd suspect that the control required is quite complex, not just an "on off" type.
my brother says yes. he is a tuner and makes his own files for the ecu also an independent bmw specialist so he can program anything in or out. as an example if someone wanted to upgrade from a vac turbo to a electronic one he can do that both physically and in software. normally you cant do that because you would need a new loom etc but if you know what you are doing you can.
 

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Right so today im pleased i got the dimentions for the original battery from the Audi and its good news because it can fit in the box area under my boot carpet! the dimensions are 42 x 18 x 11 cm (LWH)

so its not really a big battery
 

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so today it arrived so im happy here is a short (public video) i put on facebook
yet to figure out if they are coolant lines or oil i think coolant is more likely but either way its not a problem there is one small nozzle on there ive yet to figure out i think it might be some sort of pressure hose fitting or maybe vacuum

also ive put in a request to valeo for information about the turbocharger see what they say
 

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well valeo were not forthcoming as expected they told me ive to speak to audi which im not going to bother as im fairly confident i would get the same answer. the only way id get a better answer is i i could get the info direct from maybe aparts guy or engineer but thats not easy to find lol

i do happen to have a little ace up mysleeve though i met a guy yesterday who works for landrover and he's in the engine development unit of landrover and apparently they have a similar thing for landrovers so that is pretty interesting! he's gonig to see if he can find out any info on their system see if we can figure out how to talk to the turbo. apparently he said the turbo has a separate control unit so it could be as simple as a pwm signal but we dont know for sure yet.

its also looking like going by the battery size and spec it doesnt actually need a load of juice to operate so the system seems to be looking more simpler all the time. hopefully, it is as im going to share the build once its done.

fingers crossed though 🤞
 

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so im pretty sure i found the audi dc to dc converter part number is 8K0959663D i think there is probably no way to use it on my car looks like there are too many wires on it here is an eBay listing AUDI A4 B8 8X 2007-2015 VOLTAGE STABILISER MODULE UNIT - 8K0959663 (D25) | eBay but it does say 400w so i guess that tells us something along with the battery spec which is Nominal capacity 9.5AH nominal energy 446 WH part number 4M0 915 105 B

hopefully some of this makes sense to people who know more about thissort of thing than i do.
 

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I'll respond briefly here. We are also working on this conversion, can now also tell you that it is not easy to get this turbo working since you have to get the whole can-bus story working. This will now work thanks to people who have put a lot of time into getting this working.
Our reason for building this has to do with an earlier conversion to a 2.0tdi engine with a big turbo, and we want to use the E-turbo to catch up on the start, so a better spool up for the big turbo.
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I'll respond briefly here. We are also working on this conversion, can now also tell you that it is not easy to get this turbo working since you have to get the whole can-bus story working. This will now work thanks to people who have put a lot of time into getting this working.
Our reason for building this has to do with an earlier conversion to a 2.0tdi engine with a big turbo, and we want to use the E-turbo to catch up on the start, so a better spool up for the big turbo.
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wow very nice! do you have any information you could share about the canbus connection? ive got the pinouts for the turbo but i dont yet have a way of communicating with it and im not running a vag car either but thats the least of my problems i have bmw specialists who can make anything work as lonfg as we got the resources.

i know its not easy its not going to be easy but talking to it is the first step.

Easy isnt worth anything!
 

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The can-bus story is really the hardest one of all, and why most people stop doing it. We are not finished yet either, but we are making great strides. In terms of time, developing the can bus and making it work is really the most work......

The testing case, in terms of sound, this is really not fun.....,


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Thank you! that actually looks like what i planned to do! which was connect it upto 48v and 12v and send commands to it. what hardware/software are you using? i have a peak can usb module and the software i haven't started yet. it looks like you have made a fair bit of progress and if/when you complete it id be prepared to pay for any data you could provide me to get it fully functional.

i do have a tuner who can work the ecu side of things on my BMW its GKR Performance. they also do BMW coding etc so that will help me, im sure they would collaborate/credit your work seeing as they are family!
 
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