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  1. Yes, i know...it's slightly less illegal here That is the reason why...long beam and aftermarket xenon without projectors. Some people here just fit xenon bulbs and that's my target audience
  2. This car is fighting me all the way. There is always little something that takes a ton of time to figure it out. It's been a long time since we took interior apart, and putting it back together is not as straight forward as one may think . Of course, my idea of cleaning everything doesn't help with speeding things up. For example, I though it'll be great to wash air vents in the dishwasher But the results were disappointing So, i had to source out set of used ones and wash them manually But, it's not all bad. Pretty much everything in the engine bay has been sorted out, and one of the last things to do was new Oil Catch Can. I have this crazy idea to hide everything that was not fitted in the factory, so OCC was fitted next to the gearbox. It could be checked and emptied by undoing couple of screws, but still hidden from the view. Also, wheels are now fitted, and I had the first drive...2 meters in reverse, but hey, it's a start! Had to back up few meters so we could fit the doors. Of course, doors were properly insulated before fitting So, interior is almost finished, and after connecting all speakers, i can confirm that sound with new head unit is really great. Almost forgot...for the reverse light i've used 50W led. I know it's overkill, but the idea is to have switch so i can switch it on at any time, for example, when someone behind me uses long beam Picture doesn't show it, but it really lights up the room Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to update this thread on the regular bases, but I'll answer all the questions if someone was to try any of the upgrades saw here. I do hope to send my first set of data logs to TribesMan by the end of week, and by the end of the month to actually start using the car.
  3. TEIN EDFC is Electronic Dumping Force Controller, and it allows you to set rebound on the coilovers from the cabin
  4. Just a quick update, while we are edging closer to the finish line. Replacing air filter with BMC OTA left enough room to mount WMI tank in it's place, which, in return, allowed spare wheel back in. Also, new head unit is mounted. There are few things that need to be done on the software side, but so far, so good. Sound is much better than with the OEM unit. There were few issues with microphone, but at the end, I've just replaced factory fitted mic with the one that came with the unit. For some reason, new HU wouldn't turn on with B&Me module connected, so I had to remove it. Hopefully, I'll manage to proxy it out without any issues. Glove compartment is now filled with all kinds of gadgets...Most importantly, TEIN controller...and that brings us to the main issue. It turns out that servo motors that TEIN uses do not have enough power to turn valves on KW coilovers. It took some time to find replacement motors, but I believe I've done it. Unfortunately, it looks like that EDFC won't be fitted this time around but I do think it'll be done in the next few months. Brakes are now fully functional, and in the some weird emergency, I would be able to drive brera in 15 minutes that would take me to fit the wheels. It'd look like right out of Mad Max movie, but nevertheless, it's alive At the moment, focus is on the insulation and interior fitting. Progress is slow, since it's not easy to remember what goes where, since it's been more than 18 months since car was taken apart.
  5. Thank you...I do hope to finish soon so i can at least try new summer tyres
  6. Update after a long time... Altho it's not visible at the first glance, we are close to wrapping things up. This being Alfa, it was not smooth ride. Few days after restart we saw leaking radiator. Got 2nd hand one, washed it, painted it, installed it, just to see it leak at the exact same place. Luckily, that didn't slow us down too much, since we had a lot to do on the electronic side... Most importantly, TEIN is finally set up. Most of the time went on assuring that initial checkup, when system is turned on is bypassed. Since Tein step-motors turn 720°, and then back to the position that has been set up, we had to delay sending power to the motors before that check-up has finished. This was achieved using arduino and few lines of code This is how it works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5nitoq9gyw And this is in automatic, GPS mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSbLWPWKlsw I'm not sure if I'll be using this mode, but it is great feature. It uses G-meter inside control unit, and GPS module we put in the box with arduino. GPS is used to calculate speed, and for eg, if you are just battling through traffic jam, it'll loosen suspension completely, while if you are travelling on the motorway, it'll turn rebound settings the other way. Also, it can automatically adjust suspension during cornering. Got PLX AFR and EGT probes installed too, and even tho image doesn't show, both of those work And finaly, got my hands on DC injectors... We are getting closer... :
  7. It's been 15 grueling months, but tonight we finally started the car. Still few weeks away from the road test, but it's a milestone Everything went without a glitch (so far), hopefully it'll continue the same way in the weeks to come. I think i've deserved a break http://www.youtube.com/embed/Mh9Pgn6bbuU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhj4nOGre8I *For some reason i can't insert videos, just links
  8. It's been a while. Progress is slow, but now, it is visible. We are days, if not hours, away from firing it up. Turbo is now firmly in its place. Also, MAF sensor is finally connected. In case someone else is as stupid as i am to do the same, BMW connector has the same wiring as original MAF. Installed tachometer from the last Brera model. Those gauges looks so much better than original ones. And it inherited mileage from the donor car, so my brera just got it's kilometers cut in half Of course, I'll be fixing that in MES New oil hoses. Used small uniballs to prevent rattle and allow for engine movement when accelerating. Prodrives have been painted silver and i do believe that i have two perfect wheel sets now And this is how close we are to fireing it up...
  9. Finally managed to install head unit. Of course, it didn't go smoothly. Paid professional managed to fry interface for steering wheel commands, so I had to order new one. Good thing is that I managed to make Chinese unit work with Bose system. Also, installed parking camera, even tho there is no point in having it, with parking sensors active, but since it was there...
  10. A year ago, on this day this phase of brera upgrade started. Here is a reminder how she looked just a day before complete teardown
  11. Small steps, but we are getting there... turbo is finally set, and i hope it won't be coming of anytime soon. Steering wheel and few more interior have been installed, but I'll have to wait until all electrics work is finished to soundproof entire car and put interior back in. And also, another set of wheels...for the winter tires Unfortunately, I coudln't get away from work, and on the eve of my departure, I had to cancel visit to Norway. Hopefully, I'll manage to visit during the summer, and I do plan on driving to Oslo. Also, I'm prety confident that next year I'll be cheering Ole in his final competitive race from the stands in Holmenkollen. This year, even tho I wasn't there, my friends provided me with live feed throughout the competition.
  12. Finally something to report. Air filter has been installed. We had to chop off few bits, but nothing too problematic. Everything has been firm-fitted, and I’m just waiting for new silicone hoses to arrive. Had to order black ones, since red don’t look right anymore. I couldn’t be happier with cold air intake solution. This setup should furthermore improve ΔT(delta temperature). New map has been created with new MAF sensor and new 4 bar MAP sensor linearized. Fingers crossed it’ll work without any major issues. One of the things I’m most proud of is turbo shield. It has been put together using few old ones from different cars, cut, welded and beaten into shape. All that’s left is to paint it black. New position of the air filter allows for WMI tank to be moved from the trunk and under the bonnet. That means it’ll be much easier to top up. The most complex job(s) come(s) next…electrics…connecting new MAF, installing head unit, finishing installation of EDFC motors and controllers, connecting EGT and AFR probes… Should be interesting few weeks
  13. For some reason i thought there was meeting in March, so I could have 2in1...come watch biathlon and visit you guys. Looks like I'll be flying to Oslo in March, and try to organize summer visit somehow, without my girlfriend leaving me
  14. Long time without an update...to be honest, nothing to update about. Brera is wrapped, but should be back on the lift in a week or so... I do have a question tho...when do you guys have your annual meeting?
  15. You'd want "kajmak" with Ćevapi, but Ajvar is not bad choice either