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      04-21-2010, 01:41 PM   #111
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04/21/2010 UPDATE:

I just wanted to give everyone an update ... I've had the last fuel injector for a few days but, I've been really busy at work and I've been fighting a cold. I plan to finish the install today and get the car back on the road. I'll update this thread again with my final install review ...
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      04-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #112
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I haven't been to Hawaii in years. If I can stay with you I'll finish the install and we could roll around together reppin' that ESS game
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      04-22-2010, 01:04 AM   #113
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04/21/2010 UPDATE:

I'm all done:


Iím finally done installing my ESS VT1 Supercharger. I know some of you may be wondering why it took me so long ... Well my original order got lost with FedEx. It wasnít ESS fault but they were nice enough to send me a new kit right away. Due to the limited time I had they rushed it out to me and forgot one fuel injector. It wasnít a problem but I did have to delay the install for a week due to my busy work schedule.

Final installation review:

I took the day off to finish up the install and like the rest of the kit it went smooth. So smooth that I thought I forgot a few steps. Once I installed the last fuel injector there was only the mounting of the manifold left. I ran all the hoses and reinstalled the DME prior to today so there was no problem there. I just pushed the manifold down, ran all the hoses to the manifold, tightened all the claps and I was done The design of this kit is unreal!! Everything fit like a glove and it made me feel like I went to tech school

After I tightened everything down I double checked everything. It was only a matter of minutes ... I reinstalled all the stock parts, put the negative back on the battery and started her up. The first start up took a little while due to the empty fuel line but she did start. I let the car sit for a while and checked for any leaks. No leaks were found and nothing was rubbing

First driving impressions:

I got the car all washed up and headed home. Unfortunately I got stuck in traffic all the way home but I was happy to see that the car was not getting hot even without a cooler. The car idled like stock and everything sounded normal except for a little whine up front. I did notice a smoother rev and the car felt like it wanted me to push it more

Soon as I got home I told the wife that I would take her to dinner. I chose a place that was out of town so I could break her in a little faster. Iíll up date this thread after a put on a few more miles ...


Follow up customer service:

The only time I get this kind of service is when my family and I stay at the Trump Hotel. Roman and AJ at ESS went above and beyond my expectations. These guys were always there to answer my questions, replied to all my PMs/e-mails right away and always returned my call when I left a message. I highly recommend ESS for any of your supercharging or tuning needs. These will deliver no matter what it takes

Thank you so much Roman and AJ for making me the first SCd E90 M3 in Hawaii!! I hope to see more of your kits here on the islands!!
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      04-22-2010, 01:50 AM   #114
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that is seriously awesome. how long would you say it took you total in hours to install the kit?
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Looking good, have you gotten a chance to rip it yet?
I was serious about flying out too
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      04-22-2010, 04:55 AM   #116
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that is seriously awesome. how long would you say it took you total in hours to install the kit?
I did my install in phases so I'd say ...

1-2 hours to remove "all" the stock parts
2-3 hours to install all the lines, fuel injectors and DME
1-2 hours to install the manifold and put back all the stock stuff

If you had all the parts at once then I'd say someone could get this done in 4-8 hours max!! This kit fits like a glove!!

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Looking good, have you gotten a chance to rip it yet?
I was serious about flying out too
I just got home from a nice drive ... I didn't push it much cause I had my wife and son in the car but I did give it a short punch in third ...
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      04-22-2010, 05:31 AM   #117
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Man your wife gotta be like "Only dinner for me? Why don't you get me something equal to that supercharger of yours..."

I'm glad everything's all done now man. Enjoy your "new" ride!!!
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well done. My ECU is still stuck with FedEx. Driving myself mad waiting.

Car is all back together and ready for the brain.
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      04-22-2010, 07:16 AM   #119
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Man your wife gotta be like "Only dinner for me? Why don't you get me something equal to that supercharger of yours..."
She got that already...on their engagement. Call this his "mangagement ring."
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      04-22-2010, 10:04 AM   #120
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Congrats Brother....wait till your done with the 200 mile break in! then you will really appreciate this kit! Good luck and great job!!!
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      04-22-2010, 10:58 AM   #121
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Congratsssssss !! Especially for tackling it yourself ...
Now go do some spirited driving and tell us what you really think
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Man your wife gotta be like "Only dinner for me? Why don't you get me something equal to that supercharger of yours..."

I'm glad everything's all done now man. Enjoy your "new" ride!!!
She got me .... Thats equal to a lifetime of superchargers

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well done. My ECU is still stuck with FedEx. Driving myself mad waiting.

Car is all back together and ready for the brain.
Is it still stuck because of all the ash?

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Congrats Brother....wait till your done with the 200 mile break in! then you will really appreciate this kit! Good luck and great job!!!
Thanks ... I cant wait

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Congratsssssss !! Especially for tackling it yourself ...
Now go do some spirited driving and tell us what you really think
Thanks bro ... Sorry to hear about your exhaust bro!!


... I have a Arqray Ti system up for sale and I'll give you a sweet deal
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      04-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #123
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Congrat!!! bro good job and well done. Now go drive like you stole it
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      04-22-2010, 05:54 PM   #124
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Congrats Brother....wait till your done with the 200 mile break in! then you will really appreciate this kit! Good luck and great job!!!
200 mile break in? I must of missed that step in the instructions.
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Congrats. I am seriously considering doing this myself. I need a new project for the M.
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glade to see you got it done... You must have sent ur sickess to kona, cause now im sick.. well i guess ill let you know when im comin for a ride too.. Injoy

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Congrats on a sweet kit and the DIY install!

Now get out there and drive that thing!!!
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      04-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #129
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Congrat!!! bro good job and well done. Now go drive like you stole it
Thanks ... I will soon enough.

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200 mile break in? I must of missed that step in the instructions.
Thanks for all the advise Mike ... I have my old NOS kit just sitting here so I may have to follow in your steps

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Congrats. I am seriously considering doing this myself. I need a new project for the M.
Do it ... Its really not that hard and I only used a small tool box that I got from sears.

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very nice congrats on your self install....
Thank you

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glade to see you got it done... You must have sent ur sickess to kona, cause now im sick.. well i guess ill let you know when im comin for a ride too.. Injoy

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Congrats on a sweet kit and the DIY install!

Now get out there and drive that thing!!!

Thanks Bro!! We have a meet on friday so I plan to show it off a bit
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ECU arrived
fitting tomorrow!
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Install it now, it takes like 5 minutes
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Install it now, it takes like 5 minutes
I am collecting ECU from FedEx in the am going straight to collect my car afterwards, by the time I am done spinning all over the place on my way home, I can post a review in time for your breakfast!
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