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      189 13300 6 is the 6cm
      189 13202 7 is the 7cm
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      Quote Originally Posted by hootie6828 View Post
      So how can I tell the difference between a 6cm and 7cm exhaust housing?
      Measure it!
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      A Fun Comparison

      Stock 12 Blade vs upgrade 11 blade


      Stock 6 + 6 vs Billet 11
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      I contacted ARD to inform them of my issues with the exhaust housing. I had stated that I was not looking​ for an apology​ or compensation for the part, I felt like it was important to inform them of the issue so they could be aware of the defects with this product. Well, in talking with Michele from ARD she had thanked me for contacting them and bringing this issue to their attention. She then offered to pay for shipping the part back to ARD for their own analysis and also extended a $100 USD compensation payment for my troubles. I say good on them for taking this issue seriously!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      I contacted ARD to inform them of my issues with the exhaust housing. I had stated that I was not looking​ for an apology​ or compensation for the part, I felt like it was important to inform them of the issue so they could be aware of the defects with this product. Well, in talking with Michele from ARD she had thanked me for contacting them and bringing this issue to their attention. She then offered to pay for shipping the part back to ARD for their own analysis and also extended a $100 USD compensation payment for my troubles. I say good on them for taking this issue seriously!

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      Nice!!!! I've always heard mixed reviews but lately it all is sounding positive! Good for them


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      Took some time today to install the turbo, also changed the oil and Installed a catch can 😎



      Thought it was a good idea to install one while I had everything apart. Been having issues with oil getting under the hose connection and blowing off. Hopefully this will help. This is just some generic catch can off eBay, I ditched the fittings it came with then drilled and tapped a 1/2" NPT to 5/8" barb for a proper 5/8" hose to the PCV/PTC.




      For the oil change I decided to change it up with Motomaster Formula 1 5w40 Synthetic. No real reason for the switch. It's ACEA A3, meets Prosche A40, and it was on sale

      After everything was done the XC started up perfectly. Ran it around for a bit then it tripped a CEL and I was only able to make 7psi boost. Got it home, VIDA pulled up ECM-125C Boost Pressure Signal too high. Previous too all this work I had washed the engine bay with a pressure washer and shortly after the XC died at a stoplight, but then started up fine so I didn't think much of it. I had scanned it at the time and it set the same code, turns out my BPS got fried somehow from washing. Fortunately I have spares and swapped one in this afternoon, but that cut the test drive short and I was not able to test a WOT, that will have to wait for tomorrow
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      Porsche A40 isn't a very stringent spec, why not use a Mercedes 229.5 qualified oil like Castrol 0w40?
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      I'll have to double check the jug, but I think it's​ MB 229.3.

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      XC90 Brakes

      Since I wrote up a review, on McShake's thread here's the Copy/Paste.

      Going from Hawk HPS and 305mm Slotted Rotors to the 336mm XC90 blanks with OEM pads I'd say the new brakes lack the initial bite that the old setup had and what I was used to. In light braking it almost feels like nothing, but once you give it more pedal it bites well with noticeably more force. While the initial bite is less with the pagid pad, I feel like brake modulation is improved. Since the Hawk HPS pads are so aggressive they would chatter when coming up to a full stop or while inching, the pagid pads are quiet and are easier​ to control. Both are great pads, and I very much enjoyed the Hawk pads, I would recommend them. I was thinking of ECB yellows with this setup, but $250+ for pads front and rear was a bit steep.

      I have logged ghetto 60-0 times using torque app with the old setup and I've been meaning to log times with this setup too see if they fair better with panic stopping, but yeah, warm weather is around the corner and soon it's time to get the trailer out and dust off the paddles so I don't know when I'll get around to it.

      Will be interesting to see how these brakes handle the summer trips with a loaded XC. While I have not had any performance issues with the 305s I felt like I could have used more stopping power in certain situations. I have a 8k-10k km trip planned across Canada with the trailer, a bunch more around Ontario, and maybe a trip into Trump's America . Should be a fun camping season!
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      Why not R brembos?
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Why not R brembos?
      Because I'm different.

      The XC90 Brakes are way more economical both in calipers ($Free.99... A friend gifted them to me ) and in rotors/pads, and will fit behind most 17s easily. I did not feel a need for brembos.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Porsche A40 isn't a very stringent spec, why not use a Mercedes 229.5 qualified oil like Castrol 0w40?
      Overkill. Any A3/B4 oil is fine on a reasonable interval

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      Quote Originally Posted by freedomfries View Post
      Overkill. Any A3/B4 oil is fine on a reasonable interval
      Agreed. I can't help it as a field services engineer to overthink oil since I see what happens when oil shears too much or gets too hot.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      Because I'm different.

      The XC90 Brakes are way more economical both in calipers ($Free.99... A friend gifted them to me ) and in rotors/pads, and will fit behind most 17s easily. I did not feel a need for brembos.
      Valid. I concur on the economy of the 336's I just wonder about added unsprung weight.
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      Not much of a concern.

      I can feel the added weight for sure, especially​ with the 235/65R17s, but in normal driving it hasn't detracted much from the XC's nimble handling 😭😭😭
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      Not much of a concern.

      I can feel the added weight for sure, especially​ with the 235/65R17s, but in normal driving it hasn't detracted much from the XC's nimble handling 😭😭😭
      Yeah, nimble...My wife has been driving my V70 this weekend since her XC was acting up. First thing she said after driving it was "Your car drives sooo much nicer than mine!"

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      Quote Originally Posted by freedomfries View Post
      Overkill. Any A3/B4 oil is fine on a reasonable interval
      I like the BMW LL.01 spec they have a 10k OCI. I never reach that... Castrol 0W40 meets it, Mobil 1 doesn't.
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      I'm happy for you. Such a special special boy!
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Valid. I concur on the economy of the 336's I just wonder about added unsprung weight.
      Unsprung weight on an XC

      LOL

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hounddogger View Post
      I like the BMW LL.01 spec they have a 10k OCI. I never reach that... Castrol 0W40 meets it, Mobil 1 doesn't.
      LL01 is a good spec but MB 229.5 (which M1 0w40 meets) is even better. Check out this tool for relative performance:

      https://online.lubrizol.com/relperftool/pc.html#



      Having said that, I still use the Motomaster 5w40 on my E90 and W204. Not a big deal unless you're pushing extended OCIs, which no one should be doing on a P2.
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      odd that the mobil.1 meets the MB spec, but not BMW.
      just refused to pay BMW?
      I'm happy with the M1 0-40.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nsjames View Post
      odd that the mobil.1 meets the MB spec, but not BMW.
      just refused to pay BMW?
      I'm happy with the M1 0-40.
      M1 0w40 is a great oil, and I'd gladly switch back if it's on sale next oil change
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      Where do you get aftermarket Billet wheels? I am coming from Ford Powerstrokes and have upgraded the one on my truck and noticed a faster spool time.



      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      A Fun Comparison

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      Quote Originally Posted by wa_xc90 View Post
      Where do you get aftermarket Billet wheels? I am coming from Ford Powerstrokes and have upgraded the one on my truck and noticed a faster spool time.
      This one was purchased through www.ardideas.com, but you could source the whole cold side including the CHRA with the upgraded wheels from http://shopping.kinugawaturbo.com/
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      M1 0w40 is a great oil, and I'd gladly switch back if it's on sale next oil change
      They run the 5 quart jugs with mail in rebates spring and fall. Dumb cheap. We buy enough for the whole year.

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      This was the last sale. F1 5L @ $28.59 vs M1 4.4L @ 33.79


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      I've run M1 since Y2000 on both my cars, had no issues and together did 800 000 km. It's freaking amazing. Transmissions, well, that's another issue altogether.



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      those are crazy prices. I think after rebate I had 5 quart jugs down to $22 or so last fall.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nsjames View Post
      those are crazy prices. I think after rebate I had 5 quart jugs down to $22 or so last fall.
      That's what you get for living in Canada.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      IPD HD Control Arms and swaybar bushing replacement




      That should help tighten things up a little bit.


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      Hummmm........


      I have contacted IPD.
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      Called IPD today and got in contact with Kevin, they will be sending me a replacement arm and covering shipping, but being in Canada I'll have to pay to get it across border. Bah.... It shouldn't take me long to swap out, but this will be another project that I'll need to make time for when I've got better things to do... These arms have maybe 2k mi on them of fairly easy use. The bushing pictured is the passenger's side rear and it is the only one that has an issue, all other bushings look fine. Thinking this is just a one off defect, but we'll see. I expect that they will experience quite a bit of abuse this season.

      And yes... I know, "Should have bought OEM". I just wanted to test these out for myself to see if they would live up to the marketing hype. Through my experience may we all learn.
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      I hate doing LCAs on P2. Loved it on the old 850s, where there were two bolts either side, sitting just like the front bushing does on ours. Didn't have to crawl under the car, jiggle and fiddle to get them aligned and bolted up, even on lowering springs. I did voth LCAs last summer, was over an hour each side, just attaching them to the subframe and ball joints.
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      You think replacing the arms is bad, you should try replacing the actual bushings! It's pretty much impossible without the proper tools, and even with the right equipment they can still be a PITA.
      Antherzoll, I used IPDS upgraded lca bushings on my car, as they were cheaper, and touted better than OEM. If I remember correctly they came packeaged as Meyle brand, which was fine by me. I've had them for about a year now, and have no complaints, think maybe you just got a fluke.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hootie6828 View Post
      You think replacing the arms is bad, you should try replacing the actual bushings!
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