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Topic R&D By jp72 Date 27-02-2008 21:57
you're killing me :)
Topic R&D By jp72 Date 26-02-2008 21:37
Thanks, I'll share its iso image on my web site (60 megs). If anyone want to play with it, PM me.
It installs on windows OS but beware the application autostart and cover windows desktop. So it is advised not to do this on your personnal PC but rather a Vmware image or a spare PC.
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Topic Boombox, I had to post this: By jp72 Date 25-02-2008 07:26
You'll find all details about "Boombox" FAS amp replacement in the following thread: http://www.c1ownersc1ub.org.uk/cgi-bin/mwf/topic_show.pl?pid=35473#pid35473

Cheers,
Topic Boombox, I had to post this: By jp72 Date 23-02-2008 11:23
Mine as been working LOUD for one year and a half :)
Topic High tick-over speed By jp72 Date 20-02-2008 19:30
This is a EFI driven engine, that means there's no screw for idle. All is done through Moditec setup...
Topic R&D By jp72 Date 17-02-2008 07:26
Regarding the amount of R&D needed, I'd rather you would invest in a middle-age armor :)
Topic R&D By jp72 Date 16-02-2008 19:25
Thanks :)
Topic R&D By jp72 Date 16-02-2008 09:05
Well, another exciting project :)
Topic smiths fracture By jp72 Date 14-02-2008 07:33
Wow, impressive surgery!
Is that a kind of special rebate from your local butcher ? :(
Topic C'Mon diagnostic tool v0.99 By jp72 Date 12-02-2008 08:50
Ordering is up for batch #2 :

http://www.c1ownersc1ub.org.uk/cgi-bin/mwf/topic_show.pl?pid=67302;hl=c%26%2339%3bmon#pid67302
Topic Air Intake Temperature Sensor By jp72 Date 05-02-2008 16:00
Maybe try to use a vacum to its end while shaking it ?
Topic Air Intake Temperature Sensor By jp72 Date 04-02-2008 17:31
You could try with a stick and chewing-gum :)
sorry, Just kidding!
Topic Alternator wires By jp72 Date 27-01-2008 12:15
Did a test drive this morning, a perfect 25 km ride through town and highways with heated seat and grips plus FAS LOUD.
Back at home, checked oil level - toped up to reach gauge maximum. Checked ECU faults - None !
Looks like I'm set to carry on with my faithful one.

Many thanks to Lawrie and members for support!
Topic Alternator wires By jp72 Date 26-01-2008 20:27
Today with the help of a friend I've gone through Lawrie's instructions and succesfully fix my alternator. I decided to replace all 3 wires with new from the plug to the magnets. When testing, I noticed that voltage no more drop when switching the front light on, that mean the alternator is delivering full power :)

Hourray!

Will test drive it tommorw morning.
Topic Nice one :-( By jp72 Date 25-01-2008 20:01
You bet :)
Topic oil question By jp72 Date 20-01-2008 10:04
Hi Phil,

Please make no mistake, I was not complaining :)

Choosing the right option is all about balancing pros ans cons, so your feedback is valuable.

Thanks again.
Topic oil question By jp72 Date 20-01-2008 08:59
Well, I must confess I'm a bit confused now :(

The hint about 10w60 full synthetic oil comes from joachim through my friend. Joachim is a german guy that has rebuilt a bunch of C1 engines (btw he often win ANY ebay auction when that was about an used C1 engine). He leads a large german community and he inspected a lot of broken engine with standard oil whereas none with those gold priced synthetic oils. The main pro is about the fact that our engine get very hot so oil should be as efficient as possible at high temperature.

Yesterday I bought this 10W60 synthetic oil bottle thinking it was the best choice (liquide gold, 15EUR for 1 litter)...

Now I have to choose between a thrusted friend connected to a large german community and another thrusted community of UK C1er... :(

Should I get my money back ?
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Topic oil question By jp72 Date 19-01-2008 11:56
My friend said to use car oil with C1 because it have an automatic transmission, so there's no particular issue about loosing "grip" on clutch.
He also told me to use oil with best lube factor for high temperatures (second number must be higher possible). He told also to choose 5 or 10 for the first number but not below (lube factor for cold temperature). At least, despite their price synthesis oils seems best.

So I think I'll go for car oil type 10w60 or 5w50, 100% synthesis.
Topic oil question By jp72 Date 18-01-2008 19:32
Hi,

I need to drain and replace my C1's oil. BMW standard is 10W40 but I've been advised by a german speaking friend (he's member of a German C1 forums) to use 10W60 or 5W50 instead...

Any comments on that ?

Thanks :)
Topic smiths fracture By jp72 Date 16-01-2008 20:44
Holly sh*t, it looks like you're going through an unlucky trend :(
I wish you a quick recovery and hope you'll manage to sort out a good C1 out of your 2 "wrecks".
Take care. Jerome
Topic Blonde's Year in Review By jp72 Date 12-01-2008 20:14
Hehe, I think you deserve your yearly C1ub award :)
Topic Air Intake Temperature Sensor By jp72 Date 07-01-2008 19:17
Great, my C'mon in action :)
Topic Alternator wires By jp72 Date 22-12-2007 13:33
Thanks Lawrie, reading you it seems to be quite straightforward :)
Topic Alternator wires By jp72 Date 22-12-2007 13:19
Thanks

I've found this thread giving interesting hints and details... I think I'll do it myself with eventually an helping friend.

http://www.c1ownersc1ub.org.uk/cgi-bin/mwf/topic_show.pl?pid=31838#pid31838
Topic Alternator wires By jp72 Date 22-12-2007 11:16
Hi Members,

Did one month ago 15K service, I've been told that one of the 3 alternator wires was cut. BMW would fix (replace) this for about 650 EUR !!!

I thinking of fixing this by myself.

Any advice/explanation on how to dismount alternator so I could resolder 3 brand new wires on solenoids ?

Repair manual is not that explicit on that :)

Thanks

Jerome
Topic C'mon batch#1 pictures By jp72 Date 28-10-2007 18:22
Yes he did, for this he ordered option C, plus a brand new battery :)
Topic C'mon batch#1 pictures By jp72 Date 25-10-2007 19:15
and a coffee grinding machine ? :)
Topic C'mon batch#1 pictures By jp72 Date 24-10-2007 07:06
Hi members,

Work is progressing well, 6 units are beeing build. Here are some pictures
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Topic Noise Reduction By jp72 Date 23-10-2007 11:56
I agree with the overheating issue, my first C1 had this and I broke engine gasket joint at 22000km :(
Never again!
Topic HELP NEEDED By jp72 Date 17-10-2007 10:03
In that case you would loose FAS integrated combo commands.
Topic HELP NEEDED By jp72 Date 17-10-2007 09:05
You have to dismount dashboard and side panels to recycle FAS wiring harness, this will involve several hours of work. If needed you can read FAS fitting instructions to guide you through this (these are available in another thread).
Topic one for lawrie By jp72 Date 16-10-2007 14:44
wow, I wish I could play with this one :)
Topic one for lawrie By jp72 Date 16-10-2007 06:20
Superb !
I have to admit this one of the numerous DIY project I will love to go through, unfortunately I'm affraid one life won't be enough to fulfill my technical greed :)
Topic hows this work then By jp72 Date 10-10-2007 04:51
could be if additional TIS cd for C1 is provided in the package
Topic hows this work then By jp72 Date 09-10-2007 20:06
Interesting, however appart the fact this is not the right plug I'm not sure this would handle C1 ECU codes. If someone owns a BMW car and fancy investing in this one, let me know ;)
Topic Todays trip to Paris By jp72 Date 06-10-2007 06:28
This is quite unusual to see a C1er driving without belts in Paris, thrust me :)
Topic C'Mon diagnostic tool v0.99 By jp72 Date 04-10-2007 19:28
For you're information, I start a new thread for ordering purpose:

http://www.c1ownersc1ub.org.uk/cgi-bin/mwf/topic_show.pl?pid=62945#pid62945
Topic one for jerome By jp72 Date 04-10-2007 19:21
maybe I was wrong and FAS speakers are 8 ohms, could you ohm them out ?
Topic one for jerome By jp72 Date 04-10-2007 18:55
No. You need a digital volume controller. This could be done with a modified Boombox without power amp so you would just wire unamplified output to your hg amp. (I did that for an Italian C1er)

The reason why your hg amp can't drive properly FAS speakers is due to incompatible impedances of speakers (impedance=internal resistance) . FAS speakers are 4 ohms whereas hg amp might be designed for 32 ohm speakers. Usually an amp is able to drive higher impedance speakers, but not lower ones...

I hope it's clear as I'm reaching the limits of my english skills :)
Topic one for jerome By jp72 Date 04-10-2007 18:05
Sorry for late answer...
Yes this is possible, by using a subset of my FAS circuit
Topic Moditec plug bridged By jp72 Date 24-09-2007 20:21
Btw, I've got an genuine spare FAS amp if you're interested, it could also be upgraded to Boombox if needed :)
Topic Moditec plug bridged By jp72 Date 24-09-2007 20:20
Let's say it's a paranoid setup from BMW to avoid any parasite on K-BUS (+12V shorted to K-LINE). FYI my ABS worked for weeks without that special plug.
Topic Stalling under heavy braking or going over a bump! By jp72 Date 17-09-2007 10:37
Check battery leads, sounds like a bad connection, a friend of mine had the same issue.
Topic in defense of mechanics By jp72 Date 06-09-2007 10:20
I wrote something about that but obviously hadn't tested it as I choosed another option :)

The thread is below:

   http://www.c1ownersc1ub.org.uk/cgi-bin/mwf/topic_show.pl?pid=39836;hl=FAS#pid39836

Anyway, check it out and let me know if it works.
Topic Girl Talk By jp72 Date 05-09-2007 09:00
Hehe, so true :)
Topic in defense of mechanics By jp72 Date 04-09-2007 20:02
Just a though, it might be a special thermal resistor, usually used to protect circuit from overheating... Do you have any pic of this component ?
Topic C'Mon diagnostic tool v0.99 By jp72 Date 03-09-2007 09:36
Hi Stefano,

I'm sorry but I won't release the source code for that project, you may understand that there's a huge amount of personnal investment on this and I don't have much time to do any kind of support on it.

I could however propose two additional options:
- PCB + programmed microchip IC + programmed Serial eeprom + BMW Diagnostic plug for around 90 EUR (you have to buy by yourself electronic parts)
- complete kit (including BMW Diag plug) + programmed microchip IC + programmed serial eeprom for around 140 EUR.

You have to understand that this kit is way more complex than my FAS modified amp, there's about 60 electronic and miscellanous parts involved, some SOIC & SMD soldering (Surface Mount Devies), and some are quite hard to find:
- Modified BMW Diag Plug
- SMD MAX202D
- SMD MC33290
- SMD/DIL PIC18F2515
- SMD resistors and capacitors

Regards,

Jerome
Topic Why o Why o Why???? By jp72 Date 02-09-2007 16:24
Don't worry about that my friend, I'm 35 and also pay people to do that because IT IS REALLY exhausting :)
Topic temp gauge By jp72 Date 31-08-2007 19:15
I think a high power diode should do easily the job. I'm not a diode specialist, but your favorite electronic shop should advise well...
Topic temp gauge By jp72 Date 31-08-2007 15:10

>> what I need is a blocking diode to stop my feed going back through the electrics as it disables the kill switch


I agree.

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