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Give Jim a break! (e) (archive)

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Posted by Dan on April 28, 2000 at 18:09:01:

In Reply to: Not Theory Steve.. (long) posted by Jim Conforti on April 28, 2000 at 16:42:47:

Jim has spent countless hours devoting his time away from his regular job, not to metion the Mrs. Conforti, to the whole BMW community.

Thanks Jim for all your priceless contributions to the BMW community.

95 ///M3

: No Steve.. it's not theory. it's reality.

: Here's one for you..

: Go take a stock car and dyno it today..

: Now go dyno it 3 weeks from now.. without
: changing anything except time and possibly the
: fuel if you get a new tankfull (likely). Also
: wait another 2-3 weeks and do it a third time.

: Come back to me with the results..

: Although I already KNOW what you'll find..

: You'll find a measurable CHANGE (up or down, can't
: predict) in the power.. or the midrange torque
: or both..

: That's because you motor is ADAPTING to the
: exact environmental conditions it finds at
: the time you are driving (or testing) it.

: (That's why I always say to go and test your
: car, same day, same dyno.. it's also why
: I tell people that dynoing these cars is
: a waste of money for the average joe)

: This horsesh*t about "returning to stock" is
: getting ridiculous.. I've not intended to get
: off on a rant here, but here goes:

: I think I've probably dynoed more OBD-II BMWs
: that this whole list combined with every other
: tuner in the U.S.(spare Dinan).

: I've DONE all this research for one reason and
: one reason only.. to be SURE that when I tell
: you something it is 100% true, and NOT bullshit.

: (Yet every week, I have to defend myself against
: someone with a fresh notion)

: You or your friend simply as a private individual
: cannot afford the amount of research that we've
: done on these cars... unless you're both crazy
: and independently wealthy.

: As far as the "theory" it's PROVEN in PRACTICE.

: I just got done assisting the owner of a forced
: induction car who was having all sorts of little
: nightmares with mixtures changing. When he
: listened to me, he was able to RETUNE the car
: himself and now his car runs better than any
: of the lot from the well-known tuner he bought
: his forced-induction kit from.

: (Imagine that)

: It really does come down to the fact of you either
: listen to me, and believe what I say, or don't

: If you don't, continue to throw money the way of
: the dyno operators, so they can place more ads
: and further the current "dyno mania" that really
: does nothing by make the dyno operators rich.

: Because it really does come down to that.

: Most "average Joes".. heck, most "racers" can't
: afford to spend the time and money on the needed
: testing. Further, they don't have the scientific
: knowledge to interpret the readings.

: Yes, folks.. you really do need to INTERPRET the
: readings to see what is going on. You need to
: know how that particular breed of car behaves (or
: not) on the dyno.

: Some cars lose power 1st to 2nd run.. some gain.

: Some cars adaption is so weak that they never
: change power at all.. some is so active that
: merely running it at the wrong midrange RPM for
: a few minutes can throw off all the results of
: your session!

: It's sort of like YOU looking at your own CAT
: scan trying to find the problem. It isn't
: likely to yield any worthwhile results.

: Jim Conforti

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