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Extensive information on the racecar engine om648

In this episode we visit the basement (secret tech laboratory) of Kokkolan Autohuolto. Jesse Haapala is interviewed and explains in detail what is going on and what is being done to the engine.

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Garbage garage 3/2018

Throughout the season, Teemu has complained about the steering and we have not been able to figure out what has been wrong with it. In this episode we get to know what has happened.. "Not the most successful drifting team" goes next level in this episode, when we're taking apart the front end of our…

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ENGINE ADVENTURE | GARBAGE GARAGE 2-2018

Spoiler: the engine goes on an adventure! We are on fire, the engine has been removed and Jesse now has the ball on his side of the court. See the whole story on our second episode of season 2018. We will soon do a bigger write up on what is going on with the setup…

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FIRST THINGS FIRST – GARBAGE GARAGE 1/2018

Yes, we are trying to fire it up again! Here is the first episode of the 2018 garage adventures. It is now almost too late to start working for 2018, so we decided to start, however, Nikos BMW needed a tyre change and the racecar was still in the bus. The video speaks pretty much…

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A little info on the 2015-2016 CDI project

A little info on the 2015-2016 racecar + Teemu answers some bonus questions! The idea behind the project/Tanken bak prosjektet: The idea is the same as is has been since we started, building a car that we can compete with. When and why did you buy this car/Når kjøpte du bilen? We got this car for free…

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Backwoods cruising and a working engine

Big thanks to Backwoods Customs for the hospitality and an amazing event! Backwoods cruising went straight to the top5 events we have ever been part of. The greatest news are that the car is now working as it should. Developing the cdi engine has been a long and hard road. The car has not worked…

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Breaking the first engine of the season

I was writing a final post about the last modifications to the new engine for this season but since we already broke it i decided to write this one first. So we already have been to two “driving” events this season, very early for us, Elmia in Jönköping Sweden and Seinäjoki in Finland. We had…

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Engine development

The piston

As we told you last time we have some improvements planned for next season to the CDI engine. Jesse will make a post with more technical details later but here’s a teaser about what we have planned. Jesse dissembling the om648 The first upgrade Jesse wanted to do was modifying the fuel line. He and…

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Checking the CDI engine after 4 races

So as we told you last time we brought the CDI engine to Kokkolan Autohuolto so Jesse could disassemble it and check what it looked like. Engines ready to be dissembled. After opening the engine nothing seems to have completely broken. The fourth piston shoved some signs of melting. The more worrying thing was that…

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Back in the Garage

Long time since the last post once again. We had a really busy end to the season first we arranged our own race Venetsia Drifting with Rengasmarket Drift Team here in Kokkola. That took up a lot of our time. After Venetsia drifting we ended our season at Gatebil Mantorp. We had plans to go…

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Gatebil at Vålerbanen (VIDEO)

Team BLACK SMOKEs first competition 2015, Gatebil at Vålerbanen, Norway. Teemu also attended the NM series competition and got to Top 16 but no further. NM competition results: 1.Ismail Salih 2.Fredrik Myhre 3.Kenneth Nornes In Vålersladden Teemu qualified 8th, the finals were not attended as we had to leave for the ferry. VIDEO BY PICTUREFACTORY.FI…

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Exhaust manifold variations

Exhaust manifold variations. Version 2.

There has been some debate about different exhaust manifolds on CDI engines. Some think that longer manifold with colletor is the only way. On the other hand some say that the right way is to get a manifold that is as short as possible. Long exhaust manifold: Those who shout out for long manifold think…

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Software developing

Test bench

Last blog post was about improved fuel system, this time I will take a minute to talk about software modifications. Our OM648 320cdi engine is controlled by Bosch EDC16 engine control unit (ECU). Pretty much everything is controlled electronically on this system. There too many features to list that ECU controls and observes, but here…

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