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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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First real testing with the om648 (video)

This weekend we participated in the car show AutoSaloon, the event was in Turku. We also revealed the new livery for 2015. Read more about the 2015 setup and testing here

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OM648 First testing at kemora (video)

You’ve probably heard all about the testing day but we still like to show more. Enjoy the video, english subtitles on youtube. Read more about the 2015 setup and testing here

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Higher pressure and more fuel volume!

Original high pressure pump (HPP) will not be able to maintain selected pressure level if we increase the amount of fuel going it to the engine. That is why we needed to find bigger HPP. Mercedes 400cdi has one that fits our 320cdi pretty easily.  It is capable of producing bigger fuel volume at same…

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Kemora test-day

Found some leaks after the first spin.

We have already driven the car in the bench a couple of times to test the mechanical functions but the engine map is to far of the chart to get it right in the bench. Therefore we decided to go to the local race-track, Kemora, for a couple of setup-laps. The car with the current…

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Modifications to the OM648 engine

Because this is a new engine for us, we don’t know the weak spots of it yet. Those will come up later fo sure, but we decided to strengthen the block a bit with griddle plate and ARP bolts. Hard bolts from ARP was used to secure connection rods to crank shaft. Hopefully we can…

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The weeks before and after the startup

It’s been a busy winter and we haven’t really updated you enough. Heres a quick recap of the last week and the first burnout video with the new engine 🙂 You will get more posts about the specifics of the engine as Jesse have the time to write em. (more…)

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