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Engine pre-fitting went well

I doubt too many out there have tried putting an om606 equipped with a Holset HX52, a eaton MP90 and last but not least a e55 AMG automatic gearbox in a w203. As we started the fitting I was quite sure we would not be able to close the hood afterwards but I was wrong. The…

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Cooling system, more pics

The cooling system is made a lot like the one on the w123 with a big radiator in the boot (8cm Griffin), an electric transfer pump (greg davis), and some big hoses which deliver the coolant to the engine bay.   The pump and the hoses are yet to be installed, this will happen after…

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why the w203? and More images from the garage

Finally the building has started, for those who are still confused, this is it, the car will be a w203 wagon! We’ve been a bit torn up on this whole “choosing-a-new-car-for-blacksmokeracing-thing”. The entire idea of replacing the old legend is quite absurd, one does not simply replace the supercharged, turbocharged, nitrous injected Black Smoke Racing…

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Road to Gatebil with Monster Energy

The long weekend that begun for us last tuesday is almost over, we’re now on our way home with approximately 800km and a 12-hour ferry from home. (more…)

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Long nights in the garage

Hello not a lot of post this week, we have been really busy in the garage. The last problems with the drifter was found on Thursday and the lack of boost was also fixed. The main problems with the boost was the turbo which was changed and a crack in the intake manifold which was welded. When those faults…

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Unexpected problem and some progress.

Hi there! It has been quite silent after the promised test run two weeks ago. The reason is that the engine broke down after just a few runs. At first we had no idea why this happened even if someone mentioned the reason already on the scene of tragedy as a possible fault. We didn’t want to tell anyone before we knew…

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Testing outside

We tested the car more yesterday and also got it outside. We discovered our first problems and the guys are no fixing them so hopefully it will be done this weekend when we are gonna test drive it for real. The problems was a leaking exhaust seal and troubles with the wast gate we also got some…

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Six weeks to go, engine assembled

The engine is assembled, now it just had to be dropped down in the engine bay and get a gearbox behind itself. This is great progress and with only six weeks to go we had a short team-meeting this weekend. Everything is looking like it’s going to be a hell of a season, we got…

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Pure sound video from Black Smoke Racing.

Here is a pure sound video with clips from the 2011 black smoke racing season. Many have asked for a video with just engine sound so i hope you enjoy this.

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OM606 Cylinder head

OM606 Cylinder head TGIF right? This week has been quite hectic for the whole team, I have been seeking sponsors like a maniac and Joni has been updating the website (if you haven’t noticed, PLEASE NOTICE :D). Teemu has been working on the steering and helping out Ville Herlevi as he has been working on…

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