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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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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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Report 1/2014

Picture by Christoffer Jakobsson

The whole 2013 we were struggling with the engine. For 2014 we were supposed to be driving with another engine but as usual nothing went according to the plans. When we realised that we were not going to be able to make the direct injected engine ready in time we decided to make a backup…

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