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Old 07-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #181
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Thanks, most of the credit goes to stance factory though. I'm having an issue with the euro cluster I bought. The coolant temp gauge its all out of wack so I have to use my original cluster. Can anyone help me out with sourcing a working euro one?? I don't think the guy I bought this off of is going to help me at all.. I should've refused the damn package when it arrived broken.
Are you sure there isn't a wiring or even coding difference between the euro cluster and the NA versions?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #182
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As far as I know all you have to do is run the oil temp wire and pin it to the harness. I'm fairly certain this is just a plug and play piece. One of my Dad's friends took a look at the circuit board and he did find a fused connection so that is likely the issue.

SiR, the car runs great. I have zero complaints, well except for the fact that I can't redline it yet lol. Just under 400k to go. I took my friend for a ride last night and he said the car doesn't even feel like it has a swap. We're used to civics with GSR's and K's in them that rattle like crazy and make all sorts of noises

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #183
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solid mounts ftw(re: honda rattles and vibration)

Id open that thing up already sounds like a nicely done swap. reliability is key.

what is the gas mileage like with an s54?

s52 is half decent imo even by todays standards.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:05 PM   #184
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My S52 did amazing on gas. I could regularly get 700-800 on a tank. The S54 definitely drinks more but not by much. The best I've done is 500 mixed highway/city. I know if you really try the S54 can get close to 800. I'll do a valve adjustment and spark plugs which should help out quite a bit.

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solid mounts ftw(re: honda rattles and vibration)

Id open that thing up already sounds like a nicely done swap. reliability is key.

what is the gas mileage like with an s54?

s52 is half decent imo even by todays standards.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #185
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Intredasting.

thanks for the details.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #186
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How dose it sound.?
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #187
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #188
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Its not loud at all, a little deeper than the S52. I'm using the factory E36 M3 exhaust and E46 M3 section 1. There is a little bit of rasp but I like it. I'll try and make a good video this weekend to give you an idea.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #189
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #190
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I hate too much rasp :/
s54 has never sounded as good as the s52(in most cases).
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:18 PM   #191
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^ At 8000rpm they sound slightly better than an S52 at the same revs.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #192
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please make some video's, and take off the stickers in the engine bay, the s54 looks so purrttyy in there and they just ruin the look IMO, either way awesome car and you are now the envy of many e36 owners...
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:50 AM   #193
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Way ahead of you. I took them out a few weeks ago. The engine bay looks a lot cleaner now. A short video I shot with my phone.



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please make some video's, and take off the stickers in the engine bay, the s54 looks so purrttyy in there and they just ruin the look IMO, either way awesome car and you are now the envy of many e36 owners...
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Looks great! Love the Euro cluster
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #195
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^ At 8000rpm they sound slightly better than an S52 at the same revs.

well i havent heard an s52 at 8k lol and im speaking exhaust sound here(not induction noise). Generally the s54 sounds horrible out the back.


The swap is so clean.
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