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    Good for me that some have tried the very same thing I've been looking on... And confirm that it's no good in Win7.

    Are you running Win7 64 bit and XP where 32bit?
    Because I think the bit thing is the real problem, not the OS

    But if it's not working in Win7 64bit, I doubt it will work in Embeded-7 64bit...
    Perhaps stay clear of the cheap ones and by a proper scantool. (But there's really a big difference in 50 bucks and 180 bucks).

    Are you running with yours connected to the CarPC at all times?
    If so, where do you connect to the ODB.
    Having a huge plug dangling down in the foot well is not what I had in mind..

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    I soldered in some wires in the connector for diagnostics and put in my own connector for the OBDII interface. Connected permanently. I've got some notes here

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    I have taken some notes about the cargo space under the hood.



    The image with it's notes is a bit weird, but the messurements are correct.

    From firewall to fender strutt -> 23 cm / 9 Inches
    From Lefthandside to heatshield/engine -> 29 cm / 11.4 Inches
    From mounting brackets and UP to underside of rubber gasket -> 18 cm / 7 Inches.

    I have not tried, but I think the SilverStone case I bought for testing actually could fit...
    Width: 222mm (22.2 cm)
    Height: 176mm (17.6 cm)
    Depth: 276mm (27.6 cm)

    But building a custom case is the best thing.

    There is also space underneath the "mounting brackets", but I did not measure that space since it's not squared.

    As you can see on the picture, it's quite dirty in there. I've been running with a plastic film on the top (up to the hood). So all this "mess" is from underneath.

    I would think it's safe to build a squared case here, with a snorkel/fan duct on top for ventilation. I would think a 120mm fan on top would be enough air, and suggest using a fan with tacho. So the computer could monitor fan speed. (in case of failure, you do not want the case to over heat).

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    Another OT post from me.... But still... Just need to share
    My dream car is for sale..
    http://www.finn.no/finn/car/used/obj...nkode=22896061
    This is probably Europe's most notorious E30 M3. With an engine from an M5 with turbos. Total HP 1056... Total Nm 1280. And it's street legal.

    Got all the nice bits... Including a dogshift gearbox...

    But: I'm about 800,600 NOK short. Or in USD 125,750 with the index of today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crinos View Post
    Another OT post from me.... But still... Just need to share
    My dream car is for sale..
    http://www.finn.no/finn/car/used/obj...nkode=22896061
    This is probably Europe's most notorious E30 M3. With an engine from an M5 with turbos. Total HP 1056... Total Nm 1280. And it's street legal.

    Got all the nice bits... Including a dogshift gearbox...

    But: I'm about 800,600 NOK short. Or in USD 125,750 with the index of today.
    wow
    My CarPc Blog (<This is outdated. I have updated to a fully running Carpc System)http://acurafuse.blogspot.com

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    Crinos, that is a beast!!!
    I can't even imagine what driving 1000hp car would be like....

    so when are you getting one?

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    It truly is a beast! The highest horsepowered car I've ridden is Corvette Stingray with about 700hp... Totaly useless unless you where going straight forward. hehe.

    The BEST car I've ever driven where my friends race Alfa Romeo GT Bertone.
    About 700kgs of car and around 280hp without nitro, and about 350 with nitro.

    But the biggest and badest beast I've ever seen, where an old Ford Granada that had recieved a "tiny" engine swap. A Dragster enginge, downtuned from 2000hp to about 1600hp to be. I quote the owner: "A bit more civil to drive".

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    Lately I've been bizzy with vacation and other people going to vacation (I'm a travel agent).

    Thought my last couple of weeks have been eaten up by replacing worn parts on my 320DAT.

    I have changed:
    Rear rotors and bearings.
    Front control arms
    Front control arm bushings
    Heck,, it's easier just to say.. "complete new front suspension minus the shocks and absorbers"...

    PS: The bushings where completely worn out... Should have been replaced long ago.

    Some pictures from last night.. (control arm and bushings).
    http://www.crinos.org/E46/IMAG0038.jpg
    http://www.crinos.org/E46/IMAG0035.jpg

    Hopefully I can concentrate a bit more on the CarPC onwards..

    BTW: Hope the rest of you are enjoying the summer!

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    very impressive work people... I distribute kudos point all around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sama View Post
    very impressive work people... I distribute kudos point all around!


    1 single kudos point to be shared by all involved.


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