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      10-06-2017, 03:54 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Polo08816 View Post
My charge pipe also failed on me at 81,000 miles at Summit Point this season. I had it replaced under the extended warranty. An aftermarket charge pipe is in store for me after 100,000 miles unless BMW revises the OEM part.
Ha! Must be something about Summit Point... were you by chance there for the BMW CCA NJ event on July 22/23?

When mine failed, I went into a sort of limp mode, where the car wouldn't make any boost. No idea how much I was down on power, but it felt like a good 40-50% reduction. I still ran some laps in a couple sessions, and I ended up learning a lot about efficiently carrying speed through corners, in what amounted to being a 3600 lb momentum car.
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