About Jake

Jake is a BMW enthusiast and owner of http://www.bimmerhq.com. He has been active in the BMW industry and community for years and has a passion for blogging about all things BMW. He currently drives a 2008 BMW 135i and has build plans for 600whp. Follow this blog to keep up to date on his progress!

Diagnosing a Failing BMW Vanos System – When to Repair Your Vanos

When to Replace or Rebuild your BMW VANOS System This guide brought to you by BMW N54 Tuners will explain what the VANOS system is, the importance of the technology, and most importantly when and why it should be replaced or rebuilt. The VANOS system isn't unique to the N54 engine; it is used in [...]

By | 2017-12-05T22:17:46+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Featured, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

Why you NEED New Plugs & Coils prior to a JB4 Install

Why you NEED to Change your Spark Plugs & Ignition Coils prior to a JB4 Install If you have been around our site and read a few of our other posts, you know we preach one thing: changing your spark plugs and ignition coils BEFORE you install a JB4. Well I didn't follow my own [...]

By | 2017-11-11T22:15:50+00:00 November 11th, 2017|General, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

Why I Will Never Drive my BMW Through a Car Wash Again

How About a 'Super Deluxe' Car Wash? I drove my 135i through one of the drive through car washes yesterday. It was your average car wash at a Timewise gas station. Per usual, they offer three tiers of washes that range from $8-12. I picked the middle wash because the "premium" one seemed like a [...]

By | 2017-07-09T14:07:26+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Jake's 135i - 600hp Build, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

BMW Professional Head Unit Display Failure (E90-E93, E82, E88) – Faded Pixel Display Fixed

BMW Head Unit Pixel Display Failure Today we are covering a common failure with our cars, the head unit display/radio. My 135i is a 2008, and ever since I bought it I had noticed the pixel display on the head unit and radio would fade in and out sometimes. Sometimes it was perfectly fine, other [...]

By | 2017-11-17T18:04:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments