About Jake

Jake 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!

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 |2018-12-28T20:51:03-06:00November 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 |2017-07-09T14:07:26-06:00July 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 |2017-11-17T18:04:40-06:00June 22nd, 2017|N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|1 Comment

How-To Build a 500HP 135i, 335i, 535i N54 BMW for Less Than $1,500

Want to Build a 500hp N54? Easy. The BMW N54 engine featured in the 135i, 335i, and 535i is one of the most tune-able engines ever. Some people call it the '2JZ' of German engines, but we think the N54 is on a whole new level. The N54 engine has forged internals, meaning it can [...]

By |2018-12-31T17:34:14-06:00June 16th, 2017|Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|32 Comments