General maintenance tips and things to be aware of.

DIY: The DSC/DTS malfunction

The DSC/DTS Malfunction So you've probably had this warning light come on before, and if you haven't...you will.  It typically will trigger when you're making a turn.  If you're at all a stickler for having a clean dash like I am, it will drive you nuts.  It can also cause your turn signal to not [...]

By | 2017-10-01T18:54:11+00:00 October 1st, 2017|N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|1 Comment

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 | 2017-06-23T14:35:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|N54 DIY Guides, N54 Maintenance|0 Comments

N54 Tuning Preparation

N54 Tuning Preparation - Maximize Horsepower Gains The N54 is a very strong production motor that is restricted by the low-boost setting of the stock tune. Due to the n54’s capabilities there are no supporting modifications required despite a tunes ability to increase horsepower and torque by nearly 100 over stock. However, there are a [...]

By | 2017-06-07T10:52:41+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Featured, N54 Maintenance, N54 Tuning Guides|0 Comments

​Ethanol (E85): Should You Use Ethanol Blends in Your BMW?

Using E85 Ethanol Blends in BMW's: Should You Do It? A quick Google search will reveal that there is no shortage of debates regarding the use of ethanol fuel. However, most articles focus on the sustainability and feasibility of ethanol fuels. Although sustainability is important to consider, the real question is whether or not higher [...]

By | 2017-06-11T22:57:18+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|N54 Maintenance, N54 Tuning Guides|0 Comments