General maintenance tips and things to be aware of.

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

DIY: The N54 DSC/DTS malfunction

The N54 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 [...]

By |2017-12-17T12:43:35-06:00October 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 |2017-07-09T14:07:26-06:00July 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|2 Comments

N54 Tuning Preparation: How to Prep your N54 for 500hp

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 |2018-12-28T20:54:49-06:00June 2nd, 2017|N54 Maintenance, N54 Tuning Guides|0 Comments