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2409, 2019

How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: N54 Maintenance, N54 Tuning Guides|2 Comments

How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure Whhhhhhhhh–Pssssshhhhhhhhhh! (that’s my attempt of a spooling turbo followed by the blow-off valve) BMW's boost pressure release system is controlled by a diverter valve instead of a traditional blow off valve. A diverter valve serves the same purpose as a blow off valve, although they function somewhat differently. N54's come stock with diverter valves, mounted onto a chargepipe, which is responsible for routing air to the engine. As we'll discuss below, N54 chargepipes are [...]

1107, 2019

BMW N54 335i Cost of Ownership – Maintenance & Repair Costs

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: N54 Maintenance|1 Comment

Cost to Own a BMW 335i N54 When it comes to owning an N54 powered BMW 335i many are driven away due to concerns over the cost of repairs and maintenance. Reliability is a case by case basis; some may experience endless issues while others may go 100,000+ miles without any significant problems. A majority of BMW’s likely fall somewhere between the two extremes – my 2007 335i included. My BMW 335i Background I purchased my 2007 BMW 335i in [...]

1904, 2019

BMW N54 Intercooler Guide – Best N54 Intercooler

By |April 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, N54 Tuning Guides|6 Comments

The N54 Tuning Guide to Intercoolers (FMIC's) Front mounted intercoolers are extremely important applications on turbocharged cars. Intercoolers cool the compressed air created from the turbochargers, reducing the temperature and increasing the density of the air that is fed into the engine. Cooling the air makes the air more oxygen rich, therefore improving the combustion in the engine by allowing more fuel to be burned. As we know, more combustion equals more power. Most importantly an intercooler is an important [...]