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Forum: N54 06-11-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By N54_ABQ
Congrats! Glad to see the drivetrain upgrades...

Congrats! Glad to see the drivetrain upgrades pay-off. :clap:
Forum: Support & Log Review 04-29-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By N54_ABQ
Do a compression test. If one or more cylinders...

Do a compression test. If one or more cylinders are low do a leak-down test. 170-180 is preferable. 140-150 can be considered low, but if all cylinders are the same there's no great cause for...
Forum: N54 02-06-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,650
Posted By N54_ABQ
Uh... Yup. Its from 2010

Uh... Yup. Its from 2010
Forum: N54 02-06-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,650
Posted By N54_ABQ
The recall IS a thing. Its just an updated...

The recall IS a thing. Its just an updated version. It did get a lot of hype BUT it is still a real recall.
The original recall goes back to 2010 and has been updated at least twice since then.
If...
Forum: N54 01-29-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By N54_ABQ
Just keep trying. A little WD40 and lots of...

Just keep trying. A little WD40 and lots of wiggling, they will eventually give.

Inspect the bores for corrosion once they're out. I had a pair of turbos that had corroded so bad that new orings...
Forum: N54 01-24-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,650
Posted By N54_ABQ
My VIN does NOT currently show any eligible...

My VIN does NOT currently show any eligible recalls.

I also checked with the dealer to see if injectors on my car had EVER been replaced, recall or not, and there was no record.
Build date is...
Forum: N54 01-24-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,650
Posted By N54_ABQ
Went to the dealer today over my lunch break and...

Went to the dealer today over my lunch break and asked about SIB 13 01 20.

They know about it. As mentioned elsewhere, VINs may not be flagged yet.

It states in the defect code description "N54...
Forum: N54 01-24-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,650
Posted By N54_ABQ
I've called a few. And checked the the BMWUSA...

I've called a few. And checked the the BMWUSA website... Nothing.

It may be just too early.
Forum: N54 01-24-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,650
Posted By N54_ABQ
N54 Injector Recall 1/17/2020

It seems BMW is doing another injector recall on 04/2007 to 11/2008 N54s.

A lot of people are following this closely and seems to be true so far.

Details are scarce and was hoping to get any...
Forum: N54 01-24-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,079
Posted By N54_ABQ
I don't know, but.. The screenshot you...

I don't know, but..

The screenshot you posted of the new recall shows vehicles with engines produced from 04/01/2007 through 11/30/2008 will be affected.
That is the exact date range of the...
Forum: N54 01-24-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,079
Posted By N54_ABQ
The new recall is looking promising but will only...

The new recall is looking promising but will only apply to index -01 thru -08 with build dates of 04/01/2007 through 11/30/2008.
There also appears to be an earlier recall campaign (July 2013) with...
Forum: N54 01-21-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By N54_ABQ
When I've had the oil pan off I've never touched...

When I've had the oil pan off I've never touched anything on the block other than the surface the gasket seals to. Just a good wipe with a clean rag. I usually pressure wash the pan and give it a...
Forum: N54 01-20-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,079
Posted By N54_ABQ
The numbers are a value based on the specific...

The numbers are a value based on the specific electro-mechanical response of each injector. Its so the DME knows how to fire that specific injector.

As far as why you would get 5 with the same...
Forum: N54 12-05-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By N54_ABQ
The only thing the sprung clutch might have...

The only thing the sprung clutch might have helped is engagement. There is less likelihood of chatter during engagement. Once fully engaged I still have vibration and roughness.

I also have heavy...
Forum: N54 12-03-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By N54_ABQ
Everything you need to know is a few clicks from...

Everything you need to know is a few clicks from the main page.

There is a sticky called "E Series N54 JB4", it has a 2-Step install guide within the first post as well as info on firmware,...
Forum: N54 11-20-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By N54_ABQ
The biggest advice I can give is stay organized...

The biggest advice I can give is stay organized and be patient.
Take lots of pics as parts come off and try to remember the order as they come off.
Turbo install kit as you mentioned is...
Forum: N54 11-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,437
Posted By N54_ABQ
Do you use JB4? If so, I've found (with my...

Do you use JB4?

If so, I've found (with my car at least) that if option 10 (Default Wastegate Position) is set at or near 0 it sounds like crap.
When the setting is 0 the wastegates are WIDE...
Forum: N54 11-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By N54_ABQ
No reason to spend that much on a clutch just to...

No reason to spend that much on a clutch just to hold stock torque levels.

Depending on what you already have, the 335is clutch/pressure plate is a pretty good upgrade. It will support increased...
Forum: N54 11-04-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,500
Posted By N54_ABQ
Awesome! I will be following development closely....

Awesome! I will be following development closely.

I always wondered the possibility of a "large current transistor" using the EKP signal to run a seconday pump. Glad to see BMS continuing to...
Forum: N54 10-31-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,758
Posted By N54_ABQ
What better day to raise the dead than Halloween?

What better day to raise the dead than Halloween?
Forum: N54 10-23-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,324
Posted By N54_ABQ
I am currently running the Turner SMFW with an...

I am currently running the Turner SMFW with an ACT BM8-HDSS clutch.

Car is running stock turbo @ 20psi burning E60 with the usual bolt ons.
I had been running the original DMFW with the 335is...
Forum: N54 09-27-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,695
Posted By N54_ABQ
2% chance. Cross your fingers...

2% chance. Cross your fingers...
Forum: N54 09-25-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By N54_ABQ
Seems fairly normal to me as well. I...

Seems fairly normal to me as well.

I recently had some overheating issues with my N54.
To begin with, I was getting 2EF8 thermostat control code. As well as yellow coolant overtemp warning on the...
Forum: N54 08-11-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By N54_ABQ
Two days now and the sound has not returned. I've...

Two days now and the sound has not returned. I've given it a pretty tough time too. Some 1st - 4th gear pulls and a few fast mid RPM downshifts to get torque going in both directions through the...
Forum: N54 08-09-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By N54_ABQ
Clutch rattle/chatter - Failing DMFW?

The other day I started my car and as the RPMs dropped it developed a horrible rattling sound coming from the transmission/clutch.

The rattling only occurs at low idle(600rpm) in neutral, clutch...
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