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Forum: N55 01-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By Z-8
Gap sparkplugs to .022

Gap sparkplugs to .022
Forum: N55 01-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Z-8
I was changing the oil in my 2011 135 JB4 and...

I was changing the oil in my 2011 135 JB4 and found the exact same leak pattern. For the first time I had to add a quart between the last change and this one, and figured the consumption rate was...
Forum: General Tech Support, Tuning Advice, Logs, and Help Me Posts 05-25-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,609
Posted By Z-8
Out of curiosity, have you had the vanos recall...

Out of curiosity, have you had the vanos recall service performed by a dealer? I believe this recall is independent of warranty. That could be a fix for those codes, but either way you should have...
Forum: N55 09-18-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By Z-8
Meth vapors are not an issue. I have the 2.3...

Meth vapors are not an issue. I have the 2.3 gallon tank in the trunk.
Forum: N55 08-12-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 32,833
Posted By Z-8
I have one of the first N55s, bought Jan 2011, I...

I have one of the first N55s, bought Jan 2011, I think I'm up to about $30,000 in repairs at 93,000 miles. I stopped counting after $15K.

Most of it was covered under warranty or recall work. ...
Forum: N55 05-18-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 979
Posted By Z-8
A little 135i N55 troubleshooting help?

I've been running JB4 since Stage 1 on my 2011 135i E88 N55. I have 91K miles on the car and installed Stage 1 at 5K miles, so it's been running strong for a long time. My current setup is JB4 with...
Forum: N55 05-17-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By Z-8
TY

TY
Forum: N55 05-17-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By Z-8
N55 MAF connection

New firmware says you may clip off the purple MAF intercept for cleanliness, or leave it dangling. The install photos show a red X over the factory MAF sensor connection. What is the proper...
Forum: N55 04-20-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By Z-8
Get an FMIC with stock-style clips. For...

Get an FMIC with stock-style clips. For realistic expectations, remember that FMIC's don't add any hp, they lose less when it's hot.
Forum: N55 11-12-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,795
Posted By Z-8
My VRSF 7" was a downgrade due to much worse...

My VRSF 7" was a downgrade due to much worse throttle response. In addition to the added FMIC volume, it's possible there was a leak somewhere since the silicon couplers are very difficult to...
Forum: B58, B48 08-30-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 460,787
Posted By Z-8
Just put a $1000 water pump in my 135i...

Just put a $1000 water pump in my 135i convertible at 70,000 miles. My mechanic was mildly impressed it lasted so long.

Two months ago I put a $70 water pump in my 10 year old Nissan truck at...
Forum: N55 07-31-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,009
Posted By Z-8
I tried both options above. The BMS is a much...

I tried both options above. The BMS is a much nicer solution. The AFE box does not fit, it overlaps by an inch in the back so it doesn't seal or even try to seal. The AFE's cone is small, with...
Forum: N55 07-16-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,919
Posted By Z-8
The stock cars come with a genuine CAI, the...

The stock cars come with a genuine CAI, the aftermarket intakes are not true CAIs as they pull from the hot engine bay.

I tried every major brand intake out there, including BMS, all resulted in...
Forum: N55 07-10-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,717
Posted By Z-8
They have to deem it "normal wear and tear" after...

They have to deem it "normal wear and tear" after they take it apart and examine it - which they did. If they call it worn from abuse, then it isn't covered. I was sweating that one, needless to...
Forum: N55 07-09-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,717
Posted By Z-8
I installed a JB4 in my 2011 135i E88 at 5K miles...

I installed a JB4 in my 2011 135i E88 at 5K miles (Map 2 then Map 5 ISO and now Map 3 ISO/Meth). I had over $15K in unrelated warranty work done (not counting new VANOS bolts that took 2 weeks),...
Forum: N55 07-06-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872
Posted By Z-8
I'm running a 2011 N55 JB4 with meth, an FMIC,...

I'm running a 2011 N55 JB4 with meth, an FMIC, and no **. Meth provided a good solid boost, especially with NOS MMT additive or 3 gallons of E85, either of which get me to 18+ psi.

People pooh...
Forum: N55 06-13-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,577
Posted By Z-8
I have no down pipe or exhaust mods and see 12...

I have no down pipe or exhaust mods and see 12 psi on Map 1, 14 psi on Map 2, and 17 psi on Map 5 with 93, or 18 psi on Map 5 with E30 or using an octane booster with MMT. No issues. I make...
Forum: N55 06-07-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,054
Posted By Z-8
BMWs warranty system is notoriously f'd up. I...

BMWs warranty system is notoriously f'd up. I bought a Z3 under a military sales program overseas, when I brought it home and tried to get warranty work done (less than 2,000 miles on the car), the...
Forum: N55 05-25-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,941
Posted By Z-8
I can't see spending $75,000-$90,000 for an M4 in...

I can't see spending $75,000-$90,000 for an M4 in any case, given the wide variety of software and hardware upgrades for the N55 with the same or better horsepower, potentially in a lighter car. We...
Forum: N55 05-23-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,223
Posted By Z-8
The flimsy stock plastic charge pipe is so cheap,...

The flimsy stock plastic charge pipe is so cheap, one would think they'd apologize for making you change it.
Forum: N55 05-15-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,223
Posted By Z-8
Luckily she had the presence of mind to call me...

Luckily she had the presence of mind to call me so I could talk her through switching to Map 0. I'm guessing they'll need to reprogram something.

I've never understood the impact of a reprogram...
Forum: N55 05-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,223
Posted By Z-8
VANOS and JB4

My wife brought our 2011 135i into the dealer for plastic cladding falling off the bottom and clumping up into a ridiculous scraping testament to BMW crap quality parts. I was at work.

Unrelated,...
Forum: N55 03-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,578
Posted By Z-8
This thing is awesome. Definitely the third most...

This thing is awesome. Definitely the third most significant upgrade I've made after JB4 and meth injection. In terms of day to day driving (off the line, quick bursts of passing power) it's #2,...
Forum: N55 03-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,548
Posted By Z-8
Thanks. I tried the AR 4" non-catted and it was...

Thanks. I tried the AR 4" non-catted and it was definitely more than a 2. Although 2 still seems pretty loud for the gains available. I need something reasonably quiet (like 1.5 at most, but would...
Forum: N55 03-09-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,548
Posted By Z-8
interested. Would you please guesstimate how...

interested. Would you please guesstimate how much louder the car is, if 1.0 = stock?
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