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Forum: N54 01-10-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By CastleBravo
My initial thought based on your symptoms was...

My initial thought based on your symptoms was valve cover gasket..you can get leaks into the spark plug well and that is also known to cause misfires. Depending on your mileage if you haven't changed...
Forum: N54 01-10-2022, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By CastleBravo
Where are you seeing oil in the photo? It's not...

Where are you seeing oil in the photo? It's not obvious to me....

It's unlikely you have bearing wear on such new turbos, but the smoke when stopped points to some kind of PCV and or turbo seal...
Forum: N54 01-10-2022, 12:50 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By CastleBravo
I had only 50k miles on my N54 and the intakes...

I had only 50k miles on my N54 and the intakes were horrible. I've only done 2k since I had it done and the amount of oil I get in my charge pipe is concerning. I think it's time for a new PCV valve...
Forum: N54 01-02-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By CastleBravo
Exhaust wrap?

I'm swapping the part of the exhaust with the cats for ones without cats...the forum does not let me post the real word for some reason?

Clearly the stock part is not wrapped, but I see many...
Forum: N54 01-02-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By CastleBravo
The JB4 was my FIRST stop on my tuning journey....

The JB4 was my FIRST stop on my tuning journey. For me personally there is no way I wanted to change anything on the DME alone without the added protections and control that the JB4 gives me. For me...
Forum: N54 12-31-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By CastleBravo
Thanks for the input. No it's not an M1, regular...

Thanks for the input. No it's not an M1, regular 135i. They are the same engine is my understanding with slightly different intake / tune?

I'm certain they are confused.
Forum: N54 12-28-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By CastleBravo
I'm extra concerned if they are confusing a 135i...

I'm extra concerned if they are confusing a 135i with an M3 , but totally agree, seems like they have the wrong idea.

Based in New Zealand.
Forum: N54 12-28-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By CastleBravo
Thanks Dave This thought crossed my mind...

Thanks Dave

This thought crossed my mind that they may be getting the N54 mixed up with the S65...

There is a bit of a lack of choice in local shops here, wish there was more experience...
Forum: N54 12-28-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By CastleBravo
Rod bearings 50k miles?

My local indy BMW shop is nagging me to look at my rod bearings, they say there is no sign of a problem, but they always need doing at some point...

Vehicle in question is a 2008 with only 50,000...
Forum: N54 12-21-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By CastleBravo
Agreed, good list, however I'd say apart from the...

Agreed, good list, however I'd say apart from the belt, the risk of catastrophic failure of these engines in normal / light tuning use is low.

Motor mounts, belt, tensioners, pulleys etc, make...
Forum: N54 12-20-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By CastleBravo
What I find really strange is your JB4 sweep...

What I find really strange is your JB4 sweep seems to take forever to start....the moment I press my start button my engine ROARS into life and the gauges sweep pretty much immediately. You seem to...
Forum: N54 05-30-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By CastleBravo
I can advise but need to know a bit more detail...

I can advise but need to know a bit more detail (same trans, same module, etc), VIN is only part of it, Vehicle Order (VO) and Module Coding is likely needed if something is different. PM me if you...
Forum: Support & Log Review 05-30-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By CastleBravo
Also there is a throttle closure at 5353 RPM .......

Also there is a throttle closure at 5353 RPM .... would that indicate that the run was done with DTC enabled or is that some kind of response to what looks to being over boost target (~ 2 psi)?...
Forum: Support & Log Review 05-30-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By CastleBravo
Still unable to log 6 cyl timings

Hi all,
So I can finally confirm I'm running an MSD81 with IJE0S. This is a Euro spec RHD vehicle.

I have tried a number of different 6 cyl settings in the JB4 and still I only get a CYL-1...
Forum: N54 05-24-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By CastleBravo
My next port of call would be a compression or...

My next port of call would be a compression or ideally a leak down test when cold....
Forum: Support & Log Review 05-23-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 376,377
Posted By CastleBravo
Does anybody know if the inlets on the 135i and...

Does anybody know if the inlets on the 135i and 335i are different sizes? I've purchased two sizes for the plastic caps and one is far too small and the other is too big for my 135... I have some...
Forum: N54 05-19-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11,755
Views: 6,614,941
Posted By CastleBravo
What's with the attitude? Is this a free tuning...

What's with the attitude? Is this a free tuning service???

You are not giving people much to go on.

Why not try running Map 5 and doing some pulls...or even Map 2. Look at the logs and adjust...
Forum: N54 04-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By CastleBravo
It "sounds" like you have done everything...

It "sounds" like you have done everything correct. A BOV really isn't complicated. You've tested the BOV independently of the vehicle....so I cannot offer any more assistance. You may be overlooking...
Forum: Support & Log Review 04-06-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By CastleBravo
Here it is. CYL 2-6 timing logged never changes...

Here it is. CYL 2-6 timing logged never changes from 12...
Forum: N54 03-29-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By CastleBravo
Thanks much appreciated. I suppose they are in...

Thanks much appreciated. I suppose they are in good shape for factory originals. We get some well looked after very low mileage (for the age) here.
Forum: N55 03-28-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By CastleBravo
I mean't NOT. Edited it.

I mean't NOT. Edited it.
Forum: N55 03-28-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By CastleBravo
Well fair enough. I've seen metal shavings...

Well fair enough.

I've seen metal shavings on the cam lobes before...but without knowing if it's surface damage or debris it's hard to know. Either way it's *not* likely by itself to result in...
Forum: N55 03-28-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By CastleBravo
Is it contamination or pitting/scoring? does it...

Is it contamination or pitting/scoring? does it clean off or can you feel it in the metal with your finger/fingernail.

Have you always kept up with a decent oil/filter interval with quality oil?...
Forum: N54 03-28-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By CastleBravo
I'd need to do a bit of research to be sure but...

I'd need to do a bit of research to be sure but take care as I know some of the bolt holes are not the same between transmissions and engines.
Forum: N54 03-28-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By CastleBravo
Totally agree with you...but that said there are...

Totally agree with you...but that said there are many around that are too expensive for the condition and maintenance done.

If you keep any BMW maintained it will rarely let you down. The issue...
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