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Forum: N54 05-16-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By rcpro88
@Rob Beck, do you or anyone make supports for...

@Rob Beck, do you or anyone make supports for silicone inlets? It seems like everyone has been using zipties to keep the front inlet from the belt. I found i needed to support the rear filter to...
Forum: N54 05-16-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By rcpro88
My car makes around 460whp with 70% E85 mixed...

My car makes around 460whp with 70% E85 mixed with 93. I have new chras from RBturbo/new wastegates. Car is FBO + inlets. Walbro 450 lpfp. Inlets provided a significant hp gain and you really hear...
Forum: N54 05-14-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By rcpro88
I can't answer the question about deck height....

I can't answer the question about deck height. However, if the first shop messed up your block, I'd hold them responsible for the work/negotiate a fix or new block. Its unacceptable for any machine...
Forum: Support & Log Review 05-14-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By rcpro88
You need to disconnect the battery before...

You need to disconnect the battery before disconnecting any electrical connections on the car. Id download INPA and get a full read of the car. Then I would check if the cars ignition is working, if...
Forum: N54 05-14-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By rcpro88
Check the inlet which wrapped around the front of...

Check the inlet which wrapped around the front of the engine. I know with my inlets I have to support the front inlet, else the inlet will rub against the serpentine belt/pulley which sounds like...
Forum: N54 05-14-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By rcpro88
yes, its a DP fix. As others said before, its for...

yes, its a DP fix. As others said before, its for emissions testing. When its time to pass emissions, you install it, drive the car around for a day or two to make sure the readiness is set. Then get...
Forum: N54 04-28-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By rcpro88
I would recommend to do both. I don't know if...

I would recommend to do both. I don't know if doing one will be bad long term but I can say inlets were worth the hassle of installing. Probably made a 30whp gain (from butt dyno) when on e85. If...
Forum: N54 04-28-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By rcpro88
I cut it from the bottom. On the e60 with the...

I cut it from the bottom. On the e60 with the reinforcement plate and ********* and rear turbo actuator arm removed, you can easily see and get a hand on the rear inlet. But yes, it was a tight fit,...
Forum: N54 04-28-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By rcpro88
Rear inlet is not that bad, just make sure you...

Rear inlet is not that bad, just make sure you get your inlets from a good source. Especially if you have a 335. My VRSF rear inlet was a half baked design which needed some work to ensure it stayed...
Forum: N54 04-28-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By rcpro88
If you guys read what I am saying as a whole and...

If you guys read what I am saying as a whole and not taking things out of context you will see what I am getting at. No doubt, porting heads will increase airflow (CFM). What I have been saying the...
Forum: N54 04-25-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By rcpro88
Obviously porting will benefit if the ports are...

Obviously porting will benefit if the ports are restrictive AND the limiting factor. If you blow through a tube that has an ID of 10mm at the beginning and then you open up the other end to an ID...
Forum: N54 04-24-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By rcpro88
What do you mean you don't have sport mode? Do...

What do you mean you don't have sport mode? Do you have xhp or are you on stock trans flash?

To code the car remotely, you would still need to have you laptop hooked up to your car with a k+dcan...
Forum: N54 04-24-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By rcpro88
I hope you're saying you also topped off the...

I hope you're saying you also topped off the engine with the amount of oil you think you lost.
Forum: N54 04-24-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By rcpro88
If youre FBO and running e85 then you will hit...

If youre FBO and running e85 then you will hit the limit of that AEM 340 pretty fast. I agree, the walbro 450 does pull a lot of amps and I have a spare EKP module just in case I have issues with it....
Forum: N54 04-24-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By rcpro88
Did INPA show any faults from the transmission?

Did INPA show any faults from the transmission?
Forum: N54 04-24-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By rcpro88
All I was getting at is that porting will benefit...

All I was getting at is that porting will benefit cars and yes you will see gains but I was stating that the cost of porting a head on an N54 and most other factory boosted cars is not going to...
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By rcpro88
I would second port injection. Much more reliable...

I would second port injection. Much more reliable and safer than chargepipe injection especially if you plan on keeping the car for a while. Id also look into e85 and a stage 2 or 3 lpfp.
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By rcpro88
If you remove and drain the oil cooler. Then...

If you remove and drain the oil cooler. Then install it and fill the car with oil. If you are at max, you will see the oil level drop to half once the oil cooler fills. However when the oil cooler...
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,146
Posted By rcpro88
How much for the circuit board without the...

How much for the circuit board without the housing? I'm assuming the housing is what ramps up the cost.
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By rcpro88
Installed a walbro 450 a like 4 years ago before...

Installed a walbro 450 a like 4 years ago before I have the tools I have now. You need to modify the stock black bucket or build a new mount for the walbro to fit into. I cut the bottom off the black...
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By rcpro88
Thats not the oil pan thats leaking. I'm not sure...

Thats not the oil pan thats leaking. I'm not sure what the part is called but its kind of similar to the upper oil pan on my brothers VW.

RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog...
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,718
Posted By rcpro88
I'm willing to bet its not those orings that...

I'm willing to bet its not those orings that connect the oil line to the housing. I bet oil is leaking down from another gasket right above it......that being the oil thermostat cover. I swap out my...
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,718
Posted By rcpro88
I had an oil line leak from the crimp. It was the...

I had an oil line leak from the crimp. It was the oil cooler return line. I replaced all the gaskets in that area when I replaced the oil filter housing gasket. Including the orings on the oil cooler...
Forum: N54 04-17-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By rcpro88
On the N54, there are air restrictions upstream...

On the N54, there are air restrictions upstream the intake valves/ports which would need to be addressed before porting the head for optimal air flow. Where as on NA cars, its a lot easier to open up...
Forum: N54 04-15-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By rcpro88
Why sleeve unless the engine needs to be...

Why sleeve unless the engine needs to be repaired/cylinder walls scratched?
Stock N54 has forged rods, pistons aren't forged. You can port the head but its not an NA car, you won't see the gains...
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