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Forum: Support & Log Review 11-22-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By CastleBravo
Depending on severity, leaking injectors can...

Depending on severity, leaking injectors can cause a long crank / no start if started for the first time after being left overnight too.....

Good tip to monitor rail pressure after engine...
Forum: Support & Log Review 11-22-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By CastleBravo
I would suspect fuel delivery from what little we...

I would suspect fuel delivery from what little we know so far.

How are the fuel pressures looking on the logs?

Have you ever had a replaced HPFP?

Injector age?
Forum: Support & Log Review 11-21-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By CastleBravo
Always on the same cylinder or on different...

Always on the same cylinder or on different cylinders?
Forum: N54 10-20-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By CastleBravo
Thanks I'm going to go with the BMS pipe. I'll...

Thanks I'm going to go with the BMS pipe. I'll look to source some replacement DVs too.
Forum: JB4 Mobile 10-18-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By CastleBravo
What can you do without it connected, just...

What can you do without it connected, just bluetooth alone?
Forum: JB4 Mobile 10-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By CastleBravo
really? Oh that's disappointing, I thought the...

really? Oh that's disappointing, I thought the main point of the bluetooth interface was for logging and stuff without the cable :(
Forum: N54 10-14-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By CastleBravo
Thanks for the replies. Yeah I think BMS with the...

Thanks for the replies. Yeah I think BMS with the stock diverters is the right way for me. I'm not really wanting the big blow off sound :D

Great reviews on that BMS pipe and looks really well...
Forum: N54 10-14-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By CastleBravo
Unless it's some mechanical issue with CYL 3,...

Unless it's some mechanical issue with CYL 3, fuel via the injector is the only thing that you haven't ruled out. Given it's always on the same cylinder I'd be at a loss to think what else it could...
Forum: N54 10-13-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By CastleBravo
Assuming they are good and they probably are (as...

Assuming they are good and they probably are (as index 12s are pretty robust) hang on to them. You know with N54 you are going to need replacement injectors. I think the thinking out there is that...
Forum: N54 10-13-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By CastleBravo
Good find! Yes as lucky as you are to have...

Good find!

Yes as lucky as you are to have had a set of hopefully good index 12s they are not immediately helpful to you for diagnostics....unless we assume that the exact calibration / mix and...
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By CastleBravo
I'm no expert for sure, but my understanding...

I'm no expert for sure, but my understanding is/was that small timing corrections on upto three cyls at once were little to worry about (especially on different banks).
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By CastleBravo
Agreed, I don't think for diagnostics issues it...

Agreed, I don't think for diagnostics issues it will be a big problem...although be aware that there are 'old' (index 1 - 10) and 'new' (Index 11 and 12) calibration injectors that can't be mixed...
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By CastleBravo
Ah...you'll need an appropriate cable and either...

Ah...you'll need an appropriate cable and either a capable scan tool or software loaded on laptops. I tend to only use the BMW dealer tools (INPA, ISTA-D) etc but getting hold of these and setting...
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By CastleBravo
Original plugs? So these are photos of the...

Original plugs? So these are photos of the original plugs , but you have since replaced the plugs? Gotcha.

Clearly not covered in fuel like a leaky injector would be doing...might look a tiny bit...
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By CastleBravo
I'm not an expert-but nothing is looking too...

I'm not an expert-but nothing is looking too alarming. The STFTs track closely on both banks, the corrections are not tiny but not huge either. You're only seeing timing corrections on three...
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By CastleBravo
I'd recommend getting some way to pull the BMW...

I'd recommend getting some way to pull the BMW specific trouble codes to see if there is anything there.

At this stage you can't rule out the injector. 40K (i recently rebuilt an engine that had...
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By CastleBravo
Charge pipe quality? Recommendation

Aftermarket charge ***** vary wildly in price.....wildly.

from $50 to $350 dollars.....

Can anybody share any experiences with the cheaper end, ebay/china specials?

I'm not one to skimp on...
Forum: N54 10-12-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By CastleBravo
Diesels make much more torque typically than...

Diesels make much more torque typically than gas....

300nm is "about right" for a stock N54.....that's not low torque.
Forum: N54 07-19-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By CastleBravo
It's a function of distance driven. The less you...

It's a function of distance driven. The less you drive, the less buildup. I can't see the length of the trip making any difference at all.
Forum: N54 07-19-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By CastleBravo
The dealer is going to repair your waste-gate...

The dealer is going to repair your waste-gate rattle under warranty after this long?? How are you managing that?

Just drive for a few days stock and you'll be fine. There isn't much/anything in...
Forum: N54 07-19-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By CastleBravo
You are essentially describing the dichotomy that...

You are essentially describing the dichotomy that is BMW ownership :D
Forum: N54 07-17-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By CastleBravo
Timing chain tensioner? Problematic?

Are the original timing chain tensioners known to be problematic on N54?

I know on some of the other N series engines the original tensioners were poor and lead to premature chain death...any...
Forum: N54 05-25-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By CastleBravo
It's all just 'typical' BMW stuff if you ask me....

It's all just 'typical' BMW stuff if you ask me. If you are coming from JDM or something then the BMW engines can seem like they have marshmallow gaskets and cheap plastic everywhere...because they...
Forum: N54 05-25-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By CastleBravo
My feeling is you've been scammed. You know it...

My feeling is you've been scammed. You know it had a new belt. When the belt breaks they commonly get sucked in through the crank seal. You have found belt around the chain. That means there is quite...
Forum: N54 05-21-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By CastleBravo
Thanks I do appreciate your input, but numbers...

Thanks I do appreciate your input, but numbers are a great place to base my thinking in some science. I hear a lot that the stock turbos are on the edge of what I want to achieve and even using...
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