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Default ACF Top Mount Single Turbo 2008 BMW 135i - 6MT - Jet Black - 11-21-2019, 05:24 PM

With a daughter on the way, I’ve decided it’s time to let go of my single turbo converted 2008 BMW 135i, and get something with four doors and some more room for the expanding family. My wife and I really don’t have the space to be a three car household at the moment, and I’m interested in moving into a manual transmission F10 M5 in the near future. This car has a spotless history, has been meticulously maintained + upgraded with extra care, and doesn’t need a thing -- I'd feel confident driving it from New York to California right now. All the kinks have been ironed out and every aspect of the car has been addressed. It’s a daily driver’s dream in every sense of the word, with far more power than any daily driven car should probably have, and is the most reliable of N54 you’ll find. Mileage currently reads close to 156,000, there are zero lights on the dash, and I have documented the entire process.

Full build thread can be found here: https://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41696

Don’t let the miles fool you, this one doesn’t have very many parts left still installed that have that many miles, and consistently gets great Blackstone reports. Before anyone asks, I have not dynoed this car since converting from the stock twins to a top mount single turbo, and don’t plan on it. This car has seen very few WOT pulls despite having close to 550-600WHP on it’s daily driven tune. I enjoy the art of the build, but don’t ever seem to use all that power on the street, and don’t ever seem to find the time to find a track. This car has been religiously warmed up, gets the oil changed more often than it should, and has never been run above 23psi (only for a few 3-4 pulls for logging purposes before being turned back down). For over a year now, the car has been running E60 fuel on a BMS ST TS E85 PI THR flash because I care more about reliability than raw power numbers. With that said, this car’s current setup is capable of running full E85 fuel at closer to 29psi, which would probably get you very close to that 700HP number with this turbo.

The car is located in Asheville, North Carolina, I'm not interested in trades or parting the car out, and price is $22,000 firm -- I’ve probably spent double that amount on this build. I’d prefer to be contacted by email at cdp81087@gmail.com as I don’t check the forums as much as I used to. I’ve had the clean and clear title in my safe for 3 years now. But enough talking, I’ll let the maintenance history, mod list, sound clips, and pictures do the talking.

Current Setup

Turbo: ACF top mount single turbo kit featuring a two piece V-band twin scroll manifold (a true work of art), a Precision 6062 ball bearing gen2 turbocharger capable of 750HP, twin Tial MVW external wastegates with dump tubes, a 3” ********, MHD + JB4 BEF E85 ST PI for tuning with on the fly map changing capability from 15psi all the way up to 28psi.

Engine: Phoenix Race port injection intake manifold with upgraded fuel lines from tank to injectors, ethanol sensor connected to the JB4 + Fuel-It app, Fuel-It’s Stage 3 bucketed upgraded LPFP upgrade, VRSF ST charge pipe with Tial BOV, Phoenix Race FMIC, upgraded intercooler piping, Burger Tuning OCC, MadDad Whisper Axleback with black ceramic tips, Modified OEM midpipe w/ resonators in place of cats, BMS cowl filters with Hydra Performance covers.

Transmission: MFactory Steel SMFW, Spec 2+ Clutch, Ultimate Clutch Pedal, OEM BMW Performance Short Shift Kit (no longer made), Rogue Engineering transmission mounts.

Wheels/Suspension/Braking: Apex ARC-8 18x8.5 & 18x9.5 wheels in anthracite, Koni STR.T shocks, Eibach Pro-Kit springs, Boost Addictions V2 differential lockdown kit, Whitelite RSFB insert kit, Eibach front sway bar, powder coated OEM calipers with new aluminum pistons, 2-piece ECS front rotors, 1 piece GEOMET rear rotors, HPS pads, ECS stainless lines.

Visual: OEM BMW Performance alcantara steering wheel with yellow stripe, OEM BMW Performance alcantara boot knobs, OEM BMW Performance side skirts, OEM BMW Performance rear CF diffuser (painted Jet Black on 1 side), 1M style front bumper, orange LUX halos, OEM blackline tail lights, smoked side markers, ABS side splitters, 35% ceramic window tint all around.

Full Ownership + Maintenance History
  • Sold new in Miami Florida on 08/28/08 and registered by first owner.
  • Brake fluid flushed, cabin air filter, oil, and oil filter replaced at 4,369 miles (because of time) on 05/07/10.
  • HPFP and two injectors replaced at 6,199 miles.
  • Brake fluid flushed, third brake light, cabin air filter, oil, and oil filter replaced at 7,501 miles (because of time) on 11/04/2011.
  • Purchased from CarMax in Virginia at 7,664 miles on 01/04/2012 by the guy I bought it from.
  • Fuel pressure sensor replaced at 12,564 miles.
  • Oil and oil filter replaced at 18,205 miles.
  • Positive battery cable replaced at 29,801 miles.
  • Service records from January 16th, 2014 when the car had 30,728 miles, until when I purchased the car with 54,000 miles on May 28th, 2016 are still unknown.
  • Purchased this 2008 BMW 135i with Jet Black exterior, black interior, 6-speed manual transmission with 53,677 miles on May 28th, 2016 in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Car was completely stock when purchased, oil changed immediately at 54,500 miles on 05/29/16.
  • BMS JB4 G5 ISO + JB4 Mobile from the 535i, BMS dual cone intakes from the 535i, used ER charge pipe, used HKS BOV, used VRSF 7” FMIC, new BMS CDV delete, new BMS clutch stop, new ZHP knob, new blackout grills, new spark plugs added at 54,500 miles on 06/14/16.
  • New MMP silicone stock-location inlets, used BMS ******* *********, new armrest delete, used H8 Lux amber angel eyes added at 55,000 miles on 06/23/16.
  • New build Fuel-It! Stage 2 LPFP, BMS E85 Backend flash added, windshield wiper fluid pump and o-ring replaced at 57,750 miles on 07/14/16.
  • Coil packs replaced, injectors replaced with index 12, new OEM BMW Performance alcantara shift boot installed, new OEM BMW Performance emergency brake handle, new OEM BMW Performance emergency brake boot, new smoked side markers, new BMS cowl filters, new RB PCV Valve added at 57,900 miles on 07/24/16.
  • New Koni STR.T shocks and Eibach Pro-Kit springs installed, new BMS DCI with amber filters installed, new staggered Apex ARC-8 18x8.5 & 18x9.5 wheels in anthracite installed, used TPMS installed, new Hankook V12 Evo2 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 tires installed, and alignment performed at 59,500 miles on 08/20/16.
  • New Maddad Whisper axleback exhaust with ceramic coated black tips installed, Spoiler removed, new OEM BMW Performance aluminum full pedal set installed, new OEM third brake light installed, new OEM BMW Performance steering wheel trim installed, new RB External PVC with Mishimoto OCC, BMS OCC, intake valves cleaned, oil filter housing gasket replaced, oil cooler gasket replaced, oil cooler o-rings replaced and oil changed at 61,000 miles on 09/05/16.
  • Used OEM Blackline tail lights installed, Vibrant 1790 resonators installed in place of the secondary cats at 61,600 miles on 09/12/16.
  • Fuel-It upgraded fuel lines (HPFP to tank), ethanol sensor , Fuel-It ethanol analyzer connected through the JB4 installed at 64,500 miles on 10/17/16.
  • OEM BMW Performance carbon fiber diffuser installed at 65,000 miles on 10/30/16.
  • Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug installed and oil changed at 66,000 miles on 11/16/16.
  • OEM BMW Performance side skirts installed at 67,700 miles on 12/05/16.
  • Manual transmission fluid drained and replaced with Red Line 30505 D4 Automatic Transmission Fluid and oil changed at 71,500 miles on 01/15/17.
  • New OEM water pump, new OEM e-thermostat, new OEM u-shaped coolant hose, new cylinder head to thermostat coolant hose, straw style coolant hose on top of radiator replaced with more durable custom piece and new OEM coolant installed, new NGK spark plugs installed, and new Bosch wiper blades installed, rebuilt (new seals, dust boots and Stoptech pistons) and powder coated calipers by RedLined coatings, front ECS 2-piece drilled/slotted rotors, rear ECS GEOMET drilled/slotted 1 piece rotors, front and rear Hawk HPS brake pads, new ECS SS brake line kit, all new brake hardware, fresh Pentosin Super DOT4 brake fluid, URO pad wear sensors installed, new OEM BMW upper idler pulley, lower idler pulley, belt tensioner assembly and accessory belt installed, new front lip from Ikon Motorsports and side skirt splitters from private vendor on 1Addicts installed at 74,000 miles on 04/20/17.
  • Airbag replaced under recall at 74,250 miles on 05/03/17.
  • Evolution Racewerks long charge pipe with Tial BOV with dedicated vacuum source, ” silicone hose, 3.5 Bar N20 TMAP sensor and BMS adapter installed at 74,400 miles on 05/17/17.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a OEM BMW filter installed at 76,050 miles on 06/04/17.
  • Third brake light replaced again, this time with updated springs and nuts at 76,500 miles on 06/06/17.
  • OEM BMW Performance Short Shift Kit, Boost Addictions V2 differential lockdown kit, Rogue Engineering transmission mounts and Whiteline RSFB insert kit installed and differential fluid drained and refilled with Redline 75W90, window tint that came with the car removed and fresh 35% tint installed, Blow-By Vent Hose replaced and Mishimoto OCC relocated at 77,250 miles on 06/18/17.
  • OEM valve cover, valve cover gasket, bolts and cabin filter replaced at 78,850 miles on 07/02/17.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a OEM BMW filter installed at 81,720 miles on 07/28/17.
  • Large windshield chip repaired by SafeLite glass at 82,188 miles 08/01/17.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a OEM BMW filter installed at 86,475 miles on 08/31/17.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil, a OEM BMW filter installed, Mishimoto OCC mounting bracket, compression test performed (all cylinders good between 170-180 psi with 10 cranks) and new NGK plugs installed at 92,050 miles on 11/5/17.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil. OEM BMW filter, and ECS billet oil filter cap installed at 97,400 miles on 12/25/17.
  • BMW Performance steering wheel, BMW Performance shift knob and Ultimate Clutch Pedal installed at 100,750 miles on 02/03/18.
  • Complete Turbo & Maintenance Overhaul at 102,600 miles including on 02/21/18:
  • ACF Top Mount PT6062 Single Turbo Kit, Phoenix RACE FMIC, ADV o2 sensors, coolant + power steering reservoirs relocated.
  • Clutch/Flywheel upgrade complete with: Spec Stage 2+ Clutch Kit with throwout bearing and pivot arm, MFactory Steel SMFW, new flywheel bolts, new pressure plate screws, ECS brass pivot pin, transmission to engine bolts, aluminum guibo, manual transmission service kit with two quarts of Redline D4 ATF.
  • Maintenance items complete with: oil and oil filter change, intake valves cleaned, power steering fluid flushed and replaced, new motor mounts + nuts/bolts installed, coolant flushed and replaced, OEM oil pan gasket and bolts, new exhaust/intake manifold gaskets, new throttle body gasket, new exhaust nuts and studs, oil level sensor o-ring, rear main seal, new NGK spark plugs and Delphi coil packs, and switched back to a RB PCV valve and cap.
  • New Firehawk Indy 500 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 tires and new TPMS sensors.
  • ADV o2 sensors removed and NTK o2 sensors installed at 103,750 miles on 03/28/18.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, full Griot’s Garage 6” random orbital machine polish detail complete with clay bar, compounding with Meguiar’s D30016 on a Griot’s microfiber cutting pad and sealant with Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant on a Griot’s red waxing pad at 106,348 miles on 04/21/18.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, Bosch wiper blades installed at 110,300 miles on 06/27/18.
  • Fuel-It! Stage 3 bucketed LPFP with Hobb’s Switch, Phoenix Racing intake manifold with integrated port injection using 750cc Bosch injectors, JB4 port injection controller, Fuel-It! Cam-Lock ethanol sensor to PI/HPFP line, refurbished HPFP from FCP Euro installed, broken aluminum guibo replaced with old rubber version, oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter at 113,625 miles on 07/24/18.
  • Brand new OEM BMW guibo installed, brand new OEM BMW center support bearing installed, Meyle HD sway bar links installed, Coding through Joseph at TopGearSolutions to remove AHS error, add digital speedometer, turn off key chime, auto window interrupt, and close windows/sunroof with FOB completed at 114,650 miles on 08/12/18.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter performed at 116,888 miles on 09/12/18.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, new NGK spark plugs installed, new generic coil installed after spark plug boot ripped on Delphi unit at 120,660 miles on 10/18/18.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann Filter, new Meyle front strut mounts, new E36 front bump stops, new Febi dust boots, 1M style front bumper installed, painted OEM BMW Performance CF diffuser installed, new OEM floor mats installed at 124,800 miles on 11/25/18.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, new front wheel hubs/bearings installed (Apex stud kit removed) with new BMW wheel bearing bolts and caliper set screws at 128,950 miles on 01/05/19.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, new Interstate Mega-Tron Plus MTP-49/H8-1 battery installed, new OEM third brake light installed, matte black 135i emblem added at 133,350 miles on 02/16/19.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, new jack pads installed at 137,780 miles on 03/12/19.
  • New OEM water pump, new OEM e-thermostat, fresh coolant, new Bosch coils, new NGK spark plugs installed at 139,145 miles on 04/13/19.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, VRSF 335D charge pipe installed, headlights refinished with 3M kit, and a clay bar + Car Guys liquid wax job at 141,923 miles on 05/27/19.
  • High pressure A/C hose replaced, freon refilled, BMS single turbo “shorty” filter installed at 145,000 miles on 06/27/19.
  • New Achilles ATR Sport 2 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 tires installed, and oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter at 145,840 miles on 07/25/19.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter, Hydra Performance cowl covers installed at 149,502 miles on 08/15/19.
  • NGK 97506 spark plugs installed at 150,250 miles on 08/29/19.
  • Oil change with Motul X-Cess 5W40 oil and a Mann filter at 153,030 miles on 10/10/19.

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ACF PTE 6062 BB Top Mount ST Kit, Fuel-It! Stage 3 LPFP, Phoenix Racing Port Injection Manifold + RACE FMIC, JB4 + BMS ST E85 PI BEF
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Default 11-22-2019, 09:30 AM

Sad to see you leave this platform. Some might gawk at the price, but I think it's well worth it. Someone will appreciate all of the time, effort and money you've put into this car to make it what it is today. One of the best examples available. I hope it goes to a good home, good luck with the sale!

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