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Thumbs up Walnut Blasting BMW N54 & N55 is a MUST - 12-16-2014, 03:21 PM

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Check out our blog about getting your N54 and N55 Intake manifold cleaned by walnut shell blasting. You should have this service done every 30,000 miles and before tuning your engine. Here is a link to the full blog write up on the service we performed on our own Mod Expert Alan's E92 335i and a few pictures


http://blog.modbargains.com/get-nuts-feed-bmw-n55-walnuts-get-clean-tune/





This is is an actual photo of how Mod Expert Alan Wei’s N54 looked after 60,000 miles. Isn’t that a disgusting mess? What’s more alarming is that YOUR INTAKE VALVES PROBABLY LOOK JUST AS NASTY!






And here’s an actual photo of Alan’s motor right after doing the service. You can actually see the valve now!









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Default 12-18-2014, 01:27 PM

how long does it take for the service?
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Default 12-19-2014, 02:13 AM

N55 doesn't need a blast nearly as much as an N54. Here are pics of my car at 101,000 miles. 2011 N55/e92...

If you do the walnut blast, I would suggest also doing the oil filter housing gasket (OFHG) replacement and the o-ring for the water hose for a few extra bucks. Buy the gasket and o-ring ahead of time from Amazon or ecstuning.

I've seen pics of N54 intake valves that were much worse at 1/2 the mileage. So the N55 still seems to have similar gunk build-up issue, just to a much lesser extent. I have some pics below. Sorry for the quality. It's not the best camera, and I'm far from a great photographer.

Before:
100_3326

100_3317

During:

100_3341


100_3338

After:
Clean Zoom

I didn't get any really good pics of the clean valves. But trust me, they're clean as a whistle. Noticeably more responsive throttle. Seems to have more power, but I'm thinking it's more of a placebo effect.


2011 335xi Coupe, BSM (E92/N55/ZPP/ZCW/Alpina Flash)
Bought 8/9/2013 @ 53,340 mi. Current 1/12/2015 @ 105,765 mi. Walnut Blast 101k. Trns fluids 103k
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the service takes about 4 hours



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Lets get those Intake manifolds clean



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emailed for pricing


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Let's get those valves cleaned!



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