BMW X3 Common Problems, Reliability, & Driving Experience

BMW X3 Common Problems, Reliability, & Driving Experience

The BMW X3 began production in 2003, four years after the introduction of the X5 which was BMW’s first-ever crossover or “sport-utility” vehicle. The X3 was designed to be slightly more compact than the X5, but offers a similar luxurious driving experience as the X5. These cars were designed to compete with the Audi Q’s,…

The Most Common BMW M62 Engine Problems & Reliability Issues

The Most Common BMW M62 Engine Problems & Reliability Issues

The M62 is a naturally aspirated V8 engine used by BMW in various 5-series, 7-series, and X-series from 1995-2005. The engine came in five size variants ranging from 3.5L to 4.8L, generating anywhere from 232hp to 370hp with the 4.8L featured in the Alpina F5. In 1998 the engine received a technical update which included the…

BMW N54 Ultimate Data Logging Guide – JB4 Data Logging

BMW N54 Ultimate Data Logging Guide – JB4 Data Logging

We recommend Burger Motorsports JB4 tune not only as an excellent stand-alone tune, but also for its advanced safety, boost control, and data logging. The JB4 works wonders whether you are running the JB4 as a stand-alone tune or coupling it with a back-end flash tune. Data logging is essential to ensure your tuned and…

BMW N54 30FF Engine Fault Code – 30FF Diagnosis & Repair Guide

BMW N54 30FF Engine Fault Code – 30FF Diagnosis & Repair Guide

The 30FF BMW fault code is one you do not want to see on your BMW. Unfortunately, if you are here, I’m guessing you’ve got the dreaded code and are looking for answers and hoping those answers don’t come with big dollar signs. The 30FF code will usually read “DME: Turbocharger, charge-air pressure too low“….

What is Direct Injection? BMW Direct Injection

What is Direct Injection? BMW Direct Injection

While direct injection was previously more common in diesel engines, gasoline direct injection (GDI or DI) has taken the automotive industry by storm over the last decade. Although BMW used direct injection in airplane engines in the 1930’s they did not implement DI until the mid 2000’s. BMW’s N54 engine, introduced in the 2007 335i,…

BMW N62 Common Problems & Reliability Issues

BMW N62 Common Problems & Reliability Issues

BMW’s N62 V8 engine was produced from 2001-2010 and is available in four sizes including 3.6L, 4.0L, 4.4L, and 4.8L variants. The 3.6L N62 engine generates 268hp while the largest 4.8L option makes a staggering 362hp. Though these horsepower numbers may not seem overly impressive now days, this was quite an achievement for a naturally…