The 7 Fastest N54’s in the World: 135i, 335i, 535i Horsepower Records

The 7 Fastest N54’s in the World: 135i, 335i, 535i Horsepower Records

Even 11 years after the N54 engine was originally debuted, horsepower world records are still being set constantly. We have been waiting for the first 900hp N54, and one company claims to have broken this barrier. Today we are bringing you a post of the 7 fastest N54’s in the world. The dreams of setting…

The 8 Most Common BMW N54 Engine Problems – Common Failures and Performance Issues

The 8 Most Common BMW N54 Engine Problems – Common Failures and Performance Issues

The BMW N54 engine might be the best tuner engine of all time…at least we think so. Before we even get started, I’m going to drop a plug for a soon-to-come post on why the N54 engine is better and more tuner friendly than a 2JZ. Hopefully I can get some Toyota fans to read…

Diagnosing a Failing BMW VANOS System – When to Repair Your BMW VANOS

Diagnosing a Failing BMW VANOS System – When to Repair Your BMW VANOS

This guide brought to you by BMW N54 Tuners will explain what the VANOS system is, the importance of the technology, and most importantly when and why it should be replaced or rebuilt. The VANOS system has been used in many variations of BMW engines since 1992. For tuning and driving enjoyability purposes, it is…

BMW Head Unit Display Failure (E90-E93, E82, E88) – Faded Pixel Display Fixed
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BMW Head Unit Display Failure (E90-E93, E82, E88) – Faded Pixel Display Fixed

Today we are covering a common failure with our cars, the head unit display/radio. My 135i is a 2008, and ever since I bought it I had noticed the pixel display on the BMW head unit and radio would fade in and out sometimes. Sometimes it was perfectly fine, other times you couldn’t make out…

How-To Build a 500HP 135i, 335i, 535i N54 BMW for Less Than $1,500
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How-To Build a 500HP 135i, 335i, 535i N54 BMW for Less Than $1,500

The BMW N54 engine featured in the 135i, 335i, and 535i is one of the most tune-able engines ever. Some people call it the ‘2JZ’ of German engines, but we think the N54 is on a whole new level. The N54 engine has forged internals, meaning it can handle an immense amount of power without…

BMW N54 Spark Plug DIY

BMW N54 Spark Plug DIY

How Often You Should Change Your N54 Spark Plugs & Why For the N54 engine the spark plugs should be changed every ~40,000 miles. Tuned N54’s should have their plugs changed every ~20,000 miles as the additional power will put a higher demand on the spark plugs. The more horsepower and boost you are running…

BMW N54 Intake Valve Cleaning

BMW N54 Intake Valve Cleaning

It is recommended you do this every 40,000-50,000 miles. Installing an OCC (Oil Catch Can) can help prevent some of the carbon build-up, however cleaning is still necessary every ~60,000 miles. Tools Needed: COMING SOON ALONG WITH PHOTOS! Also use: -B12 Chemtool Cleaner (2-3 cans) –Carb/Brake Cleaner (3-5 cans) -Brass Brushes -Wet/Dry Vac -Some kind…