How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure
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How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure

BMW’s boost pressure release system is controlled by a diverter valve instead of a traditional blow off valve. A diverter valve serves the same purpose as a blow off valve, although they function somewhat differently. N54’s come stock with diverter valves, mounted onto a chargepipe, which is responsible for routing air to the engine. As…

BMW N54 Intercooler Guide – Best N54 FMIC’s
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BMW N54 Intercooler Guide – Best N54 FMIC’s

Front mounted intercoolers are extremely important applications on turbocharged cars. Intercoolers cool the compressed air created from the turbochargers, reducing the temperature and increasing the density of the air that is fed into the engine. Cooling the air makes the air more oxygen rich, therefore improving the combustion in the engine by allowing more fuel…

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 Tune Comparison: JB4 vs. Cobb vs. MHD
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BMW N54 Tune Comparison: JB4 vs. Cobb vs. MHD

Tuning is without question the most important modification when it comes to extracting maximum performance from your N54 engine. Before purchasing a tune for your N54 it is important to consider the pros and cons of the available tunes on the market. This post will highlight the differences between the common N54 tunes and hopefully…