BMW N54 Intercooler Guide – Best N54 FMIC’s
|

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…

BMW VANOS Solenoid Replacement DIY – BMW N54 Engine

BMW VANOS Solenoid Replacement DIY – BMW N54 Engine

Here is our do-it-yourself guide on how to replace your BMW N54 vanos solenoids when they fail (not if). For a quick recap, the vanos system is responsible for opening and closing the intake and exhaust valves. Bad solenoids will result in poor performance, rough idling, limp mode, loss of power, inability to accelerate….it basically…

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…

BMW N54 vs. N55 Comparison: Horsepower, Reliability, and Tune-ability
|

BMW N54 vs. N55 Comparison: Horsepower, Reliability, and Tune-ability

Before purchasing a turbocharged 135i, 335i or 535i it is important to consider the differences between the N54 and N55-powered BMWs. The N54 began production in 2006 and first appeared in the 2007 BMW 335i; in 2008, the N54 was introduced along with the 135i and 535i. BMW’s N55 engine began production in 2009 and…

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 N54 Downpipes: Catless vs. Catted High-Flow Downpipes
|

BMW N54 Downpipes: Catless vs. Catted High-Flow Downpipes

Downpipes are one of the most significant modifications that you can do to any turbocharged BMW engine, and that is certainly true for the N54. The N54’s factory downpipes are not only hampered by massive factory catalytic converters, but also by their overall shape and design which prevents the turbochargers from expelling exhaust gasses as…

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

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…