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…

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…

​Ethanol (E85): Should You Use Ethanol Blends in Your BMW?

​Ethanol (E85): Should You Use Ethanol Blends in Your BMW?

A quick Google search will reveal that there is no shortage of debates regarding the use of ethanol fuel. However, most articles focus on the sustainability and feasibility of ethanol fuels. Although sustainability is important to consider, the real question is whether or not higher ethanol mixtures increase engine longevity and performance in the long-term….