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  • Torn08's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    Think I'm going to install the fuel pump tonight so I can sent it over running e60
    22 replies | 501 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    Tony@VargasTurboTech replied to a thread VTT recirc inlets in N54
    Mike is kept abreast of our shipping times. We will have these soon! Thank you for the business!
    29 replies | 750 view(s)
  • Fr3nch's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    If I had enough points I'd rep you. This is excellent. Make me a set :dance:
    12 replies | 220 view(s)
  • blew135i's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    blew135i replied to a thread VTT recirc inlets in N54
    Ok because I ordered mine thru Mike at n54tuning and he reached out to you to about a set for me but I never knew your timeline for getting them shipped out
    29 replies | 750 view(s)
  • Fr3nch's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    Definitely look forward to seeing the numbers. Looks like a pretty complete list. But as others have said with those mods, you're definitely going to want an LSD. I still think these cars should have come with one at least as an option.
    22 replies | 501 view(s)
  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    Nope , no poking fun at slick silver . It was a Bacon, Beer, and Boobs thread but you just didn't know it until it was too late; you'd been had. BW is of course for Bacon Wrapped.
    12 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Fr3nch's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    Fr3nch replied to a thread N54 Intake? in N54
    Didn't know that page existed. I'll have to find it and join it. I always enjoying meeting people who share the same love for these engines.
    11 replies | 324 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum John745.
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  • Torn08's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    Still waiting on inlets, but they told me they wouldn't be in stock until early this week. As soon as they are delivered it will be dropped off.
    22 replies | 501 view(s)
  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    I am assuming this post is poking fun at Slicksilver or M-whateverhisname who has been promoting his hybrid TD04 turbos around? Either way I clicked thinking this was about fitting twin Borg Warner turbos and kept reading because bacon.
    12 replies | 220 view(s)
  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    As you wish....( 2 left) " I like my women like I like my turbos" " I could eat bacon all day" " Now that's a perfect trim of bacon right there"
    12 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 PM
    Someone around your neck of the woods, has to have time to get this in there. Seriously the install for the PI is pretty easy. I think it took me two hours. Then Terry can help you dial it in.
    236 replies | 12555 view(s)
  • Njz's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    I have the split second in hand, he just doesn't have the time between now and the event to install it (the PI and SSC) and set it up. Lots of very fast cars buttoning things up at the last minute, my kinda quick car doesn't take priority in this case lol. I hope he gets an opening but it is not looking good.
    236 replies | 12555 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 PM
    Sooo, get the inlets yet and heading to the dyno or what?
    22 replies | 501 view(s)
  • Cpt_Rum-bo's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    Cpt_Rum-bo replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Would rep you if I could!
    3 replies | 43 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    I just want bacon.
    12 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Artial's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    Artial replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    I just added the cold start max duration table (Ingition => Threshold of time after start for catalyst heating) to the 4 xdfs. Default value is 60-65s. Now you start the car wihthout waking up all your neighbors in the morning! Always download as .zip from github otherwise Tuner Pro spits an error when loading xdfs. - Martial
    3 replies | 43 view(s)
  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    Lunch break update.... a little friendly comparison of why my eyes are on the competition.
    12 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Modded335i's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    Modded335i replied to a thread No Boost in N54
    I pulled the hoses off each connection on the solenoids....I can feel vacuum on all the hoses...I'm going to swap solenoids with a friends car today..
    15 replies | 122 view(s)
  • raffists's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    raffists replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Single bank O2 would make the single turbo world an amazing place! Keep up the great work!!!
    3 replies | 43 view(s)
  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    Ingeniator replied to a thread No Boost in N54
    Then you have a vac leak between the pump and the canisters. Change out your vac lines or look for leaks. I know I've had problem with the nipples on my canisters breaking. I just tapped in some brass ones. But that is why you have no boost. You have no wastegate control because you have no vacuum.
    15 replies | 122 view(s)
  • jyamona's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    jyamona started a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Hey guys, This will be the main thread for discussion on all XDF update releases going forward. As I have mentioned in the past, the XDF's for the main 4 rom types are being hosted on a public GitHub so you can track revision history. The link to the GitHub is here: BMW XDF's To get this thread rolling, I do have some news as well. The knock tables I provided Terry for testing are now available for each rom type. EcuFlash XML's are still planned, but are on the backburner right now and will be completed as time allows. For now, time is being devoted to a few promising table discovery efforts: - possible single bank O2 functionality (two possibilities to test) - changing the upshift / downshift points for AT trans - raising idle (lots of tables, will take time to define in all roms) Stay tuned =)
    3 replies | 43 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
    We will be making two, one for 335LHD, and one for all others which is 135, 535, Z4, RHD, etc.
    22 replies | 933 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM
    Tony@VargasTurboTech replied to a thread No Boost in N54
    The vacuum you see on the gauge has absolutely zero to do with the vacuum your wastegates are seeing. I never understand posts like this, the OP is asking for help, people jump on board to help, and his answers are along the lines of, I doubt its that, already tried it, etc. If you are asking for help, and you obviously are limited in your knowledge of the system (thinking gauge vacuum is related to the wastegates) you should be open to the suggestions of people who are trying to help. If you have ZERO boost, the problem will be extremely easy to diagnose. The wastegates are staying full open period. Even if you have a large boost leak you would usually see a few lbs of boost. Figure out why your wastegates are not closing, and you will solved the issue. As suggested above, its most likely somewhere in the vacuum system.
    15 replies | 122 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 AM
    does it follow the same path as the stock pipe, so for say RHD fitment?
    22 replies | 933 view(s)
  • duracell8's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 AM
    duracell8 replied to a thread My smoking addiction... in N54
    N54 Crankcase Ventilation The crankcase ventilation system on the N54 engine is unique due to the fact that this is a turbocharged engine. This means the the intake manifold pressure will be higher than that of a naturally aspirated engine. This presents new challenges regarding the design of the crankcase ventilation system. The basic description of the system is as follows: • The system uses a calibrated orifice to meter crankcase vapors into the engine • Liquid oil is separated from the crankcase vapors is done by “cyclonic” action • There are 2 channels for crankcase vapors depending upon the manifold pressure • Most of the system components are integrated into the cylinder head cover One of the most important features is the fact that most of the system components are integrated into the plastic cylinder head cover. This allows engine heat to warm the crankcase vapors which prevents any potential freezing of any water vapor trapped in the system. In contrast to the N52, there is only one heating element located at the intake manifold inlet. Cyclone Separator A cyclone oil separator is used in the N54 engine. Here, four of the described cyclones are integrated into the oil-separator housing. The oil mist drawn in from the crankcase is set into a spinning motion in the cyclone. As a result of the centrifugal forces, the heavier oil settles on the cyclone walls and from there drips into the oil drain. The lighter blow-by gases are sucked out from the middle of the cyclone. The purified blow-by gases are then fed to the air-intake system Crankcase Ventilation System Function The crankcase ventilation system of the N54 must be capable of venting the crankcase during two different modes of engine operation. When the engine is in deceleration, the intake manifold pressure is low (high vacuum). During acceleration or idling, the intake manifold pressure is higher (low vacuum). Therefore the system operates differently in these modes. This is what is unique about the crankcase venting system on the N54. Operation with Low Manifold Pressure When the engine has low manifold pressure such as in decel, the crankcase vapors are routed through a channel (15) between the cylinder head cover and intake manifold. The liquid oil is separated before the channel in the cyclonic separators (3) in the cylinder head cover. The liquid oil returns to the engine via the oil discharge valve (4). The channel contains a pressure restrictor (16) which regulates the flow of crankcase vapors. During deceleration, the crankcase vapors (E) are directed via a check valve (14) which is located in the cylinder head cover. The check valve is opened when low pressure is present in the intake manifold (throttle closed). Also, a PTC heater has been integrated into the intake manifold inlet. The inlet pipe is connected to the channel (15) and prevent any moisture from freezing at the inlet. When in turbocharged mode, the pressure in the intake manifold increases and then closes the check valve (14). Now, a low pressure is present in the charge air suction line (10). This causes a low pressure in the hose (11) leading to the manifold check valve (12). The crankcase vapors (after separation) are directed through the check valve (12) into the charge air suction line (10) and ultimately back into the engine. The check valve (12) also prevent boost pressure from entering the crankcase when the intake manifold pressure is high .Note: Be aware that any check valve failure could cause excessive oil consumption possibly accompanied by blue smoke from the exhaust. This should not be mistaken for a failed turbocharger. Always perform a complete diagnosis of the crankcase ventilation system, before replacing any turbocharger or associated components.
    28 replies | 803 view(s)
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