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  • Tech's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 PM
    Tech replied to a thread Replacing engine in N54
    along with the oil pan needing swapped you'll need to change the oil pick up tube and plate. they have aluminum bolts as well. other than that the only other difference if the shape of the mounts and turbos.
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 PM
    The Ghost replied to a thread Replacing engine in N54
    I can't comment on this AWD part, but can confirm first hand the 135/335i motors are the same, even amongst transmissions. 2WD/4WD differs in oil pan and perhaps mounts from what I've read (never swapped them).
    4 replies | 187 view(s)
  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 08:40 PM
    R.G. replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    I recognize that engine bay That's a cheap ass $9 for the entire set amazon special Won't put that yellow in 5 min of sun garbage on the exterior so it found a home there There's an old school vender jbspeed or something similar that sells quality ones
    4 replies | 177 view(s)
  • terryd5150's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 PM
    Awesome.
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    I used a 73mm badge and just used the adhesive emblem without the plastic seat. It ends up being only a few millimeters difference.
    4 replies | 177 view(s)
  • POWERSWHAT's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 PM
    POWERSWHAT replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    Yeah that was kind of a newb thing of me haha thanks :D
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 PM
    Hopefully this does not start any riots but talk about a badass 1-Series! The N54 engine from the 135i/335i is well known but this particular E82 1-Series decided on a turbo S54 motor with 800+ horsepower as the goal was going sideways. Hence the bodywork, stripped interior, vents, wheels, tires, and sequential transmission. If the goal is drifting the job is well done. Just watch the video for tire smokin proof.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread engine cover emblem ? in N54
    I think you'll get an answer in this section... moved.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 PM
    Hey Got2_911: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:48 PM
    It is no surprise to anyone that the Porsche 911 Turbo is a greater performance value than a Lamborghini Aventador. That is kind of the appeal of the Aventador. It is an exclusive and exotic car. There also are not six hundred thousand variants of it as there are with the 911. Top Gear Poland decided to drag race the two cars and beyond both having all wheel drive they have nothing in common. The 911 Turbo S facelift has 580 horsepower from the 3.8 liter twin turbocharged engine. The Aventador makes due with breathing on its own and a 6.5 liter 691 horsepower V12. The Aventador is louder, heavier (by 300+ pounds ignore the weight in the graphic), and more expensive. No dual clutch transmission for it either but an ISR (Independent Shift Rod) transmission. The Turbo's torque pays dividends off the line although the Aventador starts to close the gap up top but it can not pass in time. Why the 911 is drag racing with its top down is anyone's guess.
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  • Milan's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    How much are the solid mounts from PTF? Don't see them on their site.
    24 replies | 1398 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 PM
    In the summer? That's not going to be fun.
    49 replies | 1955 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 PM
    Hey JeannaRudd: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:55 PM
    Not dead just not as active. The way to get it more active is with more activity and information. Dumping everything in the N54 forum is not what I want.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Replacing engine in N54
    I don't know. I haven't heard problems with various donor motors from various chassis although from what I remember the 135 and 335 have slightly different turbos which isn't a big deal? Beyond that it should all work as long as the mechanic is competent.
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 PM
    Sounds like your issue might be different. But this guy is saying if you use new post-cat sensors with old pre-cat sensors, you can get cat codes because the new sensor is nice and fast while the old sensor is slower: I may preemptively replace my front O2 sensors with Bosch units and go from there.
    47 replies | 2174 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:37 PM
    GLWS
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  • Milan's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 PM
    Good luck at the track. I'm assuming bandimere so we won't get too excited about the numbers.
    49 replies | 1955 view(s)
  • The Convert's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    How much are the new ones going for? I'll gladly sell you them to give a whirl at.
    24 replies | 1398 view(s)
  • Alpine's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Hello everyone, been a while since my last update but I promise this one is worth it (hence why I've been quiet for so long). I changed the oil yesterday for the first time since the DOCRace Kit install. Just over 3000 miles on the Redline 5w40 and Mann filter resulted in exactly what I was hoping for. The general condition of the oil was a really dark red tint in color and zero metallic flash. The filter also indicated zero metal/copper fragments upon inspection. So far so good. I never had any issues prior to the install with metal fragments or abnormal oil color/feel/flash/etc. Doing JOAP and Magnetic Chip samples on F-16's for the Air Force, I have a very good idea of what I'm looking for visually without the need for NDI to tell me what's going on in the engine (don't get me wrong, if you're paranoid, Blackstone is a great way to get super in depth on oil analysis. I choose not to as I feel it's unnecessary to identify what's going on with an engine beyond visual/physical inspection). Oil going back in is Motul 8100 Xcess 5w40 with another Mann filter. Valve train has smoothed out compared to running Redline (I should mention Motul was my first choice but my shop carries Redline and chose it for the initial break in). Newest parts getting ready for install is the full ECS OEM M3 rear sway bar plus bushings and hardware to replace the dreadful stock Xi rear bar. Should make a significant difference in cornering feel on entry and exit. The only issue to this point is a small oil seep at the turbo feed line. More specifically, the attachment for the feed line that Precision installs and torques from their factory and insists that no one alters or attempts to mess with. I've communicated this to my shop and they are currently in the process of working with Precision to see if they can make the fix in house without the need for removing the turbo and sending it back for inspection. Our collective thought is the seal inside the torqued fitting (o-ring/packing/whatever) has a small hole/cracked or split edge that has managed to open up just enough to cause a small seep out of the fitting. While it's not a major issue/concern doing pulls or driving at this point, it's still something that needs to be addressed before it gets worse and causes concern over proper oil lubrication feed to the turbo. I am keeping a constant eye on it to watch every day for any increase in the rate of oil seeping from the fitting to make sure any changes don't go unnoticed. So far in over 500-700 miles there hasn't been any change, but as I said, it's going to be handled and fixed one way or another ASAP. And finally the news that's probably the most significant. The car is hitting the drag strip tonight to make no more than 2-3 passes at the most. I realize having an oil seep from the feed line to the turbo is a risky proposition, but again, this is a very small drip at this point that isn't making a significant difference in pressure or oil capacity for the entire system. Doing pulls on the street/highway has not changed its rate of the seep so I figure a small number of test runs against the clock should be fine, but I will be checking after every run to make sure it doesn't change. That is it for now. Stay tuned for the latest numbers from the strip on wastegate 91 octane only at over a mile high!
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  • windymissile's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    Thanks Chris. I appreciate the response. And I appreciate you going the extra leg for us RHD guys. It isn't my intention to cause problems or stir the shitty pot. I'm just putting the info I have out there. I know Tony has been in direct contact with the workshop doing the install on my car. Is there any chance this is the same shop he has mentioned? I will be amazed to see anyone get one of these outlets to fit. The route it takes goes through the space between the steering spindle and the chassis leg, as you can see from the photos. This gap is not big enough to accommodate the pipe. Even in the picture you posted of the initial testers fit, if the spindle was seated then it would be in the same position as mine. Only a solution will get my car on the road so that's what we are working towards now. I hope to have some answers and further pics tomorrow. I work away so it's not so easy doing everything over the phone with them but they have been great. WM
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  • blisstik's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    I got the same experience after switching to ADV. I cleared it and it hasn't come back since. But I don't daily drive it. BTW: I did put back pins 19 & 20 on the JB4 large black subconnector.
    47 replies | 2174 view(s)
  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 03:55 PM
    Ill definitely keep you updated. I am currently running the ADV sensors with single bank rear. I got this code immediately after I switched to the ADVs and even replaced my rear sensor with no luck.
    47 replies | 2174 view(s)
  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    Nope, only external leak is from the oil pan and it is very very minor, not even enough to drop onto the ground. It definitely was a lot of oil, enough to make it to the exhaust tips without being burnt, even going through the secondary cats. Since externalizing the PCV it doesn't consume oil anymore. If you ever fix the O2 code issue let me know. I'm considering changing the rear O2 sensors again and seeing if it helps. I used Bosch universal sensors because they are cheap. I should also change the front O2 sensors since they have 91k miles and are nearly 10 years old now.
    47 replies | 2174 view(s)
  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 PM
    Wow that still seems high. Do you have any external leaks from the VC, OFHG, or turbo lines to name a few??
    47 replies | 2174 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    I just talked with Tony about this. There is some disagreement with who has gotten proper fitment -WM above has been very patient and fair -appreciate it brother. After talking with Tony, we have another trusted shop doing an install on a RHD currently. If they are successful -we'll post up how they did it, or at least use some of their descriptions to be helpful. If they are not successful -we'll pull the RHD's and issue refunds. It's one thing to have an install be difficult, but if we got bad data, or a unicorn test fit car, the last thing we want to do is set up you poor RHD owners for hours of frustration only to end with something that doesn't fit. Chris
    354 replies | 20965 view(s)
  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 PM
    My setup is on post 37, stock turbos, bolt-ons, MHD flash. I also externalized the vacuum-side PCV system through a catch can. This seems to have cured my oil consumption issue where oil was getting dumped into the exhaust... oil smell coming to a stop, oil film on the inside of the tips, losing roughly 1qt every 500-800 miles.
    47 replies | 2174 view(s)
  • darrylgarland's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Any news on a release date?
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 PM
    I've had oil consumption issues since Ive owned the car lol Somewhat under control now. Lose a quart every 3k BUT i burn little to none and I collect a lot in my catch cans, specifically the the check valve side going to the throttle body on the vacuum side. For the WGDC, i honestly havnt checked but I am single turbo running the MHD and JB4 so it might be a little different on that front. Whats your setup?
    47 replies | 2174 view(s)
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