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    I'm ripping apart 2 N20's

    Anyone need or want to see anything specific inside them?


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    Im trying to pull the motors out this week.
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    Hell yeah! Everything! I kind of want to go big turbo on one of these! Lol.
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    If they are a 320 and a 328 would be keen to see a piston comparison. Also amount of carbon build up on valves intake side. Thanks.

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    both F30 328's
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    both F30 328's
    number of miles on the motors?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
    Hell yeah! Everything! I kind of want to go big turbo on one of these! Lol.
    If these things can reliably hit 400+rwhp without opening the engine I will jump to a 320/328 real quick.

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    400 might be pushing it. But I'm with you. A 128i has a fairly low initial investment.
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    From what I remember reading somewheres on a forum, over 400hp and they crack the head?

    was it you @Terry@BMS?
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    Great to read you've got not one, but two N20s available for a break-down! No specific requests here, just hoping that we can get the standard bolt-on tuner items flowing for this platform sooner than later.

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    Alex - I believe you're referring to the Vargas tuning thread here at BB. Someone posted info they'd sourced from a stress-testing company regarding N20 head cracking they'd discovered in testing at torque levels above 331 lbs-ft (wheels). While I can't comment on those numbers or how they were derived, I personally have knowledge of 2 head cracking occurrences on N20s which required complete engine replacements on both vehicles.

    I'm not going to speculate on the causes or whether its a widespread issue, but I do think this is something that we'll hear more about as N20 tuning develops and people put miles on their cars.

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    Thanks for the clarification! I couldnt remember where I saw that.

    Im gonna ask a few dealer techs i know if they have seen any.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    From what I remember reading somewheres on a forum, over 400hp and they crack the head?

    was it you @Terry@BMS?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by B005tBuM Click here to enlarge
    I personally have knowledge of 2 head cracking occurrences on N20s which required complete engine replacements on both vehicles.
    Where did you hear of these from?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    Thanks for the clarification! I couldnt remember where I saw that.

    Im gonna ask a few dealer techs i know if they have seen any.
    @alex@ABRhouston take pictures of EVERYTHING. Send me the photos of the N20's apart, will make a great article.

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    ok- ill bring my P&S. I dont have a DSLR or anything nice to take pictures with- other than my phone and my ipad.

    and my P&S isnt anything good either lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    ok- ill bring my P&S. I dont have a DSLR or anything nice to take pictures with- other than my phone and my ipad.

    and my P&S isnt anything good either lol

    i need a nice camera Click here to enlarge
    How in the world do you not have a decent camera?!?!

    Phone and Ipad photos won't do this justice. I feel like mailing you a camera.

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    well you better hurry the hell up, I have one almost out! (running behind schedule......I'm running 14 hour days right now ...... )

    I know- I dont have a nice camera.
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    but that isnt cool with us forum knurds lol
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    How in the world do you not have a decent camera?!?!

    Phone and Ipad photos won't do this justice. I feel like mailing you a camera.

    LOL ... grab a rebel xs or xsi off ebay for like 300 with kit lense, its more than good enough..

    than shoot pics with a $100 cannon 50mm 1.8 lens and theyll look incredible... grab a $50 sunpak flash that swivels and youll be in biz...

    no need for anything better than that.. esp to display your projects, cars, work etc without a photographer on the payroll its perfect... or hire some smart high school kid once a week to do this all for u for $50 lol
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    or I can spend that 500 bucks on more N54 development, buy cool car parts and stuff Click here to enlarge

    I bet it still wouldnt let me upload my picsClick here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    or I can spend that 500 bucks on more N54 development, buy cool car parts and stuff Click here to enlarge

    I bet it still wouldnt let me upload my picsClick here to enlarge
    I tried uploading on the ipad yesterday and it was fine...

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    We need to do something about this camera problem. Maybe a member can come by and snap photos?

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    I mean, its a nikon coolpix S9000- its not TERRIBLE.... and its taken WELL over 10,000 shots..... its just a little used up Click here to enlarge


    and no, I dont need anyone in the shop that doesn't need to be there.... ESPECIALLY with a camera I'm not holding and in control of. (we don't allow pictures AT ALL due to "reasons")
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    I mean, its a nikon coolpix S9000- its not TERRIBLE.... and its taken WELL over 10,000 shots..... its just a little used up Click here to enlarge


    and no, I dont need anyone in the shop that doesn't need to be there.... ESPECIALLY with a camera I'm not holding and in control of. (we don't allow pictures AT ALL due to "reasons")
    I get it just trying to come up with a better solution than mailing a camera Click here to enlarge

    Ok, well, use the coolpix and take a lot of shots. Going to make a fun N20 internal teardown article.

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    I'll try to get enough pics between the two that you can use. I can't be mr. Photog the whole time.... I got work to do, son!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    I'll try to get enough pics between the two that you can use. I can't be mr. Photog the whole time.... I got work to do, son!
    So do I Click here to enlarge

    Why are you ripping apart N20's this early anyway?

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