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      01-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Stop What You're Doing! Search Before You Ask!

Tired of all the "Wat Am B3stest ___?!?!??!1/1/1//1?!/1?!/1?!?oneoneone" threads, or the "Iz worth meh $$?!?!?!/1/1/1/1oneoneoneslashslashslash?!?!?!?!?" threads?! I know I am. Well post no more! Here are threads I've SEARCHED and found in no more than 3 minutes!!

Exhausts/Headers:
BMW Performance Exhaust
AA Signature Exhaust
MMW Ceramic Headers
SuperSprint Headers
Ikon Rogue Exhaust
Magnaflow Exhaust(2nd Cat delete)

Intake:
BMW Performance Intake
BMW Euro Intake
Simota Full CF Intake
aFe Power Stage 2(Pro Dry S)
Simota CBII Intake
US cone intake conversion(For those who are too cheap to get anything else;not for everyone)


Tunes/Piggyback:
AA Tune(330i)
AA Tune(325xi)
AA Tune(N51)
BMW Powerbox
ESS Tune

Combinations:
SS Headers,BMW PE,Euro Intake
Simota V2, BMW PE
Euro(+K&N) Intake, BMW PE, AA Tune
Eissenmann, AA, Res/Muffler Delete Compare

Others:
Autolite XP Iridium spark plugs

Superchargers:


Turbos:





FAQs:

What's the difference between N51 and N52?
Not much difference in characteristics BUT:
N51: lower compression, exhaust diameter after 2nd cats is different, has 3stage Manifold(+330)
Check it.

What is ___ OEM P/N?
3 Stage Manifold: 11617522927
e90 Performance Exhaust: 18102208793
e92/e93 Performance Exhaust: 18102208794
2/09 and EARLIER Spark Plugs/Ignition Coils: 12122158253(NGK PLZFR6A11S/BOSCH FR7NPP332); BOSCH 12137571643(BOSCH 12137594937 Upgraded Replacement)
3/09 and LATER Spark Plugs/Ignition Coils: 12120037663(NGK LZFR6AP11GS); BOSCH 12137594937

What oil should I use?
READ THIS!
FOR THOSE WITH SHORT ATTENTION SPAN:
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BMW Long-life rating LL-01 Approved Synthetic Oils for the US Market:
  • Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
  • Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
  • Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
  • Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30
My car shakes violently. Why?!
Could be several culprits. Most common is a mis-fire. Check your codes if your SES(Service Engine Soon) light is on.

What's that ticking noise coming from my engine?
If your car's assembly date is 4/08(?) and earlier, it's the Hydraulic Valve Lifter Tick. If you're still under warranty, replace it. If not, its not going to kill your car. If you'd like to have the piece of mind of NOT having that noise, then fix it.

I think I have an oil leak. Where could it be leaking from?
The 2 most common places are the Oil Filter Housing Gasket(Top Front; hard to miss) and the Valve Cover Gasket(Passenger side just under the engine cover; best to use a flashlight/mirror).

What is this "3-Stage Manifold" I keep hearing about?
Seriously?! You obviously went straight for the "New Thread" button.
READ THE STICKY!

What is this "Charcoal Filter Delete" I keep hearing about?
You do this by doing this this. US intake box only.

Can I put a 335 exhaust on my car?
Yes.

Is it possible to do a transmission/engine swap?
Anything is possible, but the real question is: What is your budget? These cars are nothing like the civics/integras/240s that you see with a B20/ITR/2Jay-Z swaps. It's better of selling the car and picking up a used 335.

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      01-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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If I've missed some stuff, post them up. School just started and my sleep pattern still isn't cooperating.
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      01-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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Double sticky! And those pictures for turbocharger/supercharger are greatness .
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I just want to know if I can convert my steptronic to a manual. I saw this kit on ebay...
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Spark Plugs: 12122158253
Ignition Coils: 12137594937
I wish it were that simple. There's two of each, depends on build date which to use.

If you have a car with a 3/2009 or later build date, use 12120037663 (NGK LZFR6AP11GS) plug, and BOSCH 12137594937 coils: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...17&hg=12&fg=05


Earlier cars, use 12122158253 (NGK PLZFR6A11S or BOSCH FR7NPP332) plug, and BOSCH 12137571643 for a direct replacement coil, or BOSCH 12137594937 for an upgraded replacement coil (and more expensive): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...17&hg=12&fg=05


If you have replaced all the coils with the upgraded part, then you can run also the latest plug, 12120037663 (NGK LZFR6AP11GS.)

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I just want to know if I can convert my steptronic to a manual. I saw this kit on ebay...
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Somewhere there is a "scoops" thread that morphs into World War III. Classic
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do you know shah269?
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I wish it were that simple. There's two of each, depends on build date which to use. I will update with that info..
Damn. Guess I need to do some more searching!

Would really appreciate it if you can post up the correct P/Ns
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      01-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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Good stuff! Maybe you can add P/Ns for M3,M-tech,and Performance bumper kits?
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Turbos:


Superchargers:
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Good stuff! Maybe you can add P/Ns for M3,M-tech,and Performance bumper kits?
Wrong section.
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Thanks for the information and time you put into making this thread for us N/A owners. The pics are funny
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I have been part of the problem in the past... ill search more now ha
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Wait...how many litres of engine oil go into E92 335i n54?
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For real though, why the "Kill yourself" image for superchargers... surely someone makes them, no?


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For real though, why the "Kill yourself" image for superchargers... surely someone makes them, no?

Was half asleep. Going to switch them around later.
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