E90Post
 


Bimmertech
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N55 Turbo Engine Tuning and Exhaust Modifications - 335i Tuning > Why You Need An Active Autowerke ChargePipe. (Pictures Inside)



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

Why You Need An Active Autowerke ChargePipe. (Pictures Inside)

Hi guys,

I have seen plenty of blown charge pipes in my time at Active including two of my own but this case was a little special so I decided to reiterate how dangerous these OEM Pipes can be.

My customer called me a few days ago complaining about the car not making any boost and a check engine light on the dash. Unfortunately he was not able to make it into the shop for 3 days due to work and continued to drive the vehicle.

Upon Arrival I immediately opened the hood and found the charge pipe broken and hanging off the throttle body which was no surprise. However while I was showing the customer what potentially could of happened if the plastic went into the throttle body I found the rubber o-ring stuck on the throttle valve which I easily pulled out with my fingers. This was a real shock to the customer to find out his stock engine could of been destroyed if this o-ring became unstuck and how important it is to switch over to our metal one.



The car in these pictures is 100% stock besides a coilover suspension.

You can see the charge Pipe broken in 3 main spots.





O-ring on the right found in the throttle Body


Do not wait till your pipe breaks.. Fix the Issue Now!

__________________

Last edited by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke; 03-07-2013 at 01:06 PM.
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
Chris_506
RIP Paul Walker; True Enthusiast
 
Chris_506's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SCar

Posts: 2,460
iTrader: (13)

how much for an n54?
__________________
Chris_506 is offline   Costa Rica
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCSRe92 View Post
how much for an n54?

You have Pm
__________________
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
myfly335
Lieutenant
 
myfly335's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 e90 sport pkg ALL BLACK
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hicksville, New York

Posts: 488
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to myfly335
how much for n55 shipped to 11801
myfly335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
ForgedDistributing
Lieutenant
 
ForgedDistributing's Avatar
 
Drives: FBO N55 >:)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida/Michigan

Posts: 561
iTrader: (3)

Andrew, that chargepipe is very gorgeous.

Nice craftsmanship!

Sean
__________________

PH: (616) 914-6677 FAX: (305) 255-5446
Contact me for exclusive forum and wholesale pricing!
Email: Sean@Forgeddistributing.com
Site: http://www.forgeddistributing.com/
ForgedDistributing is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by myfly335 View Post
how much for n55 shipped to 11801
You have PM.
__________________
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2013, 11:19 PM   #7
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ForgedDistributing View Post
Andrew, that chargepipe is very gorgeous.

Nice craftsmanship!

Sean
Thank You!
__________________
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #8
nukezero
Major
 
Drives: '09 335I Cpe
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sunny Socal

Posts: 1,176
iTrader: (4)

there are a lot of N54's on the road with stock charge pipes. It would be really odd for this to be a common problem, perhaps even a recall would be necessary.
__________________
2009 335i 6MT - M-Sport - All stock
nukezero is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 08:24 AM   #9
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nukezero View Post
there are a lot of N54's on the road with stock charge pipes. It would be really odd for this to be a common problem, perhaps even a recall would be necessary.
We have seen dozens of n54's break as well. I just swapped one out this week that had a cracked diverter connector. Without a smoke test it would of been impossible to find.
__________________
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #10
Kalud
Lieutenant
 
Kalud's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada

Posts: 582
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ForgedDistributing
Andrew, that chargepipe is very gorgeous.

Nice craftsmanship!

Sean
+1
Kalud is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

They are on special right now if anyone needs one.
__________________
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #12
E90Company
Major General
 
E90Company's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL

Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (2)

First thing that should be done on an N55 regardless of anything else.
__________________
E90 N54 6AT
E90Company is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 12:58 PM   #13
RMH2
Registered
 
Drives: 2011 E92 335i X-Drive
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Washington D.C.

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

Is the special for less than $299 on the website? Interested in a N55 CP.

Thanks
RMH2 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #14
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMH2 View Post
Is the special for less than $299 on the website? Interested in a N55 CP.

Thanks
No its cheaper than that. Shoot me an email for more info Afish@activeautowerke.com
__________________
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #15
Young_Man
First Lieutenant
 
Young_Man's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Earth

Posts: 381
iTrader: (3)

Can I get one with a flange for a tial bov? If so how much shipped to 71461?
Young_Man is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 04:42 PM   #16
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 435I M-sport
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Fl

Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Young_Man View Post
Can I get one with a flange for a tial bov? If so how much shipped to 71461?

N55 has a diverter built on the turbo.
__________________
Andrew@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-29-2013, 10:57 PM   #17
Young_Man
First Lieutenant
 
Young_Man's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Earth

Posts: 381
iTrader: (3)

Sorry about that. Lol I don't know why I thought I was in the N54 section.
Young_Man is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST