N54 RB Ones Arrived

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Also need to order a longer intercooler hose for the intake side. My clamp seems to be sliding halfway off the hose. Pressure builds and the hose pushes the clamp off.
Same thing happened to me, except my inlet hose pushed off the intercooler with a small "pop" noise under boost, and stayed on enough to hold 1 or 2 psi of boost ad not give me a CEL.
 
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One of my boost solenoids is operating erratically.

Going to order a set of pierburg solenoids.

Also need to order a longer intercooler hose for the intake side. My clamp seems to be sliding halfway off the hose. Pressure builds and the hose pushes the clamp off.
Did you try to Tee your turbos to one solenoid?
 

TheFixer

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Replaced my boost solenoids. That made a difference. But then the hot side intercooler hose blew off again at the intercooler. Fml.

Time for a more serious intervention...... not playing around today.

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I think I've sorted the boost leak out now. Fingers crossed.
 

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TheFixer

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What brand provides a good reliable quality lpfp upgrade?

I'm seeing various options out there that all look decent. Don't know what I should get......

Possibly this one.

 
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TheFixer

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I saw some things in the past that were shady from VS, so I personally would not use them.
You seem very handy. I would just buy two authentic 450's and put them in yourself.
Thanks for the info.

Yeah.....I saw the DIY for it. I'm lazy sometimes. But...it is much more cost effective. :)
 
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TheFixer

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Watched some DIY vids on that. Holy crap there's some real trailer trash ghetto stuff going on with some of them. Lol

Vehicular DIY guy though is solid. As always.

With both my kids in school now it shouldn't take me almost a year like getting my turbos in.
Anyone one got a stock 535i pump laying around they want to donate to me? 😁
 

TheFixer

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Wife looks over at me when I'm watching another pump diy video.......says....

Is that something for baby yoda?

Me.......yes.

Her....... what the hell is wrong with you?! It's fast enough already!!!

Me.....ethanol is cheaper than gas. I'm saving money.
 

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Her....... what the hell is wrong with you?! It's fast enough already!!!

Me.....ethanol is cheaper than gas. I'm saving money.
Just keeping it real!

Why not just order up a 295 pump (535 flow no check valve), and eBay up a LPFP ... I'm lazy don't want to pull my pump and swap it, rather just buy cheap on ebay and do the bucket. Not like it is a lot of work. You are going to need to run bigger lines. Get a Fuelab E85 safe filter, high micron filtration, with a check valve ... put it inline, pull the HPFP mesh filter and away you go.

Vader ... Omar can be slow on delivery ... but I've not seen anything else negative.
 
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TheFixer

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Just keeping it real!

Why not just order up a 295 pump (535 flow no check valve), and eBay up a LPFP ... I'm lazy don't want to pull my pump and swap it, rather just buy cheap on ebay and do the bucket. Not like it is a lot of work. You are going to need to run bigger lines. Get a Fuelab E85 safe filter, high micron filtration, with a check valve ... put it inline, pull the HPFP mesh filter and away you go.

Vader ... Omar can be slow on delivery ... but I've not seen anything else negative.
Found a 295 pump for 140 bucks. Not to bad.

Changing out the fuel lines sounds like fun......ugh.
 

TheFixer

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Just wanted to shout out publicly that @carabuser is doing a great job getting the tune sorted out.

I would recommend his tuning service to anyone that needs a custom tune.

He doesn't just fiddle around and say done. He keeps fine tuning until it's perfect for your setup.