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      09-18-2012, 02:59 AM   #6
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Drives: F31 M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Stockholm

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My local BMW mechanic is also a childhood friend so I went up to his place and did the install there. It took 1 hour and the install was very straight forward.
But there where one little compatibility problem...
My 2012 1M has a different OEM charge pipe than the 135/335 N54.
If you look at part number 18 in this picture:

You see that the lower charge pipe is made out of two 90 degree pipes.

But the one on my car looks like this:
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I solved it by cutting down the included silicone hose to one little straight bit. I then took that bit and used it to connect the charge pipe to the IC.
This is a temporary solution until I have bought a new charge pipe.

The VRSF 7" IC can be ordered with factory-like connectors for 25$ extra so this doesn't have to be a problem and you can of course change the charge pipe to one that is not crappy plastic