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      11-30-2018, 02:05 PM   #1
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Okay so here is my 135i. Car is originally from Cali and I have owned this car for almost a year. Now the car has 93 000km on the clock.

The beginning of the story with this car wasn´t all fun and games. About one month after owning the car I started to get limp mode. So annoying. I took the car to the BMW dealer 3 times to fix the problem and yet they had no idea what was causing the limp mode. And so I kept getting the limp mode. Daayeum I was pissed off for the car constantly loosing the power. Finally they managed to find the problem wich turned out to be a leaking injector.
Well, here is everything that was replaced after all to fix the problem
-All injectors (now I am running index 12 WOHOO!)
-All Spark plugs
-All Coils
-Some vacuum lines
-Vanos solenoid valve

My passanger side window started to go up and down like a maniac so they changed the
-Controller
-Cable Harness
-Motor
-Gasket to keep the moist out

After this, the engine pulled like a dream and the window worked no problem.

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Type Code UC73

E Series E82 ()

Series 1

Type COUPE

Model 135IS (USA)

Steering LL

Doors 2

Engine N54

Displacement 3.00

Power 225

Drive HECK

Transmission AUT

Colour TITANSILBER METALLIC (354)

Upholstery SENSATEC/SCHWARZ (KASW)

Prod. Date 2008-09-18

Vehicle options
S1CAA Selection of COP relevant vehicles

S205A Automatic transmission

S249A Multifunction f steering wheel

S255A Sports leather steering wheel

S2SMA BMW LA wheel, star spoke 264

S2VBA Tire pressure display

S321A Exterior parts in vehicle color

S346A Chrome Line exterieur

S3APA Windshield with grey wedge

S403A Glass roof, electrical

S473A Armrest front

S4A3A Fine-wood trim walnut light

S502A Headlight cleaning system

S521A Rain sensor

S522A Xenon Light

S524A Adaptive Headlights

S534A Automatic air conditioning

S540A Cruise control

S570A Reinforced power supply

S5GAA Preparation alarm system

S645A BMW US Radio

S663A Radio BMW Professional

S676A HiFi speaker system

S693A Preparation BMW satellite radio

S697A Area-Code 1 for DVD

S6FLA USB/Audio interface

S704A M Sports suspension

S823A Hot-climate version

S845A Acoustic belt warning

S850A Dummy-SALAPA

S853A Language version English

S876A Radio frequency 315 MHz

S8SCA Telematics access request,country-spec.

S8SPA Control unit COP

S925A Dummy-SALAPA






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Wow, that car has traveled a long way! lol

Looks clean!

Congrats and welcome!

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      11-30-2018, 03:02 PM   #3
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First I thought I will keep the car stock. The performance felt great. But you know how it goes. You get used to the power. So I wanted more.

My first upgrade was MHD stage 1 and BMS DCI. Wow what a difference! But... like allways. I needed more powah.

I visited VRSF webshop and ordered
- 3" cattless dp´s
- 7" HD FMIC
- silicone inlets
- chargepipe

The shipping was lightning fast. It only took few days to get everything delivered.


I have never done anything by myself to a car, not even changed oil. So why not tune a car to +400 hp. Well fok it. Git ´Er Done!




The downpipes looked fantastic. Finnish was top notch quality!




These fellows were not fun to install. The V bands gave me a headache. You really need to get them just right. Well, next time it will be easier now that I know how to do it. Exhaust sound after replacing them cats with these 3" bad boys? Sounds fantastic!




Okay my car has also the BMW Performance Exhaust wich ads pretty sweet burples and rasp to the hi revs




Next thing was to install the intercooler. Compared to the DP´s this is easy. Espacially if you have extra hands with you. Special thanks goes to Masander for the help. The VRSF 7" HD makes the stock FMIC look like a toy. Sure, it weights much more over the stock but hey that´s the price you need to pay for the performance. The IAT hardly raise at all especially now that it is winter time




The CP was high quality aswell. Easy to install. Just remember to tighten those meth bung plugs and you will be fine. Those hose clamps were a litle bit too big but it didn´t matter as the fitment was still very tight. VRSF provides great quality. Thanks to Tiago @ VRSF

After I installed all the FBO parts I upgraded MHD Stage 1 to Stage 1+. The car pulls way harder than stock. The boost builds up much faster too. Great succes!

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My car´s tire setup was Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in the front and Pilot Sport 2 at the rear. I smoked the shit out of those Pilot Sport 2´ by making burnouts. After that I got them replaced with Pilot Sport 4. Those PS4 are awesome. When you do a stand still launch with these PS4 they literally grab into the tarmac. You could do 0-60 laucnhes under 5 sec all day with them. They are very good on a rainy surface aswell. Thats the reason I chose the PS4 over the Pilot Super Sport.




I also got my stock LPFP replaced by Walbro 450 stage 2. I took this picture from google bc I didn´t find a picture of my own similar pump. My next plan is to get a custom tune from PureBoost and run RE85.




I also took my car to wallnut blast. Here is before. Look at that goop!




I am pretty sure the intake works much better looking like this.
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Oh mah-gosh... those before and after pictures are.... stunning lol. Also really makes me want to port them out, just look at that texture!!!
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Wow, that car has traveled a long way! lol

Looks clean!

Congrats and welcome!

Thanks. I like how the E82 Coupe looks so I have no problem keeping the OEM look. And with FBO parts I think it is actually faster than it looks
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Oh mah-gosh... those before and after pictures are.... stunning lol. Also really makes me want to port them out, just look at that texture!!!
I recommend you to go for it. Those intakes can be pretty nasty
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      12-02-2018, 01:02 PM   #8
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Great stuff with the engine work! Not too many 135:s around in Finland.


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Thanks. I like how the E82 Coupe looks so I have no problem keeping the OEM look.

You know how it works when you start doing exterior mods! You will keep finding things that could be improved and it gets expensive.

I thought I'd just change the headlights and be done with it.

"Just need this one last thing to finish it off..."
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      12-02-2018, 04:55 PM   #9
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Great stuff with the engine work! Not too many 135:s around in Finland.





You know how it works when you start doing exterior mods! You will keep finding things that could be improved and it gets expensive.

I thought I'd just change the headlights and be done with it.

"Just need this one last thing to finish it off..."
You’re right! Once you pop, you cant stop
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      12-03-2018, 12:31 AM   #10
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Looking forward to meet again!

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Team Titansilber had a very unofficial family reunion last summer.
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Looking forward to meet again!

Pic related.


Team Titansilber had a very unofficial family reunion last summer.
Thats a good photo. Titansilber really is a great paint isnt it! This cool E60 can be found here

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      01-13-2019, 01:58 PM   #12
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My lights looked like this. Something had to be done. So I sanded them


This is how they look now


My BMW Performance Exhaust looked like this so I had to do some cleaning and polishing


Now they are looking better


Mirror looked terrible. It annoyed me everytime I was looking to the objects losing


Now it is all clear and crisp like my 4K television at home

Car has been running good. Still going with low boost (about 14psi). But that is about to change. The VRSF bolt ons made a huge difference in terms of power and sound. They still bring a smile in my face when hitting the pedal to the metal. And so far no problems with the bolt ons

Next thing should be instalning wheelspacers. I was thinking 16mm rear and 16mm front. What do you guys think?
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Looks great!
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What grit sand paper did you use for your headlights?
Also what size tires are you running? Im running 255/35 in the rear and 12mm spacer is all i could fit without rubbing.
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What grit sand paper did you use for your headlights?
Also what size tires are you running? Im running 255/35 in the rear and 12mm spacer is all i could fit without rubbing.
I used 800, 1500, 2000 and 3000. You can even starr with 500 in case your headlights are very grey.

I am running 245/35/18. I think I should be fine with 14mm or 15mm spacers in the rear and 12mm in the front
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Engine bay looked horrible








So I did some cleaning today




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Something nice is coming next month! Stay tuned
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What did you use on the mirror? I have the same thing starting on mine and didn't know you could actually get that to come off.
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What did you use on the mirror? I have the same thing starting on mine and didn't know you could actually get that to come off.
https://www.youcanic.com/guide/repla...iver-passenger

It is a quite easy fix to do👍
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Ah, I thought you were actually able to clean it, not just replace it.
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