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      05-13-2021, 06:28 PM   #1
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E88 N54 Failed Chargepipe?

So was driving down the road today, and went to pass a truck. I booted it, and after about two seconds there was a loud pop, the car shows a half-filled engine light on the dash. And it feels like the limp mode cuts half the power.

I pulled over and turned the car off and then on again. The light seemed to go away, but when I went above 3,500ish RPM the light came back on again.

Did I blow my chargepipe or is it something more serious? Other than this the car drives fine and pulls ok before 3,500.
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      05-13-2021, 09:27 PM   #2
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Sounds very much like CP failure.

If you pop the hood and look at the connection of the CP to the throttle body you will almost for sure see a fractured pipe connection.

(Also as a side note your post ended up in the 1M section of 1addicts.)
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      05-13-2021, 09:49 PM   #3
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Hope so!

Are chargepipes expensive to replace? The part seems to be roughly $100, and I assume labour isnít bad for something that out in the open.

(Crap, didnít mean to go to the 1m. But same engine I guess.)
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      05-16-2021, 12:18 PM   #4
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I don't think it is massively expensive.

If you are reasonably handy it is very within the reach of the average DIYer even though it's kind of an annoying process with a cramped engine bay.

Some people like replacing with an aftermarket metal CP that uses the factory throttle body C-clip connection to reduce the likelihood of going through the same thing in the future.
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      05-24-2021, 02:39 PM   #5
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Itís your charge pipe. Get a metal aftermarket so itíll never happen again. As above it can be an annoying swap but so is the Oem. Dont waste your money on a repair shop. Just use that same money to buy a VRSF or BMS. You can buy it with the bov (Vroom Sttt) or without it wonít make a difference to performance. Good luck!
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