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  1. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Trying to remove the oil pan. Oil pan is loose but it's hung up at the front on the sub-frame. Tried lifting engine with support bar but still cannot clear the subframe. Appreciate any tips. Thanks.
  2. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hello all , i have a 528i n20 engine with 20 inch wheels , with 185,000km on it , i am noticing that 0-60 miles hour times are horrible , im managing 0-60 in 8.8 seconds but it should be in 6.3 seconds normally , what can cause this huge decrease in acceleration times , do you guys have any...
  3. Cars - Private Party
    if someone can guide me to get bmw to somehow fix this as I seen that there was a huge lawsuit against them for these n20 engines, that would be appreciated.
  4. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hey, Recently my car got a slow ticking noise from the turbo/wg area. And by slow I mean like a good second between ticks, while on idle. But it only appears when engine is at operating temperature, not when engine is cold. At the same time-ish, the car started bogging down partially while...
  5. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Recently started getting a few DTCs and a check engine light from my 2015 328i xDrive (N20). Felt fairly confident that it was a faulty thermostat, so I've replaced that and the water pump (114k miles). Cleared the DTCs and everything was fine for a few days, but now I'm back. Less codes than...
  6. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I have a 2013 528xi and after the car has not been driven for awhile it blows thick white smoke when I start it up, this happens only during warm weather and it does not smoke in the winter, and it doesn't smoke while driving. After doing doing some research I think the issue is the valve stem...
  7. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I have a 2013 bmw 328i randomly one day engine cut off with drivetrain malfunction warning and would not start after that, I replaced lpfp and the integrated supply module which started the car for a few brief seconds but died and now will not start anymore, I noticed the new fuel pump won’t...
  8. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi all, recently I had problem with my 2013 BMW 328i Sulev (110.000miles). I was driving on the highway and all of sudden it gave me warning high oil pressure, drive moderately-drivetrain malfunction. I stopped right away and secs before it came to full stop I can hear the engine idling rough...
  9. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I need to replace the timing chain and oil pump drive components in my son's 2013 328i with an N20. Does anyone have a complete set of the special tools required to do the job that they would like to rent or sell?
  10. New Member Introductions
    Looking to build a fast n20. All recommendations are welcomed. Willing to spend the coin for reliability and speed on tap. Want at least 400Hp at wheels, but wouldn't mind more. Is pure a good brand? I saw a stage 2 turbo... I also saw a Dinan setup and some ECS stuff. Want the best possible...
  11. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I'm torn between 2016 528xi and 2016 535xi, both xdrive. How much better is 535xi over 528xi? I've driven my friend's 528xi and it already blew me away ! (coming from a regular 2.2 na gas car) From what I've read & heard there are advantages to 535xi like: More power (62hp more) Inline 6...
  12. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi guys Long time lurker, first time poster. My F30 has the over heating EKPS issue YAY, over taking and bang no fuel YAY. I have replaced the in tank fuel pump assy as its was still the original one, all good. Replaced the EKPS and followed this guide...
  13. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I recently had my first check engine light come on my 2012 528i N20, read the code on my EU sensor it was “1D24040: map thermostat activation; line disconnection” I then looked under my hood, Looked at what I thought to be the thermostat just from my experience on working on my e39 &e38 and I...
  14. X Series
    Need help from my fellow community members! I occasionally get powertrain malfunction with FC 120308 due to low boost pressure. The code disappars once engine is turned off, but comes back when heavily accelarating the vehicle. There is also some flatter noise from exhaust when starting the...
  15. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Hi, I'm new to this process as well as bmws and am looking for some help. I hav a 2015 X3 xdrive 28i that has the red drivetrain malfunction error and will not crank. Starter motor turns only to use the emergency unlock transmission feature. I have googled everything only to find nothing. OBD...
  16. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am just curious if it would be possible to engine swap a 2008 E92 320i with the more modern turbo N20/B48 engine. I bought the 4 cylinder because it is my daily driver and don’t want to spend a ton on gasoline but it just lacks torque. I already got a tune but that did not really make a...
  17. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    Hi! I am working on a news article about the N20 engine failures and would like to add some quotes to it. If you are willing to participate, please email [email protected] Please provide: Your real name, city and state Car year, make, and model Circumstances of the breakdown...
  18. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    So I’m looking at a 2013 528i xDrive with 91k miles, that a dude is letting go of for $4,000. The car doesn’t start, and he said he had a mechanic come over saying it’s the camshaft sensor. I checked it out myself, with a generic OBD reader and got codes P052B, P0012, P13C0, P054B, and P05CC...
  19. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    i was curious if there was a different option valve cover vs the oem plastic valve cover... ive looked and havent found any but would thought to give this a try
  20. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hey all, new to the forum here and first post. I recently picked up a 2012 328i and it has the infamous wastegate rattle. Not just at idle/cold start but ALL the time. After googling and more googling I cannot find a straight answer. Can you buy just an upgraded wastegate and have it installed...
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