Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Show Off Your "Baby" (BMW) On Our Facebook Wall!

Show Off Your Baby On Our Facebook Wall!


INBOX us your BMW car photos and you could have yours posted on our wall at BMPdesign.

We will select one each week to post on our wall to commemorate your car as our featured BMW of the week:


 Have Fun and start sending us your best photos!

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JB4 Performance Tuning Software for Late Model BMWs

BMW N54 JB4 Performance Tune

Part Number: 32220

Manufacturer Number: 

JB4 N54

Ready to take your BMW twin turbo to the next level?

How about up to 80hp to the wheels (100hp crank) on a completely stock car, up to 160hp to the wheels on factory turbos, or up to 350hp to the wheels on a fully modified car with larger turbo(s)?

The JB4 Performance Tuning module by Burger Motorsports includes a simple plug and play installation harness and is compatible with all ECU versions and transmission types. It's everything you need to take your N54 powered vehicle from mild to wild!

 In addition to several performance maps which can be selected "on the fly" right from the drivers seat the JB4 includes a 100% stock bypass map, a valet mode, ethanol fuel (E85) support, progressive water/methanol injection support, racing fuel map, an auto tuning map that adjusts the JB4 mapping to your current climate, octane, vehicle condition, and modifications continuously, and for those interested an rpm by rpm user adjustable map.

Other features include optional in dash gauges for boost and other engine parameters, a programmable shift light, on the fly adjustable torque limiting to aid with launches at the track, an optional 2STEP rev limiter & no lift shifting for manual transmission cars, an optional speed delimiter, and much more. Remember the JB4 does not require any additional modifications or previous stages. Simply install the JB4 as your first and only modification and enjoy an entirely new fast and smooth racing experience.

As you decide to modify your car further the JB4 is setup to grow with your vehicle. Whether you're racing a 100% OEM car on pump gas or a 700whp single turbo drag queen, the JB4 has the perfect mix of performance, features, flexibility, and support to ensure your car performs to the best of its potential!

View product information - click link below:

BMW N54 JB4 Performance Tune



Fits BMW Models Listed Below:
Make Model Body Code Begin Year End Year
BMW 1 M Coupe E82 2011 2011
BMW 135i E82 2008 2010
BMW 135i (Conv) E88 2008 2010
BMW 335i (Conv) E93 2007 2010
BMW 335i (Coupe) E92 2006 2010
BMW 335i (Sedan) E90 2007 2010
BMW 335is (Coupe) E92 2011 2013
BMW 335xi (Coupe) E92 2008 2010
BMW 335xi (Sedan) E90 2007 2010
BMW 535i E60 2008 2010
BMW 535i xDrive (Sedan) E60 2008 2010
BMW 535i xDrive (Touring) E61 2008 2010
BMW X6 xDrive35i E71 2008 2010
BMW Z4 sDrive35i E89 2009 2014

Other Performance Tuning Products:
(for BMW models with Engine Codes as listed below:)

BMW N54 JB4 Performance Tune

BMW N55 JB4 Performance Tune

BMW N55 Stage 1 Performance Tune

BMW Multi-System Scanner and Oil Reset Tool

BMW Multi-System Scanner

and Oil Reset Tool (i910)

Part Number: 91077

Manufacturer Number: i910

This new i910 Multi-system scanner by iCarsoft makes engine diagnostics easier for the home or small-service technician.

The i910 has an easy to use color LCD display and a simple, well designed function menu.

It supports BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 series, 8 series, X series, Z series and the full lineup of MINI Cooper models.

Connects easily in seconds! (older vehicles may need to use the 16 to 20 pin adapter shown below)

This tool is capable of scanning and diagnosing multiple BMW and MINI systems including:

  1. Engine
  2. Transmission
  3. ABS
  4. Air Bags
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. Instrument Cluster
  7. Electronic Immobilize System and more!

It can read and clear fault codes, display and graph live data, test components, clear adaption, and display vehicle information. Simply plugging it into your BMW or MINI allows you to identify and clear most common system errors.

For the DIY technician, this translates into savings on both time and money.

To purchase or view more info click the link below:

BMW Multi-System Scanner & Oil Reset Tool

Contents Include: User’s Manual • 6-foot OBD II cable • CD software • USB cable • Nylon carry case

NOTE FOR BMW OWNERS: If your BMW was made between 1997 and 2000 (E39 or E46), you will need the OBD-16 to BMW-20 Socket converter. (sold separately - see more below)

BMW Multi-System Scanner

and Oil Reset Tool Adapter

(16pin to 20pin)

Part Number: 91078

16 pin to 20 pin adapter

This adapter cable enables the iCarsoft i910 Diagnostic Scanner and Reset Tool Adapter access on many cars that are equipped with the 20 pin under the hood connector instead of the 16 pin under the dash connector.

To purchase or view more info click the link below:

BMW Mulit-System Scanner Adapter


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tech Tip: BMW Fault Code Reader & Service Reset Tool (16 Pin)

How to Use A Fault Code Reader

Part Number: 161390 

Vehicles Affected:    

2000-2006 BMW  E36/7, E38, E39
2000-2006 BMW E46
2000-2006 BMW E52, E53 
2000-2006 BMW E60, E61 
2000-2006 BMW E83, E85, E86

bmw falt code reader Each year, performing your own service work on a late model BMW becomes more and more challenging. This is due, largely, to successively increasing difficulty for individuals to obtain access to the service reset and fault code information from the manufacturer. Only a few years ago all that was required after a basic service was to reset the service indicator light. This operation was fairly quick - you performed the required service based upon information from a list, and then simply reset the light. On the new generation vehicles, the process is identical. These vehicles, however, will now store and allow retrieval of the actual fault codes that have been triggered and held in memory.

The codes help diagnose a component failure that has either occurred at some point in the past, or is currently a problem. In either situation, the tool also allows resetting of the code warning light ("service engine light"). Knowing this information also allows you to better understand your vehicle's service problems before going to the dealer for repairs. And with the power of the internet, you may be able to locate a person that had your same, exact fault code, which may give you the insight to repair the vehicle yourself. Using the tool is simple: The following steps were involved when we did the project on our 2003 BMW  E46 328i.

  1. Under the dash on the driver's side, we located the Diagnostic connector. The connector has a cover embossed with the letters "OBD".
  2. Remove the cover allowing access to the 6-pin connector.
  3. Turning the key to the "ON" position (not running).
  4. We then plugged our BMP fault code reader into the port.
  5. When the tool's display reads "FC" you are ready to activate the "MENU" functions listed in the instruction booklet. The 4 functions consisted of:
    • Read Fault codes
    • RESET "Check engine" or "Service engine soon"
    • RESET "Oil service"
    • RESET "Inspection"
Naturally, if you are performing a service and there are no fault codes, you would simply reset the service indicator for the service performed and the job is complete. Note: For specific information about what to Change, and Check on your service, consult the "Service and Warranty Information" booklet in your vehicle's glove box.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tech Tip: BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal Kit Removal & Installation (V8 N62 Engines)

Tech Tip:

BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal Kit
Removal & Installation Instructions

BMP Part # 305162

BMW OE Part # 11 66 7 545 384


BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit 11 66 7 545 384
Oil leak under the right front corner of the engine. This oil will typically migrate down the left timing cover saturate the front timing cover and oil pan. 

Vehicles Affected:

BMW 545i, 550i, 
BMW 645ci, 650ci, 
BMW 745i, 750i,
(all models with BMW V8 N62 engine)

Auxiliary Vacuum Pump Seal Removal:

BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit 11 66 7 545 3841. Carefully remove the 13 mm preformed brake booster vacuum line located at the top of the vacuum pump.

2. Remove the three 6mm Torx E8 bolts that secure the Vacuum pump to the passenger side from timing cover.

3. Using a medium screwdriver to pry against the pump housing carefully remove the pump from the timing cover.

4. Using an automotive cleaning solvent or household cleaning solution (409) Carefully clean the pump exterior surfaces

BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit Installation 
5. Using a Torx 25 driver carefully remove the five 6mm cover screws. Remove the cover.

6. Inspect the vacuum impeller blade for damage or excessive wear. If the impeller is damaged the pump will need to be replaced.

BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit Installation 
BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit 3051627. Using a mechanics pick or tiny screwdriver remove the "O" ring from the machined cover groove. Make sure the groove is clean and free of any debris. 

(Important: Be careful not to gouge the o-ring groove)

8. Install the new cover  "O" ring and reinstall cover. Evenly tighten the five cover screws. 

BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit 305162(Note: Sealant is not required)
BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit Installation
9. Install the rear "O" ring into the back side of the vacuum pump housing. 

10. Apply a small amount of grease to hold the "O" ring in position.


Re-installing the Pump to Timing cover:

BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit Installation 
1. Rotate the engine clockwise until the drive slot for the vacuum pump is in the vertical position.

(Tip: Use a mirror to view the vertical alignment of the cam drive slot. Rotate the cam drive slot to the vertical position by turning the crank shaft. Keeping the drive blade in the vertical position will allow for easier pump installation.)


BMW Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit Installation 

2. Line up the pump for installation, and rotate the drive blade on the pump in the same position as the drive slot on the cam.

3. Slide the pump into position and evenly tighten the three Torx bolts to 7.5Ft. Lb.s or (10 Newton meter)


Brake Booster Vacuum Pump Seal kit Installation 

4. Reattach the 13MM brake booster vacuum line. Use a small mini screw clamp in place of the one time use factory crimp clamp.

5. Start engine, road test and check for leaks.

 For more information about this product and related repair issues: Call Toll Free 1-800-648-7278 To Speak with a parts specialist.

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