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      08-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Burger Tuning N20 Tuner for my 528i

I recently picked up the new BMS N20 Stage 1 tuner for my 2012 BMW 528 and I am completely impressed with the outcome! The install was easy as it gets and took about 20 minutes. For the $380.00 price tag I highly recommend it!!! http://burgertuning.com/N20_BMW_performance_Tuner.html

I took some pictures of the install so can get an idea how easy it is.

Here is the full kit


Disconnect the Negative battery cable located in the trunk


to locate the Solenoid Connector you will have to lift the engine cover and it is locate behind the oil fill. (BECAREFUL you have 2 vacuum hoses that are attached to the cover make sure if they slip off to reconnect!!!!)


Next locate the MAF Sensor Connector


Next locate the MAP Sensor Connector


The last connection is the TMAP Sensor


Connect the Control box and tighten the screws. I have stowed mine away by the brake booster(I have control box shown for picture only).

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Awesome!!!! I'm getting my tune installed tmrw by Terry
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      08-23-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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JB4 stage 2??
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      08-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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Awesome!!!! I'm getting my tune installed tmrw by Terry
Yeah Terry is great to work with.He was really helpful with all my questions.
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Yes sir

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Yeah Terry is great to work with.He was really helpful with all my questions.
I agree!
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Yeah Terry is great to work with.He was really helpful with all my questions.
I agree!
You should try the map 2 with e85!
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      08-23-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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I'm just down the road in San Diego, should I drive up there and have them install it for me or should I have them mail me one and do it myself ? Can you feel the difference when you accelerate ? I wish they could remove the 130 speed limiter on my 2012 535i....
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I'm just down the road in San Diego, should I drive up there and have them install it for me or should I have them mail me one and do it myself ? Can you feel the difference when you accelerate ? I wish they could remove the 130 speed limiter on my 2012 535i....
the power is for sure more noticeable. and install is easy, im 18 and i did it in about 35 minutes. the instructional terry made is pretty easy to understand.
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Very cool !! and the gas mileage is still decent ?
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Very cool !! and the gas mileage is still decent ?
it should be unchanged. unless you start driving harder, in that case youll have worse mileage.
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Ryang, Great, I have been looking for more info for some time. I have an F11 with the same engine and actually got back from looking at my engine bay 5 mins ago :-)
Reaching the connectors seems simple enough but how do you get the AMP connector and the control unit to the right (under the rubber roof)? In the installation manual, you can just pull it under the rubber weather seal (in a 3 series) but this looks a bit different on my 5 series.
Can you take a picture of how the flow of this cable?
Can you describe a bit more about how the driving experience has changed?
Pulling the negative pole of the battery will probably set off my alarm right?
Sorry, I am not a very technical guy.
thanks! rgds, Peter
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The alarm won't go off if you leave the car unlocked when you disconnect the battery. And the rubber simply pulls up in the 5-series. It's real easy. Not much that you can mess up.
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I thought you also don't need to disconnect the battery if you let the car sleep for 10 minutes. When i had my stage 1 installed, I did not disconnect the battery and I did not have any issues. I think Stage 2 has a few more wires to connect so maybe the battery does need to be disconnected.
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I thought you also don't need to disconnect the battery if you let the car sleep for 10 minutes. When i had my stage 1 installed, I did not disconnect the battery and I did not have any issues. I think Stage 2 has a few more wires to connect so maybe the battery does need to be disconnected.
I mean, its not completely necessary but its better to be safe than sorry, taking the battery off only takes like 2 minutes anyways.
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I thought you also don't need to disconnect the battery if you let the car sleep for 10 minutes. When i had my stage 1 installed, I did not disconnect the battery and I did not have any issues. I think Stage 2 has a few more wires to connect so maybe the battery does need to be disconnected.
I recommend to disconnect the battery just in case.
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Ryang, Great, I have been looking for more info for some time. I have an F11 with the same engine and actually got back from looking at my engine bay 5 mins ago :-)
Reaching the connectors seems simple enough but how do you get the AMP connector and the control unit to the right (under the rubber roof)? In the installation manual, you can just pull it under the rubber weather seal (in a 3 series) but this looks a bit different on my 5 series.
Can you take a picture of how the flow of this cable?
Can you describe a bit more about how the driving experience has changed?
Pulling the negative pole of the battery will probably set off my alarm right?
Sorry, I am not a very technical guy.
thanks! rgds, Peter
I will try to take some more pictures this weekend if I get some time. You have to kind of improvise since the 5 Series and 3 Series have abit different engine bay.

As long as the car is unlocked you will not have any problems with the alarm going off.
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Nice write-up about your install. However, I haven't seen anything about your driving impressions after the install. How is the difference in power? Acceleration? Lag? Low RPM vs High RPM?
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      08-28-2012, 03:32 PM   #18
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Extremely interested in your impressions of the performance differential... I've been mulling over getting this tune for 3 weeks now since my 528 was delivered!
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Hi ryang, have you had time to take the pictures? I have ordered the bms tune and bt cable. To be installed in about a week or so...
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Ryang, we are waiting for your feedback on impressions and performance.
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Yeah, would love to know more about the performance gains. Thanks in advance.
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Ive Orderd! it its just in my trunk haveint! had time to install it thanks for the help!
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