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      09-30-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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N63 Above and Beyond

Looking for above and beyond maintenance people are doing with their N63 powerhouse. Reasons why and what differences you've noticed. Just had mine replaced per Bang V. BMW just hit the first 500mi. and wanting to see what other small or big things people do besides the normal maintenance.
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exhaust modes, like straight downpipes to eliminate the cats

JB4 but I stay away from that since it effects warranty, I just had my engine replaced fully including turbos, everything and did some mods. Not much needed to do with these 400+ Horsepower monsters
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exhaust modes, like straight downpipes to eliminate the cats

JB4 but I stay away from that since it effects warranty, I just had my engine replaced fully including turbos, everything and did some mods. Not much needed to do with these 400+ Horsepower monsters
Agreed. They're not meant to be track cars. Just curious what those people who run these motors with 150k+ miles with minimal BMW service do for DIY maintenance. I do plan on finding a decent exhaust upgrade. BlackGT on Instagram has what I want but sadly its a one of.
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IN the Facebook BMW page some people have done transfer case and gear box oil changes and they swear its the the best thing they ever did. Think I will do the same as well as front and rear differentials.
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Switch oil over to 5W-40 Liqui-Moly on next oil change, Use their Oil saver as well. Figure out how to keep the valves clean without really having to do a walnut blast. Use Eldor Coils and Fresh spark plugs around 50k or 60k miles if you keep it that long. Wrap Coolant lines around turbos in heat reflective tape but they might still fail so keep a watch out for those.
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IN the Facebook BMW page some people have done transfer case and gear box oil changes and they swear its the the best thing they ever did. Think I will do the same as well as front and rear differentials.
Planning on doing a tranny and gearbox flush here soon. Trying to find a garage that isn't scared of her 😂. The joys of living in rural USA
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Switch oil over to 5W-40 Liqui-Moly on next oil change, Use their Oil saver as well. Figure out how to keep the valves clean without really having to do a walnut blast. Use Eldor Coils and Fresh spark plugs around 50k or 60k miles if you keep it that long. Wrap Coolant lines around turbos in heat reflective tape but they might still fail so keep a watch out for those.
Didn't thing about wrapping coolant lines. That's next on my list. Already switched to the Liqui Moly 5W-40. Made a post way back asking about oils brands seemed to be the most praised one.
Is Eldor Coils a brand or type of coil? And what recommendations for spark plugs??
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Spark plugs I would suggest to stick with stock/BMW. For Coils, last time I had checked and BMW was using ELDOR brand(Made in Turkey) but I read here that they've switched to Delphi now, I have not checked, and ELDORs from Ebay were a great price and are working great so far
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Did Lower Forward Control Arms this weekend. Let me start with the fact that theyre a pain in the ass to get then to get out. My god what were those German Engineers thinking!?
Secondly the Liquid Poly Bushings are amazing for ride quality but they wear so fast. I switched to MOOG Arms for a Solid Bushing and notice just a little difference if just the slightest.
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