The combination of the facts that the engine traps dirt and oil in the intake more quickly than traditional EFI and also does not actively keep itself clean like EFI does translates into your N54 or N55 being one dirty engine after 50,000 miles. Which is why Erick brought the car into see Alan.
Erick’s done quite a bit to the car – some of it done here, some of it not, so let’s take a look at some of the goodies this Cabrio sports.
The Recaro seats and Takata harnesses give this E93 a very unique interior. Under the hood there’s a performance N54 Intake, we can see the recently-installed Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can, set up to keep the intake tract of this turbo six nice and clean, helping to keep future walnut blasting services far apart.Here’s a closer look at the Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can as it appears outside the engine bay.
Here’s how this E93’s engine looked after we completed the service. We can see the heads of every intake valve that’s not covered by shadows – so you can see for yourself this isn’t something BMW or some service shop made up just to charge for the service – it really is a necessity to keep your N54 (or N55) performing its best.
As our techs buttoned up the E93, we took the opportunity to appreciate the other mods Erick’s done to his 335i. Out back, the car sports a Vanguard Cat-Back Exhaust system for BMW E92/3 335i peeking out from the custom Carbon Fiber Diffuser mated to the M-Sport Rear Bumper for BMW E92/E93, delivering a muscular exhaust note and sharper response.
On a black car, a set of gloss black kidney grilles might disappear, so a set of Carbon Fiber Kidney Grilles for BMW E92/E93 was in order.The Carbon Fiber Kidneys aren’t the only CF accent – a set of Carbon Fiber Eyelids for BMW E92/E93 and an H Style Carbon Fiber Front Lip helps lend a more aggressive aesthetic to the E93.
Giving Erick’s E93 BMW 335i its stance are a set of KW V3 Coilovers for BMW E93 Cabrio, giving the car the drop to go with the wheels. Everything about the front end of this car screams aggression, yet the black manages to keep it all still somewhat subtle.The M3 Style Side Skirts for BMW E92 also give the car a nice side profile and the winglets on the H style front lip tie nicely into the contours of the side skirts.
A Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler for BMW E93 Cabrio is a nice accent that ties together all that carbon fiber. The yellow tire paint letting you know that he’s rolling on Falken Azenis 453 tires and also gives the car a bit of extra flair to keep it from disappearing into a mass of all black.All told, Erick’s put together a pretty sick package with a bit of help from Alan. We hope you enjoyed the photos – thanks again for joining us, and we’ll see you next time.
Not sure what the best mods for your BMW E92/E93 are? Check out our guide here! Need to schedule an installation for Walnut Blasting or anything else? Talk to our team of Mod Experts like Alan, give us a call at 714-582-3330 (x8006 for Alan), shop online at ModBargains.com or come by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra, CA between 8-5 M-Sat and talk to a Mod Expert in person.
Story & Photos by Nick Gregson
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