N54 Long Haul, Maintenance Records - Show Them!


Nov 7, 2016
Hey Guys,

I am hoping to keep my 2010 BMW 135i N54 for basically another 6 years. I wanted to see what all the maintenance you all have done thus far but will start with mine!

Mileage: 83,512
Year/Model: 2010 135I N54
Bought with XX Miles: 35,100
Oil Used: Motul 8100 Xcess 5w-40 @ 5,000 miles

Maintenance: EKPM3-DE @ 74K | Water pump & T-stat @ 70K | Valve Cover @ 50K | VTT Turbo @ 70K | HPFP @ 65K | Walnut Blasting @ 65K | 6 Injectors @ 55K | Vacuum lines @ 55K | Spark Plugs @ 75K | Boost Solenoid @ 65K | Tires @ 78K (rear) | All 4 Rotor & Pads @ 60K

Future Maintenance: 6AT Flush, another HPFP, Serpentine belts/pulleys.

Thanks for sharing!
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Nov 5, 2016
I keep a list of maintenance records on my computer so might as well just share it anyways!

Year/Model: 2010 335i N54

Oil changes done with AMS oil 5w30: 50,000/55,000/60,000/65,000
Oil change done with Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w40: 69,600
Spark Plugs: 62,000/73,000
Ignition coils: 62,000 Bosch/ 73,000 Delphi
Walnut blast: 60,000
OEM turbos replaced at 65,000
Valve cover gasket replaced at 65,000
AC Evap leak fixed: 65,000
Six new index 12 injectors replaced: 65,000
Radiator/fan/fuses replaced at: 60,000
Serpertine belt/belt tensioner replaced: 65,000
Brake pads (Akebono) replaced: 68,000
Coolant flushed/replaced w/ OEM coolant: 62,269
Brake fluid flush/change w/ OEM brake fluid: 60,014/71,000
Radiator fan/fuse replaced at: 60,014
FRM3 Module: 59,600

Performance/Suspension mods:
M3 front/lower control arms installed: 65,300
M3 E93 Front sway bars with powerplex bushings installed: 61,699
HP Autowerk Adjustable Sway bar endlinks installed: 67,919
KW V2 coilovers installed: 60,000
Evolution Racewerks FMIC installed: 62,269
Evolution Racewerks Charge pipe installed: 62,269
VRSF Catless downpipes installed: 50,326
AD Engineering low temp oil thermostat installed: 69,500.
Vanguard V2 Catback exhaust: 70,000
AP Racing J Hook front/rear rotors: 70,000

Need to be done:
Water pump/thermostat
Needs transmission flush/ new fluid pan/filter.
Power steering fluid flush.
Differential flush/new fluid/
Check valve cover for leak.
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Nov 7, 2016
Wow very nice!! Very similar to my maintenance too!

Im going to look into the diff oil change, i heard its not super important but mine is the original fluid i think...


Nov 2, 2016
Aubrey, Texas
Mileage: 49,258
Year/Model: 2008 335I N54
Bought with XX Miles: 44,000 April 2015


6 new injectors (index 12)
New coils
NGK Plugs
Water pump/Tstat
All coolant hoses
Valve cover gasket
New Cam Ledgers
New head gasket
Plugged head for external PCV
RB External PCV
Walnut blast
New oil filter housing/Oil cooler gasket
6AT transmission flush with new filter/Pan
New Diff with new fluid
New Diff bushings
Power steering fluid flush
New brake fluid with Braided lines
New Hawk HPS pads
New M3 front control arms
HPFP replaced at 45,000
Stage 2 LPFP

Future Maintenance:
Subframe bushings
Serpentine belts/pulleys/Tensioner
Vanos solenoids (or at least have them handy)
Sway bars and bushings
Spare sets of tires...lol

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Nov 7, 2016
LOL amen to the spare set of tires. AND SWEET MOTHER OF GOD YOU HAVE ALOT OF CREDITS!! Haha.

So far nothing is sticking out aside from the usual items. Cam Ledges make my heart sink though!!


Nov 2, 2016
Aubrey, Texas
I also plan to keep this car for a while. I paid 17.5k cash and I have almost put that much in it since. I will never get my money back but I have enjoyed the build. Cant wait to finish so I can enjoy the ridiculous investment.

Got to Refer new members and know when to quit with Rock paper scissors. I just played for like 15 mins and won 400 credits...lol
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