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Old 05-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation M54 CNC intake Manifold Flanges-build your own intake manifolds

I posted this over at BimmerBoost because most of that forum is about hard core modifications but some of you may also want to build your own intakes for NA or forced induction applications.
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Hey guys the past few years I have been working on items for the M54 in which will be going into my car but are/will be available to others. Drive shaft, intake manifold flange, leather custom interiors, Larger scale MAF etc...

I just had an OEM M54B30 intake manifold scanned and measured for an aluminum flange that will allow anyone to make their own intake manifolds.

This flange is a direct copy of the OEM manifold flange as it has all the holes and uses the OEM gasket (it is grooved for it)









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Old 05-31-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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Re: M54 CNC intake Manifold Flanges-build your own intake manifolds

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Might be a little off topic here but I wonder if they could make an aluminum throttle spacer out of one piece.

Just in terms of adding direct port methanol or nitrous post throttle bodies that is.
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Might be a little off topic here but I wonder if they could make an aluminum throttle spacer out of one piece.

Just in terms of adding direct port methanol or nitrous post throttle bodies that is.
I am sure they can, but must prove to them that the BMW's are worth machining for lol.
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I'm no where near the time when I plan on building my M54, but I can't pass this up. Count me in.
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I just had an OEM M54B30 intake manifold scanned and measured for an aluminum flange that will allow anyone to make their own intake manifolds.
I'm not sure if you know this, but the OEM intake manifold flange is smaller than the OEM intake port casting. I've measured this across a number of cylinder heads, and a number of different versions of M54 intake manifolds including the P54.

My only guess at this is that the 1-2mm step difference is an anti-reversion mechanism...as it appears to be quite deliberate.
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Any chance you want to send me the cad file? Eurocentricllc@yahoo.com that would be awesome.

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Pei330ci. ... any chance you have a cad file for your p54 intake?
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What would it cost to just have a few milled? I don't really see the downside risk here. Just sell them at cost + margin to PEI and I.

Plus you may get more people interested if (1) you have a finished product to display, and (2) you get it in the hands of PEI so he can feature it in his threads that are uber popular among the internets. Just a thought.
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Are you a freelance engineer for hire? If not, you should share the file with the forum.
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Next thing I have been working on is a Little bit larger plenum that includes the DISA Provision. Larger project but together with the flange will allow guys with the M54B30 to make custom Aluminum manifolds for high boost applications/racing.
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Please PM me with payment instructions. I'm not in a hurry, but at the same time I stand behind my words.
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Thanks for posting up that info NIVO.

Please let me know what sort of prices we would be looking at with ~5 milled flanges.

$400 for a flange is a fair amount higher than I expected, but then again, this is more than just aluminum flat bar with holes drilled...

Have you looked at different CNC shops?
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