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BMW Timing Chain Stretch Issues

Over the past decade, BMW and many other import automakers have had issues with timing chain stretch. When most BMW owners hear the phrase “timing chain stretch,” they assume that the gears on the crankshaft and camshaft sprockets have pulled on the chain, causing the links to lengthen like a rubber band. It is not

Active Suspension Service 

An active dampener allows for a ride without compromise.

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How Capacitors Protect Ignition Circuits

A capacitor is a two-terminal electrical device that stores and releases energy as an electric charge.

Timing BMW VANOS N53 And N54 

To service them, you will need the appropriate toolset to lock the crank and camshaft.

BMW Headlight Service

Taking a guess can get very pricey if you can’t return the part. 

BMW Diagnostics: Low Airflow After Cabin Filter Replacement

Models:  F97 X3 M  F98 X4 M G01 X3 G02 X4 G20 3-Series SITUATION After replacing the microfilter during a previous service, the customer notices that the ventilation system airflow rate is noticeably less. This leads to perceived lower cooling power. The customer may also notice that external odors enter the vehicle. CAUSE The fresh

BMW Dual Clutch Transmissions

BMW uses a wet clutch with separate inboard and outboard sections for the two sub-transmission.

BMW Cooling System Problems

Let’s take a closer look at this unique water pump, how to replace it efficiently and what other components should be replaced along with it.

How To Service BMW Tire Monitor Systems

BMW has offered Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) for more than 20 years. These early indirect and direct systems were implemented not to meet the 2007 government mandate but to inform the driver when an expensive Michelin or Bridgestone run-flat tire was deflating. Some 2002 and 2003 models have an indirect system called Flat Tire

Air Ride Diagnostics: Reservoirs and Compressors

The secret to diagnosing air ride problems is knowing what criteria the system uses to regulate the compressor/reservoir and having the right tool.

BMW 4-Series Service

The 4-series does not stray far from the typical BMW engineering and operation.

BMW DSC Module 

If any of the situations apply, follow the correction procedure.