Let’s look at five common adaptations for late-model BMWs, and what you should know before you start a repair.
Timing The BMW N53 And N54
The BMW N53 (naturally aspirated) and N54 (turbocharged) engines were among the first BMW engines to come with variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust camshafts. The N53 and N54 straight-six has unfairly earned a bad reputation for reliability with technicians due to timing chain and variable valve timing problems. The reputation comes from
European Oil Specifications
If a manufacturer introduces a new vehicle with a new ACEA sequence specification, the oil must be on shelves.
BMW Wheel Bearings
Two technologies are being used that are allowing engineers to put better bearings in smaller packages.
BMW Water Pumps
Take a closer look at this water pump, how to replace it efficiently, and what other components should be replaced with it.
BMW ADAS Systems Lane Departure Operation and Calibration
ADAS systems have changed throughout the years.
Understanding BMW 12V Lithium Ion Battery Technology
Let’s face it, modern vehicles are more dependent on electrical systems than ever before. These days, it seems that you can’t turn on a heated seat, turn on a light, or roll down a window without one or more control units communicating with one another. This of course presents a tremendous challenge for future vehicles,
Air Ride Diagnostics Q&A: What You Don’t Know Might Be The Missing Piece Of The Diagnostic Puzzle
Air ride diagnostics can be just as complex as any ABS or fuel injection problem. The diagnostic process should start with questions about the system rather than the parts. Failing to find the root cause of a warning light DTC or intermittent problem will typically cause the problem to come back as soon as the
BMW Diagnostics: Ticking Noise Without the Brakes Applied
Customers may experience a ticking noise coming from the front wheels while cornering without the brakes applied.
Solving Mystery BMW Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Something as simple as checking the DTCs can go off the rails when the code isn’t translated properly by your scan tool.
BMW N54 Turbo Problems
Here are some common problems or failures that you should be on the lookout for.