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A/C Compressors: Extending Their Service Life

A/C Compressors: Extending Their Service Life

What can we say about the A/C compressor? Believe it or not, it is one of the hardest-working components on the vehicle. Its toughest job is to generate cooling system pressure that provides air conditioning, yet spin at a multitude of speeds ranging from 750 to 7,000...

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Beauty Is Skin Deep

Beauty Is Skin Deep

Technological advancements are not only happening in computerized control systems. BMW develops advancements in all phases of automotive production, including body refinishing.

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Staying Grounded

Staying Grounded

Make sure you don’t cause electrical/electronic problems when you do collision repairs.

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Diesel developments at BMW

Diesel developments at BMW

“The image of BMW is very strongly associated with high-power, sports-biased luxury cars in the premium car segment. In the United States, the combination of a car in this segment with a diesel engine was up until now almost unthinkable.”

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Give me a brake

Give me a brake

Here’s why using Original BMW Parts and the proper procedures will help you keep control of your reputation.

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Welding Strictness and Its Importance

Welding Strictness and Its Importance

“Faulty welds spur inspection of 7 more ships” was the headline for the Navy News on December 18, 2007.  The article covered the need for the U.S. Navy to inspect at least seven more new ships, including the $4.5 billion aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush that...

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What If It's Not The Gas Cap?

What If It's Not The Gas Cap?

EVAP codes are some of the most common causes of state emissions inspection failures. If you don’t have such a program in your area now, just wait. One is on the way. And a leak in the EVAP system is sometimes difficult to find. Here’s how to diagnose BMW’s versions.

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Managing the Airwaves: BMW Radios

Managing the Airwaves: BMW Radios

Change is a part of life. Radios have become computer controlled entertainment systems capable of interfacing with other control units and bi-directional control.

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