Diagnosing BMW BSD and LIN Networks: A Tale of Two Vehicles

The age-old phrase ‘No pain, no gain’ certainly holds true with automotive diagnostics. This is perhaps even more true...

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Diagnosing BMW BSD and LIN Networks: A Tale of Two Vehicles

Diagnosing BMW BSD and LIN Networks: A Tale of Two Vehicles

The age-old phrase ‘No pain, no gain’ certainly holds true with automotive diagnostics. This is perhaps even more true with BMW diagnostics. For the uninitiated, Bavarian circuit design and module testing can be a difficult proposition. BMW 535i This was my experience...

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Curing the BMW N54 30FF Fault Code

Curing the BMW N54 30FF Fault Code

Concepts of how BMW twin turbocharged N54 engine operates: The control side of the turbos, possible failure points, methods to diagnose and isolate these failures, and how to repair/fix such findings.

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Keep the BMW Computer-Controlled Intelligent Headlights On

Keep the BMW Computer-Controlled Intelligent Headlights On

Here are tips for diagnosing BMW computer-controlled Intelligent Headlight technology, including intermittent or flickering lights, lens cracks or condensation in housings, and plugged headlight washer nozzles. The 2020 BMW M5 continues pushing innovative lighting...

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BMW High Mileage Service

BMW High Mileage Service

This article is intended for the young and learning technicians. This is also intended for us old folks that need another addition to our bag of tricks.

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Damage from a Frayed Serpentine Drive Belt

Damage from a Frayed Serpentine Drive Belt

We’re going to show how the owner was able to save their car’s engine after the crankshaft sucked the belt into the engine and what we did to repair the car and get it back on the road better than ever.

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the bimmer pub october 2019

the bimmer pub october 2019

In this issue: BMW Cooling System Overview • Diagnosing Fuel Delivery Issues • A Thoughtful Approach to Diagnostics • Engine Oil: Decoding the alphabet soup • Sales and Service Booms from 25 Years of “The BMW Effect” • Promote Shop EV Service Readiness!

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