the bimmer pub

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!

Promote Shop EV Service Readiness!

As BMW begins rolling out several new models of its advanced EVs, why not make everybody who visits your shop aware of your readiness to be right on top of the new EVs.

“The BMW Effect”

Twenty five years after BMW came to the United States with full scale manufacturing, service and support, its entrance is known as “The BMW Effect.”

Engine Oil: Decoding the alphabet soup

Today the choice of engine oil is not a simple exercise, even within a single marque like BMW. Different engine families have different requirements, and those requirements are spelled out in great detail in BMW service literature.

A Thoughtful Approach to Diagnostics

BMW’s newer modular engines are quite complex, both in construction and operational theory, especially in the case of Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) engines. The industry is now acutely aware of the carbon issues plaguing these GDI vehicles.

BMW Cooling System Overview

BMW Cooling System Overview

BMW cooling systems have been keeping repair technicians and enthusiasts busy for a long time. Cooling system issues almost seem like the Achilles heel for BMW vehicles as they are quite common. As far back as the E30, clogged radiators and blown coolant hoses were common.

the bimmer pub october 2018

the bimmer pub october 2018

In the bimmer pub, october 2018: If It’s Not One Thing It’s Another; BMW Diesel Overview; Mastering Plastic Repair

Mastering Plastic Repair

Mastering Plastic Repair

Plastic reconstruction is simple. We offer tips on deciding between reshaping, adhesive bonding or plastic welding for your repair.

BMW Diesel Overview

BMW Diesel Overview

Worldwide, diesel vehicles account for 50 percent of vehicles on the road. In the United States, fewer than 10 percent are diesel!

the bimmer pub february 2018

the bimmer pub february 2018

In the bimmer pub, february 2018: Testing for Parasitic Draws and Intermittent Electrical Problems; The BMW Network: Marriage of Convenience; Waterborne Paint: The Throughput Hero; Impaired Automotive: 2002 BMW X5 4.4i and Murphy’s Law; Feel the Burn: Welding Basics Prevent Corrosion

Feel the Burn: Welding Basics Prevent Corrosion

Feel the Burn: Welding Basics Prevent Corrosion

Welding basics are critical to ensuring corrosion resistance after collision repairs. We explore the corrosion implications of various welding settings including voltage, wire feed speed, stickout, travel speed and other welding parameters.

Waterborne Paint: The Throughput Hero

Waterborne Paint: The Throughput Hero

Better coverage, shorter cycle time, excellent match to OEM colors – the benefits of water-based paint systems go far beyond helping improve air quality.

The BMW Network: Marriage of Convenience

The BMW Network: Marriage of Convenience

The vehicle being tested and interrogated is a 2007 BMW X3 3.0i. The curiosity in the beginning was “What can I see at the data link we are all so familiar with?”