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.

the bimmer pub july 2016

the bimmer pub july 2016

In this issue: Energy Management; Diagnosing Fuel Delivery Issues; N54 Engine; N52 Oil Leak; Carbon Buildup BMW Diesel Engines

TLC Keeps Bimmer Diesels on Top

TLC Keeps Bimmer Diesels on Top

Since they were introduced in 1983, BMW diesels have shown themselves to be very durable and dependable. That is, if they receive proper maintenance. No? Then you’ll need to do some diagnosis before you fix anything.

Working with Aluminum Panels

Working with Aluminum Panels

BMW’s quest to make vehicles stronger, lighter and more fuel efficient is never ending. In order to achieve these goals, new ways of thinking and  new materials are necessary. That translates into new repair procedures.

There’s Good Money in Maintenance

There’s Good Money in Maintenance

Performing scheduled maintenance has become a key profit opportunity for savvy shop owners, and something that will keep customers coming back.

Beating Around the Bushings: Suspension & Steering Joints

Beating Around the Bushings: Suspension & Steering Joints

When diagnosing all-aluminum vehicle suspensions, technicians must consider the other components that may may be affected by the bushing installation process, or, based on the age of the replaced bushings, are likely to also need replacement soon.

Perfect Brake Service

Perfect Brake Service

If you’re just “hanging pads” without doing a careful inspection and evaluation of the whole braking system, you’re doing both your customer and your shop a disservice.