Getting through a simple driveability concern (or a seemingly simple one…) can turn into a big problem for the shop and the customer very quickly if we are not well studied in our electrical theory and testing strategy on BMWs
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.
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!
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.
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 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.