BMW Fuel injector Theory, Operation, Diagnosis and Recalls

Piezo injectors aren’t just for diesels. Understanding new technology is the key to successful repairs.

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.

BMW X5 Electronic Throttle Drive Can’t Thrive and Stay Alive — Because the DME Was Speaking Jive…

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

Urea Passive Tank Sensor Code And Regeneration 2010 BMW X5

We’ll explore the location of the passive tank, why a bad sensor can’t just be replaced and the Regeneration process.

BMW F15 X5 No Code Suspension Diagnosis

BMW F15 X5 – NO CODE suspension Diagnosis – Customer complaint: “car rides rough.” Vehicle is riding low in the back. EHC returns no codes.

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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.

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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.

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Airing Out the Problems

Airing Out the Problems

In the first year of the new millennium, BMW introduced a new air suspension on its X-Series vehicles. This compensates for load by controlling the ride height of either the rear axle, or all four wheels in later versions.  But what do we do when they stop working?

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Missing the Point

Missing the Point

OBD II has spoiled us. When we were kids, we had to find misfires BY OURSELVES! Now drivers have a blinking Malfunction Indicator Lamp and diagnostic trouble codes telling us which cylinder is in trouble. You would think that would make our job easier, but we still need to find the cause.

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BMW Glass Repair

BMW Glass Repair

The structural strength of the front and roofline of the passenger compartment depends heavily on the windshield and its bond with the A-Pillars, roof, and base where it connects to the upper frame rails. Replacement parts, installation materials, and procedures must meet safety standards.

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Does this Stop the Car?

Does this Stop the Car?

With anti-lock brakes controlling wheel speed while decelerating; traction controlling wheel speed under acceleration; and advanced versions of Dynamic Stability Control, BMW drivers are safer than ever. How do we keep this winning streak going?

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the bimmer pub march 2014

the bimmer pub march 2014

In this issue: Airing Out the Problem (Air Suspension); Does this stop the car? (Brake); Missing the Point (Cylinder trouble); BMW Glass Repair

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