Keep the BMW Computer-Controlled Intelligent Headlights On

Volvo interior electrical systems are based on a network with a number of modules. We will talk about different Volvo interior electrical systems, what they do, and how to diagnose them using VIDA. We’ll also discuss how to diagnose early models without VIDA.

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.

Introduction to BMW DSCi: Dynamic Stability Control Integrated

Starting with the BMW X5 G05 chassis, BMW has rolled out an integrated braking system. BMW has used electro-hydraulic...

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

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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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Don’t TREAD On Me: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Don’t TREAD On Me: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

In 2000, the U.S. government responded to serious issues related to automobile tire safety with the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation) Act. This mandated that an elaborate computer-controlled system had to be added to every passenger vehicle to monitor tire pressures. It’s our job to keep these systems up and running.

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Mechatronic Transmission

Mechatronic Transmission

BMW has always been a company that leads the way with technological advancements. One important development was the Mechatronic transmission. It’s been installed in many models, so we need to be more familiar with its do’s and don’ts.

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VANOS Variable Valve Timing: Evolution, Troubles, and Service

VANOS Variable Valve Timing: Evolution, Troubles, and Service

Valve diameter, lift, and overlap are all contributing factors to the volumetric efficiency of an engine. If you can vary the relationship between the intake and exhaust valves you can broaden the power band and still have a smooth, clean idle.  Variable valve timing is a great advance — as long as we can keep it working.

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BMW's Frozen Matt Paint: Cool as Ice

BMW's Frozen Matt Paint: Cool as Ice

BMW Frozen and Individual Matt paints create a soft sheen instead of a mirror-like shine. The satin finish is elegant and stylish, and
is selling out faster than the company can produce cars with this dramatic look.

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