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.

Damage from a Frayed Serpentine Drive Belt

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.

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!

Feature Articles:

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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Window Pain

Window Pain

BMW provides sophisticated climate control systems, but sometimes you just want to open the windows and breathe in the fresh air.Or, how about paying tolls? For whatever reason, do you know how to prevent window pain?

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Earth Shocks

Earth Shocks

From early on, one of the main things that separated BMWs from other cars was the fun-to-drive quotient. A big part of that has always been due to great suspension designs that provide both agile handling and a compliant ride. Even in this age of computer controls, you can make sure your customers’ vehicles retain these valuable qualities

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