Diagnosing BMW BSD and LIN Networks: A Tale of Two Vehicles

The age-old phrase ‘No pain, no gain’ certainly holds true with automotive diagnostics. This is perhaps even more true...

Feature Articles:

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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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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