The BMW tool kit contains many interesting tools, everything from basic screwdrivers to spark plug pullers and even emergency tools. But many of the toolkits found in the older BMWs appear to be incomplete with multiple open spots. The BMW tool kit trays are shared with multiple models. The OEM BMW small tool kit tray, OEM part
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The BMW E30 M3 was the first ever M3 BMW produced. It was manufactured from 1986 thru 1991 with a total run of 17,184 units worldwide. The main reason for its production to the public was to be eligible to compete in Group A racing which required the entry cars to share the majority of its components
Everyone knows a BMW is, mostly associated with a car, motorcycle or maybe even a vintage aircraft engine. Within the BMW community the terms Bimmer and Beemer (or Beamer) are commonly thrown around as slang. But do the two slang words mean the same thing? Where did these words come from and what do they mean?
Problem: Hard water causing mineral deposits on glass. Cause: High mineral content of water. Application: All models Solution: Whink Rust Stain Remover Where to buy: Amazon, Walmart Cost: $5-$10 per 16 fl. oz bottle Cause of hard water: Water with high mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium. Why hard water forms spots on glass:
The BMW M Division was established in May 1972 to help with the BMW racing program. The first use of the M stripe colors were seen on the 3.0 CSL Batmobile. The three stripes representing the motorsport division have become iconic to the M brand. Its stripes have been seen on the racing liveries of
The BMW E46 M3 was produced from 2000 thru 2006 with a total production run of 85,744 units worldwide. The BMW E46 M3 was only produced in a coupe and convertible options as the sedan option was dropped from the previous E36 M3. BMW offered 14 color options in total for the E46 M3, 4 being solid and
When talking about suspension geometry, caster is defined as the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis centerline as viewed from the side of the vehicle and is measured in degrees from vertical. Caster is a directional control geometry angle that helps keep the vehicle moving straight ahead. A forward tilt would yield a
Time travel back to the 80s and browse this original BMW E21 BBS accessories brochure.
Wheels, body kits & cleaners.
Problem: Front end body flex & lack of responsive steering. Application: E36 Solution: BMW Motorsports Xbrace OEM Part Number: 51718410212 Where to buy: Junk yard, OEM distributors Cost: $15 at the junk yard, $190 new The lower cross brace, or “xbrace” was first introduced as standard equipment on the BMW E36 M3 LTW. It is a
The BMW brand keeps its heritage in design primarily through the use of kidney grills on every model design, the most recognizable feature of the car. However, to the trained eye there is another distinct design feature that has been used in the BMW line up since 1961. This design feature is called the Hofmister