Problem: Washer fluid filter clogs up and overworks motor Cause: Rain-X washer fluid Application: All models Solution: OEM BMW washer fluid OEM Part Number: 83192221702 Where to buy: Dealership, online distributer Cost: $4.27 per 16 fl. oz bottle Rain-X makes some popular products, their wiper blades, rain repellant and even their anti fog solution are very
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Problem: Interior air vents fall down. Application: E30, E34 Solution: Nylon washers Where to buy: Hardware store (Lowes, Home Depot) Cost: $.61 per pack of 4 washers (2 packs needed, or 8 washers total) A common problem with the aging BMW E30 is that the interior air vents get sloppy, and always rest in the
The BMW E86 Z4 M Coupe was first unveiled at the 2006 Geneva International Motor Show. Every E86 M coupe was powered by the 3.0L S54 engine, which was first used in the iconic E46 M3. Although the engines were the same, horse power in the Z4 M coupe was down 5 hp (338hp from
The BMW E28 M5 first debuted at the 1985 Amsterdam Motor Show. Every E28 M5 was hand built in Germany except for the M5’s sold in South Africa, which were assembled in the BMW South Africa factory. Two engines were sold in the E28 M5, the M88 and S38. The difference is the M88 does
Problem: Tire pressure escapes over time Cause: Oxygen leaks out, Temperatures change Application: All models Solution: Filling tires with nitrogen Where to buy: Dealerships, tire shops Cost: $5 – $10 per tire Tires are commonly filled with compressed air, but recently there has been a lot of talk about filling automobile tires with pure nitrogen.
BMW M Coupe paint options totaled 14 colors, 6 solid and 8 metallic. The BMW E36/8 M Coupe was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1997, initial production began one year later in 1998 and ran until 2002. Three different engines were offered in the BMW M Coupe, the S50, S52 and S54;
In the good old days when your BMW battery died one could go to the local auto shop, pick up a new one, replace it at home and get back on the road. Unfortunately, with the late model BMW’s battery replacement is not as simple yesteryears. The new batteries need to be replaced by a dealer or
The BMW E34 M5 is the second generation M5 and the successor of the E28 M5. It was first introduced in September of 1988. Production began in 1989 and ended in 1995, producing 12, 254 units world wide. Every E34 M5 was hand built in Germany over a two week period. The BMW E34 M5
What is the BMW VANOS system? VANOS: From the German “VAriable NOckenwellenSteuerung” (Translation: Variable Camshaft Timing). The BMW VANOS system allows variable camshaft timing of the engine. The intake and / or exhaust cams vary in relation to the crank shaft to optimize engine performance at different engine speeds. Early models only varied the intake
The BMW E46 has important data stored within the car at two primary locations. The instrument cluster and light switch module. This ensures that data cannot be lost if one device goes bad. It is similar to why aircraft have redundant flight controls if one set goes out there is another system in place as a
What is wheel offset? Wheel offset is the distance from the centerline of the wheel to the mounting face of the hub (the face touching your rotor). Traditionally this measurement is measured in millimeters. What are the three types of wheel offset? Wheel offset comes in three types: zero, positive and negative. Zero offset means the
Problem: Sloppy E30 steering Application: E30 Solution: Tighten steering column coupler Cost: FREE Slop in the E30 steering wheel is a very common issue given the current age of the vehicle. There are many causes to this problem, a sloppy steering guibo, bad steering rack or bad steering knuckle to name a few. What there
Problem: People sell replica LTW wheels advertising them as OEM. Application: All models Solution: Look for the proper OEM BMW markings BMW Style 24 wheels were first introduced in 1994 as an optional wheel for the E36 M3 at a dealer price tag of $1,850. These wheels came standard on the limited production E36 M3
The BMW E9 3.0 CSL is similar to the E30 M3 in that it was manufactured as a homologation special to allow the car to be eligible to race in the European Touring Car Championship. The 3.0 CSL was unveiled in 1971 at the Geneva Motor show, production ran from May 1971 thru October 1975 for
Problem: Sun fades black trim to gray Application: All models Solution: Boiled linseed oil. Where to buy: Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot Cost: ~$15 in supplies.