Although it may seem elementary, we often are asked how to remove an OEM BMW shift knob. There are numerous reasons to want to remove your shift knob. To replace a worn knob, go with an aftermarket knob, upgrade to a newer OEM knob or maybe to replace the entire shift linkage for a short
When talking about suspension geometry, toe alignment is defined as the difference in length by which the wheels of each axle differ from each other, front to rear, in the straight ahead position. Both front and rear wheels are capable of having toe adjustment. Toe is measured in degrees or fractions of an inch.Toe alignment is
Problem: No roll cage to center mount GoPro. Application: All models Solution: Use PVC pipes from hardware store. Where to buy: Lowes, Home Depot Cost: $10 in materials. If you are looking to get some cool interior driving shots of your car with your GoPro, there are some expensive options out there. The GoPro accessory catalog
Each bolt or nut you tighten on your car has calculated torque values specifically designed for assembly. Whether installing your lug bolts on your car after removing a tire, replacing spark plugs, or replacing a water pump, every component hardware has a torque. Both under torquing and over-torquing a bolt can have a catastrophic failure, therefore it is
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 number
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: BUY HERE Cost: $5 – $10 per 16 fl. oz bottle What is the cause of hard water? Water with high mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium. Why does
Established in 1972, the BMW M Division started with only 35 employees and grew to 400 by 1988. Development of the Motorsport vehicles eventually found their way from the race track to the road cars and rest is history. The first use of the famous M stripe colors was seen on the E9 3.0 CSL
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
What is wheel caster? When talking about suspension geometry, wheel caster is 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
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 design heritage through repetative use of iconic design ques. Famously, the use of the kidney grills on every model released in recent history. The kideny grills are arguably the most recognizable feature of the car. However, to the trained eye there is another distinct design feature that has been used
Problem: Greasy, dirty car windows. Application: All models Solution: Newspaper & Invisible Glass Where to buy: Wal-mart, Amazon Cost: $3.44 per 22oz bottle