Audi TT MK1 1.8T & VW MK4 1.8T Timing Belt Installation

As some TT owners discovered through painful experience, waiting too long to replace the timing belt can result in expensive engine repairs when a broken belt lets pistons and valves butt heads in the dark. Today, we’ll replace a timing belt and water pump on a 2003 TT 1.8T 225 HP engine, code BEA. Even [...]

MK4 R32 Exhaust Flap Manual Override DIY Instructions

The MK4 R32 has an electronically controlled exhaust flap which allows for quiet exhaust at low idle and driving around town, and tells a different story on the highway at speed. The manual control harness from ECS will allow you to control when your exhaust is open or closed rather than relying on the computer [...]

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- BMW Rear Brake Pad Reset

Any time you replace the rear brake pads on your newer BMW with an electronic parking brake, you must use a scan tool to draw in the rear brake caliper piston so that you can install the new pads.  Then you must use a scan tool to reset the piston position, and our Schwaben scan [...]

B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

  A common modification that Audi owners like to do is disabling the door and seat belt chimes. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can do this. We are performing this on our 2008 Audi B7 A4, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most Audi B7 and B6 models.   1: Switch [...]

E9x N54 Injector Coding

When you install new fuel injectors on your BMW N54 engine, you will need to enter each new injector value into the PCM. Our Schwaben scan tool works perfectly for this function.  We are performing the coding on our 2007 E92 335i, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most BMW models. [...]

E9x Brake Wear Sensor Reset Procedure

Brake pad wear sensor reset When you replace the brake pad wear sensors on many BMW's, the system will not recognize they were installed. You will need to use a scanner for the system to relearn them.  Our Schwaben scan tool works perfectly for this.  We are performing this on our 2008 E90 M3, and [...]

Showstopper: ECS Tuning MK5 GTI Full Build Feature

From simple cosmetic upgrades to our massive Stage-5 Six-Piston Porsche Cayenne Big Brake Kit, the ECS MK5 GTI completely transformed. The GTI has experienced a Kafka-style metamorphosis being cocooned by an enormous list of modifications to arrive, stunning and gleaming, as it hovers above the ground before you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UhNQQBhSPo   ECS developed this build to [...]

BMW E36 and E46 3-Series 5-Speed Lightweight Flywheel Installation Instructions

For a more responsive throttle and faster acceleration times, a lightweight flywheel will give you a surprising difference in driving feel over the factory weight flywheel. This installation will cover the flywheel specifically, but it will mention several components along the way that would be conveniently serviced or replaced at once. While definitely a more [...]