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Tyler’s B8 A4 Daily Monster

Modifying cars for many enthusiasts is not only a hobby, but a form of expression you take with you everywhere. More accurately, this form of self-expression takes you everywhere. For our friend Tyler that was exactly the purpose behind this B8 A4 build. Tyler sat down with me at a small sandwich shop in Ohio [...]

Audi B8 A4/A5 2.0T Charge Pipe/Intercooler Kit Install

Every engine craves cool air: Lots of it. In order to produce as much power as it can, cool air is what every engine needs.  From the factory, your Audi’s intake system is designed to work in perfect harmony with the rest of the stock engine operating systems, but we all know there is a [...]

N54 Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Carbon Fiber Intake Install

Installing the ECS Tuning N54 Carbon Fiber Intake System is a rewarding project than an experienced technician will be able to complete in a few hours, plan accordingly based on your experience level.  Before you begin, read and familiarize yourself with these instructions and make sure you have all of the required tools on hand.  [...]

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 [...]