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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- Functions, Settings, and Operation

Today's cars are all about electronics. Computers have a hand in virtually every system on the car, so it goes without saying that a scan tool is one of the most important pieces of equipment you need. Whether it's maintenance, diagnosis, or performance you require, it's an absolute necessity. When you own a Volkswagen or [...]