BMW M5X Dual Vanos Repair and Rebuild Instructions

The sound of marbles in a can is a disappointing noise that many BMW M5x owners have heard to their dismay. Fortunately, the Vanos rebuild provided by ECS will refresh your Vanos components and reseal your Vanos unit. Below you will find instructions for our Vanos refresh DIY with kits supplied by ECS. You [...]

September 13th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Intake, Performance, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BMW M5X Dual Vanos Repair and Rebuild Instructions

What to Know: Buying Your First BMW E30 3-Series

Regarded as one of the most successful and desirable enthusiast cars, the BMW E30 3-series offers a connected and dynamic driving experience in a vintage car without being overly expensive or difficult to maintain. Known for their rear wheel drive, six cylinder, manual transmission variants, BMW continued their sport-compact segment with the new E30 [...]

September 12th, 2017|BMW, Body & Exterior, Braking, Buying Guide, DIYs, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Performance, Project Cars, Suspension, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on What to Know: Buying Your First BMW E30 3-Series

BMW E70 X5 Ziza Interior Lighting Package Installation

If you have an E70 X5 then you may have noticed the cabin lights leave something to be desired. What are LEDs? LEDs are Light Emitting Diodes, solid state devices that emit light when connected to electrical current. They have no moving parts or wire filaments to burn out. They emit a whiter light, run [...]

September 7th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, General, Interior, Lighting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BMW E70 X5 Ziza Interior Lighting Package Installation

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool – ABS Pump Activation

Many service procedures such as ABS pump replacement and brake bleeding require ABS Pump activation.  Our Schwaben scan tool works perfectly for this.  We are performing this on our 2008 E90 M3, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most BMW models. 1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug [...]

September 1st, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool – ABS Pump Activation

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool – Brake Pad Wear Sensor Reset

When you replace the brake pad wear sensor(s) on many BMW's the system will not recognize they were installed and 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 the procedure will be [...]

August 25th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Schwaben|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool – Brake Pad Wear Sensor Reset

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E46 SMG Pump Activation

Whenever you replace the SMG pump on an E46 M3, you will need to bleed the pump. In order to do this, it must be activated, and our Schwaben scan tool works perfectly for this.  We are performing this on our 2003 E46 M3, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on [...]

August 23rd, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E46 SMG Pump Activation

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: Battery Replacement

Anytime the battery is replaced on your newer BMW, you must register it using a scan tool.  This will only work, however, with an identical battery to the factory equipped battery being uninstalled. The battery will not register if you change from Lead Acid to AMG. Using an identical battery to factory equipment, this will [...]

August 18th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: Battery Replacement

BMW E9x 3 Series N54 ECS Catch Cans and Full System Kits Installation Instructions

Introduction Our ECS Tuning N54 Catch Cans and full system kits offer the following features: Constructed of strong and lightweight 6061-T6 billet aluminum Black anodized for corrosion resistance In-house designed and engineered All mounting hardware included in full kits Easy installation Full kits includes precise fit silicone hoses Catch Cans include a dipstick to check [...]

August 17th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, Engine|Comments Off on BMW E9x 3 Series N54 ECS Catch Cans and Full System Kits Installation Instructions

BMW ECS Polyurethane Transmission Mount Kit Installation

Introduction Part Numbers: ES#2859359, ES#2718367 Replacing the transmission mounts on your BMW is a rewarding project that an experienced technician will be able to complete in a weekend. Plan accordingly based on your experience level. Before you begin, read and familiarize yourself with these instructions and make sure you have all the required tools on [...]

August 3rd, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain, Performance|Comments Off on BMW ECS Polyurethane Transmission Mount Kit Installation