ECS Exact-Fit Brake Lines

The Heart of a Complete Brake Job: Automotive brake fluid hoses are often ignored during a vehicle brake service. Brake pads and rotors are commonly accepted replacement items, but many motorists mistakenly assume that their brake hoses should last the life of the vehicle. That assumption is incorrect and dangerous. Stock brake hoses are made [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Audi, BMW, Braking, Buying Guide, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Exact-Fit Brake Lines

BMW F-Chassis Euro-Headlight Switch Installation

Introduction: Part number: ES#2497350 Adding a Euro-Headlight Switch to your BMW F10 enables the rear fog lamps already installed at the factory. No extra wiring is needed. There are no light assemblies to install. No coding is required. Installation is fast and easy; plug-and- play. Required tools? Just a plastic non- marring trim removal tool [...]

June 2nd, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Interior, Lighting|Comments Off on BMW F-Chassis Euro-Headlight Switch Installation

BMW 5-series ZF Transmission Service Procedure

Introduction: Parts Required: ZF Automatic Transmission Service Kit ES#2523327 Kit contents: • Transmission filter • Transmission oil pan gasket • Drain Plug • Fill Plug • Red Line Dexron ATF-D4 (7 liters) • (Optional) pan bolts Tools We Used: • T27 Torx • 6 mm hex • 8 mm hex driver • long handled ratchet [...]

June 2nd, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain|Comments Off on BMW 5-series ZF Transmission Service Procedure

BMW E9X ECS Performance Air Scoop Installation Instructions

Introduction: The ECS Tuning Performance Air Scoop Kit for your BMW E9X offers the following features and benefits: • Direct bolt-on installation, no additional hardware is required • Significantly better air flow into the engine compartment • More air flow = more performance • High quality and durable finish, available in Red or Black • [...]

June 1st, 2017|BMW, Body & Exterior, Engine, Intake|Comments Off on BMW E9X ECS Performance Air Scoop Installation Instructions

BMW E46 M3 – ECS Tuning Silicone Radiator Hose Kit Installation

Introduction: The ECS Tuning Silicone Radiator Hose Kit offers the following features: • 3-ply black silicone upper and lower radiator hoses • Brand new OE style hose connectors • Brand new 304 stainless steel hose clamps • Longer service life compared to OE hoses • Higher resistance to breaking down and softening • Peace of [...]

May 31st, 2017|BMW, Engine|Comments Off on BMW E46 M3 – ECS Tuning Silicone Radiator Hose Kit Installation

Suspension & Steering Basic Fundamentals & Inspection

Introduction: This PDF has been created for informational purposes to help answer any questions you might have on what components make up the suspension on your vehicle, and how to recognize when they’re in need of replacement. After reading this PDF you will understand: * How to recognize ball joints, tie rod ends, shocks, struts, [...]

Brake Bleeding Theory and Procedure

Introduction: This edition of our technical writings will give you all the information you need to successfully bleed your brake system. The following topics will be covered: When and why you need to bleed your brakes The different methods you can use The different tools that are available The different types of brake fluid and [...]

May 30th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Braking, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Brake Bleeding Theory and Procedure

Understanding Wheel Offset and Backspacing

Introduction: You might ask, why install wheels with different offset and backspacing? There are two reasons; for performance, and for looks. Wider tires and an increased track width can create a dramatic improvement in traction and handling, and many cars simply look better with larger and wider wheels and tires, especially when looking for an [...]

May 26th, 2017|Audi, BMW, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Understanding Wheel Offset and Backspacing

BMW Exterior Air Temperature Sensor Repair Kit Installation

Click HERE for Printable PDF Installation Instructions Step 1: If the exterior air temperature sensor in your BMW is stuck at -40 degrees F or +122 degrees F, then there’s a good chance you have: • a missing air temperature sensor • a damaged air temperature sensor • an open or short-circuit in the sensor [...]

May 26th, 2017|BMW, DIYs|Comments Off on BMW Exterior Air Temperature Sensor Repair Kit Installation

Tire Sizing & Ratings – All Makes & Models

Introduction: This PDF has been created for informational purposes to help answer any questions you might have on tire sizing and ratings (Passenger Car tires only). After reading this PDF you will understand: * What is printed on the sidewall of a tire * How to quickly read and understand tire ratings * How to [...]

May 25th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Tire Sizing & Ratings – All Makes & Models