Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

Most enthusiasts will agree that their car is part of the family. We all love our cars and the relationships we are able to build with them, but modification is what we do. The process of customizing, maintaining, and improving the functions and appearance of our cars is cathartic in a way. Just as [...]

2018-01-04T16:59:47-05:00November 28th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

DIY: BMW Single Vanos Rebuild Kit

BMW M5x/S5x Single Vanos Rebuild Kit Installation BMW’s Vanos variable valve timing system is one of the most recognized systems in the industry. There are a number of different designs, and they all work off of ingeniously simple mechanical principals. Their notoriety, however, is not likely to be from their design and performance, but [...]

2017-11-16T20:52:39-05:00November 16th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DIY: BMW Single Vanos Rebuild Kit

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: B8 Fog Lamp Operation With Turn Signal

On Audi B8 models, you can program the front fog lamps to illuminate in the direction which you are turning. This can be done with our with our Schwaben professional scan tool you can enable this. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the procedure will be the same or very similar [...]

2017-10-16T18:40:29-04:00October 16th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: B8 Fog Lamp Operation With Turn Signal

Thomas’ BILSTEIN Equipped Audi B6 S4 Avant

Buying a used car can be scary for anyone. This used car story is about Thomas, a future European car enthusiast, who bought a non-running, fairly clean, and extremely rare car to make his own. At sixteen, his father allowed him to work and save to purchase a car that absolutely spoke to him. [...]

2017-10-17T15:42:46-04:00October 10th, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, Buying Guide, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Suspension, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on Thomas’ BILSTEIN Equipped Audi B6 S4 Avant

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 [...]

2017-10-18T17:24:26-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Audi, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Intake, Performance, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Audi B8 A4/A5 2.0T Charge Pipe/Intercooler Kit Install

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 [...]

2017-10-18T17:27:35-04:00September 21st, 2017|BMW, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Intake, Performance, Project Cars, Schwaben, Tech Tips|Comments Off on N54 Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Carbon Fiber Intake Install

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 bump 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 [...]

2017-10-17T20:19:48-04:00September 20th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Audi TT MK1 1.8T & VW MK4 1.8T Timing Belt Installation

Schwaben Professional BMW 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 [...]

2017-10-09T19:59:14-04:00September 18th, 2017|BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: BMW Rear Brake Pad Reset

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

'We know the door is open, Audi, we opened it!' This is something everyone who owns a newer car that dings at you every time you do anything. Fortunately, with our Schwaben Professional VAG scan tool, you can eliminate the chime for 'open door' quite easily! Below are the steps to [...]

2017-10-10T19:51:51-04:00September 18th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, General, Interior, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool – 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 [...]

2018-03-09T16:13:03-05:00September 15th, 2017|About, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Performance, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool – N54 Injector Coding