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 [...]

October 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

Spotlight: Harley’s Supercharged Corrado Build

Sometimes, the cars we own sort of ‘end up’ (for better or worse) in our garages and we look to ourselves and think: “When did I start becoming interested in this?” For Harley, this is very much not the case. Originally from the UK, Harley has always held a great appreciation for European hatchbacks. [...]

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. [...]

October 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

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- B8 Daytime Running Light Always On

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port​ ​​2: Select "VAG"   ​3: Select "Audi"   4: Select "Systems" ​5: Select "Control Unit" ​ 6: Select "Common"   ​7: Select "Cent. Elect."   ​8: Select "Long Coding"   9: Write down the original values before attempting to change anything ​ 10: Select "Software Coding"   [...]

September 25th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, General, Performance, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Software, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- B8 Daytime Running Light Always On

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 [...]

September 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 [...]

September 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 [...]

September 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

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 [...]

September 19th, 2017|DIYs, Engine, Exhaust, Performance, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on MK4 R32 Exhaust Flap Manual Override DIY Instructions

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 [...]

September 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