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 [...]

September 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 – 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 [...]

September 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 – E9x N54 Injector Coding

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E9x Brake Wear Sensor Reset Procedure

Brake pad wear sensor reset When you replace the brake pad wear sensors on many BMW's, the system will not recognize they were installed. 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 [...]

September 15th, 2017|BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, Performance, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E9x Brake Wear Sensor Reset Procedure

BMW E36 and E46 3-Series 5-Speed Lightweight Flywheel Installation Instructions

For a more responsive throttle and faster acceleration times, a lightweight flywheel will give you a surprising difference in driving feel over the factory weight flywheel. This installation will cover the flywheel specifically, but it will mention several components along the way that would be conveniently serviced or replaced at once. While definitely a [...]

September 14th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Performance, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BMW E36 and E46 3-Series 5-Speed Lightweight Flywheel Installation Instructions

B6 Passat/CC Fog Light Harness Installation Guide

If you have a B6 Passat or CC and it was not equipped with fog lamps, you can always do it yourself! This harness will allow you to take factory fog lamps and wire them into your car quickly and easily. This is the ideal kit if your car was not equipped with fog [...]

September 14th, 2017|About, Body & Exterior, DIYs, General, Lighting, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on B6 Passat/CC Fog Light Harness Installation Guide

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 [...]

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

Audi B6 A4 1.8T Coolant Flange Replacement

The coolant flange located at the rear of the Audi 1.8T cylinder head is the source of several common coolant leaks. Made of plastic, it bolts to the head with two threaded studs. In addition to holding the coolant flange in place the studs support a pair of tubing brackets, including a stand-off bracket [...]

September 12th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Audi B6 A4 1.8T Coolant Flange Replacement