BMW M62 Valve Cover Gaskets Installation Instructions

Overview Our 1998 BMW 540i comes to us with over 200,000 miles on its odometer. It looks and runs like a car with far fewer miles, but has developed multiple valve cover gasket leaks. In recent days, it has also experienced intermittent engine misfire, a condition detected by the OBD monitoring system, which has dutifully [...]

July 24th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Engine|Comments Off on BMW M62 Valve Cover Gaskets Installation Instructions

Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

Bring the capabilities of a professional scan tool to your personal garage and never have to pay hundreds of dollars at a dealership or shop again! BMW/MINI Scan Tool From basic oil service, light reset to the more advanced adaptation and actuation, this scan tool is industry leading. Plug the tool directly into your OBDII/EOBD BMW or MINI [...]

July 21st, 2017|Audi, BMW, Braking, Buying Guide, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, MINI, Porsche, Software, Suspension, Tech Tips, Turbo, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

Easiest Oil Change Ever Courtesy of Schwaben Tools!

Introduction The Schwaben 6.5 Liter Extractor system is hand -operated for fast extraction of any type of fluid. Two different diameter extracting tubes are included to suit your particular application. The unit has a vacuum release button for quick and easy release. Displace 6.5 Liters ( 6.8 qts.) of fluid in minutes while maintaining a [...]

July 20th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, DIYs, Engine, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Easiest Oil Change Ever Courtesy of Schwaben Tools!

New Product: ECS Brushed Stainless Steel Hood Strut For Your VW MK7

Introduction: The ECS Tuning Brushed Stainless Steel Hood Strut provides your vehicle with a high quality, visually attractive replacement for enhanced under hood appeal and long lasting, dependable operation. Made in the U.S.A., the brushed stainless body with machined ball sockets and hard chrome piston rod eliminate the boring OE hood strut in favor of a visual upgrade [...]

July 11th, 2017|Engine, New Products, Volkswagen|Comments Off on New Product: ECS Brushed Stainless Steel Hood Strut For Your VW MK7

BMW M42/M54 Camshaft Alignment Tool Set

Introduction: Part Number: ES#2778117 The Schwaben BMW M42/M54 Camshaft Alignment Tool Set includes the following components: • Camshaft Locking Blocks • Crankshaft Locking Pin • Timing Chain Tensioner Pins (Only for M50/M52) • Blow Molded case with foam cutouts for each tool to prevent knicks and damage Timing chain and guide replacement is a common [...]

June 30th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Engine|Comments Off on BMW M42/M54 Camshaft Alignment Tool Set

P3 Gauges MK5/6 Installation Guide

Installation: Step 1: Open the driver’s side door and remove the cover to the fuse box. Step 2: Use your fingers to push out the lower left corner of the vent and insert a screwdriver to pop out from the bottom up. Step 3: Thread gauge connection cable through the vent opening and out the [...]

June 28th, 2017|DIYs, Engine, Interior, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on P3 Gauges MK5/6 Installation Guide

ECS Audi/VW Stainless Steel Oil Pan Installation Instructions

Introduction: Part Numbers: ES#3098866, ES#3098903 Never fear the road again - or anything it throws in your path. ECS Tuning’s Stainless Steel Oil Pans are as tough as they come. The latest addition to our ECS Tuning product line, these practically indestructible pans are the perfect armor plate for your TSI Volkswagen or Audi engine. Thick T304 [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, DIYs, Engine, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Audi/VW Stainless Steel Oil Pan Installation Instructions

ECS Performance Baffled Oil Catch Can Installation Guide

Introduction: Our ECS Tuning Performance Baffled Oil Catch Cans and Brackets offer the following features: • Constructed of strong and lightweight 6061-T6 billet aluminum • Black anodized for corrosion resistance • In-house designed by ECS Tuning Engineers • Catch cans available with either an 8 ounce or 6-ounce reservoir • Bracket kit Includes three different [...]

June 19th, 2017|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Engine, MINI, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Performance Baffled Oil Catch Can Installation Guide

Audi B9 A4 2.0T ECS Boost Tap Installation Throttle Body Boost Tap Installation

Introduction: Modern Engines are required to operate with high efficiency and low emissions. It’s because of these strict regulations that the intake, exhaust, and crankcase ventilation systems are designed to work together, instead of being completely different systems. Vacuum hoses are almost a thing of the past, especially any that you can actually get to, [...]

June 19th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Engine|Comments Off on Audi B9 A4 2.0T ECS Boost Tap Installation Throttle Body Boost Tap Installation

Oil Change Fundamentals, Tools, and Procedures

Introduction: The most essential of vehicle services, the oil change, sometimes raises the most questions. Most of us relate oil with lubrication, and it’s true that lubrication is its primary function, but it does a lot more than you think. There are many questions and theories about what type of oil to use and how [...]

June 19th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, DIYs, Engine, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Oil Change Fundamentals, Tools, and Procedures