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

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 – 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

Showstopper: ECS Tuning MK5 GTI Full Build Feature

From simple cosmetic upgrades to our massive Stage-5 Six-Piston Porsche Cayenne Big Brake Kit, the ECS MK5 GTI completely transformed. The GTI has experienced a Kafka-style metamorphosis being cocooned by an enormous list of modifications to arrive, stunning and gleaming, as it hovers above the ground before you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UhNQQBhSPo   ECS developed this build [...]

September 15th, 2017|About, Body & Exterior, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, Performance, Software, Suspension, Turbo, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Showstopper: ECS Tuning MK5 GTI Full Build Feature

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

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