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|Comments Off on Audi B6 A4 1.8T Coolant Flange Replacement

VW Golf V Armrest Conversion Installation Instructions

If you are tired of having a gap between your seats with nothing on which to rest your arm during a long drive then look no further. ECS has a solution to convert your center console to an armrest console in your VW Golf V. The instructions below will help you easily install your new [...]

September 7th, 2017|DIYs, General, Interior, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on VW Golf V Armrest Conversion Installation Instructions

Audi 2.7T Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit Installation

Introduction In order to maintain your Audi, timing belt service at the 105,000 mileage mark is incredibly important. Outlined below you will find the tools and instructions to confidently service your 2.7T Audi with the Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit, available through ECS. This kit includes the quality parts necessary to refresh the wearable components [...]

September 6th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Audi 2.7T Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit Installation

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!

Torquing Tips

Torque to Yield or “Stretch” Bolts Many bolts will have a torque specification listed in the format - xx Nm (xx Ft-lbs) + xx degrees. These bolts are torque to yield bolts, commonly referred to as “stretch” bolts. The correct procedure for torquing these bolts is: Stage One - Torque the bolt(s) to the initial [...]

June 26th, 2017|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Torquing Tips