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BMW E63 E64 6-Series LED Angel Eye Bulb Install – How To

Jul 24 14

This install guide covers installation of the LED upgrade Angel Eye (Halo) bulbs on the E63 and E64 6-series models 204 thru 2007 (645ci, 650i, M6 coupes and convertibles).

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BMW E63 E64 LED Angel Eye Install

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AFE Power Hits The Dyno for New BMW M4 Intake and Exhaust Upgrades – Video

Jul 21 14

aFe Power – Here’s a couple videos and some inside photos in the development of new intake and exhaust upgrades for the BMW M4.

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aFe POWER is well known to BavAuto customers, for it’s BMW performance intake, exhaust and programming upgrade product lines.  aFe has just purchased the all-new BMW M4 and has begun work on it already.  This is the first step in a complete build of the M4, starting with the intake system. The M4 features an asymmetrical dual intake path feeding the S55 twin turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. Starting with 430hp and 406lbs x ft of torque makes for a great baseline, but aFe POWER will have plenty to add to that when they are done.

The BMW S55 engine steps down in displacement from the previous gen M-series, but increases the torque by 111 lbs x ft of torque, and holds it from 2000 to 5400 RPM, making this new platform pull hard and seemingly never give up.  As you can see things are also a tight fit in the S55 engine bay, especially with the carbon fiber strut tower brace that sweeps across the front.

Beginning the process of tearing into the engine, doing measurements and 3D scanning, which will enable afe engineers to bring the engine into a fully CAD environment, designing the intake in a virtual space, before even creating the first articles.  From there they will be able to print and assemble parts from their in-house 3D printers, they can then verify fitment, ease of installation, and even dyno test differing designs to ensure we make the most horsepower possible.

Below are some additional photos, as well as a very short clip of what the 3D scanner looks like in action, creating a 3D model of the engine space. aFe engineer Christian is seen here scanning the M4 into his computer and will bring that scan into SolidWorks as the intake begins its life.

 

 

 

BMW Recall – 3-Series, E46 – July 2014 – Passenger Front Air Bag – 14V428000

Jul 21 14

BMW is performing a recall on various 3 series models from model years 2000 through 2006.  The air bag inflator may rupture when the air bag is deployed.  Due to a possible defect in the passenger front air bag, excessive internal pressures may cause the inflator to rupture when the air bag is deployed.

Affected models:

2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles and wagons
2000 328i sedans and coupes
2001 thru 2005 325i sedans, coupes convertibles and wagons
2001 thru 2005  325xi sedans and wagons
2006 325i coupes and convertibles
2001 thru 2006 330i sedans, coupes and convertibles
2001 thru 2005 330xi sedans
2001 thru 2006 M3 coupes and convertibles

According to the recall:

” In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.”

The repair:

BMW will replace the passenger side frontal air bag with an updated unit.

The recall notifications are scheduled to begin during August 2014.  A second notice will be send when the repair parts are available. Anticipated schedule is October 2014.  Owners of affected vehicles are being notified by BMW.  Further information can be obtained by contacting BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417.

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