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What’s The Best Winter Tire Size for Your BMW or MINI? Narrow, Wide, Low Profile, High Profile?

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NARROWER WINTER TIRES ARE BEST!  ARE THEY REALLY? We’ve all heard the mantra; “Use narrower snow tires (than your standard summer tire size) because the narrower tire will cut through  […]

BMW N54 oil smoke how to fix

BMW N54 Oil Usage – Crankcase Ventilation, PCV Repair

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Oil usage in the BMW N54 twin-turbo 6-cylinder engines is quite common. Not only is this inconvenient and potentially embarrassing (oil smoke from the exhaust), it’s unhealthy for the engine. […]

How to Use The BMW and MINI Wheel Installation Tool, Video

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MAKE WHEEL INSTALLATION A BREEZE ! We’ve all been there; struggling with a heavy wheel and tire assembly, trying to line up the hub hole and the lug bolt holes, […]

BMW With No Cup Holder? No Problem! Door Pocket Cup Holder Video

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OLDER BMW WITH NO CUP-HOLDERS – TIRED OF REPLACING BROKEN CUP-HOLDERS? The BMW door pocket cup holder is a great option for BMWs that never came with cup holders or […]

DIY Video, Repair and Renew Faded Oxidized Aluminum Trim on BMW and MINI

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CLOUDY BMW OR MINI SILVER WINDOW TRIM? One of the things that makes a BMW look old and tired is the dull, cloudy, aluminum trim around the windows. Here at […]

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ELV Warning Fault Light, BMW Steering Lock

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YELLOW OR RED ELV STEERING LOCK FAULT WARNING LIGHT IS ON Later model BMWs with fob-style key (that do not insert into the steering column and turn to unlock the […]

How to Remove and Replace Serpentine Accessory Drive Belt on BMW, DIY Video

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Replacing Serpentine Belts, Tensioners and Pulleys on BMW M54 6-Cylinder Engine and Others BAVauto recommends replacement of the serpentine accessory drive belts and tensioner/idler pulleys at 60,000 mile or 4-year […]

FTP Upgraded PCV Valve for BMW N54 Engines

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We’ve been around BMWs and MINIs for a while, and have come to an understanding that BMW just can’t seem to make a properly functioning and reliable PCV (Positive Crankcase […]

BMW MINI DIY Video How to Install McGard Wheel Locks

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Click image below for McGard Wheel Locks: Check out the short DIY video, from McGard, to see how easy it is to install a set of wheel locks on your […]

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BMW MINI – Did You Know? Tire Pressures Drop When Cold. Are Your Tires Unsafe?

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Now that much of the nation is solidly getting into classic winter weather, the ambient temperatures are going to be running as much as 60 to 80 degrees colder (or […]

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BMW MINI Cold Engine plus Cold Oil equals Engine Wear – How to help

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At BAVauto, we have long talked about the benefits in using a high quality full-synthetic motor oil, such as the Liqui Moly synthetics.  This becomes more important as the ambient […]

BMW M3 X5 snow lighting diy

BMW and MINI Winter Driving Maintenance and Upgrades

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It was a dark and stormy night …….. To play off of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s opening sentence in his novel, Paul Clifford, once we set into the shorter hours of daylight […]

BMW oil temp gauge versus engine temp

BMW Oil Temparature Gauge vs Engine Coolant Temp Gauge

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Most of us started driving when BMWs had actual engine temperature gauges (coolant temperature gauge).  Some later M models also had oil temp gauges.  Today’s later model BMWs and MINIs […]

BMW How To, Strut Spring Seat and Spring Alignment, Oval, Elliptical, Egg Shaped Lower Seat, E46, E39, E60, E63, E85, E86, Z4

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One of the common requests for tech assistance that we receive, here at BAVauto, involves the proper alignment of the front shock/strut spring seat and the spring on the BMW […]

BMW and MINI How To, Coolant Hose Quick Disconnect Clip

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Dear Otto, While I was replacing my radiator, I pulled one of the coolant hose quick disconnect clips off the end of the hose.  Now I can’t seem to get […]

BMW MINI – P0491 and P0492, Secondary Air Flow Insufficient, Low

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I have a quick question for Otto. I have a 2000 540i.  I got the dreaded secondary air pump related codes the other day after my sap [seondary air pump] […]

Does My BMW or MINI Have Halogen or HID Xenon Headlights?

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When looking at replacement or upgrade parts and bulbs for your BMW or MINI headlights, you typically need to know if the vehicle is equipped with Halogen headlight bulbs or […]

When Should BMW and MINI Brake Rotors, Disc, be Replaced?

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Automotive disc brake systems have an air of mystery and some fear for many vehicle owners, BMW and MINI owners included.  While the job of our vehicle braking systems is […]

How to Pre Bleed BMW Hydraulic Lifters Before Installation, Install Tappets

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Most BMW DOHC (Double OverHead Camshaft) engines (except some ///M engines) use hydraulic valve lifters (or tappets) in order to eliminate the service requirement of periodic valve clearance adjustments. The […]

BMW and MINI DIY Video, How to Install a Performance Tuning Module, aFe Scorcher, Dinantronics Sport, Burger JB Plus

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Can you really add up to 60 Horsepower to your BMW for under $300 and 30 minutes of your time? The short answer is yes, you sure can.  BMW’s newer […]

Tired of Replacing BMW Oil Filter Housing Gaskets? New Viton Gasket Solves the Problem, OFHG

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A common oil leak on late model BMW 6-cylinder engines is the small gasket between the oil filter housing and the engine block, known as the oil filter housing gasket […]

How to Remove Stuck BMW or MINI Spindle Strut Clamp Pinch Bolt … Don’t Break It!

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This article applies, in general, to all BMW models that use through-bolt spindle to strut (shock) pinch clamps, such as; E46, E90, E39, E38, E60, E65, etc. and all MINIs. […]

BMW DIY Video – Fluid and Filter Change, Automatic Transmission, ZF 5HP Models

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This video, from ZF Services, details the fluid and filter change (replacement) for the ZF 5-HP family of 5-speed automatic transmissions (5HP-18 with green label, 5HP-19, 5HP-24 with green label), […]

BMW DIY Video – How to Replace Windshield Cowl Trim Seal Panel

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Many of the later-model BMWs have a plastic cowl trim at the base of the windshield. The trim piece has a molded-in rubber lip that seals to the bottom of […]