BMW and MINI – Long Term Vehicle Storage How To Guidelines, Winter

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Otto receives a load of vehicle storage questions from BMW and MINI owners as we head into the fall and winter months. Additionally, we see these questions in the spring […]

BMW DIY Video – Rear Suspension Lower Ball-Joint Bushing Removal-Replace E39 E38 Others

Posted Posted in 5 Series 97-03 - E39, 5 Series Sedan 04-10 - E60, 5 Series Wagon 04-10 - E61, 6 Series Conv 04-10 - E64, 6 Series Coupe 03-10 - E63, 7 Series 02-09 - E65, 7 Series 95-01 - E38, 7 Series Li 02-08 - E66, DIY Videos, X5 99-06 - E53

This DIY video (below), from Bentley Publishing, shows the basic procedure for replacing the rear suspension outer/lower ball-joint.  This is a common wear-out item on the applicable chassis.  When worn, it […]

Cleaning and Conditioning BMW and Mini Dashboards and Interior

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Q I just purchased the M3. The former owner used Armorall to “clean” the dash. Since that product is listed as a big “no-no” in BMWs, what can you suggest […]

BMW and MINI Caliper Covers Install Video DIY

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Give your stock calipers the look of a big brake kit. MGP caliper covers are made of 6061-T6 aerospace aluminum with a long-life, powder-coat hydro-film finish, so they’ll keep their […]

BMW M54 and M52TU – EML and Other Fault Codes After PCV, CVV, Oil Separator, Crankcase Ventilation Repair

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We have found that some enthusiasts are having trouble with EML (German acronym for the electronic throttle system;  Electronic Motor Load) and CHECK ENGINE fault codes, as well as poor […]

BMW 6-Cylinder Starter Replacement – Do When Intake Manifold is Already Removed (CVV, PCV, Cyclone, Oil Separator)? M52TU, M54 Etc.

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This answer is applicable for many BMWs in addition to the one listed below. Q car year: 2000 car model: 528i I have a 2000 BMW 528i (E39) with 144,000 […]