27 Feb, 2015

BMW Radiator – Replacement and Prevention

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Why

BMW engine radiator, clogged with debris. BMW engine radiator, clogged with debris.

BMW E60 Radiator, you’ll note leaking at the cores on the bottom rows. The cause became quickly evident, the back of the radiator was covered with leaves and other debris that had been drawn into the radiator core. Nearly impossible to clean without removal, or extensive disassembly, it can help if you are able to clean out any visible leaves. Also a strong underbody car wash may aid in displacing the debris.

If you car has the symptoms noted above, you might […]

16 Feb, 2015

BMW Service – Ignition Coils – Catalytic Convertor Replacement

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What
BMW Service – That flashing red or yellow Check Engine light? It means something, and on later model BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and other imports, it frequently means that one or more ignition coils have given up the ghost, especially if you’ve got 80,000 to 100,000 miles on the odometer.

Bosch coil, Bosch is OEM for BMW on this part. Bosch coil, Bosch is OEM for BMW on this part.

So what is the ignition coil? Quite simply, this small little electronic device provides the voltage that fires the spark plugs, and is the heart of your […]

13 Feb, 2015

Tech Talk – BMW 535Xi – Engine Oil Leak

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This BMW came into our workshop with a severe engine oil leak int he area of the front timing cover. The previous “Specialist” servicing facility had attempted to correct the oil leak, unsuccessfully.

IMG_00000811Problem
See that “curly cue” material? That’s a shredded engine drive belt, which had wrapped itself around the crankshaft, and wiped out the oil seal. So the other “oil leaks” were corrected but the prime culprit was not found, until it visited our facility.

Cause
When belt broke it wrapped itself so tight behind the crank pulley it pushed itself into the […]