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BMW Strut Spring Compression Tool – The Correct Choice for the Home Mechanic

More and more “do it yourself” home mechanics are replacing the front struts on their BMWs. But which BMW strut spring compression tool is the correct one to get the job done? There is a substantial cost savings in replacing the front struts on your BMW; not only in labor but in parts. For the

BMW E46 Control Arm Bushing Replacement – 1998-2006 3 Series

BMW E46 Control Arm Bushing Replacement – 3 Hours A BMW E46 control arm bushing replacement is an easy repair that will restore the “new car” feel to your front suspension. While recently test driving our 2003 325ci we noticed a horrendous “thump” coming from the front end while accelerating and braking the vehicle. To

BMW E46 Transmission Service – Automatic 1998-2005 3 Series

BMW E46 Transmission Service – 3 Hours A BMW E46 transmission service is inexpensive insurance against early failure of your vehicle’s drivetrain. So…did you hear that rumor floating around that all 3 series cars built between 1998 and 2006 (E46) have “lifetime” fluid fills in their automatic transmissions and they never need to be serviced?

BMW E46 Battery Replacement 3 Series – 323i,325i,330i,M3

BMW E46 Battery Replacement – 30 Minutes A BMW E46 battery replacement is very simple and will save you an unnecessary trip to the repair shop. One of the easiest repairs you can perform on your BMW E46 3 series car is a battery replacement. How easy is it? Well let’s put it this way…the

BMW N55 Fuel Injector Replacement – 6 Cyl. Turbo 1,3,5,7,X3,X6,Z4 Series

BMW N55 Fuel Injector Replacement – 6 Hours Please read the following before beginning this repair.  Before starting this advanced repair, please we aware that you will need a diagnostic tool that has the ability to calibrate the flow rates of your new injectors. The BMW Repair Guide uses ISTA+ (Rheingold) software to program their

BMW Climate Control Failure 5,6,M5,M6 Series – E60,E63,E64

BMW Climate Control Failure – 2 Hours A BMW climate control failure will cause several obvious symptoms including the inability to change the vent settings in the vehicle’s iDrive screen. We recently encountered an interesting (actually it was annoying) situation here at the Repair Guide involving our 2005 645ci. Every time we tried to change

BMW 5 Series Trim Removal – Shifter/Radio/AC E60 All Models

BMW 5 Series Trim Removal – 30 minutes A BMW 5 series trim removal from the center console and dash is necessary for a variety of standard repairs to all 2004-2010 E60 models. One of the greatest deterrents keeping many “Do it Yourself” mechanics from taking on interior repairs to their BMWs is removing trim.

BMW M60 Idle Control Valve Cleaning/Replacement – 5,7,8 Series – 4.0L V8

BMW M60 Idle Control Valve – 2 Hours The Repair Difficulty Level displays graphically how challenging the repair is, from easy to advanced. Easy repairs usually require very few tools, have short repair times and do not require jacking and supporting the vehicle. As the difficulty level rises, expect the repair to demand more time,

BMW 6 Series Trim Removal – Shifter/Radio/AC 645CI,650I,M6

BMW 6 Series Trim Removal – 2 Hours A BMW 6 series trim removal from the center console and dash is necessary for a variety of standard repairs to the 2004-2010 645ci,650i and M6. One of the greatest deterrents keeping many “Do it Yourself” mechanics from taking on interior repairs to their BMWs is removing

BMW M60 Engine Tune-Up – 5,7,8 Series – 4.0L V8

BMW M60 Engine Tune-Up – 2 Hours A BMW M60 engine tune-up is a relatively simple procedure that even the beginner “Do it Yourself” mechanic can handle with ease. Tuning up the M60 four liter V8 is really easy. Nope…we are not losing our minds here at the Repair Guide. Putting a new set of

BMW E64 Rear Window Regulator / Motor Repair – 645i/650i/M6

BMW E64 Rear Window Regulator Replacement – 3 hours A BMW E64 rear window regulator/motor replacement on a 6 series convertible is surprisingly not as difficult as one may anticipate. A known mechanical failure in the BMW E64 six series convertibles is the rear passenger window regulator and/or motor. The reason for motor failure is

BMW Windshield Moulding Replacement – All Models

BMW Windshield Moulding Replacement – 30 Minutes The BMW windshield moulding is a very easily replaced part that will return your vehicle to looking factory fresh again. A rotting BMW windshield moulding sticks out like a sore thumb on our bimmers. For some strange reason, our eyes are drawn to a rotten windshield moulding like

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