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BMW Battery Registration – Diagnostic Scan Tool/Battery Replacement

BMW Battery Registration – 10 Minutes Repair Summary The following article gives detailed instructions on registering the battery after it has been replaced in a BMW vehicle. Even though we have used a 2011 335i sedan to perform this repair, this article can be applied to any BMW vehicle with an intelligent battery sensor (IBS)

BMW Nikasil Engine Damage – M60 8 Cylinder – 540i, 740i and 840i

Many owners (and potential buyers) of BMW models with the M60 8 cylinder engine are concerned about Nikasil damage. BMW Nikasil engine damage has caused great anxiety within the BMW community causing resell prices on vehicles with the M60 engine to remain lower than other V8 models. So what exactly is Nikasil and why are

MINI Generation 4 Delayed Due To Brexit Uncertainty

After several years of uncertainty and delays, Brexit finally came to fruition last week. One of the many casualties of Britain’s exit from the European Union appears to be the delayed model release of the MINI Generation 4.     Reuters has reported that the next generation lineup of MINI vehicles will be delayed due

BMW LCI- Life Cycle Impulse – What Does It Mean?

  One of the most confusing acronyms that many BMW owners wrestle with is the term LCI. What exactly does it mean when your BMW is an LCI model? The BMW designation LCI stands for Life Cycle Impulse. It is a term developed by BMW that represents the mid-cycle updates it gives certain models. A

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 Engine Oil – Choosing the Correct Brand and Grade for Your Vehicle

One of the most common questions asked by “do it yourself” home mechanics is what brand and grade BMW engine oil should they be using in their vehicle. We get a lot of email from our wonderful readers here at the BMW Repair Guide. The most popular question by a longshot is what brand and

BMW Jacking and Supporting for Repairs and Maintenance

One of the most basic yet nerve racking tasks for a BMW “Do it Yourself” mechanic is jacking and supporting their vehicle. BMW jacking and supporting is necessary for most repair and maintenance jobs. The BMW Repair Guide discusses the safest ways to jack and support your BMW so you can complete your repair job

The Best BMW Diagnostic Scanner Tool for the “Do it Yourself” Mechanic

Trying to find the best BMW diagnostic scanner tool for the DIY mechanic can be a confusing and frustrating journey. We make the choice easy by reviewing the scanner we use in our own shop at the BMW Repair Guide. We have a saying here at the BMW Repair Guide when we are utterly perplexed

RTABs – Selecting the Correct Rear Trailing Arm Bushings for your BMW

Selecting the correct RTABs depends on what your comfort, handling and performance requirements are. To understand why RTABs affect the comfort and handling of your BMW E36, we need to talk about their function. Simply stated, the rear trailing arms on your vehicle connect the rear axle to the frame. Without the rear trailing arms, there would be