by NJ BMW CCA
A detailed discussion about brake fluid deterioration over time and the differences between brake fluid flushing and brake bleeding.
A great tech tip from bimmerphile Carl Francolini on iDrive and some thoughts on battery maintainers.
Testing the glovebox light assembly in an e36.
Solving an intermittent sputtering problem.
Follow-up to recent Philes Forums articles, “That Ain’t What It’s For” [Spring 2018] on the OBDII port and “Coolant Schmoolant” [Summer 2018] with coolant replacement instructions.
Follow up on Absorbent Glass Mat batteries.
Replacing the battery in the E30, E36, and E46.
Selecting the correct coolant.
Use of the diagnostic connectors.
Tribute to Al Drugos and oil change guidance.
Vic discusses some of the minor issues encountered by driver-school padrone Jeff White — including torque specs and spark plug installation — when he replaced the valve cover on his E39 touring.
Vic addresses different ‘flavors’ of power steering fluid and the reason for periodically changing your brake fluid.
Vic remembers NJ Chapter icon Trip Lee and discusses power steering system maintenance.
How to avoid causing your “Check Engine” light to come on simply by doing an oil and filter change.
Vic provides a variety of tech tips on tools, brake pad wear sensors, and valve cover gasket leaks.
Vic discusses the common issues that can cause a ‘Check Engine’ light (or Malfunction Indicator Lamp) to occur and offers a simple solution to address a misfiring cylinder.
Vic shares several valuable tips for changing the timing belt on the E30 with an M20 six-cylinder engine.