Monthly Archives: October 2015

135i bmw dct trans leaking

Here’s a DCT trans in a 135i,,,,that I found leaking from the side cover,,,the last pic is the transmission removed and the side cover removed,,,,under the side cover is the mechtronic valve body,,,,on all the other ZF trans the mechtronic … Continue reading

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I3 headlight malfunction

Here’s a I3 brand new with the drivers headlight shutting off while driving,,,,,the headlight would turn on for the first 30 seconds then shut off,,,,,it was like once the headlights did a system check,,,it would just shut off,,,,so you have … Continue reading

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I3 outer door skin

Here’s a pic of a I3 outter door skin removed so you can work on the inner parts of the door,,,,yes almost all the outter skin panels on the I3 can be popped off and replaced very easily,,,,this one needed … Continue reading

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N20 oil filter housing recall

N20 and N26 plastic oil filter housing recall,,,,the black one is the plastic one,,,,,what happens the plastic cracks or breaks in between the oil and water journals,,,,,,and the oil and water mix causing the water to look like baby diarrhea … Continue reading

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M3 new color

M3 with a new color,,,,I personal like it a lot,,,,I’m showing my age when I say this color has been around for a long time,,,,Mercedes,Porsche ,VW and Audi all had this paint color,,,,Mercedes,Porsche and VW had it in the 50’s,,,,,the … Continue reading

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F15 X5 rear windshield

I’m sure the wife is in the Shit house,,,,,the wife left the rear hatch open while backing out the garage,,,,I’m sure it made a pretty load bang when the glass schaddered,,,,,not a very fun job cleaning all the glass.

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Cheap oil filter

 I Just don’t understand sometime,,,,when people go cheap on a oil service,,,,this is a good example,,,E90 customer complaining about belt noise,,,,opened front hood and noticed oil filter cap leaking,,,,noticed oil cap wasn’t even tight,,,,,so oil was running out and leaking … Continue reading

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V8 BMW throttle actuators

Here are pics of the throttle actuators on a v8 M3 BMW,,,what might happen is the car will loose power and throttle response might not be that good,,,,,when we replace the throttle actuators only one might be faulty,,,,but we replace … Continue reading

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M3 retro paint

New M3 retro gold paint,,,,if you look in my previous post of a E46 M3 with gold paint,,,,it looks like BMW brought back the retro gold paint again in the new M3,,,,,looks good,,,,,,  a big head turner

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F10 trans mechtronics

Here’s some pics of a mechtronic valve body for a F10 transmission,,,the problem we had was the trans would automatically shift into park at a stop,,,,there was a software update to fix the problem,,,,but that didn’t fix it,,,,so I found … Continue reading

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