Sep 24, 2019
Flushing brake fluid is a commonly overlooked maintenance service for most car owners. Fluid should be flushed every 1-2 years as a good service plan, however checking with the manufacturer's suggestions is best. A simple way to tell if the fluid is in need of a change is by looking at the color, new fluid will have a slight yellow hue while amber is the sign of a needed flush. Because brake fluid is hygroscopic, its designed to hold moisture away from the metal internals to prevent corrosion. Like a sponge the fluid can only hold so much moisture before becoming ineffective.
Sep 16, 2019
Your BMW has an interference engine, which means if the timing chain were to fail for any reason, you would have catastrophic engine damage due to valve to piston contact. Over time the timing chain will start to wear and stretch, potentially causing it to skip timing or just completely fail. Also, the timing tensioners themselves could fail! Early symptoms of timing chain wear include front end noise not associated with VANOS, or slapping noises coming from the timing cover. We have created the perfect solution for you. Everything you need to service your timing chain is included.
Sep 3, 2019
Possibly the most well-known software tuning company for forced induction BMW engines, Burger Motorsports boasts some of the highest performance gains for any software. Their incredibly popular JB4 tune for turbo BMW engines provides software mapping to pull every scrap of power available out of your engine. With trap speed records, the 60mph-130mph world record, and absolutely insane power numbers, Burger Motorsports is the authority on performance tuning for BMWs. NOTE: Can Not Be Sold To Any California Residents
Aug 30, 2019
Aftermarket radio installations are rarely a plug and play operation. They usually require extensive wiring, additional adapters, and a dashboard trim kit. The result is a head unit that sticks out like a sore thumb and doesn't match the design of the interior. Bremmen's Android Multimedia System features an high definition capacitive touch screen and mounts into the same locations as the factory radio. The included wiring harness allows for a nearly plug and play seamless installation. The high resolution touch screen is a upgrade worth itself over BMWs with factory navigation.
Aug 19, 2019
The most important part of working on your car is doing it safely. Lifting, supporting, and lowering your car with the right equipment is paramount. Schwaben has a low profile, heavy duty, easy to use lifting products designed to safely and quickly raise and lower even the most slammed cars around.
Aug 18, 2019
At ECS Tuning, our goal is to be the preferred source of Genuine Parts for all BMW owners. We are BMW enthusiasts to the core, which means we know the important role your BMW plays in your life. Genuine BMW Products ensure that your lifestyle is thoroughly BMW and will continue with a theme of quality for you and your car.
Aug 13, 2019
Schwaben offers an extensive line of European specialty tools as well as standard tools to your collection. Its doesn't stop there, we even offer items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and mobility for both you and your tools. See our perfectly bundled hand tool kits that make an excellent addition to any tool box.
Aug 6, 2019
Featuring a unique-to-Hawk slotting pattern paired with conventional cross-drilled machining, Talon rotors offer not just decidedly contemporary looks, but the features and benefits to back up those looks. The new talon style slots are precision CNC programmed milled to maintain a clean pad surface and expel away debris paired with cross-drilled holes to optimize thermal efficiency, heat dissipation, strength, and improved wet braking.
Aug 2, 2019
Stainless steel filtration is not a new technology but is quickly gaining popularity in the automotive segment. With the ability to filter down as small as a paper filter element with the ability to be washed and reused! The K&P Engineering filter element is made from medical grade, type 304 stainless steel micronic filter cloth to provide unmatched protection. K&P Engineering manufactures stainless steel filters for a vast array of engines around the world. Staying at the forefront of design and testing allows this company to offer a top-tier product for your European vehicle.
Aug 1, 2019
Developed by the most distinguished experts of this industry, the Schwaben Professional Scan Tool is one of the most powerful aftermarket tools available for your European car. From simple trouble code reads/clears, service light resets, parking brake deactivation, recording live sensor data, to providing live data graphing; The Schwaben Professional Scan Tool does it all! Owning a Schwaben Scan Tool separates you from the average car enthusiast, empowering you with manufacturer-level diagnostic and analytic capabilities. Diagnose. Code. Adapt.
Aug 1, 2019
Want to do something bold? Bodacious, even? Check out the new line of 3M 1080 Series Vinyl Wrap. Add texture and style to interior and exterior surfaces by applying these durable adhesive backed films to body panels or trim. Want variety? Channel Darth Vader with gloss black or carbon fiber, or go sci-fi-starship with brushed aluminum or titanium. Buy rolls five feet wide in lengths from one to 20 feet. Hi-tech look. Low tech installation. User friendly and easy to apply using simple tools, 3M 1080 vinyl lets anyone get professional results on the first try.
Jul 31, 2019
By using state of the art electronics, Sprint Booster allows crisp and instantaneous acceleration, eliminating all drive by wire delays. A dash mounted selectable switch lets you choose between stock/moderate/aggressive acceleration modes at the touch of an LED button. Installation is as simple as plugging it in between your accelerator pedal module and the harness. Once installed you'll instantly feel the difference the moment you step on the throttle. It can be removed just as easily if you ever want to return your car back to stock. Money-back guarantee!
Jul 18, 2019
When it comes to your regular car maintenance, nothing is more common than needing an oil change. Choosing the best oil for your car can often lead to a headache of opinions, so we always recommend sticking with your manufacturer's specific oil. Learning how to change your oil is an easy task for any just about any car owner, but the real trick is having the right tools for the job. Save yourself money for years to come with Schwaben! If you're not the "crawl under the car type", check out our Schwaben Fluid Extractor and Filler. This tool is amazing when it comes to oil changes.
Jul 10, 2019
If your compressor is damaged, your air conditioning system might not function, leaving you hot in the summer and without a defroster in the winter. There are numerous ways in which a compressor can get damaged, but no matter how it happened, be sure to replace it today with these quality replacement parts from ECS Tuning. If you’re working on your air conditioning system, be sure to check out our Climate Control section of the site in order to get everything you’ll need for the job.
Jul 5, 2019
Intake port media blaster decarboning kit. These are the DIY (Do It Yourself) kits that will allow you to effectively clean and de-carbon the intake ports and intake valves on your BMW engine, saving you hundreds of dollars over having this service done at the BMW dealer. Use of this kit requires a medium sized air compressor (suggested minimum 20-30 gallon tank, 4.0 CFM @ 90psi), common "shop vac" and full hearing and eye protection. We recommend the use of a remote starter switch such as part # CTA3012.
Jul 2, 2019
Turner has developed a proprietary zinc-nickel coating finish with almost twice the salt-spray corrosion resistance of a standard plated line. Turner SS brake line also features new low profile connecting hardware, for a cleaner mounted look. Get brake lines that will continue to look as good as they feel! Turner Motorsport stocks a huge inventory of premium brake components, including complete brake refresh kits, pads, rotors, shoes, drums, hoses, hard lines, fluids, hardware, hi-temp lubricants. Everything you need to perform professional quality brake service.
Jun 11, 2019
ECS Tekniform Wheels are our answer to the call for lightweight, attractive, durable wheels capable of withstanding abuse on the street or track that won't have you smashing your piggy bank to shell out for costly forged wheels. Tekniform wheels are the fit and finish that make your car look the part, sporting engraved billet center caps and brand new wheel designs, that have the durability behind them to look good at a show or perform on the street or track.
Jun 9, 2019
Are you spending some quality time with your car this Valentine's Day? Equip yourself for the occasion and make the most of your plans with Schwaben Garage Gear! We offer an extensive line of standard & European specialty tools for your collection, as well as high quality items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and improve the DIY experience for both you and your tools.
May 13, 2019
Bilstein has long been the trusted suspension choice for BMW owners everywhere, but their popularity can make them hard to find in-stock. When you need to replace your shocks and struts in your BMW, you will want to make sure the car rides great again as soon as possible. Bilstein is now back in stock for your BMW so you don’t have to wait for the best ride quality out there. Bring back your BMW’s incredible handling and driving feel with Bilstein performance suspension components.
May 9, 2019
Free up horsepower easily without sacrificing comfort with the ECS Vacuum Actuated Exhaust Cutouts! A simple modification that allows you to flip between the factory exhaust routing through the full system or dumped out the open valve when you need extra performance. Since the vacuum-actuated valve is not electronic, it will not stick or burn out, meaning you will enjoy this effective modification for a long time without worry. No welding required, instant power, and a fraction the cost of a full exhaust system makes this the perfect upgrade for your German performance car.
May 8, 2019
Looking for the most attractive & adjustable tip on the market? Look no further than our ECS Swivel Exhaust Tips! Featuring a unique swivel collar design that allows adjustability in any direction for that perfect fitment. Simply adjust the tip to your desired position and tighten the hex bolt to 14 ft-lbs (19 Nm) and the tip will stay in place. These are engineered to last, using chrome plated nuts, 304SS cap screw, clamp, insert ring and exhaust tip. Available in 3.5" or 4.0" outlet and chrome or black chrome finish.
Apr 23, 2019
Your engine requires proper lubrication to function, but a simple oil change is only the bare minimum. As it ages, carbon deposits build up in your engine and rob performance by hurting efficiency. LIQUI MOLY engine flushes and additives are designed to supplement your oil change with proven technology to effectively clean and further protect your engine to both restore power and maintain a long operational life. The importance of additives is still a relatively new concept, but it is certainly critical to preserving your engine the way it deserves.
Apr 9, 2019
LIQUI MOLY is not only our favorite producer of lubrication and additive products, but they hold the title as the best oil producers in Germany: for seven consecutive years. A major part of any service is often a frequently forgotten one: using proper flushes and additives to ensure buildup and sludge are eliminated with maximum effect. LIQUI MOLY is a leading producer of oil additives, engine flushes, and fuel system cleaners, so we have picked out exactly which of their products your car needs to maintain peak performance at all times.
Mar 23, 2019
Auto repair professionals understand the importance of properly torqued fasteners. Too tight, and the fastener may be weakened and break. Too loose and things come apart. Work efficiently and productively with Schwaben digital torque wrenches. Enabling you to accurately apply specific torque. Trust the tool the pros know, Schwaben.
Mar 9, 2019
Servicing late model computerized vehicles is more of a challenge today than ever before for the aftermarket automotive service facility. Quite often the difference between being able to effectively and profitably service a car line depends on having access to 'Factory Level' tools and information. OEM Tools is are committed to bringing the 'Best in Class' Tools, Information and Reprogramming to the general aftermarket at a friendly price point.
Feb 25, 2019
Bring your BMW closer to the ground with the ECS Street Coilover Systems. Eliminating wheel gap with springs is fine, but when you want something with more height adjustability, sport-tuned dampers, and specifically rated springs for a more responsive driving experience, these coilovers are exactly right for you. With adjustable ride height, new sway bar links, and fixed dampers tuned for their specific model, you can confidently give your BMW better looks and a better feel without the cost associated with more aggressive systems that are overkill on the street.
Feb 24, 2019
All vehicles will lose some degree of performance due to heat soak under the right operating conditions. BMW integrated the intake air temp sensor in the MAF housing several models, including those powered by the N52. Compensating for this false hot air measurement, the ECU pulls timing and runs a richer fuel mixture, resulting in a significant loss of torque. Turner designed an IAT relocation kit that moves the intake air temp sensor to a cooler location. The result is you’ll experience reduced torque loss and more consistent power output when you’re pushing your engine hard.
Feb 21, 2019
From Schwaben Specialty Tools comes a tool every home mechanic should have in his arsenal. The 61" long adjustable Engine Support Bar adapts to any vehicle width, and supports a full 1000 lb weight rating. The support bar includes four rubber padded feet to prevent slipping and damage to your car's finish, while powder coating guarantees durability. The deluxe version of the support bar includes two-direction stability for added support.
Feb 13, 2019
Castrol SRF is an ultra high performing silicone-based brake fluid that exceeds DOT5 boiling points. SRF is a truly impressive brake fluid with the highest boiling points of any brake fluid we currently sell. We have used it extensively in our Touring and GT race cars. It's a silicone-based fluid that is hydrophobic and will not absorb moisture. Mixing silicone and glycol fluids is not recommended so SRF is best used with all new hydraulic components or by repeatedly flushing the old system with SRF until the old fluid is gone.
Jan 31, 2019
If you are a performance-minded enthusiast looking to save weight wherever possible or just want a set of very high-quality wheel bolts that won't rust, ECS Titanium Wheel Bolts are exactly what you need. ECS Titanium Wheel Bolts are 50% lighter than steel bolts of the same size, thus reducing rotational mass on the vehicle. They are CNC'd from annealed titanium alloy and when tested to class 10.9 fastener proof load requirements, they showed no signs of fatigue or failure.