The age old term of “tune-up” refers mainly to the ignition systems of older vehicles that used distributors, spark plugs wire and points style ignition systems. These outdated systems have been replaced with modern coil-on-plug style ignition systems with zero moving parts and extended service intervals.
Starting with the 1999 year model, most BMWs have been factory equipped with platinum-tipped (and iridium-tipped beginning in 2006) electrode spark plugs that require replacement at 100,000 miles.
(Approximately 1999 up to March of 2009, and excluding M and turbocharged models)
Older BMW Motorsport models such as the E36/7 and E85 M Roaster/Coupe, and …Read More
Though a simple enough question, this is still a matter of some debate among service providers and BMW enthusiasts alike. BMWs are “engineered” to have 12,000 and up to 15,000 mile (or one year) oil change intervals. Exactly who engineered this extended service interval? Was it the engine designers or perhaps the accountants? Changing the engine oil sooner can only help prolong engine life and performance, granted it does cost more. Here in Dallas Ft. Worth under the extreme Texas summer sun, high heat and severe driving conditions put engine oils to the test. Engine oils in this hot environment …Read More
Our Dallas BMW repair facility is the first fully equipped with the latest 3G (third generation) BMW dealer level technology for performing advanced diagnostics and vehicle software reprogramming. The 3G system replaced the 2G system which consisted of the old GT1/DIS+ for diagnoses and the now outdated Progman/SSS for programming, with the newest ISID for diagnoses and ISTA-P for programming.
It is absolutely essential when it comes to servicing the newest of BMW’s 2009 and beyond. Additionally it allows the most recent software to be used with BMW’s from 1996-2013. Guaranteeing when you leave Ultimate Bimmer Service your BMW has …Read More