We hear from many customers that they were informed by either a BMW Service Advisor, or another repair shop that they should NOT change their transmission fluid. We just simply cannot understand that mentality, BMW states that the fluid should be changed at 100,000miles on MOST models, and even less for the M models. Let’s just say that no fluid is truly lifetime, and the shops that say to “not” change it are just afraid to do it. We hear descriptions from BMW Service advisors at local BMW Dealerships that changing the fluid” just causes problems”. We have changed transmission …Read More
Here again with another busy week update with some of the BMW repairs performed at Ultimate Bimmer Service. We corrected the rear differential grinding noise on an E46 M3 with BMW’s improved SAF-XJ+FM Booster differential fluid. We took care of another common repair for E90 3 Series BMW’s following SIB 51 19 07, the dreaded door lock actuator failure that ends up overloading Fuse #57 or #73 depending on production date, leaving your BMW without power door locks or the ability to open the doors at all. Is your BMW 5 series E60 LED rear taillight out as was one …Read More
Back again with some Dallas BMW repair insight as to what happens at Ultimate Bimmer Service and what we do. Coolant leaks are a common problem on older BMW’s given the tough Texas heat combined with the plastic construction. This week we performed a complete Coolant system replacement on a 10 year old 3 Series that was quoted at Classic BMW, we beat the price buy $600, and of course as with every repair at Ultimate Bimmer Service all old parts are saved to show/educate our customers at pick-up. Check engine lights are not unexpected when a BMW starts to …Read More
BMW window regulators just don’t last forever, every week we replace broken window regulators. Our best advice with a new window regulator is to use it more than never! When the window is not used for an extended period, build-up in the window channel can cause the window to stick in the guide, when you go to open the window heavy loading takes place on the regulator to free the window from the guide and over time this will take a toll on the regulator assembly. This week we had four E90 3 Series rear window regulators stuck in the …Read More
Here at Ultimate Bimmer Service our honest repairs and prices go a long way, our customers are impressed when we replace the air conditioning micro filter(s) or engine air filters at no charge labor. We believe in honest and fair repair charges, you will not be charged labor, ever for micro filters or engine air filters, we also take pride in not having excessive shop supply charges. We see many invoices from other repair facilities with over $50 in shop supplies, we know that is excessive and promise to not gouge your wallet without unnecessary charges. We also do not …Read More
This week at Ultimate Bimmer Service was a fun week working with the best cars on the road. We handled an insurance claim for a 335i owner that had a run-in with some road debris on the way to Houston, we replaced the damaged front sub frame assembly, transmission pan, lower control arm, and replaced all damaged or missing under car shields and heat shields. Save your BMW from the lows of body shop quality repairs, we see too many times that body shops typically don’t perform Master Quality mechanical work and most can agree on that. Loose, incorrect and …Read More
At Ultimate Bimmer Service we love it when our customers improve the performance of their BMW’s. We have installed many aftermarket parts for our customers, including headers, down-pipes, intercoolers, supercharger kits, oil catch cans, JB kits, coil-overs, cold air kits, improved bushings and mounts, rear sub frame reinforcement , etc. This week we had the privilege to remove and drain an oil catch can that we installed on a nasty fast Cobb stage 2 335i. We also performed BMW Walnut Blasting Carbon Removal on another 335i this week, improving the fuel economy, efficiency, and throttle response.
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BMW’s direct injected engines have had a little rough going early on namely in the N54, which thankfully has been improved with warranties and parts from BMWNA that have corrected the High Pressure Pump (HDP) failure. But the fuel injectors have had their share of issues throughout with no extended warranty offered from BMW. Thankfully new injectors were recently released from BMW for the N63, N74, and N54 with “improved internal filtering” and “special thermo compensating oil”. Unfortunately the new injectors have “calibration” and “construction differences” that prevent them from being intermixed with older style injectors “index 10”, but they …Read More
Here at Ultimate Bimmer Service we get lots of inquiries about battery replacement, and registration in. Here is some helpful info and guidelines to follow.
The important aspects of battery selection when replacing the battery are the physical size, capacity rating, and type of battery. First off it is very important to replace your BMW battery with a battery that is very near the exact same physical dimensions. This is important due to the fact that the original BMW battery hold-down equipment is designed to work with specific size batteries. The purpose is to prevent unwanted movement/jarring and vibrations that …Read More
The guys over at Motor Authority have a great new test drive video of the 2013 BMW M5 & M6 at Laguna Seca. We haven’t gotten our hands on one yet, but from our experience test driving of the new 2012 BMW 335i we can only imagine how awesome it must be. Looks like the M6 only comes with the M-DCT dual-clutch gearbox where as the M5 has both a M-DCT dual-clutch gearbox and 6 speed manual options.
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“One key difference, from a driver’s perspective, is that the M6 comes only with the M-DCT dual-clutch gearbox; the M5 can be