the bimmer pub february 2018

February 28, 2018 | Reply More

In this issue:

Testing for Parasitic Draws and Intermittent Electrical Problems

It’s best to have a game plan before you start. Before you even break out wiring diagrams or test equipment, it’s a good idea to ask the customer under what circumstances the problem occurs.

The BMW Network: Marriage of Convenience

The vehicle being tested and interrogated is a 2007 BMW X3 3.0i. The curiosity in the beginning was “What can I see at the data link we are all so familiar with?”

Waterborne Paint: The Throughput Hero

Better coverage, shorter cycle time, excellent match to OEM colors – the benefits of water-based paint systems go far beyond helping improve air quality.

Impaired Automotive: 2002 BMW X5 4.4i and Murphy’s Law

It was supposed to be an estimate on an oil leak and suspension noise. We looked at the oil leak and suspension. It was later we learned that this vehicle had been “touched” by another shop.

Feel the Burn: Welding Basics Prevent Corrosion

Welding basics are critical to ensuring corrosion resistance after collision repairs. We explore the corrosion implications of various welding settings including voltage, wire feed speed, stickout, travel speed and other welding parameters.

 

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