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  1. In some cases that car will ask to do car window initialization, such as when you lift the window manually, auto lifting invalid, window moving choppily, and after replacing components. I used a Topdon Artipad to finish the process. First choose the car model, use auto scan or manually choose BMW-3 SEIRIES-F30 chassis And then enter FRM module->special functions->initialize electric window, the display shows initialization status of the four sides. Tap on each sides and choose OK to start initialization. Double confirm by press the window button to see if it works. If the car models doesn’t support this way on Artipad, there is another way to do that manually (for older car models). Press the window button the whole time till it totally closed.
  2. If you feel the car leans to one side, don’t doubt yourself, it’s possible, the car is indeed not balanced. Here I need to introduce a new concept -- EHC. The task of the self-leveling suspension(EHC) is to bring the vehicle ride height at the rear axle back to the target level if the load changes. The height sensors provide ECU with information on the heights of the left-hand and right hand sides of the vehicle. If the heights are outside the specified tolerances, the system intervenes using the air supply unit to set the nominal ride-level height. After replacing the sensors or when you feel car is leaning, we need to do readjust EHC. Notes: If the car is M/T, need to step on and release clutch pedal. Car stay still. Must use EPB For M/T, set it at N For A/T, set it at P It’s a E66 chassis in my case, and the tool name is in the comment. Steps: 1. Choose the correct model: BMW-7 series - 7`_E65/E66/E68 - chassis - EHC - Live data 2. Only choose 4 options to read live data: battery voltage(RR), battery voltage(LR), Deviation(RR), Deviation(LR). So that we could confirm that if the leaning is there and which side. 3. Go back to choose Service Functions - EHC - Adjust EHC, and then input tire size. (Tire size found on the tire, e.g. 185/65/R14, 14 is what we input) 4. Measure and input the height of both rear tire(from the button of tire to the button of wheel arch. 5. When it says adjust succeed, the car still need some time to change the height while driving, it would not change to the preset height immediately.
  3. We will need to change brake pads after thousands miles of driving, and actually you can do that yourself without visiting the dealer’s. Doing it yourself also will save you a lot of money. Even if you're not interesting in doing this yourself, knowing what's involved makes it easier to understand what your mechanic tells you. I will use my 2013 BMW 320D E70 FL as example here, and a Topdon Artpad to do the brake pad matching(old tightness vs new one). My steps: 1. Ignition ON, but don’t start the engine. 2. Choose Brake Pad Matching module in Artipad. 3. Choose brand “BMW” 4. Tap on Manual Select 5. Tap on Brake Pad Replace 6. Choose 5 series 7. Choose 5’_GT(F07) 8. Now the display showing “ignition ON”, tap OK 9. Now we need to loosen the wheel cylinder, tap that option on screen, this is a very important step, you could only take off the brake pad after it gets loose. 10. Set parking brake OFF according to display prompt, then tap OK. 11. Step on brake paddle and press and hold parking brake button for 3s, check if your wheel cylinders are loose. 12. Ignition OFF for 30s before you actually change the brake pad, when you finish that, tap OK on screen. 13. Now we are ready to tighten the wheel cylinders, choose that option on screen. 14. Again, step on brake paddle and press and hold parking brake button for 3s and you can here the sound. 15. Set parking brake OFF till you here the sound again. 16. This is a repeated process, so step on brake paddle and press and hold parking brake button for 3s and you can here the sound. 17. Now the display saying that brake pad matching are succeed. It is very necessary to use a professional tool when replacing brake pad, it’s not a pure mechanical process, rather that just disassemble the wheel, it’s involving ECUs of car. Hope this illustration above could help you understand more.
  4. In some cases, even when you have done the maintenance service, the service light still ON, and display the number of miles or amount of time until the next required service interval, so you would need to turn OFF it manually. While the process will vary slightly depending on the model, trim, and model year of your BMW, and my example here is BMW 5, F10. Preparation work: Step on and release the clutch if it’s manual transmission. Keep the car still Parking brake ON Shift to N for manual transmission Shift to P for Auto For turn on the service indicator yourself, you need a tool to do it. I use my Topdon Artipad. Choose Oil Reset---> 5 Series--->5`_F10/F11/F18, you would need to choose the correct chassis. Then in the software reset menu, there are options like engine oil, front brake, vehicle test, brake fluid, vehicle test date change and so on. I would use engine oil and vehicle test date change as example. Tap on engine oil--->yes, done !!! Tap on vehicle test date change, there will be a recommended date on screen, just input that date, and this is done. Is this just so fast and simple? You don’t need to drive to dealer’s to let them do this work and give them easy money.
  5. Hello everyone, I just got this tough task done and want to share my experience with you all. After replacing steering angle sensor, we need to code the steering angle, and then adjust the sensor. I used a Topdon ArtiPad to do this. Here below are my steps: 1. Coding/Program -> X series ->X3_E83 ->Coding 2. Choose corresponding system, e.g. LWS 3. Choose coding 4. Tap into special functions, enter LWS learning, tap OK 5. When the learning is done, it will show current steering angle=0.0 6. Ignition OFF, wait for 10s, ignition ON again, scan the system to read DTC, if the learning is succeed, DTC will be cleared.
  6. BMW F chassis Battery Replacement Steps There is a battery management module in engine system of BMW F chassis, if it monitor that battery has been serious aged or damaged, a DTC would be generated in engine system, you can only clear this code after replacing battery and "record" it. I have some pics when carried out the battery replacement and configuration, the tool I used is a Topdon Artipad. Here are my steps: 1. Manual ->vehicle brand->chassis->Engine,ECM->DME/DDE 2.Special function->battery->record replace battery 3. Tap on record replace battery, if you replace the same type and capacity, choose "same capacity", wait for 20s, it would prompt battery replacement was successfully recorded in DME/DDE. If you replace different capacity, choose "higher/lower capacity", and the same steps if you replace different battery type(chemistry), just choose the correct one, like AGM or lead acid, but it requires reprogram after replacing battery, BMW F chassis doesn't supported yet. After the record was done, clear DTC.If the DTC can't be cleared, the ECM-DDE/DME info and shows not supported. Anyway, it is quite simple to do the configuration/matching after replacing battery, I hope you will find this instruction helpful.
  7. Hello Everyone , hope your all doing well im currently in the middle of building a page and website with one of my friends around cars if you like or are intrested in cars please check us out, heres my pitch, the tabs on the website (launching soon) are as follows car information information on every car basically ever in one place for everyone to browse and learn about , there is also going to be a section for modded cars and guide to car parts so you can learn how cars work , theres also going to be a car glossary so you can be up to date with all the slang and car terms and be able to use them correctly with all your friends, then theres going to be the social aspect of the site where you can do quizes and games and join your favourite "clubs" and communicate with other members and Car Enthusiasts Thank you reading and please check us out at Instagram.com/Replitzautos Or check the website which is launching soon Replitzautos.com
  8. There are several hidden features in modern cars, especially related to safety. Here is a fun little video tutorial that shows what a Start-Stop engine button can do. This video is both for experienced drivers and beginners of learning how to drive. ENJOY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsQZojgYdFM Click on video title to jump to youtube.
  9. Hey everyone! I'm Robertino, a newly registered member. I'm so glad to be a part of this community and share my passion for cars. I actually work for a car buying company in Los Angeles called TCB The Car Buyer, so I get to deal with some pretty cool inventory. I'd thought I could share some cool cars I come across with my friends here. Thanks and I'm looking forward to becoming an avid member! Here's a cool vid of the BMW 430i I just purchased! https://youtu.be/FQsB59nQncg
  10. Ultimateexoticcarparts.com is one of the leading online car parts and accessories stores. We have a complete selection of high-quality parts for a wide range of vehicle makes and models – offered at the lowest prices. We also take the lead when it comes to hassle-free online shopping with customer service availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We deal in car parts for various brands such as Kia , Honda , Hyundai , Mazda , Mitsubishi , BMW , Mercedes , Toyota , Land Rover , Bentley , Jaguar etc Buy Jaguar car parts Buy Toyota car parts Buy Hyundai car parts Thanks
  11. The New LCI Facelist of the BMW X1 SUV is a great compact SUV. Here is a test drive video from German Autobahn Highway POV drive with top speed, acceleration and sound:
  12. The 2020 BMW X1, Maybe the bet compact premium SUV
  13. Hi guys, I'm a new member. I want to buy a BMW M4 via https://incacar.com/all/cars/bmw/m4/ but I´m a bit worried about that, just if they are reliable. Is there someone who knows them, or bought a car from them? What do you think about that? Thanks for answers.
  14. I’m currently driving a 2006 e60 525i at the age of 17. It has a few issues like oil leaks and some damaged body work. I can’t do much to the car without spending a lot of money. I’m thinking about selling it and maybe buying a Miata NA or NB because I want to start learning how to work on cars. Is it worth it?
  15. Best Electric Cars: These Are the Next Wave of ultra-Luxury Electric Cars Entering the Market—and They Don’t Disappoint From the neofuturistic Bentley EXP 100 GT to the $2 million Croatian-born Rimac C Two, these electric vehicles take energy efficient technology to new heights and lightning-quick speeds. We at Schoolpluscareer are pleased to show you the Best Electric Cars: Next Wave of Ultra-Luxury Electric Cars Entering the Market—and They Don’t Disappoint. Electric cars are coming, in numbers, and from car companies that may be surprising to you. But one of the most surprising things about battery-powered cars is that electricity can be applied equally well to parsimony—eking out mileage frugally—as to performance. Because electric motors create instant torque—the thrusty twist that provides our sense of speed when we press the go pedal—and because they do so in quiet a rush, they have an amazing application in the world of ultra-luxury super cars. Last month, at the automotive and lifestyle bacchanal known as Monterey Car Week, a fresh handful of these exclusive—and, in some cases, ephemeral—electric-powered super cars were unveiled. Here are some of our top favorites. See the electric cars, their pictures and short videos here: 1. Bentley EXP 100 GT Bentley’s beautifully fantastic vision for what driving—and autonomous driving—will look like in 2035 is expressed in this honking grand touring coupe. With more than 1,100 lb.-ft. of thrust powering it, it should hustle from zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. This is a concept car, so price is irrelevant. 2. Aston Martin Valhalla This spectral wedge derives its prodigious 1,000 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V6 gas engine and a sophisticated hybrid-electric system. Only 500 will be built, at a price north of $1 million each. Agent 007 gets to drive one, along with a vintage Aston Martin DB5, in the next installment of the James Bond movie franchise. 3. Drako GTE With an electric motor powering each of the four wheels, this slick four-door sedan from California automotive startup Drako Motors is expected to crest 200 m.p.h. at its top end. All that speed will cost you. Prices are estimated at $1.25 million each. 4. Karma Pininfarina Karma grew from the ashes of designer Henrik Fisker’s nameseake Aughties car company Fisker. If this elegant coupe, designed by famed Italian coach builders Pininfarina, is any indication, we like its new direction. A tiny three-cylinder turbo engine and two electric motors provide 550 horsepower total. Limited production may be announced, depending on interest. 5. Lotus Evija Famed British sports car company Lotus is being revived under the fiscal aegis of Chinese industrial giant Geely (which also owns Volvo). This stunner packs 1,972 horsepower, granting it the capacity to run from zero to 60 m.p.h. in 2.5 seconds with slightly more than a 200 m.p.h. top speed and a 250-mile range. Only 130 will be made, and each will cost $1.86 million. 6. Rimac C Two Rimac hopes to put its native Croatia on the global automotive map with this 1,914 horsepower electric supercoupe, which it says can accelerate from zero to 60 in 1.85 seconds with an alleged top speed of 258 m.p.h. The company claims that all 150 cars in the planned run have been sold, at a price of over $2 million each. 7. VW ID Buggy Volkswagen has been introducing a number of retro, electric-powered vehicles over the past couple of years, in part as penance for its cheating Dieselgate scandal. This one mines the history of the VW Beetle–based Meyers Manx dune buggy but with battery power. And while not in any way a supercar, we think it’s super. See the electric cars, their pictures and short videos here: https://schoolpluscareer.com/blog/2019/09/15/best-electric-cars-next-wave-of-ultra-luxury-electric-cars-entering-the-market-and-they-dont-disappoint/
  16. https://youtu.be/3JWd7VXhEvM A quick look at the 2019 BMW i8 coupe in London
  17. I have been using the car wash somewhat frequently and I noticed this clear coat flaking off on the fender. At least that is what I think it is. Any ideas on how I should fix it without redoing the whole panel? (Won't be using automatic car washes anymore.)
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  19. There is no doubt that the new BMW M8 and M8 Competition was one of the most anticipated cars to break cover this year. With more than 600 horsepower (447 kW) on tap, it is certainly no slouch when you give it a little poke with a stick. It is so powerful, in fact, that BMW seems to claim that it is the fastest BMW to ever have lapped the Nürburgring. Check www.autospayback.com Head of BMW’s M division, Markus Flasch, reportedly told Which Car that the new M8 has beaten the M4 GTS’ time of 7:27.88. “[The M8] is the ultimate performance machine that we offer; it will be the fastest ever BMW at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.” Read the full topic
  20. Cars - The 7 Series 2020 is one of the most distinguished points of the all-new luxury sedan from BMW. The size of this huge net is felt by some German manufacturers as it comes to provide a design with a strong, What is the secret behind making nets like this? According to BMW's Alexei Khiza, the 7 Series 2020 is designed to be more consistent with the other German manufacturer's designs, as well as to demonstrate the position of the model among the rest of the company's cars. Complete the topic from here
  21. I like the look of it, what about you?
  22. Hi! I am new and I know absolutely nothing about cars. My father has a Lincoln and he wants his center caps to "float" like they do on a BMW or Rolls-Royce. How can this be achieved if it can? Thanks!
  23. Sloane street is a supercar hot spot and quite a fair bit of weirdness goes on as well. In this episode expect the unexpected. https://youtu.be/WSmNuSTi_0w Enjoy watching and please subscribe for more entertainment
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