Michelin Tire Against Yokohama Advan Sport Tire

Michelin Tire next to Yokohama tire

Did you know that, Yokohama Advan Sport tire is the choice of some of the most coveted car manufacturers, like Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, just to mention a few?

Because Yokohama Advan Sport Tires made with NANO technology, with layering of the rubber.

Also Yokohama Advan Sport will stay super quiet over the years. I guess that says it all.

If you ever had a noisy tire on your fine car, than you know that, that is one of the most annoying and bothering thing, that could have ruins the whole driving experience.

One more thought. You can see the Yokohama Advan’s label on the tire at right. The left tire is a used Michelin. Both tire marked as the same size, however the Yokohama is almost 1 inch wider…

Looks like, who ever choose Yokohama, will get more rubber for the money,  but if you buy tire, than that would be your money, so you decide.

BMW Thermostat Replacement

BMW  Replacement ThermostatThe thermostats at left is the old defective thermostat. It comes with the car and made by Wahler.

At right is a new replacement, after market BMW thermostat from us, imported from Germany and, it is  made by Wahler also.

The two thermostat are the same. The only different is; The replacement thermostat does not have the BMW brand mark on, and it  makes significant different in price.

We can’t possibly get everything imported from Germany but most common BMW replacement parts, yes we have our own source.

We will try to source, the best quality parts, on the best available price for your fine automobile.

So now you just have to decide what you’re going to do with the money you saved by paying less for the same parts?

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BMW 328-I Cooling System Failure

BMW cooling system

One of our client complained about the lock of heat in a freshly purchased, used with low millages BMW 328-I.

Pristine looking car by the way. He took it back to the place of purchase. By that time was too late.

This  “cappuccino” liquid was oozing out everywhere.

Unfortunately there is no cure for this poor engine. Recommended replacement of the entire engine assembly.

We found a good use engine with thirty five thousands kilometers in, documented with the donor car’s VIN number.

Of course the engine exchange brought back this beauty to perfect condition.

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The BMW X3 is the best selling luxury brand in North America and in the United States

2012 BMW X32012 BMW X3

BMW is expanding its Biggest North American factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, US. The company has announced it will invest minimum $990 million  into the facility over the next three years to increase the production to 350,000 vehicles annually.

Currently, the Spartanburg assembly plant produces the BMW X3 (see the above photo), X5 and X6.  BMW says the company  expects to see an increase in CUV demand in the coming years.

BMW has already committed to strength its presence in the crossover market with the introduction of  the upcoming X4 model.

The BMW X3 is the car, that helped the German car maker grow to become the best selling luxury brand, not just only  in the United States, but in North America too.

BMW X3 was the best selling luxury car in US in first time in the company’s history last year.

The model saw more then double increase in global sales to a total of 117,944 units, and 27,793 of those found new owners in US.

Presently, 70 percent of the vehicles built in Spartanburg are exported to other markets around the world.

The facility built 276,065 vehicles, in 2011, which marks an increase of 73 percent over 2010. The plant originally opened in 1994, and BMW is currently celebrating the 2 millionth vehicle  produced since in there.

Why the BMW X-3 is so popular?

The BMW X3 is the best compact 4×4 you can buy, and that’s why the BMW X3 is the SUV of 2011. It’s classy, practical and good to drive. The engines are very efficient, too, and standard kit pretty generous.

With 28 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up (flip  them forward for 63 cubic feet). It makes the latest X3 a very comfortable  family car.

The base X3  comes with 240-hp engine.  The xDrive35i  comes with a turbocharged 306-hp engine.

Both X3s also get a shift able eight speed automatic transmission with dual clutch system. Read more about dual clutch system

The 2012 X3 is smooth in city driving and can be sporty around corners. It “behaves” like a sport sedan. If you take it to the limit, the drivers aids like stability control, traction control, kicks in only after the sound of spinning tire  and some burned rubber smell. This is really fun car to drive…

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Original Mercedes Brake Pads

Benz Break

If you ever wondered about the source of so called original Mercedes brake pads.

Mercedes brake pads made by PAGID, their brand name in the center of the above photo.

The insulating shims are Made by LUCAS/TRW.

We use the same part, made by the same manufacturer. But our parts comes without the trade mark logo of Mercedes Star.

Our knowledge is power to you and the saving is power you too, because the savings is yours to keep.

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Overheated BMW Engine

BMW heating system

BMW owners, please note your car modern Alloy engines will not tolerate severe overheat.  Due to the strength of Alloy, it will get tempered (destroyed) by overheating.

Aluminum is a light metal, with low melting point. Aluminum’s melting point  is half of the  cast Cast Iron’s meting point, which is beyond 1200 Celsius.

Older cast iron engines did tolerate overheating better.

In the event of overheating do yourself a favor and don’t try to drive your car home or to your favorite mechanic shop or you might need a new engine on arrival.

Our advice is, turn engine  off  and get a tow truck. As much as it is inconvenient, towing   is still  your best and less expensive alternative.

What Happened With This BMW X5?


A failed cyclone valve created this disaster. If you own BMW X5, you should replace them with a new. The new made with upgraded component to prevent this.

We recommend to shorter your oil change intervals to maximum ten thousand kilometers with BMW approved premium, long life synthetic motor oil.

Some of this engines are know to have Hydraulic locked by motor oil, after cyclone valve drain failure.

Your catalyst converter and O/2 sensors are not meant to be soaked in raw motor oil, or have your car engine locked suddenly by the same.

This  applies to most 3.0 BMW engines.

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Brake Dust Free Akebono Ceramic Brake Pads

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd is the brake system supplier of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1™ team.

Akebono has been supplying and jointly developing brake systems for the  McLaren Mercedes F1™ team since 2007.

McLaren has officially announced its full-scale entry in the GT3 series in 2012. Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. is to develop and supply brake calipers and exclusively designed bespoke brake pads for the MP4-12C GT3, McLaren’s latest FIA GT series racing car.

Also Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. is the first manufacturer to produce a true ceramic brake pad for European vehicles that delivers the same European pedal feel and the same, if not better – stopping power as the original brake pads.

For extra, Akebono’s exclusive clean wheel formulations virtually brake dust free. With other words, Akebono brake pads will keep your designer or standard alloy wheels beautifully clean and shiny with excellent stopping power. Continue reading...

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Porsche Boxter Catalyst Replacement for Both Banks

Porsche Boxter on the hoist…

Porsche Boxter Catalyst Replacment

This is what it takes to replace the meltdown catalyst converter for Porsche Boxter.

It can happen if your Boxter had a steady misfire or you never replaced the oxygen censor in time.

We can make them in-house (you need two), this way considerably less expensive, alternative to the original Porsche component, and they do what they supposed to do.

You can see on the next photo how the catalyst converter looked like, when we checked it.

Porsche BoxterThe above Porsche failed the emission test. I suspected a damaged catalyst. My guess was right on. This converter was in a really bad shape. Good thing the car was still in running condition.

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