Cool Car of the Week!

Cool car of the week: 2012 Range Rover – full sized.

Posted by Integrity First Automotive on Monday, December 14, 2015

BMWCCA Visit and Tech Session

We had another annual tech session at our shop on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  (click on the picture to see larger versions)

Nice spring weather at Integrity First for our BMWCCA tech session

Nice spring weather at Integrity First for our BMWCCA tech session

a rare BMW M-Roadster with the S54 engine

a rare BMW M-Roadster with the S54 engine

First up was a quick lesson on fasteners, their materials, the advances BMW have made, and the importance of torque specs.

Tyler opens the show - Dan is not sold yet...

Tyler opens the show – Dan is not sold yet…

 

Inspecting fasteners

Inspecting fasteners

Our second topic was all about BMW’s cooling systems.  Including water pumps, system bleeding, electric water pumps, and why thermostats can set check engine / service engine soon codes in the engine computer (DME).

Cooling system goodies

Cooling system goodies

Inspecting the cooling system parts

Inspecting the cooling system parts

 

Damian doing what he does best:  over explaining (whilst waving around the cool air-lift bleeding tool)

Damian doing what he does best: over explaining
(whilst waving around the cool air-lift bleeding tool)

Our last topic focused on BMW’s V8 engines (did you know BMW used to make pushrod V8-engines? – don’t worry we didn’t either)…  We covered the strengths and weaknesses of the M62 series V8s including a dead 4.4L and a dead 4.6L

Don checking out timing gear on the M62

Don checking out timing gear on the M62

Checking out a stripped M62 - this one is a 4.6L

Checking out a stripped down M62 – this one is a 4.6L

An N62 engine in the X5

An N62 engine in the X5

A bad N62 problem:  excessive oil consumption due to bad valve stem seals

A bad N62 problem: excessive oil consumption due to bad valve stem seals

There were no shortage of cool BMWs visiting - check out this beautiful 6-series!

There were no shortage of cool BMWs visiting – check out this beautiful 6-series!

Dan brought the rear-end from his M3 for "show and tell"

Dan brought the rear-end from his M3 for “show and tell”

A special thank you to the Utah BMWCCA chapter and to Michael Bontoft for the photography.  See you next year!