BMW e90 Hidden Menus OB & iDrive Showcase
BMW e90 showing some of the hidden menus in the onboard computer and the
ones on iDrive.
One important menu not showed is Current fuel in tank (in liters).
EDIT: Song is Barbara Tucker - Beautiful People (original club mix) by
Part 1: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid & Filter On A BMW/MINI
blog.BavAuto.com -- Most people think that because BMW and MINI call their
transmission fluids "Lifetime" or "Extended Service" it doesn't have to be
changed. Not true. To get the most out of your transmission and avoid a
costly, catastrophic failure, you should change the fluid and filter every
50,000 miles. Watch Bavarian Otto demonstrate how to do this on a BMW E39
(5 series 97 thru 03). You'll find the specific fluid and filter your
BMW/MINI needs in our online store at www.BavAuto.com.
Replace BMW Fuel Filter
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily
done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some
recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use
some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter.
Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you
perform a BMW fuel filter change.
TechKenny DIY: How To Replace Your BMW 5 Series (E60) Car Battery
TechKenny's first tutorial on how to replace your car battery. *IMPORTANT,
I was not the person in the video so don't go flaming me, BUT it is highly
recommended to have the iDrive reset or keep it powered during the
installation of a new battery. Modern BMWs are filled with sensitive
electronics including the iDrive system. Going without resetting the
computer will be fine for a few years and will cause no problems, but in
the long run it is a good idea to do the process correctly.
It would be in your best interest to keep the iDrive powered while changing
the battery so that a reset will not be necessary. There is plenty of
information on the forums about this but the way to do this is to hook up
the jumper points under the hood of the car to another car or battery WHILE
you change the battery in the back. This is to ensure that the iDrive
system is constantly powered throughout.
When finished, you should also take your car to a local reputable mechanic
in order to get your battery registered into the iDrive. This is to ensure
that the alternator is programmed to know that a fresh battery was
installed and will supply the correct amount of power to it. Good Luck with
Changing The Power Steering Filter & Fluid On A BMW
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In this DIY and How-To video, we'll show you how to change the power
steering fluid and filter on a later model BMW or MINI. Follow along as we
replace the reservoir/filter and flush the fluid on a 2001 330xi,
The power steering fluid and filter are one of the most overlooked
preventive maintenance areas on most BMWs and MINIs. (Think about it --
when did you ever changed the power steering fluid on any vehicle?) On
BMWs, this system provides Boost not
just for the steering but often for the power brakes and self-leveling
suspensions, as well. Time and time again, we'll look at the power steering
fluid in a BMW or MINI and it is filthy! (Running on old, degraded fluid
will shorten the useful life of the steering rack/gearbox, brake Booster, fluid pump, etc.) The fluid should be
bright, clear red or, depending on the application, just clean and clear
One of the reasons this system gets overlooked is that there is no direct
provision for changing the fluid; therefore the job is a bit more tedious.
But it is not so tedious that it should be ignored. We recommend a biennial
(every other year) or 50,000-mile fluid change for the power Boost system. Additionally, most systems have
a fluid filter incorporated into the fluid reservoir. (A lot of mechanics
do not even know that this filter exists!) Change the filter when changing
the fluid. (This is also a great time to replace any leaking power steering
hoses.) There are three different fluids used in BMWs and MINIs; the
correct fluid is typically noted on a label on the reservoir cap. We can
assist in determining the proper filter and fluid for your BMW or MINI.
Fluid transfer pump:
Hose clamp driver:
Pig Mat, oil absorbent mats:
Scrubs In A Bucket hand cleaner wipes:
Power steering fluid (Dexron-III, in this case):
Power steering reservoir/filter:
Hose and hose clamps:
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BMW 3 Series E90 Car Key Memory and Board Computer Functions
How to use and set up the vehicle specific options using the board computer
(BC) button. Also a demonstration of how to set up the time and date, check
service interval, check oil level, set up the car key memory functions
like : 3x blinker, seat memory, selective central unlocking, daytime
running lights et.