BMW Enthusiasts Companion : Owner Insights on Driving, Performance and Service

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For more than 25 years, informed BMW owners have relied on Roundel, the magazine of the BMW Car Club of America, to make their "Ultimate Driving Machines" more ultimate. Now a selection of articles on driving, performance, service and tech tips have been collected in a single book.

Lubrication and Maintenance
- Safety Considerations
- Ten Best Tools of All Time
- The Tire Pressure Story
- Resetting Indicator Lights
- Winterization
- Jacking Safely
- Baby Bimmer
- Five Car Draw
- Selecting Your Motor Oil
- Lubrication and Lubricants
- Technical Correspondence

Care and Preservation
- Back from the Dead
- Back to Nature
- Shade Tree Topics
- Technical Correspondence

Engine, Clutch, Transmission
- The M50 Motor
- Troubleshooting Cooling Systems
- Why Radiator Hoses Fail
- Clutch Replacement
- Automatic Transmissions
- Your Oil Pressure Light
- Replacing a Cam Belt
- Technical Correspondence

Fuel and Exhaust Systems
- L-Jetronic Idle Adjustments
- Hack Mechanic on Exhaust Work
- Fuel Injection for 2002s
- Repairing the Gas Gauge
- Hack Mechanic on L-Jetronic
- More Power to the Masses
- Adjusting Fuel/Air Ratio on a tii
- The K-Jetronic System
- A Cure for the Common Cold
- Technical Correspondence

Electrical System
- Rear Window Defroster Repairs
- The Oil Service indicator Light
- Computer Enlightenment
- Auxiliary Cooling Fan
- Computers for Safer Driving
- Technical Correspondence

- Brake Fluid?Track Tips
- Hydraulic Brake Boosters
- Brakes and Breaks
- T5 Silicone Brake Fluid
- Thinking About ABS Brakes
- ABS Braking?Simply Amazing
- Brake Pads?Track Tips
- Technical Correspondence

Suspension, Steering, Tires and Wheels
- Installing Front Shocks
- Bilstein BTS Sport Suspension
- The Quaife Diff
- New Tire Rotation System
- Proper Tire Selection
- What’s the Best Tire
- Tires, Tires, Tires
- Runnin' in the Rain
- Technical Correspondence

Body and Interior
- Air Conditioning Upgrade
- The Z1 Examined
- MTech E34 Aero Kits
- Hack Mechanic; Central Locking
- Caring for 2002 Doors
- Roundels that Rattle
- Updating Your Front Seats
- Glass
- Repairing Rear Shock Towers
- 2002 Mods
- Child Safety Seats
- Technical Correspondence

Performance Modifications
- 2.7 liter "ETA" Engine Cars
- More Ultimate Driving Machines
- To Chip or Not to Chip
- Chip Buster
- Calculating Engine Performance
- Balancing Torque and Horsepower
- Turbocharging
- Chemical Warfare
- BMW's Racing M3
- Installing Competition Seatbelts
- Technical Correspondence

- Which Driving School is for You
- Gaining Control
- Over and Under
- On Driving: Downshifting
- Subsonic Steering
- Steering Effects and Affects
- Slaloms
- Choosing Apexes
- Autocross Apexes
- More on Autocrossing
- Upshifting
- Torque or Horsepower?
- Shift!
- Power Circles
- Preparing Your Car for IT
- Tow Vehicles: Getting to the Track

- BMW Car Club of America Information and Application
- Contributor's Index

Whether you drive a sporting 325iC or the uncompromising 850CSi Sport Coupe, this book will serve as a valuable maintenance guide, performance handbook and technical reference source, to help you understand and care for your BMW.
Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
Paperback 328 pages

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