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IS YOUR BMW E46 SUBFRAME CRACKING?

IS YOUR BMW E46 SUBFRAME CRACKING?

While the BMW E46 is one of the best models that BMW ever produced, these cars have a known common issue with the body of the car cracking where the rear subframe meets the rear axle carrier panel.  This problem has been known to happen to BMW E46 325i, 328i, 330i, 330ci, and M3 models E46 SUBFRAME PROBLEM The subframe is attached to what’s known as the rear axle carrier panel at four main points.  The rear subframe holds the rear differential and trailing arms all together.  Over the years, you will begin to get cracks in the area where the subframe is connected to the body of the car. BMW E46 rear subframes begin to fail for a few reasons.  Because of the way that the torque is delivered from the gas pedal, to the rear differential, and then to the wheels, the mounting areas, and the bushings within them will eventually begin to wear.  Bushing failure can be very common.  It will all start with play in the differential, a 100lb ... read more

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What is the best Auto Repair Shop in Oceanside?

What is the best Auto Repair Shop in Oceanside?

So, what is the best Auto Repair Shop in Oceanside, CA? Well, it is hard for us to say off hand because many factors play a part. However, we think a good starting criterion for deciding the best Auto Repair Shop is to ask the following questions. Do they work on my type of car? Who has the best reviews? Who has the best customer service? Who does the best quality repair? Whose mechanic is the most trustworthy? Best Auto Repair Oceanside, CA After doing a bit of internet research, it looks like the following shops would all be great candidates for the best Auto Repair Shop in Oceanside, CA. They all have Google ratings of 4.9 stars or higher. Oceanside Motorsports – BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Audi, VW experts, all other makes and models Oceanside Car Clinic – Most makes and models Lael’s International Auto – Most makes and models Pedro’s Auto Repair – Most makes and models Oceanside Auto Specialists – Most makes and models ... read more

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Intake Valve Carbon Cleaning | Walnut Shell Blasting

Intake Valve Carbon Cleaning | Walnut Shell Blasting

WHAT IS INTAKE VALVE CARBON CLEANING? Intake valve carbon cleaning is a suggested service for cars with direct injection. This would include all turbo charged and diesel cars. When we perform this service, we use materials that are safe and leave everything spotless. WHAT DO INTAKE VALVES DO? Put simply, they open and close, while your engine is running, to help regulate the correct amount of air/fuel that travels through the system. Over time, engines with direct injection leave carbon buildup in your intake valves. This carbon buildup turns into a black sludgy substance, which sticks to your intake valves and intake ports. Unfortunately, this introduces corrosion into many places, one of which is your intake valves. However, de-carboning your intake valve clears out these passageways, thereby allowing more air to flow through. This service can be an excellent way to regain some of your car’s lost performance. Addit ... read more

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