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How Long Should a BMW Engine Last?

How Long Should a BMW Engine Last?

There's something unique about this sleek German-made car that combines luxury, style, and success. They are well-built cars that can last for years with proper care and maintenance. Rumors about BMW oil issues are typically not because of BMW but because the owner fails to change the oil regularly. As a consumer, you should never use a different oil than recommended by the manufacturer, and certainly not off-brand. BMW can last its owner a lifetime but with proper oil changes. However, BMWs can still have some faults and issues even if they're well-built, high-quality cars. So, you must be careful when making an expensive purchase like a BMW and know properly what potential problems may arise before making that commitment. We have listed the most common BMW problems that you may face. Engine Just like any other vehicle, BMW problems regarding the clutch, combustion modules, and injectors sometimes occur from time to time. A replacement of the components that have deteriora ... read more

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How Can Porsche Restoration Increase the Value of Your Car?

How Can Porsche Restoration Increase the Value of Your Car?

  Restoring your Porsche vehicle can be a great way to increase the value of your car. It makes your car look nicer, but it can also improve its performance and make it more valuable overall.   If you're a Porsche owner, you know that your car is more than just a mode of transportation. It's an investment.   And like any other valuable investment, it's essential to take care of your Porsche and ensure its value remains high. One way to do this is by having it professionally restored if necessary. Here's why Porsche restoration can be a great way to protect the value of your car: A professionally restored Porsche will look nicer and be more aesthetically pleasing. It can improve your car's appearance and make it look new again. It is a great way to increase its value, as potential buyers will be more likely to want a car that looks good.   Suppose you're thinking about selling yo ... read more

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Restoration

5 Qualities to Look for in a Porsche Mechanic Near You

5 Qualities to Look for in a Porsche Mechanic Near You

  Porsche car ownership entails a lot of responsibility. You need to be updated with regular maintenance. Still, it would be best if you also found a reliable Porsche mechanic near you when something goes wrong.   It means finding a qualified Porsche mechanic who can provide quality service and repairs. But with so many mechanics out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are five qualities to look for when choosing a Porsche mechanic near you: Experience A Porsche mechanic should have experience servicing and repairing Porsches. They should know the ins and outs of these cars and be able to fix any issue that comes up.   Experience is essential if you have a newer Porsche. Many of the latest models have complex systems that require specialized knowledge and expertise to work on. So, if you have a newer Porsche, it's crucial to find a mechanic near you who knows how to handle it.   ... read more

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Long Term Storage in Relation to Engine Oil

How often should I change my engine oil if I don’t drive my car? Almost weekly we are confronted with this question; it’s a tough one to answer because most of the time nobody wants to hear the real facts.  How the car is stored, for what period of time and which engine lubricant is utilized are additional necessary questions. Lubrizol performed an oil analysis study for military vehicles, they found that if an engine is not started, meaning no combustion whatsoever, the engine oil can last up to 6 years without servicing, but it’s not as simple as it appears. If your car is truly in long term climate controlled storage, then it is fine to let it sit for quite a few years without touching the engine oil, if you follow one simple rule, you must turn the crankshaft with a wrench to make sure the rotating parts see variable resting points, the piston rings get moved and primarily so that the crankshaft main and connecting rod bearings not get mated to their compo ... read more

M97 IMS Bearing Directive

So you did extensive research on the Porsche IMS bearing failures and felt that you were safe to buy a 2005-2008 MY Porsche with the M97 equipped larger diameter IMS bearing. Yes, you were mostly correct, the larger diameter M97 IMS bearing is a much better choice, but it is not totally immune to failure. The M97 IMS bearing has proven itself to be quite reliable, but with a little care it can be a non-issue altogether. Here is a small list of easy to perform items that can decrease your IMS worrying to almost zero: Change the engine oil and filter every 3k miles or 6 months, even though you are running synthetic lubricants. Utilize a boutique type of synthetic engine lubricant that has elevated levels of ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphate) additives with a minimum of 1250 PPM.* Cut the engine oil filter open and inspect it for any metal (ferrous and nonferrous), plastic (brown or black) and/or rubber (black) debris at every engine oil change. Have an engine oil analysis performe ... read more