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Toyota Techstream 0xC0040001 Error, MVCI Driver ended prematurely error and Unable to connect to vim Techstream

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October 24, 2019

So you’re trying to get Techstream going, but you keep getting errors; let me help you solve all of them in one place.   Toyota Techstream 0xC0040001 Error – This error is due to a firmware limitation, there are generally two firmware versions of the J2534 connector. Version 1.4.1 and Version 2.0.4. To access...
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Lower Airdam ‘Cowcatcher’ Bracket for E30 (is airdam) STL and STEP files

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September 9, 2019

The cowcatcher airdam was only sold on IS and ES models in 87. The ‘is’ got a 4 slot model and the ‘es’ got a 2 slot model; behind the airdam was an oil cooler. IS airdam: ES airdam: The problem is that the brackets for this airdam are long NLA (no longer available)...
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How do sway bar works and what size of swaybar is best?

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July 19, 2019

Most results when searching topics about sway bars involve high level extrapolations about understeer, oversteer, body roll and preferences; all important but it doesn’t help to understand how sway bars actually work. Hopefully I can simplify it enough where it starts to make intuitive sense. The primary principle behind a sway bar is to...
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How to find an exhaust rattle using a rubber mallet

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December 30, 2018
How to find an exhaust rattle using a rubber mallet

So you suspect a rattle in your exhaust system, but how do you know which heat shield or which component is the culprit? 95% of the time a true rattle that exhibits itself at certain RPM’s is attributed to a loose exhaust heat shield. The sound is most pronounced at specific RPM’s because of...
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BBS RG 003 Center Cap Part Numbers

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December 30, 2019
BBS RG 003 Center Cap Part Numbers

Unless the center caps came with your BBS RG003’s, the details for what center cap parts you need is...
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BMW E30 vintage aftermarket wheel showdown and how they compare: ATS 7058, BBS Cast (RZ320), BBS Forged (RG003), OEM BMW 15″ Euroweaves (Alumetall), D&W (Silver-line and Turbo-line), Fondmetal 2300 HB, King 2715.26, MSW 1968 D, OZ Racing 52705 BW 1 and Ronal R 15.

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December 15, 2019

  Ever wanted an apples to apples showdown between various E30 fitment 1980’s aftermarket wheels? That is exactly what...
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Is powdercoating bad for rims? Yes, and illegal in Germany. So is using heat to bend them back.

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December 8, 2019

Most powdercoating establishments, including rim repair ‘professionals’ powdercoat and then bake rims between 300F and 400F for around 15-20...
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P0172 System too rich code caused by K&N or other oiled filters (contaminated MAF)

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October 14, 2019

The P0172 check engine code is an interesting code because it identifies that the engine is running rich, but...
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