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Archive for December, 2016

BMW Motronic Tuning, specifically Motronic 1.3, 1.1 and 1.0

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December 30, 2016
BMW Motronic Tuning, specifically Motronic 1.3, 1.1 and 1.0

*If you have .bin files for chips or XDF files for these ECU’s please email them to me at admin@rtsauto.com and I will upload them to this page as a resource for others.* Bosch Motronic 1.3, 1.1, 1.0, 1.7 are the primary ECU’s that power all E30’s. 1.3, 1.1, 1.0 for M20’s (6 cylinders)...
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How to recharge the AC in your car (Eg. used will be E30) and how to use AC manifold gauges and pull vacuum

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December 15, 2016

Recharging your own Air conditioning system is one of those things that seems difficult, but really is rather simple as long as you have all the correct tools and follow the correct steps. I will as in depth as I can describe how to properly pull a vacuum on your car, how to check...
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E30 Aux fan resistor replacement and the two different E30 auxiliary fan types

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December 14, 2016
E30 Aux fan resistor replacement and the two different E30 auxiliary fan types

The auxiliary fan resistor is in need of replacement when the auxiliary fan does not operate at low speed. The aux fan should activate: When the AC is on (by way of selecting the AC button in the interior) When the radiator coolant temperature sensor reaches sufficient temperature to trigger the aux fan To...
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How dealer auctions work and where dealerships get their used cars from; how to buy a good car

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December 12, 2016
How dealer auctions work and where dealerships get their used cars from; how to buy a good car

The used car market in north america is a very saturated market and therefore heavily standardized. Below is some information that will make you a better informed buyer:   Where do original and used car dealerships get their cars from? Used car dealerships leverage either of two systems: Buying cars from dealership auctions  The...
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Different types of Rust proofing / Undercoating types explained: which to avoid and which to use

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December 10, 2016
Different types of Rust proofing / Undercoating types explained: which to avoid and which to use

There is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions with rust proofing / under coating/ rust prevention; for which I hope to provide some clarity and direction. First, remember that rust is like an iceberg, you only see 10% of it. Moisture normally gets trapped for the longest duration of time in the places that...
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Getrag rattle and how to alleviate it

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December 9, 2016
Getrag rattle and how to alleviate it

When you first hear the Getrag rattle its a little unnerving. The Getrag rattle is the sound the Getrag transmissions (particularly 5 speed’s like those found in E30’s, BMW’s and GM’s) makes when it is in Neutral and the clutch pedal is not engaged. The sound completely goes away when either the clutch pedal...
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Two of most common E30 Central locking/Power locking issues and how to fix them

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December 9, 2016
Two of most common E30 Central locking/Power locking issues and how to fix them

Although there are a multitude of reasons why your central locking may not be working (Microswitches, actuators, fuses, previous owners attempts) there are two major flaws in the design of the E30 central locking system that often fail and contribute to 80%+ of the central locking problems people experience. The first is the internal...
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