Category Archives: Technical Articles – Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz Technical Articles

Oil – It’s all the same isn’t it?

Engine oil – when its synthetic…its all the same isn’t it? For the longest time…BRracing prided itself on offering the same engine oil that the dealership offered for their customers.  We carried the same oil as the BMW dealership for BMWs, the same oil as the MINI dealership for MINI’s, the same oil as the […]

Brake Rotors – Which One?

BRAKE ROTOR OPTIONS – Which One is  Right For You? When customers are adding or upgrading their brake system, we often get asked the question about which brake rotor type should they order (plain, cross-drilled, slotted, J-hook). The answer really comes down to the application(s).  If the upgrade is being done just for the looks […]

Another FTC Alert on Car Warranties

At BRracing, we get questions all the time about whether having work done at an independent shop, or the installation of alternative parts, affects their car warranty.  Here is another release from the FTC to alert consumers on the rules relative to warranties – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal government’s consumer protection agency, […]

How do I read a spark plug?

In racing, you will often find teams pouring over a set of plugs and looking at them with a magnifying glass.  You can see the Nascar guys doing this during every test session.  When we ran go-karts, examining the plugs was absolutely critical to understanding the current performance of our engines.  Most of those engines […]