Mini Cooper S R56 – engine woes

SERVICE Alert If you own, or know someone who owns a MINI Cooper S (R56) car, from 2006.5 to 2011, read on with great interest or concern. With the push [...]

Mini Cooper S R56 – engine woes2014-10-04T08:44:29-07:00

BMW recall – 1 series, 3 series, Z4 battery cable

  BMW?is recalling 570,000 cars in North America for power failures and engine stalling, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The battery cable supplying power to [...]

BMW recall – 1 series, 3 series, Z4 battery cable2014-10-04T09:34:44-07:00

Coolant Flush – Does It Matter?

  As an independent service garage with many years of hands-on experience, we know what fails on Audis, BMWs, MINIs, Mercedes, Porsches ....and why. We feel that changing your fluids [...]

Coolant Flush – Does It Matter?2013-01-26T09:37:33-08:00

Coil Spring Breakthrough?

Maybe not COIL SPRING breakthrough, but a SPRING breakthrough. Hyperco (a US based company, makers of Hypercoil coil springs) may have found the breakthrough. They have been producing composite leaf [...]

Coil Spring Breakthrough?2012-10-31T07:12:47-07:00

What’s with my Battery?

What's with my Battery? Lately we have seen a significant rise in car battery issues from our customers.? Most of this is due to the age of cars that our [...]

What’s with my Battery?2012-11-10T13:36:05-08:00

Brake Fluids – which one to use?

Much of the contents of this article due to our friends at StopTech Brake Fluid - what is it, what's the difference, and which one should you use? - Updated [...]

Brake Fluids – which one to use?2012-09-02T12:13:46-07:00

BMW Extends Warranty on N54 Turbos

Great NEWS for all the BMW N54 owners - the turbos warranty have been extended to a whopping 8 years and 82,000 miles (for problems caused by wastegate). This is [...]

BMW Extends Warranty on N54 Turbos2014-10-04T09:36:02-07:00

Tires – What looks good?

At BRracing, we have a little different view on TIRES than most shops.  Most people buy their tires from direct Tire Shops....shops like Wheel Works, America's Tire, Goodyear, Discount Tires, [...]

Tires – What looks good?2012-04-20T07:57:21-07:00

Porsche Diagnostics – BRR has it !

While the experience many have with car dealers for service is not great....OK, it is often horrible, this has more to do with their customer care and their pricing.  But [...]

Porsche Diagnostics – BRR has it !2012-04-20T07:30:51-07:00

What is TUV certification for Wheels?

At BRracing, we often get asked what wheels we carry and sell, and why. One of the key aspects is that we want to sell wheels that are quality.....wheels that [...]

What is TUV certification for Wheels?2012-03-18T21:52:05-07:00

Porsche IMS Bearing Replacement

If you don't know what the IMS bearing is....then read on for sure, and check out all the write ups on the forums about the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS) as [...]

Porsche IMS Bearing Replacement2014-10-04T09:36:48-07:00

Brake Service – What is needed?

I will address two common questions we get all the time about brakes - when we do service work on normal street cars. (1) Why is it that we always [...]

Brake Service – What is needed?2011-11-02T20:25:48-07:00

ENDLESS Brake Fluid

Endless RF650 Brake Fluid We see a lot of products, and the car industry is fairly mature.? So, its not often that we really get excited about a new product [...]

ENDLESS Brake Fluid2012-09-01T07:34:12-07:00

Shocking Breakthrough

In the midst of all the press flood that surrounds the new McLaren MPC-14, there is another technical marvel and breakthrough. It is relative to the suspension technology used on [...]

Shocking Breakthrough2011-03-06T21:59:00-08:00

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 [...]

Another FTC Alert on Car Warranties2014-10-04T09:38:24-07:00

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 [...]

How do I read a spark plug?2014-10-04T09:39:03-07:00

BRracing & StopTech – Tech Video series #1

BRracing presents a StopTech tech series video addressing the question of DRILLED vs SLOTTED rotors.  Is there a difference?  Do we care?  Is there a benefit?  When is either or [...]

BRracing & StopTech – Tech Video series #12011-01-20T22:26:30-08:00

Heat cycling tires ??

We often get asked about whether customers should have their tires "heat cycled".  So, as part of our technical series, here is the straight truth on what heat cycling is [...]

Heat cycling tires ??2011-01-12T11:12:30-08:00

Warranties – can you void a warranty?

Warranties on cars.  Many manufacturers will imply that you can VOID your new car warranty by either having non-factory technicians or yourself working on the car during the warranty period, [...]

Warranties – can you void a warranty?2011-01-06T13:48:16-08:00

BMW Castrol TWS synthetic oil 10w60 options

One of the questions we often get is do we have to use BMW Castrol Motorsports TWS 10w60 oil in the "M" cars and motors?  This is indeed the BMW [...]

BMW Castrol TWS synthetic oil 10w60 options2014-10-04T09:39:41-07:00
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