Jan 182011
Upkeep on the 2001 BMW 530

This Saturday I got some simple upkeep done on my 2001 BMW 530. The oil filter needed changing, and I needed to fix the corner of the passenger side headlight assembly, which somehow got pushed slightly out of position. The oil filter change is very straight-forward, but of course you need the right tools. In […]

Jul 262010
CD43 Stereo Upgrade for the M3

This weekend I replaced the stereo in my 1999 M3 with a more powerful head unit. In BMW parlance, I went from a C43 to a CD43 radio, the stereo unit included in many BMW models from the year 2000 0n. A little background to start. It’s widely known that BMW sound systems are not […]

Jan 122009
New Fog Bulbs -- Easy DIY

When owning an older BMW, it’s smart to discover the small maintenance items you can take care of yourself. Of course, what is easy for one person isn’t necessarily easy for another. In fact, it’s wise to approach with caution many projects some guys on the online boards say are incredibly “easy” to do yourself. […]