PRODUCTS WE USE

Having tried hundreds of different products and tools to maintain our fleet of BMWs, we are sharing our top, hand-picked, products to help you keep your BMW well maintained.  These are the exact same products we use in our garage, so buy with confidence that these products work and work well. "Buy Now" links may direct you to Amazon for purchase.  

Make sure to read the descriptions and click the links to our blog posts for further content on the product.

Check back often as new products are added regularly.

 

TOOLS

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INTERIOR TRIM REMOVAL TOOL KIT

  • Get the right tool for the job.  These tools will save you so much headache from breaking interior plastic clips, tabs and grommets.

  • It is a no brainer at this price point, a must-have for any tool box.

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BREAKER BAR, 18" 3/8 DRIVE

  • "Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world" - Archimedes

  • A breaker bar provides leverage when removing stubborn nuts and bolts.

  • We use many Tekton tools as they are of great quality for the value.  Never has a single Tekton tool broken that we own.

  • This breaker bar is a must for your toolbox.

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SOCKET ADAPTERS

  • Comes in use more times than you may think.

  • These adapters are useful to connect tools to sockets and accessories without needing to buy more tools.

  • Spring-loaded retaining balls and radiused corners inside the drive to avoid stress concentrations that can cause cracking.

  • Another great product by Tekton tools.

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METRIC HEX SOCKET SET

  • Differential drain plug, speed sensors, half shaft bolts and much more require hex sockets.  This is the exact set we use.  

  • This set covers them all.  The only set you will need for working on your BMW.

  • 13-Piece Metric hex bit socket set includes 1/4” Drive: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm; 3/8” Drive: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm; 1/2” Drive: 14mm

  • Comes in a hard plastic storage case.

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METRIC TORX BIT SOCKET SET

  • Serpentine belt removal, instrument cluster screws, drive shaft bolts and more.  

  • This is the exact set we use.  Internal and external sockets for both bolts types.  The only set you will need for working on your BMW.

  • Comes in a hard plastic storage case.

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WOBBLE EXTENSIONS 3/8 DRIVE

  • Some nuts and bolts are difficult to access straight on, these wobble extensions allow 15 degrees of offset access.  15 degrees may not sound like a lot, but these are lifesavers in tight areas like your motor mount nuts or control arm bolts when accessed from the top of the engine bay.

  • These double as standard straight extensions when the socket is fully inserted or provide a wobble extension when partially inserted.

  • Comes complete with 3, 6, 10 and 12 inch extension set.

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FAN CLUTCH REMOVAL WRENCH

  • You will be glad you have these tools when you least expect to need them.  The clutch fan needs to be removed for easy access during maintenance on the coolant system as well as other routine jobs such as oil filter housing gasket. 

  • Works with M10, M20, M30, M40, M44, M50, M52, M52TU, M54, M56, M60, M70, M73, S14, S38, S54, S50, S52

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SELF ADJUSTING WIRE STRIPPER

  • Take the guesswork out of which gauge wire you are stripping.

  • This tool instantly strips any gauge wire cleanly with one squeeze.

  • Control the length of the core strip with the built-in adjustable stopper.

  • Super high build quality, a requirement for any electrical project.

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DEAD BLOW HAMMER

  • Soft outer coating with hammerhead filled with steel shot to deliver extra force upon impact.

  • This hammer eliminates rebound like a rubber mallet has.

  • Perfect for safely removing stubborn wheels from hub, suspension components and more without damage.

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PRY BAR SET

  • You will be amazed how often you wish you had a pry bar set.

  • Perfect for removing stubborn suspension, exhaust, subframe components.

  • Perfect for removing components in hard-to-reach areas where you need to reach.

  • Works well to safely remove stuck thermostat housing, stuck oil pan gasket etc.

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PICK TOOLS

  • Used for E36, E34 door handle gasket removal.

  • Used for selector rod seal replacement.

  • Comes in handy for countless jobs when you least expect, a must-have in your toolbox arsenal.

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FLUSH CUTTERS

  • Cutting wires or zip ties with a set of dykes (diagonal cutters)?  They leave a sharp cut that can be dangerous if you rub your hand across it the cut part and cause bleeding.

  • These cutters cleanly cut wires or zip ties to leave a clean, safe cut edge.

  • Well designed, used regularly in our shop with this exact tool.

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DIGITAL CALIPERS

  • An underrated tool used commonly to measure bolt sizes if unknown.

  • Also used for troubleshooting parts to determine if they are within tolerance or not.

  • New part doesn't fit?  Measure the old part compared to the new one to determine which part is off.

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MAGNETIC PARTS TRAY

  • Keep your bolts, nuts, sockets, extensions etc. organized and lost from being dropped down your engine bay.

  • Used on a regular basis in our shop. These trays have a magnet on the back to keep it securely mounted to a strut tower, your tool box or any other steel surface.

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ENGINE SUPPORT BAR

  • A requirement for changing your oil pan gasket or removing your front subframe.

  • With your front subframe removed, this support bar supports the engine from the top to prevent it from falling.

  • Adjustable to support many widths of cars, support hooks directly supported by OEM BMW engine mount.

  • Message us for more info on this, we have pictures we can send with it in use.

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MOTIVE POWER BLEEDER

  • Bleed your brakes in under 10 minutes, alone.  You do not need two people to bleed your brakes anymore.  This is safer and more effective than having someone pump your brakes because you are not overextending the break pedal.

  • Pressurize your brake reservoir from the outside.

  • Been using this tool for over 10 years, best kept secret.

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RACE RAMPS

  • Perfect for lowered cars, these low-profile ramps allow for oil changes with ease.

  • Incredibly light that can be lifted with just one finger.

  • Quicker and safer than using jack stands to work under your car.

  • Been using these for over 10 years and they have held up great.  We have the 8" two-piece ramps and the 8" wheel cribs.

  • These are pricey but pay for themselves in peace of mind when working under your car.

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STRUT NUT SOCKET TOOL

  • Properly tighten your BMW strut nut with this specific tool.

  • Do it the right way or do not do it at all.

  • We have been using this tool for over 10 years and wouldn't do it any other way.

  • See our BIMMERtips.com blog post on this tool HERE.

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EXTENDED FUNNEL

  • Perfect for filling your power steering reservoir on the M50, M52, S50 S52 engine.

  • BMW located the power steering reservoir in the worst spot and impossible to fill cleanly without this extended funnel.

  • So cheap, there is no reason to not have it.

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MECHANIX GLOVES

  • The industry standard for a reason. These gloves offer great protection while still offering dexterity.

  • Sometimes you need more protection than latex gloves which also do not let your hands breathe.

  • Perfect for removing wheels, touching hot components, and more.

  • These are well built and worth the hype. 

 

Cleaning

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Invisible Glass

  • Hands down the best glass cleaner on the market and the only glass cleaner we use on all our vehicles.

  • Learn the best know trick on how to leave your windows streak-free from our blog post on BIMMERtips.com, click HERE

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Whink Cleaner

  • Hard water spots on your windows?  Not anymore. This is the best way to finally get rid of hard water spots that have accumulated on your glass over the years.

  • Learn how to use this product to remove hard water spots from your windows on our blog post on BIMMERtips.com, click HERE

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BMW Washer Fluid

  • This bottle can make up to 10 gallons of washer fluid, this equates to less than a dollar PER GALLON of washer fluid, much cheaper than Rain-X.  

  • Not only is the cheap price advantage but it is an OEM BMW product that will not harm your vehicle over time like using the Rain-X brand.

  • Learn why you should not use aftermarket washer fluid such as RAIN-X our blog post on BIMMERtips.com, click HERE

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Windshield Cleaning Corner Tool

  • The best tool to efficiently clean the hard-to-reach corners of your windshield and rear glass. We use this with the Invisible Glass cleaner as shown above.

  • The pointed corners reach the toughest of spots you are not capable of reaching by hand.

  • It comes with removable fabric for easy cleaning and a swivel to ensure an equal amount of pressure is applied at any angle.

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Squeeze Bottles, 16oz

  • Essential for the shop.  Rinse and or clean in tight areas.

  • We have three of these filled with 70% alcohol, kerosene and distilled water.

  • Squirts liquid in a constant stream and does not atomize the fluid like a traditional spray bottle.

  • No reason not to have this in your shop for the price.

 

MAINTENANCE

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E30 MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E30 owner.

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E36 MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, vanos, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E36 owner.

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E46 MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, vanos, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E46 owner.

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E9X MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, vanos, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E9X owner.

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E28 MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E28 owner.

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E34 MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, vanos, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E34 owner.

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E39 MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, vanos, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E39 owner.

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E60 MAINTENANCE MANUAL

  • The only maintenance manual you will ever need.  Learn how to do every single maintenance item on your vehicle.  Everything from engine removal, suspension, drive train, oil pan, exhaust, vanos, engine, steering, fuel system, electrical, interior and much, much more.

  • Includes troubleshooting guides for common issues. 

  • Includes torque values for every nut and bolt.

  • A must-have for every E60, E61 owner.

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BMW COOLANT

  • Why would you use any other brand coolant for your BMW? This is specifically designed for your vehicle at a reasonable price.

  • Does not degrade seals and plastics like aftermarket brands.

  • Mix with 50/50 with a gallon of distilled water and it makes 2 gallons of coolant.  Plenty for any 2000s BMW and older.

  • It is not disgusting neon green like Walmart brands.  The only coolant we use.

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ATE DOT4 TYPE 200 BRAKE FLUID

  • The only brand brake fluid we use.  Track tested on our E36 M3.

  • Pair with our Power Bleeder above and do a proper brake fluid flush on your BMW.

  • Made in Germany, contained in a metal tin.  High-quality fluid you can trust.

  • Not for use with vehicles with electronic braking.

 

shop decor

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BMW M FLAG

  • BMW M flag, perfect for your garage wall, dorm room, or man cave.

  • 3 x 5 foot flag 

  • Double-stitched all around the edge and strengthened by canvas header and two brass grommets to improve the durability of the flag.

  • UV resistant

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BMW ROUNDEL FLAG

  • BMW Roundel flag, perfect for your garage wall, dorm room, or man cave.

  • 3 x 5 foot flag 

  • Double-stitched all around the edge and strengthened by canvas header and two brass grommets to improve the durability of the flag.

  • UV resistant

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BAVARIAN FLAG

  • Bavarian Motor Works, this is where the Bavairan blue color comes from on your BMW roundel.

  • Display the Bavrian lion crest proudly on your wall in your shop.

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E36 M3 DIE CAST MODEL

  • 1994 E36 M3 Dakar Coupe die cast model

  • 1/18 Scale