BMW Tools & Specialty Equipment for BMW 5 Series E34 (1987-1995)

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Performing certain maintenance and adjustments on your BMW is often a hassle or impossible without the proper tools. The difference between an enthusiast and an owner is the determination to get the job done on our own cars for pure satisfaction and to strengthen the bonds we share. All the specific tools you need to get the job done right, from fan clutch tools, cam alignment tools, and steering rack alignment tools, to coilover adjustment spanners, diagnostic equipment, and more have all been selected by our experts to help maintain your BMW.

Head Bolt E12 Torx Socket With Extension (3/8 Drive)
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The head bolts on some BMW engines are buried under cam trays, oil lines, and other pieces within the head. A normal Torx socket bit will not clear which can leave you in a bind. That's why BMW developed this tool. It's the standard E12 female Torx at the end but has a thin wall design and the shaft stays narrow all the way to the 3/8 drive fitting. Fits any BMW engine that uses the E12 Torx head bolts, but especially M50, S50US, M52, S52, M52TU, and M54 engines where the head bolts are inaccessible.

Note: removing the cam trays allows access to the valvetrain to inspect for wear. Things like the keepers, valve spring retainers, and the camshafts themselves all suffer from wear and should be inspected when access allows.
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BMW Battery Charger
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Storing your BMW over the winter? This charger will ensure that your BMW will be ready to start and drive any time, and is always ready. It will also keep your battery in great shape. Four amp charge rate, and will work with standard and lithium batteries.

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Schwaben Water Pump Pulley Holder for Removal of Fan Clutch
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Replacing the fan clutch on most BMW models requires holding the water pump pulley while removing the fan clutch lock nut. With less than 1 1/2" clearance on some models this project can easily turn into a mechanical nightmare. Using our special slim line fan clutch wrench in conjunction with the appropriate pulley spanner, the removal and installation required only a few moments.
Wheel Hanger - M12x1.5 Thread
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Our aluminum wheel hanger makes it easy to remove and install wheels. Just thread the hanger stud into a wheel bolt hole and hang the wheel safely while you rotate tires or remove them for service or vehicle repair. (It's also great for keeping wheel bolt holes aligned on cars with spacers.)

Features:

  • Longer & Lighter
  • Made of 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Anodized for hardness and good looks
  • Knurled, non-slip handle has a drilled hole so you can hang it on a pegboard hook in your garage

Better still, order two: one for your garage and another for the emergency tool kit in you trunk.


Schwaben Strut Nut Socket - 19mm
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To secure shocks and struts to their mounts, the retaining nut must be torqued to its proper specification using a torque wrench. An improper torque value may result in premature mount failure - or worse. Strut nut sockets allow for the use of an allen wrench to hold the damper shaft while utilizing your 1/2" drive torque wrench on the socket to achieve proper torque.
Schwaben Strut Nut Socket - 22mm
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To secure shocks and struts to their mounts, the retaining nut must be torqued to its proper specification using a torque wrench. An improper torque value may result in premature mount failure - or worse. Strut nut sockets allow for the use of an allen wrench to hold the damper shaft while utilizing your 1/2" drive torque wrench on the socket to achieve proper torque.

Schwaben 11mm Brake Bleeder Wrench
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Finally, a bleeder wrench with just the right angle to open the bleeder screw without having to spend all that time removing each wheel from your car.

Schwaben Strut Nut Socket - 21mm
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To secure shocks and struts to their mounts, the retaining nut must be torqued to its proper specification using a torque wrench. An improper torque value may result in premature mount failure - or worse. Strut nut sockets allow for the use of an allen wrench to hold the damper shaft while utilizing your 1/2" drive torque wrench on the socket to achieve proper torque.
M6x1.0 Rivnut Installation Tool
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A simple design used to install rivnuts .
Schwaben Strut Nut Socket - 18mm
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To secure shocks and struts to their mounts, the retaining nut must be torqued to its proper specification using a torque wrench. An improper torque value may result in premature mount failure - or worse. Strut nut sockets allow for the use of an allen wrench to hold the damper shaft while utilizing your 1/2" drive torque wrench on the socket to achieve proper torque.


Schwaben Professional Scan Tool For Most BMWs and MINI Coopers
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The BMW Service Engine Soon (aka Check Engine Light) has thousands of different meanings. Everything from low coolant messages, engine misfires, transmission temperatures, light bulb failures, brake pad replacement, and so much more. The sophisticated electronics are throughout the car. Isn't it time for a BMW scan tool that can keep up with all of your DIY needs? We think we've found the one - the DIY BMW diagnostic tool that trumps them all. The Schwaben BMW scan tool.

Not all diagnostic scan tools are the same. The cheap ones you find at catalog outlet stores are generic and give you generic information (sometimes not even that). BMW actually has very specialized diagnostic systems that they only share with dealers. The factory diagnostic tools require specialized programs on dedicated laptops that are a pain for the average DIYer to set up and use. The Schwaben BMW diagnostic tool is designed specifically for BMW and MINI. It's not generic and packs some serious features in its small case. We've used this in our service department and were very impressed with the depth of its capabilities. It has features that only the factory ISTA/INPA programs have. Below is a partial list of its prime features -

  • Works on BMW models from 1987-current*; Works on MINI models from 2002-current*
  • Compatible with global OBDII / EOBD standards
  • Reads and clears codes and turns off SES/CEL/MIL/DTC (BMW Powertrain codes, Chassis codes, Body codes, and CAN codes)
  • Special troubleshooting functions to walk you through codes (like the BMW Test Plan)
  • Check and activate electronic components like switches, relays, and actuators
  • Records live sensor data
  • Provides live data graphing
  • Merges graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis
  • Displays freeze frame data
  • Create a custom data stream
  • Reads and resets most adaptations
  • Reads OBD Readiness
  • Does active tests on systems and components*
  • Performs special functions, coding, security access*
  • Code and program replacement control units
  • Supports all 10 OBDII test modes
  • Resets oil service light
  • Sets inspection 1, 2 service intervals (manual or automatic)
  • Sets inspection mileage
  • Deactivates and reactivates brake control system
  • Retracts calipers for brake pad replacement on newer models
  • Initializes the wear indicator if new pads installed
  • Diagnoses Electronic Parking Brake caliper functionality
  • Multilingual menu options and code definitions
  • Memory card for data backup and software update
  • Print feature
  • Large TFT color screen and menu-driven operations
  • Free life time updates

*Certain functions may be limited due to the requirement of a special factory access code or tools. While versatile, this scan tool covers a wide range of BMW models and platforms and it cannot be a catch-all tool for every job. Some functions may not be available but will be reviewed in future updates.

Note: Microsoft PC required for updates. You will need to register your scan tool in order to receive update notices via e-mail.

Vehicles with 20 pin under hood connector will require the separate adapter for use. Click here for link.

Schwaben by Foxwell 20 pin Scan Tool Adaptor - For BMW models produced from 1987-2002
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Adapts the Schwaben by Foxwell scan too to work on cars with 20 pin under hood connectors. If you're a fan of older model BMW's and still want a more advanced diagnostic tool or to be able to reset your service lights, this is the ultimate accessory for your new scan tool. Perfect for pre- OBDII vehicles that require the use of the diagnostic port in the engine bay.

For models produced from 1987-2002 with 20 pin diagnostic socket under hood.Schwaben By Foxwell Professional Scan Tool For Most BMWs and MINI coopers

For use with the Schwaben Professional BMW/MINI Scan Tool

Schwaben Strut Spring Compressor Set
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Professional Spring Compressor Kit will compress most styles of strut springs. This is a safe and efficient way to compress strut springs. This set is supplied with everything you need to get the job done like a pro. Each jaw has safety lips to eliminate slip and is designed to fit the pitch of the spring to ensure maximum surface contact between the jaws and the spring, thus eliminating the risk of the compressor slipping around the spring. The spindle is driven by a 21mm hex nut and is not designed to be used with a impact gun. Hand turn the nut with a wrench or hand ratchet.

Features:

  • Interchangeable jaws are easily changed to correct size for the application
  • Compressor Body Shaft
  • 80-115 mm Yokes
  • 110-150mm Yokes
  • 140-195mm Yokes
  • conical spring adapter
  • Blow molded case
  • Maximum jaw opening is 300mm

Schawaben Camshaft Timing Tool - M50 M52 S50 S52 M42 M44
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If you have ever attempted to do a valve job or cylinder head gasket project on an M42, M44, M50, or M52 engine you know that the repair manual will refer to the special BMW timing tool kit. This tool kit includes a flywheel locating lock pin, and a special set of camshaft locators that lock the cams in a precise location. The tools are very easy to install. The kit is specifically designed to hold the engine and cams in proper timing during the cylinder head removal and re installation process. This avoids the chance of bending the valves doing the head install process. The precision ground holding blocks lock over the square ends of both intake and exhaust cams. The CNC machined flywheel locating pin passes through a hole in the rear of the engine block and passed through a machined hole in the flywheel.

To avoid improper cam timing on the latest BMW engines, the factory has devised a cam timing system that locks the crankshaft and cams into a specific position prior to cylinder head removal. This method was devised to avoid any misalignment, resulting in piston to valve damage. Unfortunately without these tools re-timing the camshafts after a valve job is almost impossible. The factory specification manual does not supply installation specifications. This cam timing kit includes all the necessary components to do the job.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1990-1991 E30 BMW 318i 318is 318ic
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318is 318ti 318ic 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2005 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi


NOTE: Not compatible with S50B30 and S50B32 Euro engines!If you have ever attempted to do a valve job or cylinder head gasket project on an M42, M44, M50, or M52 engine you know that the repair manual will refer to the special BMW timing tool kit. This tool kit includes a flywheel locating lock pin, and a special set of camshaft locators that lock the cams in a precise location. The tools are very easy to install. The kit is specifically designed to hold the engine and cams in proper timing during the cylinder head removal and re installation process. This avoids the chance of bending the valves doing the head install process. The precision ground holding blocks lock over the square ends of both intake and exhaust cams. The CNC machined flywheel locating pin passes through a hole in the rear of the engine block and passed through a machined hole in the flywheel.


Wall-Mounted Wheel & Tire Storage Rack
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As any mechanic either at home or in a shop knows, there is rarely enough usable floor space. At least with a wall mounted tire rack you can count on the spare tires to be out of your way. Space is not the only factor for choosing a wheel storage product like this, most people don't realize that a concrete floor actually draws moisture leaving your tires to dryout even faster.


Features:

  • Adjustable links allow you to store any size from 12" wheels to 19" wheels with tires
  • Folds flat against the wall when not in use to maximize your usable space
  • Supports up to 250 lbs and weighing in at only 20 lbs itself
  • 46" wide storage area (holds up to four 11A1/2" wide tires)
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Mounting holes spaced 48" apart for mounting to standard center studs