BMW Tools & Specialty Equipment for BMW E46 (1999-2005) M3

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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.

S54 Valve Shim Installation Tool - E46 M3, Z3M, Z4M
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This is the genuine BMW valve shim installer tool with magnet.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3, M3 Convertible
2001-2002 Z3 BMW M Roadster M Coupe
2006-2008 Z4 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
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.
Genuine BMW Flywheel Locking Pin Tool
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Genuine BMW Union - 83300491087
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Genuine BMW Template - 83300491085
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Aluminum Jack Pad Adapter for E46/E9X Jack Pads
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Your floor jack is universal but it doesn't have to be with this adapter! Most newer BMW jack pads have an open recess inside that this adapter fits into. It's a rectangular peg for a rectangular hole. This gives the jack a much more rigid connection and almost impossible for the jack or pad to slip. You will never have to worry about scratching your rocker panels or jacking from the wrong spot - the positive connection ensures you are always lifting from the correct location. This adapter is one of those small hidden gems that you can't live without!

Made of black anodized aluminum for added strength and corrosion resistance, the adapter fits the head of most hydraulic floor jacks, including the Schwaben Low Boy.

Compatible with most BMW jack pads for chassis E39 and up. Retrofitting jack pads is common, especially on E36/Z3 models.


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 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 - 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.
M6x1.0 Rivnut Installation Tool
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A simple design used to install rivnuts .


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.
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 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

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
Schwaben Subframe & Differential Bushing Tool Set
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