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Jerry Sarno

Jerry is a Master BMW technician from Boston, MA with 10 years of automotive experience. He currently owns a BMW X5 3.0i, 540i, and a bass boat. During the week he spends his time in the shop fixing BMWs and likes fresh water fishing on the weekends.

Recent Posts

How to Fix Common Mercedes-Benz Oil Leaks

Posted by Jerry Sarno
on Mar 19, 2015
Topping-up oil every week becomes a chore that no enthusiast likes to perform. Even something as minor as a slow drip is an annoyance that ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Mercedes

Mercedes Benz 722.6 transmission [WIP]

Posted by Jerry Sarno
on Mar 1, 2015
Mercedes 722.6 transmission service interval is every 40,000miles. Requiring you to replace the transmission fluid, filter, and gasket.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Replace a BMW Oil Filter Housing Gasket (6-Cylinder)

Posted by Jerry Sarno
on Feb 25, 2015
BMW's N51-N55 6-Cylinder is known for its widespread use in nearly all BMW vehicles since 2004. Repairing this oil leak may just save your ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

BMW Ground Strap Theory & Replacement

Posted by Jerry Sarno
on Jan 27, 2015
Long cranking, hard starting. These are usually two signs that a vehicle is in need of a tune-up, or a battery. This may be true, or it may ... Read more

Topics: BMW

How to Fix BMW M54 Cold Weather Tensioner Noise

Posted by Jerry Sarno
on Jan 16, 2015
This morning my BMW X5 3.0i was making a rattling noise with a light screech from the engine bay. The outside temp gauge read 23 degrees ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

BMW E46/E38/E39/E83/ & E53 General Maintenance Tips

Posted by Jerry Sarno
on Jan 9, 2015
So your oil service light is on, but what does your BMW really need? This light can suggest that a bit more than an oil service needs to be ... Read more

Topics: BMW