William Yelder

William is an enthusiast, entrepreneur, BMWCCA member, and admitted adrenaline junky from Freehold, NJ. Preferring the classic lines over modern convenience, he’s continuously improving the performance of his ’95 BMW 5-Series, One bolt at a time.

Recent Posts

Know Thy Brake Fluid

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This is the time of year when the leaves begin to change color, we begin to pull out our warmer clothing, and prep our cars for the coming winter season. Usually during this time we perform some type ...

What Makes Brake Fluids Different? (DOT 3, 4, 5)

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This is the time of year when the leaves begin to change color, we begin to pull out our warmer clothing, and prep our cars for the coming winter season. Usually during this time we perform some type ...

BMW Drivetrain Tips, Parts & Maintenance

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When servicing older BMWs specifically the drivetrain, there are several areas which should be at the top of your list. These are but not limited to the Flex Disc, center support bearing, seals, ...

The Importance of Brake Hose Maintenance and Upgrades

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Brake system inspections and component replacement is vital to the safety of your vehicle. For new cars a safety inspection which includes brake system inspection is manditory for your car to be ...

Where Can I Find the Production Date on My Vehicle?

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A question that arises when looking up vehicle parts is the location of the production date. Many online parts reference sites and dealerships ask for the production date along with the model and VIN ...

BMW 5-Series Control Arm & Thrust Arm Replacement (E34)

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In the past I touched upon the suspension maintenance of a 1989-1995 BMW E34 5-Series. There are several components which require inspection or replacement over time. The subject area I'd like to ...

2010 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG Front Pad Replacement Tips (W212)

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My friend Binny asked for my assistance in replacing the front brake pads on his 2010 Mercedes E63 AMG. His rear pads and rotors were replaced not too long ago by his indie tech so there was no need ...

What is a DINAN Car?

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8 Important Spring Maintenance Tasks

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  Spring is that special time of year when we stop using the heat option on the climate control. We open those windows, sunroofs and drop the top on our convertibles craving the fresh air, finalizing ...

BMW 5-Series Strut Mount Replacement Tips (E34)

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Strut mount replacement on a BMW 5 Series like the BMW 535i is essential to the balance of steering and suspension. Failing strut mounts can cause poor drivability, noise, and in extreme cases can ...

How to Adjust & Repair a BMW 5-Series Parking Brake (E34)

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The parking brake is often used in manual transmission cars as well as automatic transmission cars especially during DIY servicing. This system can fail over time or fall out of adjustment. When this ...

How to Adjust and Repair a BMW 5-Series Parking Brake (E34)

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The parking brake is often used in manual transmission cars as well as automatic transmission cars especially during DIY servicing. This system can fail over time or fall out of adjustment especially ...

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