Volkswagen FSI-TSI Seminars Scheduled

Greetings to all Euro Auto Training followers.
I wished to announce that out Volkswagen FSI-TSI Seminars are in full swing and scheduled for a number of major cities.

We just got back from Denver, in which everyone felt that the seminar was quite successful and informative to the attending Technicians.

The manual is quite comprehensive, with tons of information within the binding. Also, the class was quite fun to do. Lots of smart technicians there that were quite interactive with the group.

Jetta Hybrid announced...where you been VW?

Automotive News reports today that Volkswagen announced the 2013 Jetta Hybrid, the companies first mass market hybrid car. Equipped with a 1.4 liter gasoline engine and a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission, VW claims an estimated 45 mpg combined. The Jetta Hybrid is planned for North American release in late 2012 as a 2013 model. 

Let's see, warranties on these puppies should begin expiring somewhere around 2018 (sooner for high mileage drivers) so you VW techs have about 6 years to get ready!


Happy Holidays!

From everyone at EuroAutoTraining, wishing the best of the season to you and yours!

Add on and new kit for BMW 3 series traling arm bushing

Update your B333351 BMW rear trailing arm bushing tool!

BMW and the aftermarket 3 series rear-trailing arm bushing makers have done away with the original style bushing. There is a new type of bushing with a slot that requires some new adapters added to our B333351 kit.

Baum tools now offers the B333351ADD kit to make the original B333351 kit work on these new bushings. Now also available is the complete B333351PLUS kit for taking out the old style bushings and installing the new style bushings.

Denver Seminar this Weekend

So we arrived in Denver yesterday, with the temperature at a mild 60 degrees....was hoping snow and 20 degrees.

Gary, my brother was please that it wasn't so. Or at least not until this morning :-) it's 35 degrees this morning, but no snow....YET.

TDI Seminar this weekend in Littleton for those that are interested. Have 2 manuals left. Bring cash if you want to attend. Call Joe first: 800-848-6657

The end of the year is coming around quickly, and will probably pull a few more of these seminars under my belt.

BIMRS Meeting

One of those last minute things, I decided to attend the BIMRS Meeting. So with Gary and Skip, we spoke to a number of techs and glad to see some of my Members of the EDR Group.

I have seen a number of new changes for BMW's OSS to OMS, and how much faster this system is working, also all of the new performance changes taking place.

I for one have been intrigued with all of this new 'techie stuff is coming down the pike.

BMW E60 Micro Power Module Tip

So for those new BMW Technicians, here is a tip that may save your 6 in diagnosing a Power Management Issue.

For the earlier model 5 Series, the Electrical Management System and Energy Management System is controlled by one of the many controllers on these model cars (2002, 2003, 2004 etc). The MPM module (Micro Power Module), if not updated will be swimming in the trunk area under the spare tire.

Glow Plugs on New Generation TDI

Car Commando here, Have been swamped with so many calls related to the New Generation TDI Glow Plugs, I think I will put some things to rest right here and now.

First of all the CURRENT...not Voltage, is supplied to the glow plugs directly from the glow plug relay, which is controlled by the ‐J248‐ DFI ECM.

A temperature sensor (ECT) is connected to a time circuit in the relay and controls preheating time. The glow plug light in the instrument cluster is ON when the plugs are being heated, and turns OFF when the engine is ready to start.


Since we are the topic of BMW engines, let’s look at saving the M52TU, M54 and M56 aluminum 6 cylinders.

The problem is the customer cooks the motor. You know when they say, “I pulled over as soon as I saw light”.  Right, 10 miles later.  Or you get that “it only overheated a little”. 

So the thermostat for an example fails, thus causing a serious overheating condition, and “pops” the head gasket or worse, cracks the cylinder head.


With each evolution of BMW engines brings a new set of timing tools that are needed to properly put the engine in proper time.

Baum Tools stocks BMW timing tools for the M50 up to the M56 (6 cylinder engines) M42 and M44 (4 cylinders). M60 and M62 (V-8 cylinder engines). S50, S54, S62 and S85 series “MPOWER” in the M3 and M5.

Currently BMW has come out with the NG series engines (New Generation). We also stock the timing tools for these. N42 and N46 (4 cylinders). N51, 52, 53 and N54 (6 cylinders). N62 V-8 and the N73 (V-12 engines).