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Old 12-03-2011, 07:28 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
This is a bit like asking what needs to be in your kitchen ... but to point you to similar threads in the bestlinks ...

- Basic tools needed for working on the BMW (1) (2) (3) (4) & here to get the BMW Bentley shop manual (1) & where to get a cheap OBDII DTC scanner (1) (2) or a better scanner (1) or the best diagnostic tools (1) (2) (3) & what tools can you borrow (lend/loan) from AutoZone (1)

- INPA, EDIABAS, NCS Expert, DIS, EasyDIS, Progman, & other BMW factory & dealer programming, coding, and diagnostic software (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) & related BMW diagnostic tools forums (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & the most often recommended BMW diagnostic tools & cable interfaces (1)

How to make your own BMW specialized tools:
- How to make your own BMW cooling system overhaul fan clutch nut counterhold tools (1) (2)
- How to make your own BMW thrust bushing tool (1) or buy them (1) (2) or improvise (1)
- How to make your own BMW car ramps (1)
- How to make your own BMW subframe & differential bushings tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW oxygen sensor removal tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW single-VANOS solonoid socket tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW camber & toe-in alignment tools (1)
- How to make your own BMW hella headlight adjusters (1) (2)
- How to make your own BMW rtab removal tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW upper timing chain locking tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW flywheel locking tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW cylinder head bolt removal tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW cam locking nut tool (1)
- How to make your own BMW crankshaft holder tool (1)
- How to make your own alignment tools to adjust toe-in and camber (1)
- How to make your own ball joint replacement tool (1)
- Special tools for rear ball joint removal (1)
- How to make or buy your own engine lift, engine hoist & engine support tools (1) (2)
- How to calibrate your torque wrench tools (1)
- How to make your own VANOS tools (1) & socket tools (1)
- Where to get the cheapest reasonable OBDII scanner in the world (1) (2) or a better overall scanner (1) or the best BMW diagnostic tools (1) (2) (3) & what tools reset the SRS airbag light (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
- What special tools are needed for a starter motor DIY (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
- How to make your own BMW rear wheel bearing tools (1)
- How to make, borrow, or buy lean-condition misfire test tools to test for vacuum leaks & lean conditions (1) (2)
etc.

- BMW Samstagsales Special Service Tools
- BMW Baum Tools (every BMW tool you can imagine)
- Technitool.com BMW Tools
- ZDMack BMW Tools page
- BMW_special_tools_catalog_2008-sm.pdf

- What to tell newbies who think they don't have time, money, expertise, or tools to DIY & why the tools are free (1)
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