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What is Walnut Blasting?

What is Walnut Blasting?

If you are a BMW or MINI owner this post is for you. Walnut Blasting is a dealer recommended service for BMW and MINI owners every 30,000 miles. What’s the issue? Direct injection BMW engines are prone to excessive carbon build up on the vehicle’s intake valves. Your N54’s intake system needs to be cleaned regularly to perform at it’s peak. This buildup is common and normal but as the level increases you could find your car suffering from a few of the following issues: Poor throttle response Engine misfiring Loss of fuel economy Cold start idle issues Flat spots in the vehicle's power band Lack of engine power Why does this happen? The most common reason for the carbon build up is due to contaminants in the air that pass across the engine’s intake valves. In a multi-port injection engine, fuel is injected prior to the intake valves, which allows the fuel to clean the buildup that accumulates on the intake ports and valves. Contaminants in the a ... read more

It's About You, Not Your Car

It's About You, Not Your Car

It's About You, Not Your Car. Written by Jaime Sanders Scott “Oz” Osborn, recently wrote the book Making Smart Choices: A helpful guide to maintaining your vehicle. Not to inflate his ego (over-inflate, may be the more appropriate term) but Scott’s dedication and passion for people, not cars, is his true calling. This passion ultimately led to his success in this industry. I share this passion, which is what led me to Osborn’s Automotive in the first place. When Scott published his book it inspired me to finally start writing a blog that could possibly wind up being the best nighttime “bound to put you to sleep” blog available on the web. Speaking of sleeping here is a quick story that will ensure I have captured your attention. I am currently looking at buying a new car, out of need not want. The ideal car will be safe, fuel efficient, reliable and hopefully sport a bit of power.  The car I choose will have to be built to last, at least a ... read more

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