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ilwerdna
01-23-2010, 01:51 PM
23685 Pebble Run Pl
Sterling, VA 20166-2125
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webmaster
03-26-2010, 09:37 AM
*NEW DATE
Do It Yourself (DIY) Program Overview

The 2010 Do It Yourself (DIY) program allows National Capital Chapter (NCC) BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Members to work on their own cars under the supervision of expert mechanics and technicians provided by the DIY Sponsor. The purpose of the DIY is to learn and practice proper maintenance and repair techniques that you can routinely complete within a two-and-one-half-hour (2.5 hour) time period.

There are typically several NCC members who can assist you when an extra pair of hands or advice is needed. We are happy to show newcomers the joys of working on your own car. Most events start at between 8 am and 9 am and typically finish at 3 pm. Lunch for the event is provided by the club.

The DIY Program Webpage is here http://www.nccbmwcca.org/content.php?119-diy

This event offers online registration and payment through MotorsportReg.com.

More... (http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/9AB44564-ACFA-62CF-A4A4323E44BE5DBF)

prentissra
04-13-2010, 05:04 PM
Leehigh has asked that we move our event from May 8th to May 1st. Phil Cummings will be sending out a message to the currently registered attendees.

prentissra
04-15-2010, 10:36 AM
The Leehigh DIY event is now full for regular workers. Any new DIY requests will be placed on the Waitlist.

webmaster
04-19-2010, 12:10 PM
Do It Yourself (DIY) Program Overview

The 2010 Do It Yourself (DIY) program allows National Capital Chapter (NCC) BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Members to work on their own cars under the supervision of expert mechanics and technicians provided by the DIY Sponsor. The purpose of the DIY is to learn and practice proper maintenance and repair techniques that you can routinely complete within a two-and-one-half-hour (2.5 hour) time period.

There are typically several NCC members who can assist you when an extra pair of hands or advice is needed. We are happy to show newcomers the joys of working on your own car. Most events start at between 8 am and 9 am and typically finish at 3 pm. Lunch for the event is provided by the club.

The DIY Program Webpage is here http://www.nccbmwcca.org/content.php?119-diy

This event offers online registration and payment through MotorsportReg.com.

More... (http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/9AB44564-ACFA-62CF-A4A4323E44BE5DBF)

mduhovich
04-22-2010, 02:46 PM
I was wondering if someone could check if I am registered or not. The event registration receipt says:
"Thank you. You will be contacted by the DIY Coordinator at least one week before the event."

--Maria Duhovich

prentissra
04-23-2010, 06:22 AM
We have you as waitlisted. You can see your current status on MSR using the Dashboard. I would expect Phil to send out confirmations for the event in the next few days.

e30 + e90
04-28-2010, 10:58 AM
Is anyone attending the event on Saturday that has performed a replacement of the rear subframe bushings (1987 e30)? I have the Bentley manual but it is very limited in its description of the procedure. I have arranged to have the special BMW tool for Saturday through the club but wanted to see if anyone knew of a good site to get a step by step procedure for the replacement. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

prentissra
04-28-2010, 04:16 PM
I'm not sure. I have never done that job.

flohtingPoint
04-28-2010, 04:22 PM
Is anyone attending the event on Saturday that has performed a replacement of the rear subframe bushings (1987 e30)? I have the Bentley manual but it is very limited in its description of the procedure. I have arranged to have the special BMW tool for Saturday through the club but wanted to see if anyone knew of a good site to get a step by step procedure for the replacement. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

For any bushing replacement (aside from rack), it's always nice to have a press on hand. If no press, then a torch and a drill can get the old one out.

mcoupemindy
04-29-2010, 05:25 AM
For any bushing replacement (aside from rack), it's always nice to have a press on hand. If no press, then a torch and a drill can get the old one out.

He's just doing the subframe bushings - with the tool, it's pretty feasible to do without anything fancy - you don't even have to remove it.

mcoupemindy
04-29-2010, 05:27 AM
Is anyone attending the event on Saturday that has performed a replacement of the rear subframe bushings (1987 e30)? I have the Bentley manual but it is very limited in its description of the procedure. I have arranged to have the special BMW tool for Saturday through the club but wanted to see if anyone knew of a good site to get a step by step procedure for the replacement. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

See this thread - has all the info that you need:

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showthread.php?5031-Subframe-Bushing-DIY-Guide&p=30982#post30982

e30 + e90
04-30-2010, 11:53 AM
Thanks!