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    Thanks all for the help. I finally got the rear...

    Thanks all for the help. I finally got the rear struts out with a combination of blow torch, chisel and pickle fork. Installed new struts and took her for a short drive down the parkway. Can't wait...
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    No torch but I've been blasting it with PB...

    No torch but I've been blasting it with PB blaster to no avail. Already saw his write up.
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    The upper mount bolts have been removed. It's...

    The upper mount bolts have been removed. It's frozen at the wheel carrier connection. How do you get enough leverage in the small confined space and do they make some kind of strut pulled?

    The...
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    Help! Can't remove rear shocks!

    Anybody have a technique for removing the rear shocks on a 2000 740iL? I've been trying all day to remove the old rear shock. It won't budge. Both upper and lower bolts have been removed and I've...
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    Fan clutch tool

    What model do you have? The tool is slightly different for each model. I have one for the 2002 530i. I live near Burke.

    Kimo
  6. Chapter Event Me too. I showed up at about 5:20 then left.

    Me too. I showed up at about 5:20 then left.
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    Robojoo: Take a look at these two links. Lots...

    Robojoo:

    Take a look at these two links. Lots of info on crank but no start issues.

    -Kimo


    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/e36/search/?q=Won%27t+start&forum=e36...
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    The EWS module is part of the alarm and...

    The EWS module is part of the alarm and immobilizer system. It prevents the car from starting if it doesn't recognize your key so it cuts off the electrical connection to the starter. I was able to...
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    I have a similar problem with my 2000 740iL (turn...

    I have a similar problem with my 2000 740iL (turn key and nothing happens). According to my Peake code reader it is the EWS module. So I just reset the code and then my car starts. It sounds like...
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    Brake bleeder tool to borrow

    Anyone in Northern VA area have the pressurized brake bleeder kit that I can borrow this weekend? Thanks,
    Kimo
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    If your car is still drivable then I guess you...

    If your car is still drivable then I guess you should be able to buy a rebuilt one and swap it out at one of the DIY events? Or am I missing something?
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    Have it towed to the next session then.

    Have it towed to the next session then.
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    Moses, You should bring your car to the next...

    Moses,

    You should bring your car to the next DIY session. You just missed one today.
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  15. Thread: Air bag light

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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Chapter Event Does this happen if it snows as forecasted?

    Does this happen if it snows as forecasted?
  17. Too late. I needed the practice so I took the fan...

    Too late. I needed the practice so I took the fan off and applied some anti seize grease.
  18. I completed the job using a regular open box...

    I completed the job using a regular open box craftsman 32 mm wrench. The clutch fan nut came off really easy. I did forget to put anti-seize on the nut. Will this be a problem or should i put some on...
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    RSVP list (please copy/paste the entire list and add yourself sequentially):

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  20. Thanks for the info Bob!

    Thanks for the info Bob!
  21. Thanks Anders. I didn't know a regular 32 mm...

    Thanks Anders. I didn't know a regular 32 mm wrench would fit in there. Can you describe to me how to use that in combo with a screw driver? I might just go this route if it's feasible on my car.
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  22. anybody have a Fan clutch wrench for E39 530 to loan out?

    I was wondering if anyone in the Fairfax/Burke/Centerville, VA area has a 32 mm fan clutch wrench that I could borrow for a day? I need to replace my water pump and thermostat.

    thanks,
    Kimo
  23. Thread: Diy #12???

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    Zach, Thanks for the help on the rear brakes! ...

    Zach,
    Thanks for the help on the rear brakes! See you next month.
    -Kimo
  24. Thread: Diy #12???

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    Is anyone doing a brake job at tomorrow's DIY? I...

    Is anyone doing a brake job at tomorrow's DIY? I need to change my rear brake rotors and pads on my wife's 530i. Are members allowed to come and watch if they missed the sign up?
    Thanks,
    Kimo
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