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    Feedback from DIY #5 at Curry's

    I just got back from another successful DIY at Curry's in Gainesville. I had a great time coordinating the event and it went very smoothly. I'd especially like to thank Judy Curry and Jeff Liller...
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    In addition to losing the tools, we also need to...

    In addition to losing the tools, we also need to be concerned about tool breaking or wearing out prematurely due to misuse. At the DIY's, we can ensure that the tools are used properly.
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    The DIY's are great events that I believe add...

    The DIY's are great events that I believe add value to the use of the tools. At the DIY's you have the use of a lift, experienced mechanics, and fellow BMW enthusiasts to assist. Also, I would not...
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    Mike, Please see the Special Tool Posting on...

    Mike,

    Please see the Special Tool Posting on the main page for info on renting the tools for the DIY. If you have any additional questions, there is a link in the article for contacting me, or...
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    Excellent DIY. Convenience did a great job. The...

    Excellent DIY. Convenience did a great job. The added demonstrations were nice too.
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    Is anyone missing a 17mm Craftsman Impact socket?...

    Is anyone missing a 17mm Craftsman Impact socket? I picked up an extra one at the DIY.
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    Very nice facility and the staff at Passport was...

    Very nice facility and the staff at Passport was very helpful. Another great DIY.
  8. Russel was great. The staff was very helpful. ...

    Russel was great. The staff was very helpful. They even informed me about an outstanding recall on my car and offered to fix it free of charge.
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    Glad you were able to get the seized set screw...

    Glad you were able to get the seized set screw out. Hope to see you at the next one.

    Tony
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    May 17th DIY at FunKtion Auto

    The DIY at FunKtion Auto on May 17th was great. I was able to bleed my brakes in preparation for my first track day. Thanks to Wayne, I also found out that one of the bolts on my front brake...
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    You have to disconnect the driveshaft if you use...

    You have to disconnect the driveshaft if you use a tow dolly too.
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    In with one...out with another

    I took my car to Springfield Autobody to have some deep scratches fixed. They replaced the panel and the paint seems to match well. When I picked up the car, I noticed some slight imperfections....
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    Thanks Curry's and the DIY coordinators.

    Thanks Curry's and the DIY coordinators.
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    I figure its best to start with the easiest and...

    I figure its best to start with the easiest and cheapest option and see if that fixes it. Sorry, you're right. I shouldn't have said "flush" It is just a drain and fill.
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    Mine was making some whiring noises and was hard...

    Mine was making some whiring noises and was hard to get into gear. Turned out it was low on gear oil. I have at least 135,000 on my original clutch, which I'm changing now, but there is still a lot...
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    Not to insult you, but have you checked the fluid...

    Not to insult you, but have you checked the fluid level?
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    Thanks for the quick response. I just called...

    Thanks for the quick response. I just called Springfield Auto Body and will be stopping by tomorrow for an estimate. I'll call them back tomorrow to make sure Jim will be there.
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    I was just checking out the website for...

    I was just checking out the website for Springfield Auto Body. It looks like they have a new manager. Are they still owned by the same people. Has anyone used them recently? If so, what are your...
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    I'd like to thank J&F for hosting the event. ...

    I'd like to thank J&F for hosting the event. They have a very nice shop that is well equipped and well lit. The staff is excellent...very helpful and knowledgeable. I'm in the middle of replacing...
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    CCC was great again

    Timmy, Danny, Derek, Matt and the rest of the crew at Convenience Car Care were great. Can't wait for the next one.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the advice on the aftermarket fenders. I've seen the ones on ebay and I think I'll avoid them. I'm trying find one it white, so that I can avoid repainting. I've tried forums like...
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    E30 Drivers Side Fender

    Does anyone know where I might be able to find one that is rust free and in good shape for a reasonable price? I'd prefer to find one in white if possible. Thanks.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm surprised that...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm surprised that the pry bar didn't slip off. :)

    To get the bolt off, I put a breaker bar on the crankshaft nut and wedged the other end under the frame rail and...
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    Crankshaft Holding Tool

    I managed to get the crankshaft bolt off of my 1989 325i, but now I need to torque it back up to 300 foot pounds. Does anyone have a crankshaft holding tool that I can borrow, or have any advice on...
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    I would love to attend, but I made plans for the...

    I would love to attend, but I made plans for the long weekend right before the event was posted on the NCCBMWCCA website. :frown:

    I really enjoyed that last DIY at CCC. Timmy was a great host. ...
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