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    DIY This Weekend

    I just wanted to remind everyone that we have a DIY on the schedule for this Saturday at Convenience Car Care in Manassas.

    We only have three people registered right now. It would be great to add a few more.

    See the event schedule for the registration form...

    Rob
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    It's funny. I get emails from people asking about DIYs or why aren't we doing them. Then we hold one and people don't take advantage of it. Granted the summer many people are away but you would think there would be enough DIYers in the area that need access to a lift and help from others.
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    Darn, as normal I'll be out of town flying. I need to rewire my Aux fan as a colling fan unrelated to AC system. I need to do a headgasket on my 89 325i, could do it on base at the auto hobby shop but it's more enjoyable with fellow enthusiasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti
    It's funny. I get emails from people asking about DIYs or why aren't we doing them. Then we hold one and people don't take advantage of it. Granted the summer many people are away but you would think there would be enough DIYers in the area that need access to a lift and help from others.
    I would love to attend but I forgot and made plans.

    I always have a closet full of pieces that should be on my car.

    I cross-posted on bf.c to hopefully get some additional interest since I would love to see more events like this.

    ---Eric


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    Is the shop air conditioned? :eeps: If so, I need to corner balance and align...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
    Is the shop air conditioned? :eeps: If so, I need to corner balance and align...
    I think so. It's also carpeted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti
    I think so. It's also carpeted.
    Good, then he won't get his slacks dirty

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    I think I have to work this Saturday, but if not... am I allowed to bring a part there to DIY (i.e. an E36 X-brace + hardware). I'm assuming it's a relatively easy install?

    I was somewhat confused on the site as it says we need to buy parts from the place???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggins
    I was somewhat confused on the site as it says we need to buy parts from the place???
    I should make that clearer next time. I think the original plan was for people to buy parts from the place if they sold parts, such as a dealer.
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    Count me in. (Registration form completed.) I have a set of plugs that I need to install, and new air filter.

    I know, not exactly heavy duty stuff, but that is probably a good thing

    I look forward to meeting everyone.
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    Looks like I will be coming and meeting a few folks. I'm new to the board. I have a 1994 325i, and I'll be attempting a set of motor mount replacements. I discovered a fan blade tobe broken, so I replaced it, and when I did so, I see that the fan blades can hit the radiator shroud. I believe that usually means a mount has failed. However, I got underneath the car, and can't tell which one, so I guess we'll just replace both then, huh .

    Anyway, I can try and assist others when I'm done, assuming my car doesn't fall apart.

    -Ernest-

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    I'm in - after two HPDE's in two months it's time for an oil change and bleed the brakes. If time permits I'd like to mess with the front and rear camber too. I assume they will have the filter and synthetic oil available for purchase on site?

    Dave
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    Just spoke to Tim at CC and he is ordering the filter for my car so it will be there tomorrow. If you are not bringing parts you might want to call him ahead of time.

    -Dave
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    The DIY event at Convience on Saturday was GREAT. I got more done in the 3.5 hours in the shop then I would in my garage all day.

    I managed to do the following:
    - New drop in air filter
    - New spark plugs
    - Oil change
    - Tightened the bolts on the bottom of the transmission sump that I didn't even know was leaking.
    - Rear differential fluid change
    - Front camber adjustment

    I would like to thank Rob for setting the DIY up and the owner Tim Tyrell for being a very gracious host. Tim and his technician Derrick checked on everyone periodically to make sure we had everything we needed. They helped get cars on lifts and provided guidance or any extra tools we required.

    The discussions, encouragement, and assistance from the other club members also made for a great afternoon.
    2001 330i (my car)
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    I second SMOODY's comments - good job Rob and thanks again to Tim and his crew at Convience Car Care. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    Dave
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