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    05/01/2010 - DIY @ Leehigh Service Center NEW DATE

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    05/01/2010 - DIY @ Leehigh Service Center

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Leehigh DIY event is now full for regular workers. Any new DIY requests will be placed on the Waitlist.

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    05/01/2010 - DIY @ Leehigh Service Center

    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Subframe bushing replacement

    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.

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    I'm not sure. I have never done that job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30 + e90 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flohtingPoint View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e30 + e90 View Post
    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/showthrea...0982#post30982
    Jonathan Thayer - jonathan.michael.thayer@gmail.com
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