11-11-2012, 10:24 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
My Ride: '99 328i 300K miles
| You'll get used to all the abbreviations:
idle control valve
oil filter housing gasket
valve cover gasket
control arms/control arm bushings
You can do most of the work on your car yourself, and it gets easier with time. Spend your time studying the diys and doing the work, or you won't have money left for mods...and honestly, after you get into doing the work, you'll realize it's fun, saves you money, and that you don't have time for mods because you have so much maintenance to do.
Get an xl50 flashlight from HD for 100 lumens of inspecting power, read fanatics until you want to puke, keep out of OT and the showroom until you get your car back to factory...then go to town all you want!
Last edited by dmax; 11-11-2012 at 10:24 AM.