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DIY: Do It Yourself
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Talking Thank you!!!

As it is that time of year I would like to give a huge shout out and say THANK YOU to everyone on this forum! I have learned so much and wanted to give everyone who has contributed a major thanks!

2001 BMW 325i with 150,000 miles.

Here are all of the things this forum has helped me with!
1. Brakes-pads, rotors,sensors
2. Tires -
3. turn signal lamps- amazingly difficult for as easy as it is.
4. head lamps- again too easy, but made difficult
5. jacking the car up (you'd be amazed at how hard this can be for newbies!)
6. drivers side seat motor
7. fuses (which one to try changing first!)
8. fuel pump
9. fuel filter
10. blower motor resistor
11. window regulator
12. reseting the service interval lamp
13. Oil level sender(sensor)
14. rubber intake boot
15. bleeding the brakes.
16. and counting.......

I think that's all for now. Again, thank you soooo much!
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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As it is that time of year I would like to give a huge shout out and say THANK YOU to everyone on this forum! I have learned so much and wanted to give everyone who has contributed a major thanks!

2001 BMW 325i with 150,000 miles.

Here are all of the things this forum has helped me with!
1. Brakes-pads, rotors,sensors
2. Tires -
3. turn signal lamps- amazingly difficult for as easy as it is.
4. head lamps- again too easy, but made difficult
5. jacking the car up (you'd be amazed at how hard this can be for newbies!)
6. drivers side seat motor
7. fuses (which one to try changing first!)
8. fuel pump
9. fuel filter
10. blower motor resistor
11. window regulator
12. reseting the service interval lamp
13. Oil level sender(sensor)
14. rubber intake boot
15. bleeding the brakes.
16. and counting.......

I think that's all for now. Again, thank you soooo much!
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The DIY section of this board has saved me thousands of dollars.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:53 PM   #3
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I concur. If we all DIY. The BMW dealer will reduce their labor and or else go bancrupt. Thanks for this forum and for everybody.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:56 AM   #4
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DIY is very satisfying at the end of the day. First off you acquired a learned skill and second its just so rewarding to drive your ride knowing you are one who takes care of it. Lastly, hunting for and getting cool tools is fun.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
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DIY is very satisfying at the end of the day. First off you acquired a learned skill and second its just so rewarding to drive your ride knowing you are one who takes care of it. Lastly, hunting for and getting cool tools is fun.
Hopefully the hunting isn't too hard... We've got just about everything you need for your BMW!

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Old 12-21-2008, 02:33 PM   #6
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I'd like to echo the OP's sentiments! I've only had the E46 for a year, but have learned much, and have a short list of mods completed as well as a wish list. It's nice to have a no-BS category like this within a forum.
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