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Old 08-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Anyone in CT area able to do OFHG replacement.

Hi,

I am a HUGE BMW fan and have owned my 02 325xi for about a year and a half now as my first car. I am slowly learning how to do things myself on my car to save me future expense on maintenance. One thing I need that I am not yet able to do myself is replacing the OFHG in my BMW. I was wondering if there is anyone in the Hartford area of CT who would let me pay them to install this part.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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It's not hard at all and there are numerous step by step instructions with pictures or even video on how to do this. I suggest you man up and get to work. If you want to pay another fanatic less than what you'd pay a shop to do this, you are wasting their time.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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So much for "Minnesota Nice" lol. First, I lack the time. Secondly, I never suggested I would pay anyone less then what I would pay a shop. By my standards, I would probably pay a enthusiast more per hour then the shop rate.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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So much for "Minnesota Nice" lol. First, I lack the time. Secondly, I never suggested I would pay anyone less then what I would pay a shop. By my standards, I would probably pay a enthusiast more per hour then the shop rate.
Not trying to be a jerk at all but you just said you didn't know how to do it, not that you didn't have time for it.

In any case, you can knock this out in about an hour or two over a weekend no problem. It's really not all that hard to do. I'd help you do it, not do it for you, if I was in your area but I'm unfortunately a few thousand miles away.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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All good, I grew up in MPLS. At UCONN for school. I'll get it done.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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Anyone in CT area able to do OFHG replacement.

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Old 08-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #8
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Anyone in CT area able to do OFHG replacement.

It's not that hard to do. Me and my buddy knocked his out in his ZHP a few weeks ago in about 4 hours in my garage. It would have been quicker but we had a few people over and we were drinking. Can't wrench and not drink, it just wouldn't feel right. Lol. I think it would be easier if your car is a manual. Not really sure about the fan clutch for automatics. I've honestly never taken one off. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #9
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I can. I'm in Hartford.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone in CT area able to do OFHG replacement.

My next project to do when im changing my oil, that and replace the oil level sensor.

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