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Ultimate745i 01-27-2013 06:45 AM

Dont be afraid to try...
 
Just wanted to take the time to encourage members to complete as many repairs yourselves. I'm not a mechanic by any means,
and was definitely intimidated with this car because of all it's mysteries and sensitivities to issues.
But I'm pretty proud of myself to say that because of the DIY section of this forum and the expert,
as well as, unselfish contributions by all these members on here I have been able to complete many repairs/upgrades
that I normally would have just took it to the dealer or shop for.
So far I've done the following myself:
- Angel Eye Mtec3 Upgrade
- Replaced brake pads & brake sensors
- Replaced cracked coolant reservoir tank
- Replaced Serpentine/Drive belt
- Replaced Belt Tensioner
- Replaced Idler Pulley
- Changed oil
- Replaced CCV gaskets
- Removed, Cleaned and greased interior blower motor (had chirpy noise)
I know many of you have tackled even more serious repairs/upgrades but my point in this thread is
to keep encouraging others to save money and not to be afraid to TRY. :thumbup:

1bad540 01-27-2013 06:49 AM

Great!!

wjjklj 01-27-2013 08:12 AM

Nice job. Yes, I learned so much here also and was able to replace my entire coolant system, water pump, alternator, belts, pulleys, radiator, console buttons, power module, integrated supply module, cabin filters, fuel filter, brakes and programming too. This is a great forum and can save you thousands. Plus it feels great to do the work yourself! I can only hope I learn as much on the F01/F02 forum.

Ultimate745i 01-27-2013 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7341174)
programming too.

My next goal...but those guys on the Bimmer Coding Forum really know
their s@$t!! Ex-military technologists and computer science dudes. Scares the hell out
of me but I'm gonna keep studying up before I attempt anything. :dunno:

DriftGirl 01-27-2013 10:16 AM

great post...

DriftGirl 01-27-2013 11:06 AM

However, there are idiots who give horrible advice and should NEVER be allowed to work on cars. :rofl:

hd750Li 01-27-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7341174)
I can only hope I learn as much on the F01/F02 forum.

Good luck with that!

First_745Li 01-27-2013 03:16 PM

Nice job.!

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Rookie2008 01-27-2013 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DriftGirl (Post 7341500)
However, there are idiots who give horrible advice and should NEVER be allowed to work on cars. :rofl:

:rofl:

wjjklj 01-27-2013 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hd750Li (Post 7341503)
Good luck with that!

So far what I have read does not seem to be on par with this forum.

First_745Li 01-27-2013 06:03 PM

The way I see it everyone over there in F01/F02 forum will just take it in to the dealer for repairs without attempting to fix it on their own since most is under factory warranty.

Mr.750 01-27-2013 07:13 PM

I always think "I am going to go do this all by myself and save money!" Get up to my shop and lift up the hood, stare at the engine cover and slowly put the hood down, as I go inside to call my dealership..:tsk:

Rookie2008 01-27-2013 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW750IMMIA (Post 7342289)
I always think "I am going to go do this all by myself and save money!" Get up to my shop and lift up the hood, stare at the engine cover and slowly put the hood down, as I go inside to call my dealership..:tsk:

:rofl:

jenkx 01-27-2013 10:25 PM

Yeah, good stuff.

Ultimate745i 01-28-2013 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW750IMMIA (Post 7342289)
I always think "I am going to go do this all by myself and save money!" Get up to my shop and lift up the hood, stare at the engine cover and slowly put the hood down, as I go inside to call my dealership..:tsk:

I will acknowledge that there still are some things that I probably WONT attempt, though.
Any major issues like: transmission, "weeping leak" repair, and internal engine component repairs.


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