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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Nube1kenobi View Post
The "leave for 30 and QA" is a just self-inspection term coined for a tech to re-inspect his work area. In the aerospace industry you always have a second or even a third set of eyes doing the inspection prior to release for flight, but in the auto industry or other job detail you do not have that. it is only to prevent the so-called "tunnel vision", where one cannot detect the mistake one made after a prolonged exposure to it. To leave or rest and return is the best way to counter this tendency. The away duration can change depending on the length or complexity.
So the last time I was working on my wifes brakes, I was wrapping up, about to tighten up the wheel bolts, when I happened to see the caliper bolts laying on the ground close by. Talk about an almost tragedy! Moral of the story: If you plan to do your own brake maintenance, do not rush, and always take a break and inspect your work before it's too late!
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