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Old 07-22-2002, 04:47 PM
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Thumbs up Installed Doug Whalen seat rail bushings!

At the last HACK project session this past Saturday, Raffi, Plaz and I (while HACK was under Plaz's car) did the Doug Whalen seat rail bushing change on my 01 M Roadster.

The seats in my M Roadster 'moved/wiggled' while driving and changing the seat rail bushings made the seat rock solid as I took HACK out for a test drive.

I used the write-up from .org as instructions:

http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums...=422418&page=7

The only thing I would add would be the suggested seat removal process:
1) move seat forward - remove rear seat hold down bolts
2) move seat all the way back - remove front seat hold down nuts
3) lean seat forward and diconnect harness with yellow connector

If there are other people in the SoCal area that want to do the change out, I can perhaps help out and make it go a lot quicker.

my .org follow up post:

http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums...=890636&page=1
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:02 PM
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Sounds like a much-needed mod

Scott,
This is a modification I read about somewhere else and it sounds much-needed (would love to eliminate the seat slop).

This is my "first post" here, so just gettin' used to how everything works.

BTW, you offered to help help install the Doug Whalen seat rail bushings. I don't have tools or a shop, but if you have some kind of working area setup... this would definitely be worth a case of the beer of your choice to me (if it would be worth it to you).
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:16 PM
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Welcome Aboard!

First things first - post a thread with pics of your car in the Bimmerfest Showroom Board telling them you're new

No special workshop needed, but I have a pretty clean garage where the work can be done. The only thing I don't have (I used HACKs when we did mine) is a nice set of Torx bits. I should have the small size (I think T-25) that is needed, but there is a larger size (I'll have to see if it's on a post somewhere) that I'm pretty sure I do not have. In lieu of beer, I'll galdly accept the needed Torx bit.

You need to get a set of the bushings from Doug. He has not been charging anything for them (what a guy!) in the past but I think he's going to start getting more requests. Maybe I should have him send me a bunch of them if I'm going to help out the Z series family swap them out.
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Where do I get these things... I have been searching for like 10 minutes.
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Where do I get these things... I have been searching for like 10 minutes.
Contact Doug Whalen at whamac@msn.com.
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Old 06-04-2004, 09:44 AM
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Wow, old thread. I was about to post Scott and ask for help!

I need to do mine SOON.
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Old 06-04-2004, 06:41 PM
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Old 06-04-2004, 07:14 PM
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That's my correct address.

I do have occasional trouble receiving e-mail; no clue as to why.

You can always PM me here, or try to call me on Saturday. As usual, I'll be in the shop most of the weekend.
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