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Old 10-16-2009, 11:34 AM
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what procedure did you use? Did you follow steps from a bmw manual? How about any special tools that needed to be bought / rented?

If you get the time try and write up a list of tools needed, and the order of things you removed, etc. It would be great to look at the steps of the job and try to estimate repair time and space needed.

Also you say it took you 7 days but that was just working a few hour each evening right? Not 8 hours a day.
i only worked maybe 3 to 4 hrs aday after work. I will post the procedure and tools needed to do this job this evening after work. As for as the repair manual bmw does not go into details on repairs.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:58 PM
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:01 PM
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it took me 7 days to complete it. I was very careful so i just took my time and did not rush. I saved my self $6000.00. The dealer wants around $6500 starting off.
They are smoking crack

Good job man. If you can do it yourself there is no need to go to a stealership.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:02 PM
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i only worked maybe 3 to 4 hrs aday after work. I will post the procedure and tools needed to do this job this evening after work. As for as the repair manual bmw does not go into details on repairs.
Nice. Looking forward to that post.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:04 PM
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Congratulations on completing this job yourself! Very cool!

We should sticky this / eventually post it in the DIY section...

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Old 10-16-2009, 10:14 PM
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Great job buddy! I can't wait to read the post where you have the tools listed and the details. I think this will give alot of people out there the courage to go for it. I sure as hell won't take it to a dealer if I know it can be done without pulling the heads. GREAT JOB ONCE AGAIN.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:25 PM
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:49 AM
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:15 AM
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wow there is a god after all
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:13 AM
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:54 PM
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any idea how much this would cost if the mechanic didn't removethe engine and did it the way you did it? i have an indy mech..and he treats me well..how many hours would this take if done start to finish? any idea?
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:11 PM
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any idea how much this would cost if the mechanic didn't removethe engine and did it the way you did it? i have an indy mech..and he treats me well..how many hours would this take if done start to finish? any idea?
I'm not sure because there is no official time for this way but one member did mention it took him 10hrs to do it the way i did. It took me roughly 28 hrs in a 7 day span, but i paced my self so i would'nt rush.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:58 AM
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:18 PM
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Wow i should take my car apart and fix before it leaves me stranded, the only prob is i have two 03 745s i guess i will have to do bolth of them
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:50 PM
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An Indy in the Ct. area told me that he does this job for around $800, He is really good and reasonable. He quoted me a price of $100 on a Magnaflow Resonator install he said it would take him a little over an hour.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:54 PM
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if its a 10 hour job for an untrained / inexperienced mechanic ! i'd get him to do it ! he's obviuosly done it before hence the price for labour and i would guess you'll get the car back the day after !! bonus !
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:22 AM
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:13 AM
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as a mechanic I would say that job would take about 6 hours maybe 7 including testing it all out etc and assuming all goes well, no parts arrive wrong or no extra stuff needed changing, and good write up, even I would use that as a guide
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:01 AM
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great work man. nice to see someone doing their own work.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:30 PM
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Part two from the previous thread.

after you replace the pipe and gasket, does the coolant have to be in there or does it have to be dry when putting it back together?


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Old 08-08-2010, 05:54 AM
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i completed the coolant pipe replacement, in the driveway and it took 6 hours. finally got it right. no more specialists for me
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:33 AM
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No, do not put antifreeze in that area while going back together with it.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:04 AM
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No, do not put antifreeze in that area while going back together with it.
Great, its nice knowing and double checking.


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Old 08-09-2010, 02:21 PM
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coolant pipe + REAR ORING : $78
valley pan: $110
valve cover set: $140
intake gaskets: $15
timing cover set: $35
water pump: $110
spark plugs: $50
antifreeze: $40
chf11s fluid $20
oil pressure switch: $10
WELL WORTH IT! I have more pics on maybe page 3 or 4
hmmm, wasn't it easier to get that magic pipe from allgermanauto instead?
same money but way less work
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:25 PM
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after you replace the pipe and gasket, does the coolant have to be in there or does it have to be dry when putting it back together?




THATS A COOL QUESTION )) At least something fun today )

yeah, leave it it looks so cool there well if tehre is no leak it will evaporate sooner or later ))


or you can boil some eggs there LOL
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