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Before going to mechanic, I want to see the point from where leaking is happening. To go to underneath the car, what is safe and proper way. I have two blue stands and car ramps. But for breaks as I need to remove the wheel I will use jack stands; are they safe and proper way ?My driveway has slope.
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With jackstands (on a level surface) and wheel chocks you'll be just fine. Avoid your driveways slope if at all possible.
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For break-line fix, should I go to any regular mechanic or I should go to BMW expert mechanic,
Also anybody knows good mechanic in Mississauga or near Mississauga?

Edit: Also just a roughly idea how much charges should the mechanic will charge to change the break lines?
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If not possible to avoid, try this: aim the car down the slope. Put the stands in front of the front wheels and drive onto them. Chock the rear wheels and climb under the front.
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Jared, I've got to say, I'm not sure how to drive onto stands... :P

And for nearly all break line work he'll need to remove the wheels, so the ramps are out.
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Oops. Meant to be ramps.

Is this another BREAK line thread?
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I see that you see what I did there.
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http://www.mcnallyauto.com/

This is the guy I trust in all of the GTA for German cars. The man is a genius.
Thanks every one, just was curious and thinking may be car can fell on me as wheels are off and driveway has slope if I dont lift it properly.

And he is Charlie? some body referred me about Charlie to here http://www.bimmersport.ca lol; thanks you gave me the right one.

For breaks, should I go to him or regular mechanic can do it? The reason I am asking he is 40km away from my home and the car will go on toe-truck. If breaks are fixed then I can drive it to him for safety and check-up
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I need new tires on the X5, anyway.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:24 AM
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You can go to a regular mechanic to fix the leaking brake lines, but Charlie is simply the best.
If he is best then I will try to go to him for even breaks too.
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Due to very cold weather : I postpone the project for one month but doing a lit bit work slowly:
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How to use bmw car jack? Mine is similar on picture right hand side. The supporting rod is already down how it can lift the car?

I am trying to use the bmw car jack. See the pictures and please note that these are from internet not my car. But I want to do same thing which one guy did that put car jack and then underneath put car stands but my jack is same as right hand side.. looks if I should put top on ground and bottom part to upper side because rod is benting downward. How can rod supposrt the car if I keep the bottom part of jack on ground?
Can anybody give me pic or video how to use bmw car jack?
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CHOCK THE WHEELS and SET THE E-BRAKE. If you don't, the car WILL move when you jack it up. Take the big circular plug out of the side of your car where you want to jack it up. A flat blade screwdriver will do it. lefty-loosey (counterclockwise to remove it).

I could insert something about "talk dirty to the jack until the peg is standing straight out", but I'll refrain.

Grab the peg and pull it up until it's at 90 degrees to the jack. Put it in the hole the plug came out of until it bottoms. Turn the jack handle until the foot of the jack contacts the ground. Continue turning until the car is as high as you want it. Put the jack stand under the hard point (reinforced spot under the car directly under the socket for the OEM jack). Let the car down onto the jack stand.

Reverse the process to get it back on the ground, and for God sake, don't get under the car with that deathtrap of an OEM jack being the only thing holding it up!

Edit: i just re-read that, and no matter how you describe it, it sounds dirty....or maybe it's just my dirty old man mind.
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Seriously?

CHOCK THE WHEELS and SET THE E-BRAKE. If you don't, the car WILL move when you jack it up. Take the big cir...... an OEM jack being the only thing holding it up!

Edit: i just re-read that, and no matter how you describe it, it sounds dirty....or maybe it's just my dirty old man mind.
my mistake; I made question confusing.
I know these basic steps.. I was just wondering that if I can push the jack stick down by hand easily then how it can hold the car up? When can weight will push it down it will come down easily?
There should be some lock or it is in wrong direction?
But I will try tomorrow as today we got lot of snow here...
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put it into the hole on the side of your rocker panels.


the little holes that you see. take of the little cap. insert and dont forget to


NEVER GET UNDER THE CAR WITH THIS JACK ONLY

EVER! its an Emergency jack and that is that. DONT hurt yourself.
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Trust us, if you put the jack into the hole as it is designed to do, the part you are referring to will not swing down. It isn't magic. If you're having a hard time figuring out why it doesn't fold down when you raise the car, just think about how it's situated in there a little harder. You'll understand it eventually.

And just to reiterate what others have already said:

DO NOT GET UNDERNEATH THE CAR UNTIL IT HAS BEEN SAFELY LOWERED ONTO JACK STANDS. I had my OEM jack buckle as I was tightening a lug bolt.
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i just dont think that he has opened the ports to put the jack in there guys dont be too mad yet.


It took me a while to understand the OEM jack at first too..... never understood it till i used it.


These intrustions again just in case.

1)go to car
2)look for the caps on the rocker panels
3) remove the caps.
4)place chocks on wheels
5)put OEM jack into the hole that will appear after step 3
6) jack the car up
7) put a jackstand right under where your jacking (as seen in your picture)
8) lower the car onto jackstand**
9) Shake test? lean against the car. "move it" (i do this with all 4 wheels still on the car to make sure when im wrenching that im set on the jack)
10) do your work you need to do..


**if you dont own a jackstand and your thinking about doing work on your car like brakes or something just put your wheel that your taking off under the car or something. just please dont get under it with just the OEM jack. i dont want to see anyone get hurt.


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i just dont think that he has opened the ports to put the jack in there guys dont be too mad yet.


It took me a while to understand the OEM jack at first too..... never understood it till i used it.


These intrustions again just in case.

1)go to car
2)look for the caps on the rocker panels
3) remove the caps.
4)place chocks on wheels
5)put OEM jack into the hole that will appear after step 3
6) jack the car up
7) put a jackstand right under where your jacking (as seen in your picture)
8) lower the car onto jackstand**
9) Shake test? lean against the car. "move it" (i do this with all 4 wheels still on the car to make sure when im wrenching that im set on the jack)
10) do your work you need to do..


**if you dont own a jackstand and your thinking about doing work on your car like brakes or something just put your wheel that your taking off under the car or something. just please dont get under it with just the OEM jack. i dont want to see anyone get hurt.


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