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Old 04-09-2013, 11:52 AM
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Up on jacks-my neuroses ars screaming

Ok.....I have my 328xi up on jacks, ready to do the oil change. Not a problem. But what else can I do. I did the wheel wells w/ "black on black", cleaned the undercarriage. There has to be something else to do. I mean, how often do you jack up the car? Rotate the wheels....they tell me not to(run flats). What else fellow bimmer enthusiasts.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:09 PM
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Clean the wheels, down inside the barrels as well, schmear some anti seized before popping them back on

If the wheels are the same size front and rear, rotate them

Inspect the brake pads and rotors

Clean and consider painting the calipers

Check for loose/worn suspension components

Install some new dampers

Check the rocker panels are secure

Replace the plastic jack points if they are broken
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:56 PM
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Clean the wheels, down inside the barrels as well, schmear some anti seized before popping them back on

If the wheels are the same size front and rear, rotate them

Inspect the brake pads and rotors

Clean and consider painting the calipers

Check for loose/worn suspension components

Install some new dampers

Check the rocker panels are secure

Replace the plastic jack points if they are broken
I'm impressed.........thats equally neurotic/compulsive.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:03 PM
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:26 PM
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I'm impressed.........thats equally neurotic/compulsive.
LOL! You forgot "anal"
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:53 PM
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Ok.....I have my 328xi up on jacks, ready to do the oil change. Not a problem. But what else can I do. I did the wheel wells w/ "black on black", cleaned the undercarriage. There has to be something else to do. I mean, how often do you jack up the car? Rotate the wheels....they tell me not to(run flats). What else fellow bimmer enthusiasts.

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Replace the suspension.

Seriously.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:31 AM
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use those black nitrile gloves and you wont get your hands dirty
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:32 AM
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