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Old 08-27-2017, 06:44 AM
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Mein Auto: 2007 530i; 2007 328 xit
Congrats, **** went wrong!

I've been doing my own mechanics for 45 years and have a long list of screw-ups, mistakes and weird experiences all the way.

From the post-sixpack of torquing down a case screw on my harley with Ft-lbs where they meant inch-lbs (a refresher course in helicoils), to reassembling a head after a ring job and carefully aligning all three ring notches on one of the cylinders....we all have screwups. Taught me patience (and not working on an engine when hammered).

That's a part of it. I'm impressed you built and used your own walnut blaster. That's hard-core DIY, buddy.

This stuff makes great stories -- thanks for sharing.


2007 328xiT
2007 530I
2003 325XI (gone)
2004 530I (gone)
2001 530I (gone)

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