One of the best things about automotive forums like Bimmerfest is that many of us are hands-on when it comes to the maintenance or repairs. While a most of the time we could be potentially be saving ourselves thousands of dollars, many of us have also made some memorable DIY fails.

Just last week I fired up the engine to my wife’s car forgetting that I had the transmission cooler lines dangling, making me break out the absorbent (kitty litter) to soak up my mistake from the driveway. I know I’m not the only one out there, so don’t be shy to share your experiences with the rest of us. From leaving lug nuts loose to forgetting to fill your oil, I’m sure that we all have a memorable story that we can look back on and laugh at. Let’s embrace our funny DIY fails and have a laugh together.