I bought my 2nd BMW a few months ago. A 1986 325es, w/ 165k, recently painted and priced to move. I had her for six, count em' ..SIX effin days before some knucklehead runs me off the road.
Long story short, I HAD a smooth running piece...now, I just finished an oil pan replacement, I am preparing for a manifold-back exhaust replacement, and the list of necessary work goes on and on. I wanted to come forward in this forum cause I think I may need some serious help in the coming weeks with all of the work I need. Seems to be a ton of knowledge floating around here, and I look forward to any advice you fellers can offer.
Here is a list of my adventures ahead:
-Oil pan (DONE)
-Exhaust (manifold-back) <-----Comencing
-Rear subframe bushings
-Engine crossmember replacement
-Fuel "filler" hose replacement
-Rack and pinion replacement
-Power steering mount replacement
-lower control arm rear bushings
-Sway bar links
-Rear brake backing plates
-Rear brake calipers
-and last but not least, I need to figure out why my tail lights flicker (dim slightly) when the turn signals are on.
...whew, fun month for me huh?
I will post when I start each problem to see if there are any helpful tips, and if I run into any problems. Thanks for listening to me bitch! Pray for the mothership, she needs it when i have a wrench in my hand!
<span style='color:blue'><span style='color:red'><span style='font-family:Impact'><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>The begining stages of what will become the "mothership".</span></span></span></span>
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