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Old 04-15-2019, 06:02 PM
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today, drum roll ..
to do. change PS pump, timing , and the engine covers, and all the rest of it ,
total time 8 hours work,.

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Old 04-15-2019, 11:00 PM
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Replaced the left front CV axle. Had to go to 2 different parts stores to rent a 12pt axle nut and a 7-ton puller. But now I know even simple axle changes take longer on a BMW than a Chevy.
Sounds like you got an axle from advance Auto parts like me. I had to do the same thing

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Old 04-22-2019, 12:26 AM
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Gave Red a wash and put in new anthracite OE floor mats. Sooooooooo much better than the all weather OE mats. I'm the type who likes to kick off his flip flops and feel the carpet. Oh, I also noticed they no longer use that stupid foam that always disintegrates on the back of the floor mats. They use a different material that should help with longevity. "So I got that going for me."
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:29 AM
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Gave Red a wash and put in new anthracite OE floor mats. Sooooooooo much better than the all weather OE mats. I'm the type who likes to kick off his flip flops and feel the carpet. Oh, I also noticed they no longer use that stupid foam that always disintegrates on the back of the floor mats. They use a different material that should help with longevity. "So I got that going for me."
I need to do that. My floor mats are perfect because they are always covered with the all weather mats but the foam started disintegrating.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:38 AM
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I don't think mine has been washed since the year started.


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Old 04-22-2019, 10:39 AM
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I need to do that. My floor mats are perfect because they are always covered with the all weather mats but the foam started disintegrating.
I bought mine from FCP this time anticipating the foam failing in 3 or 4 years and would utilize the lifetime warranty. Was going to just order a new set when 2 or 3 of the mats foam had failed and the mats started wandering around the floor pan. Most irritating. But at least I can just buy a new set and the cost (minus shipping) will be refunded. Might be a non-issue now though due to the backing material change.

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I don't think mine has been washed since the year started.
That's not good. They're like women, need love and attention or they start to get angry. Then bad things happen.

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Old 04-22-2019, 11:37 AM
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Naw. Still down range. I had her go get the oil change the other day and new front tires. Everything is running well with it. I just don't think she's washed it.

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Yesterday, wipers stopped working. I can see it moving a bit so I knew motor was good. Today, I searched for possible cause. True enough, it was the one of the trio bolts (bottom one) that holds the wiper motor in place as what others have experienced.


This bottom bolt has a habit of coming off causing the wiper mechanism to jam on it. Applied locktite on the bolt and everything is good.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:36 AM
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Lucked out: the bolt can be broken right off. Or the wiper arm from the motor can break. One of my very first repairs was that I noticed one wiper had a "stutter" where it would stop in a repeated way with a clunk : the wiper arm was broken but was jammed in such a way it still worked-ish.

Rather than replace I cut a 6" piece of angle iron and made a splint. That was nearly 4 years and 50,000 miles ago.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:40 PM
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Lucked out: the bolt can be broken right off. Or the wiper arm from the motor can break. One of my very first repairs was that I noticed one wiper had a "stutter" where it would stop in a repeated way with a clunk : the wiper arm was broken but was jammed in such a way it still worked-ish.

Rather than replace I cut a 6" piece of angle iron and made a splint. That was nearly 4 years and 50,000 miles ago.
Why? A new wiper arm is only about $50?
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