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Old 07-22-2020, 11:39 AM
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Stretched her legs today. 185kph for a good 45 km.
Amazing numbers after that blast!!

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Old 07-22-2020, 05:39 PM
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Can't imagine how your coolant hose popped off. Speaking of which: removing my fan last Sunday and when the wrench hit the upper radiator hose, it pulled the pipe right off the thermostat!

Learn from me: don't rely on the upper hose to catch the wrench. I've done this method to remove the fan a dozen times or more and no problem until Sunday.

Second hit on the wrench I know something wasn't right when I hear a waterfall of coolant at my feet.

The best part: caught on video because I was taking video to show xo how to remove the fan. I'll have to redo there video showing the improved method with something to catch the wrench.

On the video I noticed that the hose was compressed from vacuum do very likely that is why it broke. Under vacuum the hose became stiffer and pulled harder on the thermostat.

Karma came full circle though when I found a 1.1 CT VS1, EF color diamond in a parking lot. Retail price on that stone is worth more than my X5.

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Can't imagine how your coolant hose popped off. Speaking of which: removing my fan last Sunday and when the wrench hit the upper radiator hose, it pulled the pipe right off the thermostat!

Learn from me: don't rely on the upper hose to catch the wrench. I've done this method to remove the fan a dozen times or more and no problem until Sunday.

Second hit on the wrench I know something wasn't right when I hear a waterfall of coolant at my feet.

The best part: caught on video because I was taking video to show xo how to remove the fan. I'll have to redo there video showing the improved method with something to catch the wrench.

On the video I noticed that the hose was compressed from vacuum do very likely that is why it broke. Under vacuum the hose became stiffer and pulled harder on the thermostat.

Karma came full circle though when I found a 1.1 CT VS1, EF color diamond in a parking lot. Retail price on that stone is worth more than my X5.

Damn now that's a find!
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Old 07-22-2020, 06:21 PM
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Damn now that's a find!
Hell yeah! Nice. Any engraving? Hope the owner has it insured.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:19 PM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

No engraving I've searched any lost and found internet site related including one specific to rings. I'll check for a week or two else praying they had insurance and I'll take it as: universe gives me a win (after self destruct of my thermostat being a moron).

I volunteered to carpool with a friend from Chicago to east NY state and in the trip found leaving a Wendy's in the parking lot.
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Old 07-23-2020, 06:35 AM
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Can't imagine how your coolant hose popped off. Speaking of which: removing my fan last Sunday and when the wrench hit the upper radiator hose, it pulled the pipe right off the thermostat!

Learn from me: don't rely on the upper hose to catch the wrench. I've done this method to remove the fan a dozen times or more and no problem until Sunday.

Second hit on the wrench I know something wasn't right when I hear a waterfall of coolant at my feet.

The best part: caught on video because I was taking video to show xo how to remove the fan. I'll have to redo there video showing the improved method with something to catch the wrench.

On the video I noticed that the hose was compressed from vacuum do very likely that is why it broke. Under vacuum the hose became stiffer and pulled harder on the thermostat.

Karma came full circle though when I found a 1.1 CT VS1, EF color diamond in a parking lot. Retail price on that stone is worth more than my X5.

What? I be the only person who likes to have their X stretch it's legs but seriously I really recommend people double check the clips on their hoses as doing it by feel doesn't always work

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Old 07-23-2020, 12:10 PM
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Having just replaced thermostat can affirm it's very difficult to tell these hose clips are locked in. I like to try to leave the clip pushed in to hear the click when it locks but often that won't happen. So definitely always try to remove the hose. Several times the hose has popped off and I had to reconnect it.
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Had a rock chip in the windshield filled at the recommendation of my window tinter. I guess these aren't cosmetic repairs and are just help the integrity of the windshield. It was a 30 minute job and I did not take before pictures. He drilled a small hole and then had some sort of bridge attached to the outside of the windshield with a mirror attahced on the inside of the car. He then used an aluminum tool that has chambers in it to remove the air and inject the resin? Anyone have experience with these types of repairs? Here is a close up pic from the inside after the repair...Name:  20200723_094228.jpg
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:26 PM
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I did on a 93 full size Bronco and other than a slight distortion it was way less noticeable than what yours looks like. But they use a diamond bit (super small) to end the crack running from the chip.

From chip to small crack end would be covered under a. 25 cent piece.

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Interesting and good to know! It was only $50! I only did it because my tinter who tints and wraps mainly exotic cars saw it and immediately declined to put a sun strip on the top of my windshield due to the crack, even though it wouldn't have been on top of the crack. He said tinting can potentially cause it to crack more. I did not expect it to be any better cosmetically and now he will tint the top few inches of my windshield.
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