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Purplefade 05-10-2019 07:14 AM

HA - it is a great formula, makes you feel amazing about your progress!!

Until you realize that youíre 80% of the way through and that the last 4 valves left take 80% of the time [emoji38]

SlickGT1 05-10-2019 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1161915)
HA - it is a great formula, makes you feel amazing about your progress!!

Until you realize that youíre 80% of the way through and that the last 4 valves left take 80% of the time [emoji38]

I hate that shit. Almost as much as removing stuff thatís in good working order for the first 6 hours. And thatís only to get to the broken part.

My main Moto is the eyes are scared, but hands will get it done one step at a time.

Purplefade 05-10-2019 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by EODguy (Post 1161910)
Congrats on finding your groove and when you're done it'll be time for more Bourbon.

Enjoy your trip with your daughter and remember to stop at all those out of the way parts places during the trip...

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I wish I had further to go, but with Cleveland being only a couple and a half hours from me... Iíve tromped through most of those yards already ☹️


I figured since I only had a couple hours today to put in to VSS that I would use all the hours in Cleveland for the more bourbon part!! [emoji16]. Sheís dancing and I have no where to be during that 60 ish hour window!

Purplefade 05-10-2019 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by SlickGT1 (Post 1161917)
I hate that shit. Almost as much as removing stuff thatís in good working order for the first 6 hours. And thatís only to get to the broken part.



My main Moto is the eyes are scared, but hands will get it done one step at a time.



Thatís how I felt having to remove the intake on the Enclave to change the spark plugs! I thought how stupid is this to have to tear down a good running engine just to change spark plugs - insanity!

And you look at everything that has to come off, or move and the first thought is always - I really donít want to do this... but the hands always get it done in the end!

andrewwynn 05-10-2019 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1161915)
HA - it is a great formula, makes you feel amazing about your progress!!

Until you realize that youíre 80% of the way through and that the last 4 valves left take 80% of the time [emoji38]


Doesn't matter the momentum and the skill earned from doing the first half makes It feel like it's going faster and faster.

Purplefade 05-10-2019 07:23 PM

Woooo-Hoooo - 17 of 32 done - finally, 51% of the way there!!

It feels REALLY GOOD to have more than half of them finished [emoji106]

Done for now, have to pack for Cleveland, back on Monday to get started again.

SlickGT1 05-10-2019 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1161950)
Woooo-Hoooo - 17 of 32 done - finally, 51% of the way there!!

It feels REALLY GOOD to have more than half of them finished [emoji106]

Done for now, have to pack for Cleveland, back on Monday to get started again.

Great job. Enjoy the weekend.

X5only 05-10-2019 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1161950)
Woooo-Hoooo - 17 of 32 done - finally, 51% of the way there!!

It feels REALLY GOOD to have more than half of them finished [emoji106]

Done for now, have to pack for Cleveland, back on Monday to get started again.

Wow, amazing progress! Are you sure you're not an ex BMW tech masquerading as an avid DIY'er :D? Well done :thumbup:.

crystalworks 05-10-2019 10:17 PM

Nice work Purple! We're all rooting for you. I forget which set of tools are you using? The AGA tools or the other lower priced ones that have been out of stock?

Purplefade 05-10-2019 10:59 PM

I wish I had the weekend to work, I had hoped to (try and) have back on the road Monday, but with my weekend booked with my daughter, itís probably going to be this coming weekend.

Though Iím cool with that, receiving the wrong keepers actually gave me a chance to do a number of other things I had wanted to do after winter but hadnít made the time for yet.

As everyone has said - not a ďbadĒ job per say, definitely tedious and requires some tenacity - but all in all not a real bad job.

Wouldnít want to do it for a living but on my own time itís totally worth it and I also feel like I know more about the car for whatever comes next!


CW -

Iím using the set from Speed Shop / Speed Works - I forget which it was but itís an excellent set, working very well [emoji106][emoji106]


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