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EODguy 05-06-2019 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by crystalworks (Post 1161672)
LOL! Did you feel like the bottom duck, middle duck, or the rooster? Makes a big difference contextually. ;)

Let's just say I felt ducked.....[emoji38]

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andrewwynn 05-07-2019 01:32 AM

Time for valve stem seals... 2005, 4.4i, 113,000 miles
 
Nice making lemonade from lemons. Good luck on the Mickey. That's in the top 3 ludicrous BMW design fails.

Iirc need to remove CV if so leave the strut tower bolts out when removing and installing the axle into the hub. At least 20x easier.

(I banged for an hour no progress at all on a stuck CV spline. In desperation I loosened the shock tower bolts and the rubber boot from the CV shot the axle fully through the hub I didn't do anything)

Purplefade 05-07-2019 05:17 PM

Alternator bracket gasket update:

Nothing quite like a dose of false confidence!

OMG... I ran out of four letter words within the first 15 minutes of reaching in trying to get the freakin oil cooler lines off!

So after 6 hours, WAY to much cussing and throwing shit... it is finally done!

I TOTALLY see what you guys mean by calling it ďthe devil gasketĒ - Iím a grown ass man and there was one point where I thought that I might make more progress by just collapsing on the garage floor and crying out loud for an hour or so - it was a TERRIBLE thing that I will absolutely give the car away before I ever do it again - and that is no lie!

Now that Iíve closed that miserable chapter in my life - itís time to finish the valve stem seals and put the top of the engine back together [emoji106]

(After getting totally shot faced tonight of course! - those VSS can wait until sun up after the day Iíve had.)

andrewwynn 05-07-2019 05:51 PM

I'd rather do timing chain guides for sure that Micky gasket is insanity.


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Purplefade 05-07-2019 06:00 PM

Thereís definitely an engineer that needs fired for that mess!

andrewwynn 05-07-2019 06:23 PM

Tortured. And the perfect penalty would be forces to do the repair himself.


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SlickGT1 05-07-2019 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by andrewwynn (Post 1161754)
Tortured. And the perfect penalty would be forces to do the repair himself.


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One every single car that made production. That would be fair.


Congrats purple.

andrewwynn 05-07-2019 07:51 PM

Yep that was the idea.


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Purplefade 05-07-2019 08:00 PM

Thanks Slick!!

Iím up for just about anything - but that... I never want to do that again - ever!

EODguy 05-07-2019 08:05 PM

I am glad you got it done and apparently with just the "normal" issues...

I think that a trip to the class 6 store is mandatory when preparing to shove Mickey's head into and engine shaped vise.

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