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propr'one
11-13-2005, 05:36 AM
I had my first real bmw day today.
alignment 40 mins
slap on some new rims in back, 30 min
new rotors/brake pads 40 mins
bushings 35 mins
fix power steering leak, 1 hour
fix sunroof 7 hours AND COUNTING (its not fixed)
Figuring out my snow tires dont fit, 2 seconds, but frustrating




ALL while im quitting smoking so im already stressed.




and you know what? i'll do it again tomorrow night, cause it was worth it just to drive my baby home. (can someone say speed limiter?) *th-up*

Justin e36
11-13-2005, 01:36 PM
charlie did the work?

MV325IS
11-13-2005, 01:40 PM
Good thing you quite
Smoking and propane just dont mix !! :)

mirek
11-13-2005, 01:46 PM
I had my first real bmw day today.
alignment 40 mins
slap on some new rims in back, 30 min
new rotors/brake pads 40 mins
bushings 35 mins
fix power steering leak, 1 hour
fix sunroof 7 hours AND COUNTING (its not fixed)
Figuring out my snow tires dont fit, 2 seconds, but frustrating



35 minutes to do bushings?
40 to do rotors and brake pads?

who worked on your car? superman?

Kal
11-13-2005, 02:11 PM
yah seriously .. it takes longer for half the things you've mentioned.. even alignment ends up taking longer then 40 mins ..

But in any case, seems like you bought a 328 with far too many problems.

propr'one
11-13-2005, 02:16 PM
Most of the stuff i did yesterday didn't really have to be done, i just wanted it tip top.
No, my buddy rick and i worked on the car. The sunroof is seriously ****ed though so charlie will probably see it soon.

Justin e36
11-13-2005, 03:11 PM
rotors + pads takes around 10-15mins to do per wheel. that's about right.
bushings.. which ones?

how'd you do your own alignment?

propr'one
11-13-2005, 05:10 PM
My buddy rick has a shop'


justin i know half of you expected me to say something like "i took a 2X4 and lined it up with the side of my car, and hammered the car until it was even"

Justin e36
11-13-2005, 08:35 PM
I was hoping. :(

propr'one
11-13-2005, 08:47 PM
you hate my car that much? or do you just like fixing all my problems?

either way im going back to the shop tonight

BMWags
11-13-2005, 09:35 PM
proprone, there are always a few kinks to be worked out in these cars, since they are not brand new, what can ya do sometimes, but i like your cheerful outlook *th-up*

and omg and your post count is "666"!!!

post again and all of your ills shall be cured!

propr'one
11-13-2005, 09:51 PM
well the sunroof i broke, and everything else was pretty standard shit

T.Dot_E30
11-13-2005, 11:01 PM
good stuff man.

Imagin if you had to pay someone to fix these things.......then u'd really be hating BMWs

SickFinga
11-14-2005, 04:54 AM
rotors + pads takes around 10-15mins to do per wheel. that's about right.
bushings.. which ones?

how'd you do your own alignment?


suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, it will take you 10 min just to jack up your car and take the tools out.

Justin e36
11-14-2005, 07:50 AM
suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, it will take you 10 min just to jack up your car and take the tools out.

yeah, you're right... it would take another few minutes to bolt on new rotors too.

jack up car?.. take tools out? since when do i do mechanic work in my driveway? how about i use the hoist, and grab the air tools behind me.

pop off spring, pull out sensor, remove guide bolts, slide off caliper, swap pads, plug it back together.

15 minutes to do that is reasonable. the longest part is swapping the pads.

Justin e36
11-14-2005, 07:54 AM
you hate my car that much? or do you just like fixing all my problems?

either way im going back to the shop tonight

lol, not quite. was hoping you knew a way i could do my own alignment. i don't have any way of doing an alignment at the shop, so i have to pay wheel & tire zone to do it. *mumble*

SickFinga
11-14-2005, 07:56 AM
15 minutes to do that is reasonable. the longest part is swapping the pads.

15min is possible, but not reasonable.

Justin e36
11-14-2005, 08:08 AM
Not reasonable if you're doing it in your driveway perhaps. Replacing brake pads is one of the simplest procedures anyone can do for their BMW.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/E36-Brake_Pads/E36-Brake_Pads.htm

propr'one
11-14-2005, 10:03 AM
Like i said, this was all done on a jack in a shop. Times are approximate:D


what matters is its done, sunroof is still broken, i need a new clutch, and i love my car

justin how much do you pay to have your car aligned? i can ask my buddy how much he usually charges.