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Working on my car makes my gf jaleous... (archive)

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Posted by Bruno on August 27, 2001 at 18:45:40:

In Reply to: The real reason we work on our own cars... posted by Marlin on August 27, 2001 at 17:59:07:

I work on the E34 because I love it and because I am saving a lot of $$$.

And I hate when someone else work on my car... They never do the job right enough...

'89 535i

is to justify getting new tools!

When the dealer wants $611 to change out the 2 front shocks, and I can buy them for $75 each from BMA, well, I can buy a LOT of tools for that difference.

Just FYI... I got a remanufactured impact wrench from Campbell Hausfeld (sp?) for $40, and it's there "pro" model, not their cheap one. Works great.

Also picked up a 10-150lb 1/2" Mac torque wrench at the pawn shop for $70. Calibrated fine. But, be careful at buying tools at pawn shops tho. They're usually worn out.

The new BOGE Automatic shocks are great. What a difference.


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