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You CAN do it!!!! (archive)

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Posted by Al R on October 15, 2001 at 15:34:58:

In Reply to: MY GOD!!!!! posted by Ray525 on October 15, 2001 at 13:19:42:


This seems very high as others have mentioned.

I am not very mechanically inclined especially with the newer cars (computers, etc.). I recently replaced the front discs, pads and sensory on my 95 5 series.

I was very intimidated and timid about doing this job myself. With the help of the members on this board and the reference materials on the other web sites, I manged to get the job done without to much trouble. The hardest job was getting the caliper bolts loosened. I managed to use a long piece of pipe over the handle of the rachette wrench.

I saved about three hundred dollars doing this myself (not counting my time).

I ordered the parts from Zygmunt Motors in doylestown, PA. They have a web site and reasonable prices.

Go ahead and give it a try. One positive thing to come out of this is that my 14 year old daughter watched and wants to do the rear pads with me. A teenage daughter and her dad doing something other than butting heads what a miracle.

This week I am going to tackle the seat motors since one side is not working, the micro-filter, fuel filters and oil change.

You can do it!!

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