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Do it Yourself

A place to find DIY guides to doing car repairs/mods/etc.

How to remove seized rotor screws

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August 1, 2018
How to remove seized rotor screws

A rotor screw is used to hold the rotor against the hub face without the wheel on. It is removed only when changing the rotor after removing the caliper carrier. Being so small, and in such a rust prone area however, it is very likely to become seized. This one screw often translates a...
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How to remove a stuck subframe bushing on an E30

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August 1, 2018

When removing the rear subframe on an E30, there is always a possibility that either of the two old bushings will be oxidized and therefore seized/stuck in the body. The OE subframe bushings are made up of an aluminum sleeve with a thick rubber coating around it. The aluminum sleeve protrudes at the top...
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How to change brakes correctly in a few easy steps

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July 24, 2018

Bringing it back to the basics this week. Changing brakes on any car with disk brakes is a routine maintenance item and is certainly a job for a novice DIY’er. However, for something so routine, there are multiple ways to perform the job. However, even though there are multiple ways to theoretically get to...
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How to rebuild BMW M20 head (E30, E34)

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February 21, 2018

A great video from spain showing exactly how to rebuild an M20 head and how to install it back on the block. Three things I would recommend doing differently from the video: 1. Always send the head out to the machinist to check for warping and cracks instead of trying to do it yourself....
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E30 front sway bar reinforcement – improvement over OEM

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September 21, 2017

There are two problems with the front sway bar link mounts on the E30. First, instead of the bushing shackle mounting by means of two bolts, BMW instead decided to use a slotted end, and one bolted end.   The problem with the slotted design is that the slot first needs to be inserted...
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How to change a rear wheel bearing on an E30

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June 6, 2017
How to change a rear wheel bearing on an E30

A rear wheel bearing job, dependent on which tools you have can either be a fairly painless job, or rather difficult. What you will need to make it easy is: Basic range of wrenches Plenty of 3/8 extensions Socket set with ratchets Hex Key Bit Socket Set or Torx key bit socket set (depending on...
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Anti theft GPS Tracking for your car without a monthly subscription

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June 5, 2017

If you have ever tried to find anti theft options for your car you probably know that you basically have two options: One time payment transmitter based systems such as Lojack – old style system, pre GPS and pre modern cellular network technology. These systems depend on the supplier to hide a transmitter in...
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Best way to remove brake dust, stone chip rust and rail dust

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June 2, 2017

What do stone chip rust spots, industrial fallout in your paint and brake dust have in common? Iron. In the last 10 years there has been an introduction of Thioglycolic acid or “Fallout removers” introduced in the automotive market. The existence and use of Thioglycolic acid isn’t new; foundries used it as far back...
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How to recharge the AC in your car (Eg. used will be E30) and how to use AC manifold gauges and pull vacuum

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December 15, 2016

Recharging your own Air conditioning system is one of those things that seems difficult, but really is rather simple as long as you have all the correct tools and follow the correct steps. I will as in depth as I can describe how to properly pull a vacuum on your car, how to check...
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E30 Aux fan resistor replacement and the two different E30 auxiliary fan types

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December 14, 2016
E30 Aux fan resistor replacement and the two different E30 auxiliary fan types

The auxiliary fan resistor is in need of replacement when the auxiliary fan does not operate at low speed. The aux fan should activate: When the AC is on (by way of selecting the AC button in the interior) When the radiator coolant temperature sensor reaches sufficient temperature to trigger the aux fan To...
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