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N O V E M B E R

D I Y

A T

B I M M E R

W E R K S

(Above from Left) Eddie Henry drains the automatic transmission fluid in his Z4 Roadster; Marc Caden's new headlight lenses are a clear improvement;
Amr gives Jugadesh Yellapu some tips on replacing his front rotors.
purchase a pair of new headlight
lenses from FCP Euro for just $100.
And the process to replace them on
an E46 couldn't be much simpler - it
involves undoing a series of retaining clips around the lens and
removing the lower trim piece just
below the headlight. After that the
lens comes free, and installing the
new lens is done by reversing the
same procedure. At our November
DIY, I was able to replace both of my
headlight lenses on my E46 wagon

March I April

and the end result was truly amazing. The front of my car end looks
fresher and the headlights have a
much improved light output at night.
The whole process took me less
than one hour; a headlight lens
replacement or restoration is a perfect project for an upcoming DIY
event. One word of caution, however, check your BMW model to see
whether your headlight lens is the
replaceable type. Some lenses are
either not intended to be replaced or

may require more involved techniques for removal, such as cutting
out or baking off the lens using heat.
Our November DIY event was
held at Bimmer Werks (www.bimmerwerks.shop) located in Beltsville,
Maryland, not very far from the
University of Maryland campus.
Having been in the BMW community for a while, I sometimes feel like I
have heard of or visited virtually
every shop in the area that specializes on our cars, but Bimmer Werks

was new to me and it was like finding a hidden gem. The owner, Amr
Alkhateeb, opened the business
about 5 years ago and this was his
first time hosting a DIY event. Amr
has over 25 years of experience that
includes stints working at Passport
BMW (on the Fast Track program)
and later working at BMW of a Silver
Spring as a Master Technician. The
facility itself is impressive; Amr is
personally responsible for incorporating most of the custom details.

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Intro page
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
THE STEERING COLUMN
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
COMING EVENTS
Join Us at the May HPDE at Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit
2019’s Penultimate DIY Event for Ultimate Driving Machines at BMW of Sterling
2019 Tours Recap and 2020 Preliminary Tour Schedule
November DIY at Bimmer Werks
Driving Through A Looking Glass And Other Strange Sights
December DIY at Craftsman Auto Care
Meet the BMW CCA Raffle Grand Prize Winner: NCC’s Ben Wibisono
Advantages of a Custom-Installed Radar Detector
2020 BMW X2 M35: The BMW GTI
The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Habit Nine
NEW MEMBERS LIST
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 1
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - THE STEERING COLUMN
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - COMING EVENTS
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Join Us at the May HPDE at Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 2019’s Penultimate DIY Event for Ultimate Driving Machines at BMW of Sterling
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 2019 Tours Recap and 2020 Preliminary Tour Schedule
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - November DIY at Bimmer Werks
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 14
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Driving Through A Looking Glass And Other Strange Sights
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - December DIY at Craftsman Auto Care
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Meet the BMW CCA Raffle Grand Prize Winner: NCC’s Ben Wibisono
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - Advantages of a Custom-Installed Radar Detector
der Bayerische March/April 2020 - 2020 BMW X2 M35: The BMW GTI
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der Bayerische March/April 2020 - The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Habit Nine
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