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D I Y

(Above) Brian Montgomery changes the fuel filter on his 2011 535d.
Amr walked me through proper lift
procedures, set me up with a power
bleeder, and gave me some great tips
along the way, making this a quick
and easy job. Using a nearby lift,
John Hewes brought his 2000
Porsche 911 and performed a
transaxle fluid change. John laughed
that you can buy a specific (and
probably expensive) Porsche tool to
measure the oil level, which should
be 11mm down from the drain plug,
or you can simply bend and insert a
paperclip to check the oil level. Chris
Moody used the club's power bleeder to flush the brakes on his 1997
BMW M3 with high-temperature
brake fluid. The NCC HPDE season
will be here before you know it,
Chris! Kevin Voelling brought his
recently acquired 2013 BMW M3 so
as to install new spark plugs. Brian

Montgomery completed a fuel filter
replacement on his 2011 BMW 535d.
Michele White overhauled the
cooling system on her 2002 BMW
325xi. Unfortunately, after getting the
cooling system back together there
was a noticeable coolant leak.
Michele and others took the cooling
system back apart to find the replacement water pump hadn't sealed
correctly. Amr was able to get a
second replacement water pump
delivered to the shop in a short
period of time allowing Michele and
the group to get the cooling system
back together by the conclusion of
the event.
Chris Parente replaced the
spark plugs and boots on his 2002
BMW M5. Chris and I joked that
after the plugs were changed on that
beautiful S62 V8 engine you could

(Below) Chris Parente changes spark plugs on his 2002 M5.

May I June

A T

B I M M E R

W E R K S

(Above) Chris Moody flushes brake fluid on his 1997 M3 while work
continued on the 2002 M5 and 2002 325xi.
really hear the difference. Joking
aside, routine maintenance such as
the fluid changes, filter changes, and
spark plug changes performed at this
event keep our cars performing at
their peak, ensuring years of reliable
operation.
As with working on any projects,
the group encountered some
challenges along the way. The group
overcame these challenges thanks to
the collective experience of Bimmer
Werks and NCC members in attendance; they exemplified the spirit
of these DIY events. Mission
completed! Perhaps a better 1980s
television reference as the introduction to this article would have been
The A Team.
NCC has ramped-up the
number of DIY events for 2020.
The DIY events are a great learning

experience, a great way to connect
with sponsoring shops like Bimmer
Werks, and a great way to share your
automotive passion with fellow BMW
enthusiasts. In addition to education
and camaraderie, a nice breakfast
and lunch were provided by the DIY
committee to keep everyone fueled
and on task. Even if you don't have a
project for your own car, you can still
register to attend and assist others as
a "helper", just like Aneek Roy who
provided valuable assistance from
start to finish.
This was my first NCC DIY
event and I'm definitely hooked.
Thank you NCC and Bimmer Werks
for organizing, coordinating, and
making such an awesome event
possible!
NCC and Bimmer Werks, thank
you for being a friend. Stay golden!

(Below) The first set of cars takes to the lifts after the safety briefing.

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COMING EVENTS
January 2020 DIY at Bimmer Works
NCC's 2020 Annual Meeting and Banquet
Matt Curry's Craftsman Auto Care Sponsor Spotlight
Why My Family and I Will Always Drive BMWs
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A BMW Performance Center Delivery Story
Window Tint Can Protect Your Health
The Difference Between Wants and Needs
The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Interview-Jeff Noyes
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