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Old 03-07-2011, 01:24 AM   #16
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I don't have the actual temperature, but it's in the 90-100F range, definitely cooler than operating temperature when it's fully warmed up. Mechanic was telling me about it once, how it was PITA because the car coesn't stay at that temp. You have to catch it at the right temp and shut off the car so it doesn't get warmer. But of course the exhaust pipe is already a lot hotter. They're really working overtime to keep the average Joe out of car maintenance.
I agree, but then I don't think it is going to stop me. I'll be trying until I get it right. Simply for personal satisfaction. I would use mechanic, thing is that I had too many bad mechanics in the past that tried cutting corners or costs.
Who is going to stop him from putting $15 oil in the car rather than full synthetic like he was told to do... do you actually thing that a car mechanic would get temperature correct and replace the oil? He would have taken my car for a spin to warm it up. He would lift it up and drain it. Replace it with some cheapo and charge you arm and leg

I'm yet to find someone I know who could recommend a good mechanic. Anyway enough complaining.

I'll follow those two guides
http://www.ehow.com/how_5110079_chan...ion-fluid.html
http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...Fluid_Auto.htm

and hope for best. I wont be for another at least couple of weeks though because I'm swamped with work.
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