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Old 10-20-2006, 02:07 AM   #1
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Default Replaced water pump and fixed window regulator

Wow, I've been busy this week with the ti. First, on friday last week, there was a whurring noise coming from the engine compartment. After listening around, my uncle (mechanic) and I removed the belts to rotate the water pump since that was the suspected culprit. He (mostly) and I replaced it in 1.5 hours with a re-manufactured BMW OEM one. Also, last week, my window fell into the door. After opening it up, I temporarily got it back up to the top position. Went to BMW and got the plastic sliders that broke and some White Lithium grease spray and re-bent the metal hinged system connected to the window and re-clipped them in. After about 1 hour and a few cut fingers, I got it back together. Man was that a pain. Also relatively recently I replaced my central locking actuator. That was perhaps the most annoying car work I've ever done. I somehow did it without removing the locking mechanism since I didn't want to have to remove it completely.

If anyone has these problems and needs them resolved, feel free to PM me. I'll try to help out as much as possible.
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I've been using Teflon dry lubricant in the tracks instead of grease. Seems to be a little smoother thus far, but can't really tell until the winter.
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Oh, that's a great idea. I have a bottle of 5 micron teflon powder that I'll use.
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