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2002 BMW 325i Question: DIY repairs for a newbie possible with a Bentley Repair Manual?

 

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Jacqueinla, La Habra, CA, March 06, 2012, 09:25
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I have a 325i wagon with very low miles that has extensive repairs and needs just about everything else original replaced. I have a garage, and a spare vehicle to drive. Would it be a good idea to buy the Bentley repair manual and begin to familiarize myself with repairs?

I need a new thermostat, brakes, I think I have a vacuum leak.
In under 2 years I've replaced the brakes, steering rack, belts, and 1 window regulator.
I realize I can't repair major components but If I could save some money on the minor things doing it myself the major repairs wouldnt hurt so much. The Bentley repair manual isn't cheap, does it explain the steps so a newbie could follow along or repair things at home?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12192 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 06, 2012, 12:49
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    I WOULDN'T ADVISE ANYONE TO DO HOME REPAIRS ON THESE CARS THEY ARE VERY SPECIALIZED

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    Jacqueinla, March 07, 2012, 12:30
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    Thank You very much, I never wanted to let anyone work on it in my garage before.

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