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Question Asked: DIY repairs for a newbie possible with a Bentley Repair Manual?
March 06, 2012, 09:25 AM
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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Problem Reported: Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p><a id="ce_127" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/valve-cover-gasket-set">Valve cover gasket</a> leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.</p>
Problem Reported: Front Control Arm Bracket Bushings May Fail
September 15, 2010, 10:08 PM
<p>Failure of the <a id="ce_5624" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/front-control-arm">front control arm</a> bracket bushings<strong>&mdash;</strong>often referred to as thrust rod bushings<strong>&mdash;</strong>is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.</p>
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