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  1. Broken starter bolt [SOLVED] (in attempt to fix no click no start)

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    Hey guys, I recently had to pull my manifold off to get to the starter. The biggest [email protected] happened when the top bolt, on of the two that attach it to the tranny, was broken in half. It still did a fine job securing the starter... but did not allow for me to remove it... Here are some pics...
  2. Drilling out "Easy out"

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Dear friends, I successfully used the 3-piece easy-out set they sell at O'Reilly's or wherever to remove 3 stripped screws on my transmission cover of my 2003 M46. My stupidity led me however to over-torque one of the screws putting the transmission cover back on and (you guessed it) snapped...
  3. Valve Cover Bolt Broke well before 8 ft-lbs, HILFE!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello, new guy, just posted my "this is me" post in the Introductions section, now posting a question: I'm replacing a bunch of bolt-on stuff (pulley tensioner, water pump, underdrive pulleys, thermostat, valve cover gasket) right now, and ran into a problem. When tighting the frontmost-top...
  4. Alternator mishap...

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    After scouring threads about battery problems and checking voltage and grounds I decided my problem lies in the alternator. I go through the process of removal in the Bentley Service manual and I get to the part where I have to turn the alternator belt tensioner release lug, and it tells me to...
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