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Old 14th April 2011, 17:35   #41
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I was looking for vacuum line DIYs today. Didn't find much full DIYs except this one:
DIY: Fuel pressure regulator to throttle body vacuum line replacement

I was also looking for a list of part numbers for all the vacuum hoses in the m5 and found what I was looking for when I ran across a great post by Russap in this thread:
Anything else I should replace while intake is off?
Not a DIY exactly, but useful for DIYers.
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Thanks jceg. I have added the first link here. Please take the liberty of posting the p/n reference link to that DIY thread.
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I just created this DIY on motor mounts; it may be useful to add to the list: Replacing Motor / Engine Mounts with Pics.
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Old 21st April 2011, 04:40   #44
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Frank, thanks for all your hard work on this, there is a TON of good info here. Should be required reading for newbies. LOL maybe you can edit DAB's "must read before posting" thread to include this thread!
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Helps me as much as the next member! DAB's sticky is a work of art, as is.
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YouTube - E39 //M5 Rear Brake Line Replacement Brake line replacement

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I've created a DIY for the E60 short shifter and Alcantara boots/ebrake handle:

E60 540i Short Shifter/Slimmbones Alcantara Boots and Ebrake Handle DIY w PICS
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appreciate this a lot. thanks guys
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Not sure if this has been posted or not: It is a link to online repair TIS manuals including the S62 motor.
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Here is a DIY on the Intake Air Temperature Sensor (IATS) relocation:

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Relocation
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