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After getting frustrated with my front cup holder and ripping it out in multiple pieces I feel creative.

E39 M5 - DIY for Dummies:

1) Always work in low light environments
2) When working on electrical components, never disconnect the battery or you will lose your date and time information
3) If the part doesn't want to come out, just pull harder
3b) BMW parts are always strong, especially the plastic, so don't worry about breaking them
4) Simple leaks can be easily fixed with the application of Duct Tape
4b) Recommend electrical tape for VANOS leaks
5) Never use the fluids recommended by the dealer, they just want to overcharge you
6) Torque figures for bolts are just suggestions
7) MAFs never need replacing
8) Try using flat-head screwdrivers on philips head screws, vice versa
9) No need to put the parking brake on when jacking up your car, friction will hold it in place
10) Any mods will void your warranty

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12) Always work with hot engine fluids - they will come out easier
 

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14. Don't consult the TIS before trying to remove an integral part of your engine. The TIS is for nerds.
 

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15. Always wear flip-flops when swapping an engine in your home, dimly lit garage. (Raza :hihi:)
 

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16. Feel free to dump the clutch at will, especially with a newly installed supercharger. It's bulletproof!
 

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19. No need to ever add or change oil, it is a lifetime fluid!
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Jerry
 

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20. Use the Oil and filter that AutoZone Recommends it will make your car stronger.:M5thumbs:
 

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Fingers won't work

After admiring all the witty repartee above I am clueless to come up with something that comes close.

You all win,
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Alan
 

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21) Always sand exterior before washing and waxing for best results
22) Never use wheels with smaller diameter than 20"
23) Air filters are only suggestions, typically debris won't enter your intake
 

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(24) Always use the local quicky lube for all maintence.
(25) Request that they test drive your vehicle to confirm the repair.
 

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26) If it fit a 540 it'll fit the M5
27) Use the cheapest, lowest octane fuel you can find to save money, high octane only improves gas mileage
 

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26) If it fits a 540.. it'll fit the M5
27) Use the cheapest, lowest octane fuel you can find to save money, high octane only improves gas mileage
 

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28. If you need to fill-up coolant, always do it when your engine is hot!
29. Replace your D2S only with lights on. It would greatly help you when it's dark. Keep your hands wet.
 
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