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Another 2015 Session – August 22nd

05272012_ 043Please join us August 22nd for our next DIY tech session.  We’ll be hosting DIY session at DIY Auto Repair.

The driving season is in full swing!
It must be time for another installment of Fools With Tools…. er, Wrenches and Coffee DIY session.
Coffee, bagels & donuts provided, whether you be wrenching or just visiting.

Join us for another DIY tech session.  Don’t have any work to do on your car?  That’s not an excuse!  Feel free to join us and enjoy the fun!  Curious about what a DIY tech session is?  Stop by and say hello!

Registration is free, but required for this event.  Please register now as we have limited spots available for the lifts!

Jobs can include things like:
* Oil changes
* Other fluid changes
* Brakes
* Brake fluid flush
* Some coolant system work
* Tire rotation
* Cabin air filter
* Spark plugs

We also need volunteers with experience working on our beloved Bimmers to attend and help keep things running smoothly.

First 2015 Session – June 6th

05272012_ 043Please join us June 6th for our next DIY tech session.  We’ll be hosting our first 2015 DIY session at DIY Auto Repair.

The nice weather is coming and driving season is upon us.
It must be time for the first installment of Fools With Tools…. er, Wrenches and Coffee DIY session.
Coffee, bagels & donuts provided, whether you be wrenching or just visiting.

Join us for another DIY tech session.  Don’t have any work to do on your car?  That’s not an excuse!  Feel free to join us and enjoy the fun!  Curious about what a DIY tech session is?  Stop by and say hello!

Registration is free, but required for this event.  Please register now as we have limited spots available for the lifts!

Jobs can include things like:
* Oil changes
* Other fluid changes
* Brakes
* Brake fluid flush
* Some coolant system work
* Tire rotation
* Cabin air filter
* Spark plugs

We also need volunteers with experience working on our beloved Bimmers to attend and help keep things running smoothly.

Fall 2014 Session – November 8th

05272012_ 043Please join us November 8th for our next DIY tech session.  We’ll be hosting our fall DIY session at DIY Auto Repair.

The days are getting shorter and leaves keep falling out of the trees….
It must be time for the fourth installment of Fools With Tools…. er, Wrenches and Coffee DIY session.
Coffee, bagels & donuts provided, whether you be wrenching or just visiting.
LADIES: We’ll have one dedicated lift just for you! AND, even if you don’t want to work on your car, we’ll be doing a review of car care basics, and an oil change demonstration, beginning at 9:00.

Join us for another DIY tech session.  Don’t have any work to do on your car?  That’s not an excuse!  Feel free to join us and enjoy the fun!  Curious about what a DIY tech session is?  Stop by and say hello!

Registration is free, but required for this event.  Please register now as we have limited spots available for the lifts!

Jobs can include things like:
* Oil changes
* Other fluid changes
* Brakes
* Brake fluid flush
* Some coolant system work
* Tire rotation
* Cabin air filter
* Spark plugs

We also need volunteers with experience working on our beloved Bimmers to attend and help keep things running smoothly.

Summer DIY Session – August 23rd

Please join us August 23rd for our next DIY tech session.  We’ll be hosting our summer DIY session at DIY Auto Repair.

Join us for another DIY tech session.  Don’t have any work to do on your car?  That’s not an excuse!  Feel free to join us and enjoy the fun!  Curious about what a DIY tech session is?  Stop by and say hello!

Registration is free, but required for this event.  Please register now as we have limited spots available for the lifts!

Jobs can include things like:
* Oil changes
* Other fluid changes
* Brakes
* Brake fluid flush
* Some coolant system work
* Tire rotation
* Cabin air filter
* Spark plugs

We also need volunteers with experience working on our beloved Bimmers to attend and help keep things running smoothly.

All club members are welcome!

Brakes, Coolant, and more – April Session Successful

The most recent KC BMW Club DIY Tech session – dubbed “wrenches&coffee” – was a huge success.

Jobs ranging from brake rebuilds, to coolant flushes, and an M5 had brakes replaced, along with an oil change.032

 

034Several club members stopped by to observe, help, and consume donuts and coffee!  We had a great time and look forward to seeing everyone in August.  We’ll take a bit of a break as we move into the summertime (we promise – summer is coming!) activities.  We’ll also be releasing more information on the exciting club toolbox – tools are arriving daily!  A big thank you to club member Kevin for the photos!

April 2014 Tech Session – 04/12

Our next DIY tech session will be April 12th – registration will be required.  Registration opens March 12th.

Spring 2014 Session a success

Our spring 2014 tech session was another great success.  Dave at DIY Auto Repair KC was a great host!  Thank you Dave!  Again, club members stepped up and offered to assist others with their projects.  We completed a long list of projects – see below!

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We had three lifts occupied most of the day.

Projects completed included:

  • Drivetrain fluid flushes (transmission and differential)
  • Coolant Flush
  • Several Brake Fluid Flushes
  • Complete brake pad/rotor replacement
  • Cold Air Intake Installation
  • X-brace install
  • CCV System Test

Spring 2014 Tech Session

March 1st – yup, it’s time for our first tech session of 2014.

Join us for another DIY tech session.  Don’t have any work to do on your car?  That’s not an excuse!  Feel free to join us and enjoy the fun!  Curious about what a DIY tech session is?  Stop by and say hello!
Registration is free, but required for this event.  Please register now as we have limited spots available for the lifts!

Jobs can include things like:
* Oil changes
* Other fluid changes
* Brakes
* Brake fluid flush
* Some coolant system work
* Tire rotation
* Cabin air filter
* Spark plugs

We also need volunteers with experience working on our beloved Bimmers to attend and help keep things running smoothly.

All club members are welcome!

KC BMW Club DIY Home

The Kansas City BMW Club’s DIY program allows club members to become more familiar with their vehicles – whether experienced or not!  The chapter holds DIY tech sessions throughout the year and the program provides access to tools, equipment, and know-how that might otherwise not be available to the individual.  Typically, there are several Kansas City club members available to assist when you need an extra pair of hands.  Each club tech session will have a DIY coordinator onsite to oversee and assist when needed.  Are you new to the hobby or have no experience working on cars?  Please join us!

Our DIY tech sessions are held at DIY Auto Repair in Olathe, KS.  DIY Auto Repair provides much needed access to vehicle lifts, and certain general special tools in a climate controlled environment.  Our events could not be possible without their generous support, and the time donated by our volunteers.