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    Must read before performing maintenance on your car!!!

    Christian Richard Klorczyk

    This is a story about the life, and sad death of Christian Richard Klorczyk, who died far too young. RIP Christian and prayers to your Family and friends. Let this forever be a reminder to all of us who DIY.

    Christian Richard Klorczyk

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    Safe Jack points. Please review the following thread prior to performing maintenance under your car. Assess the risk, and if you don't feel safe, take it into the shop.

    Safe Jack Points

    Near Miss - Good Data

    Jack Stands

    Others feel free to chime into this thread and add safety tips that aren't stated in the other four threads above.

    Be safe Fella's
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    Bump

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    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Excellent Bump. I think about this every time I get under my cars.
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    Great bump. I saw my neighbor showing his son how to do an oil change using a OEM jack and I started talking to him and offered my jack/jack stands for safety. I wanted to make sure they knew I had it and were safe. He seemed grateful but wouldn't take me up on the offer.

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    Sad reminder. I had a wooden block split a few months ago that I was using to distribute the load for my jack stands. Thankfully the stands held beautifully. But this kind of stuff can happen to anyone. Stay vigilant out there.
    "Cam"

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    This story is always in my mind as I use triple back up safety.

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