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Eric Seeger

Eric Seeger is a writer and editor who has a taste for wagons. He has owned three Volkswagens, a Volvo, and is currently nursing two BMWs through life. All had a fifth door.

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How to Replace Transmission Mounts on a BMW 5-Series (E34)

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 2, 2017
The GM 4L30E automatic transmission (a.k.a A4S-270R, a.k.a A4S-310R) used in BMW's E34 cars (and some years of the E36) have four ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

BMW A4S-270R A4S-310R GM 4L30-E Transmission Fluid ATF Change DIY (E36 E34 E37)

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 2, 2017
Time: 1 hour Difficulty: 2 out of 5 The car’s trailing arms (a.k.a. rear control arms) are basically the meeting points for the rear wheels ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Change a BMW 5-Series Cabin Filter (E39)

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 2, 2017
There are two times of year that usually have me changing the cabin filter on my cars: Pollen season and leaf season. But if you have an E39 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Replace a Water Pump on an E39 BMW 5-Series (6-cylinder)

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 2, 2017
It’s no secret that the E39’s Achilles Heel is its cooling system. Built almost entirely out of plastic, the system does not age well. And ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Miscellaneous

DIY: Land Rover LR3 spark plug change

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 2, 2017
This is not a hard job at all. It just takes patience when loosening the spark plugs. It took us about 2 hours to do this job using all Land ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Land Rover

DIY: Changing Oil on an LR3 with the V8 Engine

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 2, 2017
Changing oil is probably the most straightforward DIY projects an owner can tackle—as long as the manufacturer put all the vehicle’s oil ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Land Rover

What I Learned: One Year with a $600 BMW 525i Wagon

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 1, 2017
I spotted my beloved disaster sitting on a rural used lot instead of ancient pickups and rusted out Jeeps. “$600 Bad Transmission” was ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

DIY: How to Replace Front Lower Control Arm on BMW E39 – 525i, 528i, 530i

Posted by Eric Seeger
on Feb 1, 2017
Diagnosis... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

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