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    How to Place your hood in the Service Position

    Makes it easy if you ever have to remove/install the engine

    open the hood
    remove the clips holding the hood shock
    Remove the hood shock while supporting the hood
    Repeat for the other side
    Lift the hood all the way up until the holes on the hood hinge are aligned.
    Insert a bolt or rod through the hole


    Reverse to return the hood to the normal position





    Last edited by Schitzo; 01-17-2012 at 11:15 AM. Reason: Fixed photos

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    Thats a cool little tidbit, Thanks for the info.
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    Great info.

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    very interesting.

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    Nice tip. It needs more pics though. Oh noes, the third one didn't load the first time. Never mind
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    very nice,thank you sir

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    Who knew? Thanks.

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    Missed this one. Very nice tip.
    I'll tow it to E39 DIY for you.

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    That's a good tip. Thank you for sharing.

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    Don't you have to remove both hood shocks before you open the hood all the way up (you mentioned to repeat on the other side, but is that possible without the hood shocks on both side off first)?

    Great idea for when you have work close to the firewall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sealbeach740 View Post
    Don't you have to remove both hood shocks before you open the hood all the way up (you mentioned to repeat on the other side, but is that possible without the hood shocks on both side off first)?
    .
    good catch. I edited the instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schitzo View Post
    I edited the instructions.
    You killed your photo links.

    *fixed*
    Last edited by jamesdc4; 12-16-2010 at 04:24 PM.

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    What size / thread pitch is the bolt?

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    Schitzo,

    This is a very cool trick & thanks for sharing it with us. Next time you do it please post some pictures way from the car so we can see how wide open the hood stays as you do this. Thank you in advance...

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    Wow, this is a good little thing to know. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Da Clean1 View Post
    Schitzo,

    This is a very cool trick & thanks for sharing it with us. Next time you do it please post some pictures way from the car so we can see how wide open the hood stays as you do this. Thank you in advance...

    I do have one I'll see if I can dig it up

    Quote Originally Posted by yellowltd View Post
    What size / thread pitch is the bolt?
    its not a threaded hole hence a metal rod or bolt will work just fine. I used a M8 bolt if I remember correctly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johal E32 View Post
    Wow, this is a good little thing to know. Thanks!
    I wish I had know it before installing my engine. It made things tough until I was done with the install and realized this was possible.

    best pic i have

    Last edited by Schitzo; 12-21-2010 at 06:46 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    i hope i never need to know this

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    This is great news. I never knew about the hood service position in e39. I was always envious about how my dad's Benz hood could go straight up just by pressing in some locking knobs near the hinges. Now i can boast and say the bimmer can do eet too. Can't wait to try this.

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