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Frustration with the DIY video set

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Frustration with the DIY video set

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:50 am

I am increasingly frustrated by the YouTube video crowd, particularly the ones affiliated with commercial enterprises.

Case in point -- changing the cabin air filter on '07 S80 3.2. Filter door is held on by plastic clips that were easy enough to release, but seem not to want to go back on.

None of the DIY vids want to show how to deal with things like these attachment points. They must apparently be so intuitive as to require no instruction. These are always the kind of items that defeat me.

Anybody else have that experience?
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Re: Frustration with the DIY video set

Post by darrylrobert » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:16 am

i worked in TV studios and TV news for many years, we had a saying everything you see on TV is fake (staged/rehearsed/etc). i think this is true of many youtube videos

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Re: Frustration with the DIY video set

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:19 am

Welcome to the world of Microsoft. Where answers are technically correct and totally useless.
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Re: Frustration with the DIY video set

Post by oragex » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:40 am

I remember a video replacing the control arms - very in detail except it skipped exactly the part when they had to force the arm down to insert the bj stud. I think it's useful for others to know in advance the difficult part of a job - at least it prepares us mentally

I don't know about those clips, sometimes a bit of grease helps, maybe even warm the plastic a little if it's not too brittle

Oh and the above Microwaste reference made me laugh well. Their forum tech support is indeed as clueless as perfectly polite :lol:

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Re: Frustration with the DIY video set

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:51 am

I often say: "People who generalize are always wrong."

I was, of course, excepting our beloved Robert Spinner from the unhelpful DIY video set.
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Re: Frustration with the DIY video set

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:07 am

This is the kind of thing I revel in when someone does a real good DIY

P80 timing belt idler Install

The idleris held in with two m8 x 50mm bolts with 14 mm hex head , through the mount plate that sits flush on the block

The bottom hole isn’t visible fro top, so pivot the tensioner to rest on the timing belt idler, then hand thread the bottom bolt, then pivot it and install the top bolt

A short extension of 1 inch will allow you to ratchet the two bolts on
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