• Imagine hitting a rusty jack stand at speed. Needless to say, we were lucky -- both from the minimal amount of damage and the fact that it didn't launch into the windshield. That large puddle is power steering fluid.
  • We're replacing the two lines the lead into/out of the power steering reservoir. They should be in my hands by this afternoon and installed by the end of the week.
  • You can see the bent metal line, but it's hard to see the tear in the rubber hose behind it. The mystery metal also broke the clamp on the boot, so it's been temporarily replaced with a zip-tie.
  • Having friends with spare bits of aluminum and fabrication skills rocks. Props to Casey and Brad for making the trick radiator mounts. Yes, they're solid.
  • The other side.
  • The auxiliary fan was ripped to shreds, so we ditched it and the engine fan for an aftermarket electric unit. It should free up a few more ponies and was a snap to install. Unfortunately, we didn't bring our camera to the shop when we installed the fan, but there are plenty of guides lying around BMW-specific forums on how to perform the install.
  • Some bent veins on the A/C condenser.

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