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      07-11-2018, 08:33 PM   #1
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Janet Jackson KWEEN and DIEHARD gets his hands dirty...

In case ya couldn't tell from the title I'm a Janet Jackson FREAK! Everywhere she goes I try to follow and if you've followed my 550 Xi saga it's not been too kind to me in my following, ESPECIALLY when I had to rent a Chevy SS Camaro (gross) when my battery died and my alternator went out this last December.

Well guys, I finally bit the bullet and said enough is enough, it's time to start working on my car MYSELF!!

BMW USA and BMW Worldwide responded to my tweet about the troubles I've been having with me car and promised me that today 6/11/17 that my car would be in for all the recalls, and while it was in I decided to have other maintenance work done. They defaulted on their promise of having my car in today and said it will be in later, but I asked my SA if I could have some maintenance done while the car was is to alleviate a DTM I'd been having after romping on it pretty hard. After the cost quote I politely declined. Since I had the parts sitting around I decided to try and tackle this beast myself.

I did the CPS and spark plugs on the N63 myself even after diligently searching the forum and coming up empty handed. Plug search I got a few hits but CPS not a one.

The CPS was fairly easy after removing the air box and it was that time that I decided to try to do the plugs also. They were also easy as pie.

My photos may not be in order but the essence of my post is that the N63 isn't as scary or pricey as BMW makes it out to be and I'll be seeing Janet Jackson 2x this August FRONT ROW CENTER in my BMW 550xi all because I tried and did it MYSELF! These cars aren't as scary as ppl make them out to be....just try it.
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Plug location and a few images of how easy it actually is
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Random images of me and Janet's crew and lifelong bodyguard giving me front row sets at several shows.
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TL/DR: the 550xI isn't as difficult to work on as you may think. I've got front row for Janet Jackson in Charlotte and Raleigh NC and I'll be there IN MY BMW!!
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Is she still singing? Didn't she convert to Islam, and gave up singing?
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Is she still singing? Didn't she convert to Islam, and gave up singing?
She is still singing and performing rabidly! Her last album "Unbreakable" released in late 2015 entered the charts at #1 with major critical acclaim for being very organic and different than the last releases. Most of that is because she now owns her own label and can release what she wants, not what a record label wants her to release.

And she never went full Islam, she married a billionaire from Qatar that wanted her to give up singing and her entire career to be a trophy wife and that didn't work out too well. She's back to the world and we're thrilled to bits to have her back. Her new album is about to drop in a few months and expect Janet Frenzy like it was in the late 90's early 00's.
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Thanks for posting
Wish I could've done a proper write up for all the other newbies that are scared to touch their cars so that they see to not be afraid. Hopefully this starts me on a path to doing more of my own work so that I don't have to give the dealer small mortgage payments to do minor servicing lol. Or trade it in haha
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Thanks for the insight on Janet Jackson. I must admit I am totally oblivious to latest trends in music, or who is doing what. I think she is starting to show her age (googled her) but she is pushing 50s so not bad for her age.

I am afraid of working on my car, and can relate to the fear of messing up. I take my car to local Indy but I am confident I can do the oil changes and such on my own if I tried.

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Thanks for the insight on her Janet Jackson. I must admit I am totally oblivious to latest trends in music, or who is doing what. I think she is starting to show her age (googled her) but she is pushing 50s so not bad for her age.

I am afraid of working on my car, and can relate to the fear of messing up. I take my car to local Indie but I am confident I can do the oil changes and such on my own if I tried.
Show her age? These were some candids taken a few days ago before a performance. 52 never looked so good imo
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Oh wow! She looked quite big in the pictures I saw of her. She definitely looks good in these pictures. Are you just a fan?
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Oh wow! She looked quite big in the pictures I saw of her. She definitely looks good in these pictures. Are you just a fan?
Yeah, I'm just a fan. SUPER-Fan says her security team
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Yeah, I'm just a fan. SUPER-Fan says her security team
So..... Where's the line between SUPER-fan and stalker??
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I met her about 10 years ago, in Malibu. Very, very cute.
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I met her about 10 years ago, in Malibu. Very, very cute.
No! WAY?! The closest I've ever gotten was being filmed for one of her live performance videos for "Burn It Up" about a year ago. She stopped the show and came to me front row center with me screaming my head off, pointed for about 20 seconds and looked in my eyes and said "I Love You." I kinda don't wanna meet her for fear that I'd die
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She had a white summer dress on. She looked great. Very, very cute.

I also met her brothers. Tito does not like me very much. Lol.
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