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Paying it forward - the story of the traveling AFM

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Paying it forward - the story of the traveling AFM

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:20 pm

Gents, now this is how to do it, a real feel good story =D>

Those who follow various threads should recall this one, Rainer (Hefeweisen) had running issues which he eventually diagnosed as a bad AFM, and requested one on the board. Well, it just so happened that I had one of the very type he was looking for, and as it was given to me by another guy unloading a bunch of parts, I offered it to him for just shipping costs :-"

Don't recall what the final fix was, but it wasn't the AFM, so ultimately he didn't need it after all :roll:

But at the same time, Mark (Seshserreihe) also requested the very same version of AFM, as he too was having running issues, also diagnosed as a faulty AFM :-k

So we all agreed that Rainer would send him the AFM, also just for shipping costs, with the hope of finding this AFM a good home and getting him up and running. Well, turned out he just had a cracked intake boot, got that sorted and he was off and running \:D/

Since Mark didn't need the AFM either anymore, we discussed this, and he sent it back to me :shock:

The package arrived a couple of days ago, back home safe, where it all started O:)

And this, my good friends, is how it should be done, this is what this community and forum are all about, taking care of each other, with the common goal of keeping our beloved 6ers up and running :wink:

I truly wish that some of this rubs off and others choose to go this route [-o<
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Re: Paying it forward - the story of the traveling AFM

Post by sansouci » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:07 am

Good story!
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Re: Paying it forward - the story of the traveling AFM

Post by henryc » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:05 pm

Excellent story !
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Re: Paying it forward - the story of the traveling AFM

Post by BenM635i » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:59 am

Can't argue with that - this forum is a rare place of generosity and good nature on the interweb.
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