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  1. Getting the bushes in was nice and easy with this All ready to go back on next week
  2. Cheers man. I have all the bush tools except the ones for the subframe, seems to a real lack of them in the uk. Sod removing the bush after powdercoating. I had to burn my bushes out and cut the sleve out after as its just such a pain getting anything to fit the little lips on the bush and subframe. I borrowed a big puller set to fit my bushes and then speaking to my bmw parts manager he would have lent me the tool they have 😂 should have asked first i suppose. Yes il be coating the underside as a bit of rust was found when the tank was dropped and also to coat the reinforcement plates, rest is it still good from when i coated it all before.
  3. Oh yes! Im now on first name terms with my parts manager and i receive 10% off every part as i have been a good customer for many years now, dread to think what it would have all cost paying full price. I did all the suspension a couple years ago now with Bilstein and Eibach parts. All on here a few pages back.
  4. New bearings and hubs pressed in and cables routed with new clips Antiroll bar made up and all new bolts for the exhuast hanger and center brace Decided to go with powerflex diff bushes as i may end up putting more power through this lot later down the line so best to do ot now while i can. Just waiting on the tool to push the bmw subframe bushes home.
  5. Thanks. Nope and i don't plan to as its alot 😂 more then i originally planned thats for sure as the "while its apart" came in to it. Reinforcement plates are only £55 and my fabricator welded it all for free. Powdercoating was £144.
  6. Parts back from vapour blasting. Well impressed with the finish, super clean! And a quick lick of paint on the backs of the hubs to stop them rusting New solid driveshafts arrived, should stop me snapping any shafts for a bit. All new Oem bmw bushes and bolts ready to go on when the parts are back from the coaters. Threads all cleaned out and new bolts fitted ready to go on Parts back from being powdercoated M3 fuel baffle fitted and i fitted a uprated 255lph fuel pump while i was there Made a start on building the arms back up
  7. So things have moved on a little, car is now off the road having all the necessary work done ready for bolting the charger on. Exhaust off and subframe out, relatively easy job that took about 3 hours. Worst part was lowering all the subframe on your own. Next up was to strip it all down and get the parts to be powdercoated off to them and a few parts vapour blasted. Cleaned the diff up and got the fuel tank out ready for the reinforcement plates to go in. Tank was a mare but got there in the end. Reinforcement plates ready to weld in
  8. I have had mine do this a handful of times before all in cold weather except mine only done it while on the cold start so as soon as the revs drop to normal idle it would be fine again. Only once did a light come up and that was when i pressed the throttle and it miss fired on one cylinder. A good service fixed mine for a few years until i had done a long journey in the rain and parked it for a week in freezing temperatures, started it up and was missing on all cylinders for a few minutes but soon cleared. I think it is a more common thing then you think i remember reading something about the cause but can't for the life of me remember what it was but its something todo with the cold start system on the m54.
  9. Took me about 3 hours thats including jacking the car up and axle stands. Hardest part is the front exhaust bolts as they simply rust out to nothing, once that's off its fairly straight forward. If dropping the lot like i did i would have a friend help you lower it all as its a fair weight and not easy to balance on the jack. This was using air tools as well. All oem Bmw bushes going back in
  10. If your removing the subframe then why not reinforce it while its apart? Hard to notice cracks with the subframe in place. Im currently doing the same and the subframe and all arms are at the powdercoaters and vapour blasters. Its not a cheap or 2 minute process but worthwhile.
  11. Nick Jupp would know the answer and most likely have what you need. https://www.facebook.com/German-CAR-Spares-KENT-802791319809032/
  12. Powerflex polyurethane bushes are the ones to get. Fit and forget and sharpens up the front end.
  13. Another vote for the powerflex bushes, sharpens the front up with no added noise etc. Nothing wrong with Lemforder arms, done 40k on mine and still perfect.
  14. Trouble with using eurocarparts, i fitted a "decent" euros water pump and 20k down the road it had play in the bearings again also the rad was previously replaced with a euros and that had bowed at the bottom. I sacked the lot of it off and went all oem Bmw, fits like a glove and 2 yrs parts warranty. I only use Bmw now as you just don't know what your really getting from euros and doing jobs twice is just a pain.
  15. Had mine done at Bmw but the clutch plate with release bearing was £400 odd, i also had the gear shifter bushes, prop coupler and prop bearing replaced at the same time which you might want to factor in. Dual mass flywheel from Bmw is around £940. Think most people go for Luk clutch kits which are around £300-400 for the plate, bearing and dual mass.
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