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  1. Hi Carl The individual who was supposed to view the forums in no longer with us. looking at the date you posted this I think you may work out why. No sure if you contacted us direct?
  2. Hi Keith Got agree there, unfortunately we have been off the boil for a few months with changing staff and no one has been picking up forum messages unbeknown to me but ultimately my fault We aim to response within 48 hours but if no response is offered please contact us direct. There will be a further downtime over the next few weeks as things are changing, but we will aim to keep the disruption to a minimum Regards...John
  3. Hi Kenny Thank you for contacting us regarding the dye, a response will be sent via PM Regards...BL
  4. Air ride on the Agree with Duncan, the progress of a thread is interesting in itself Not sure what colour the body in now but wondered are the callipers getting a colour makeover? Second set of wheels are much better
  5. Hi sorry I was assuming you were going to contact them I've not but he's around £160? We are not on this site much at the moment as the security cert is causing issue but admin are looking at it. Regards...BL
  6. Try Both are excellent
  7. Hi Sorry for not replying I cannot get on the forum most of the time as explorer blocks the site saying its unsafe. I'm unable to do any wheel at the moment. I would recommend Jack at Royal Steering wheel though Regards...John
  8. Hi Just PM sent
  9. It is coated but like all leather is wears. Tiny micro crack open up over time and its there where the condition will seep into. Only use a bit, don't go mad Nappa leather (full grain) has pores from factory with an anti scuff sort of protection. John
  10. Hi Sure, its something we can look at doing. Why do you want to change it, is the foam damaged or is the leather a little baggy You can contact me at Its just I don't get notifications and miss checking the forums some times John
  11. Hiya I've got an M62 engine and its done about 150,000 miles. Its getting a little rattle on start up ,not all the time but more often now and Im looking to sort it out. A few weeks ago I changed the cam cover gaskets as there was a slight leak and knowing they hadn't been changed thought it would cure the misfiring issue. I was right and the misfiring stopped ( little oil down spark plug ) Now if you haven seen the inside of a 150k cam cover which (not owner from new) hasn't had the best service, you can imagine the crud that's collected. The oil breather pipe was also well blocked with crud. The worst thing I could have done was to scrape out the crap from the cover as I would not have had everything to hand to get all the bit outs and could have caused a bigger issue with floating debris. so planned to do this at a later date. I've been advised that on start up, the bottom end rattle could be a lazy oil pump. the crud at the top will almost certainly be at the bottom, clogging everything up so I wouldn't be surprised if the pump is a bit clogged Taking the covers off isn't a big job and while the covers are being cleaning I was looking at taking the sump off and also having this cleaned. at this point I though, well Vanos, im sure this could do with sorting out and not fussed about working on this engine thought id tackle it (going to change water pump and bleed power steering as well) So Vanos. I've seen a few places that sell the kits...but... do you have any recommendations, links or experience in doing this. Im after a kit list, everything to over hall the vanos including seals and press tools (if required) any alignment tools for the cams also. I know its not a 5 minute job but best to tackle everything in one go. Any advise? Cheers...John
  12. The main thing is that you have had a go. If done again im sure you would do some things differently. Be good to see the pictures when you get a chance
  13. Hi Jamie Its good read that you are "testing" as advised. Seeing what you can get away with doing etc. Its quite refreshing to see someone doing important preparation and while it helps a great deal, when you come to put the finish material on you will be drawing on all your preparation experience which you may have tweaked a little, to get the finish you want. As you mentioned, some parts are easy to cover and some are just a right pain in the bottom. Once you cover the harder parts and look back at some of the easy parts you covered prior, you will then think that the are even easier to cover! There are lots of different corners, undulations and compound angles when covering but after doing the work your currently doing you can just look at a part, extract the hard areas to hit and then plan your attack and start to finish will be in a set process which you have subconsciously planned out in your mind. Understanding what the material will allow you to do is part of the prep and its sounds like your doing it nicely. Ive been covering "items" for a good few years now and while I find it challenging and love doing it, there will be times your tested! with the added fact that what your covering costs £££££ adds the extra pressure. But its all good If you need anymore help just call! John
  14. Hi We have this colour on file and can mix it for you and sounds like you only need the small 65ml bottle. If you can send an email to quoting your forum name we will then price you for a 65ml bottle delivered which includes forum discount. Regards...BL
  15. How you doing Jamie, good to have a chin wag with you. How you getting on?