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wsn03 last won the day on May 5

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About wsn03

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    West Midlands, UK
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    Motorbikes, Mk3 Toyota Supras, Taekwondo
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    Business Consultant


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    e39 530i M Sport Champagne edition

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  1. My mechanic said hes doing just that, preferring to remove after application rather than mask off and get issues.
  2. Thanks for that, i can easily do that
  3. Finally a pick of the belts before everything is on
  4. Some rodent bodged the gearbox cooler, cutting lines in the cowling in the process. New one on its way but 2 weeks, so plans to finish engine and cooling aren't going to be met. My mechanic is doing brakes and wheels tomorrow. Started ordering all new seals for post respray. Here's a pic of the bumper
  5. Quick update: Bad weather in May really messed things up. However we are now vanos set up, front on, callipers all sprayed up (we bought new unpainted and had the carriers blast, then I used a zinc primer and a silver top coat... The front bumper has been plastic welded and primed- a very good job they did too- shame the guy quit the shop last week.
  6. wsn03

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Thank you, thats really helpful and noted
  7. wsn03

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Thank you, really helpful.
  8. wsn03

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    I'm trying to find ATE brake suppliers, seems to be online only, but from suppliers with loads of bad reviews for late delivery, wrong parts, no refunds etc - where did you guys get your ATE parts from?
  9. wsn03

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    This is very interesting - my 530 SE had a recurring problem until a mechanic told me to fit oem, problem went away completely, and I did have a top brand on there beforehand. I'm going to look at ATE I think
  10. wsn03

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Very interesting - I've just bought new pads and discs, but reading through your brilliant thread and about these discs and pads, I might return mine and get some of these! Excellent. Never would have thought of it. I have a 2nd generation XKR which is notorious for brake wobble issues - there is only one answer, absolute standard oem brakes and pads - I cured my wobble fitting just that, the only thing ceramic I used is ceramic grease in place of copper grease - all my research shows its a better way to go. My brakes are perfect. On my BMW I'm not doing a thing aside from cleaning and running around, my mate the mechanic is doing the whole job for a change. He has swapped to ceramic grease to since I told him about it and is impressed. I will talk to him now about wavy discs and ceramic pads (I never knew about wavy discs btw)
  11. Can't take the credit except organising, cleaning, cooking and paying the bill, but I will pass your compliments on to the mechanic. Thank you
  12. Really happy seeing the engine looking so clean
  13. Crash bar back from the powder coaters