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    Posted: 28-March-2015 at 23:17

I thought I'd post up a few pictures of some work ive done on the M5 this winter. Smile


First up was a rather annoying Oil leak from the left bank. I replaced the cam cover gaskets last year when it was off the road for winter. I thought that was the cure, but no...so off with the plenum again....





The Power steering pipes had been leaking and as well as a leak from cam cover, i spotted the o-rings on the vanos solenoids had been leaking too. So they got replaced too.


Also while the coil pack covers were off, i rubber them down and laqured them. Much better.


Next up was the brakes. I had a bad wobble under braking, so i decided to have the discs skimmed, then i painted the centres... Smile


Then whilst the brakes were off, i thought i'd check the front wheel bearings, i gave them a spin......yip both rumbly, two new wheel bearings required..nice....Ouch



The calipers were looking scabby, so i stripped them then had them powder coated and rebuilt with some new seals...




Much better. Big smile

Next up was the usual culprit of the M5, leaking diff seals, so exhaust off, clean it up, diff out, refurb and back in.




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Repaired and cleaned...Smile


After a quick ru of the engine, the oil leak was back, so back off with the plenum and cam cover, Hylomar gasket sealent and back on....again... LOL


Thats most things for now, tomorrows job is to clean and refit the under trays, bleed the brakes again and a few small clips and drive home!!Oh yeah and a wash its manky from dust in the unit!! Cry

A BIG thanks to Cambell for all his help as usual! Thumbs Up
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Vroom vroom

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Brilliant work
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Impressive stuff indeed Paul, I'm envious of what work you do on your beast!
 
How did you replace the front bearings?
 
Did you remove the knuckle by seperating the strut, wishbones and the track rod end from the knuckle whilst on the car, then take the knuckle and bearing unit out to unbolt the bearing from the knuckle?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MAK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-March-2015 at 09:39
Superb as usual Paul & Cambell, no short cuts, Genius's!

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The bearings are bolted on with 4x 18mm bolts i think, i could get 3 of them easily from the back, for the fourth i had to slacken the strut from the hub and remove it slightly. It wasn't a bad job, just awkward due to the locktite on the bolts.
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Cool as bud looks like a good job done Clap


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Issy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-March-2015 at 23:13
Paul great thread! You might want to post it over in the car club forum as well as most folk are over there these days! 👍😜


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote vpricey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-March-2015 at 07:14
I have done Issy, its in the pictures section. 😃👍
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There's a pictures section ?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote muppet 2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-April-2015 at 10:44
Are you fixing Cambells now?

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Originally posted by muppet 2 muppet 2 wrote:

Are you fixing Cambells now?

Nope I am, but I'm sure Paul will be kind enough to help.
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