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That looks very nice. good work. ;)

I'm a fool, I dive in, take a pic or two of the crap I'm trying to fix and just don't, I suppose I forget to, take pics during the refurb/replacement process! Have to try better .....
 

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Ordered parts from bmw supply UK but I've had no correspondence or parts from them! Has anyone used them before? The site seems legit. Have I been scammed.
 

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Parts arrived today. I've gone for genuine mainly as I intend on keeping her for a couple of years, the price difference wasn't a huge amount to be honest.
So hopefully get some time this weekend to start assembly.
 

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Managed to spend a few hours today on it. New big end bolts in and torqued.
New water hose which I think may have started the problems.
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It seems that the vacuum pump is common for leaking so I've fitted a seal kit, you can see the part number if anyone else wants to replace theirs.
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So fitted the head and encountered a small problem with the inlet cam assembly. I let the cam push away from the bearing carrier too much so had to get creative to pull the cam down enough to get the nuts on.
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So the heads on and torqued up and cams in.
I'll tackle the chain and vanos in the week hopefully.
 

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She lives!
Took a few cranks but once the oil pressure reached the valve lifters away she went. Settled down to a nice steady idle straight away and really quiet too.
Did a couple of laps of the car park and she drives nice, only problem is I can't get the tyre pressure monitor light to go out. Anyone have similar problems?
 
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