What did you do on your 510 today?

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby Byron510 » 29 Mar 2018 07:24

bertvorgon wrote:I like to think I was an efficient DAD......I think I got a badge for that...HEH...HEH...


Noted - and corrected - thanks Bert :-)
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby Three B's Racing » 02 Apr 2018 05:51

Byron510 wrote:It’s funny how few of these pans are still left on 510’s! If the pan survived the first oil change, it usually was removed when the sway bar was replaced for the performance oreintated driver. The clip the slid under the sway bar mount the held the captive nut which secured the back side of the pan usually didn’t get reinstalled.

Ive been told by many that the installation of the pan does significantly help cooling. But I think most have upgraded to more efficient rads today, with aluminum rads being so common place now.

Nice project just the same Lou, thanks for sharing. Looked like at least a 2 beer job :-)

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Thanks Byron, 2 beer job? Dude I'm not that quick. It was more like a,,,,hell I forgot musta been a lot of beer job 8>) The pans also help with sucking heat out from the engine bay along with running cooler like you said I was once told. But like you said "more efficient aluminum rads today"
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 02 Apr 2018 10:06

Got busy with the angle grinder and a cutting wheel today. Not much of the 510 left
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 02 Apr 2018 12:56

Finished installing the drivers side Datsport weather seal. This one went on much easier than the first interns of how I applied the glue. Glad its over and on to the next thing.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby bertvorgon » 08 Apr 2018 06:49

Bled my brakes yesterday, thanks to my son's help. Cleaning up the rear BMW calipers and going to try some caliper paint, as these things get a patina of rust on them every time I wash the car. Don't worry...no Hot Pink colour either, just a nice neutral silver. Going to try the Dupli-Colour paint on ceramic, say's it's good to 500F, which with our drives these days, will never see that temp at the rear sustained.

Then it is test my methanol injection system and I am good to go for the season.

My tires are getting down there and I will see if they can stand up to one more summer, I do have a new set ready to go if needed, thanks to Norm. As I have rotated the tires, I have actually gotten pretty even wear, all things considered.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 08 Apr 2018 07:06

Today I found more rust.

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Think I might need to find new quarter window frames.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby Three B's Racing » 09 Apr 2018 05:16

Painted my front replacement bumper and installed. Also installed lower splash/Belly pan I modified to protect the SR oil pan. It isn't a rock guard but more for keeping the front of the pan from getting bombarded with road debri as it's so exposed up front.

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