Saturday, December 12, 2009

Suspension and Brakes Result, CV bolt tool

The good news is that the brakes had been upgraded to the BMW parts by a previous owner, and no further work on brakes is needed.


The bad news is that the shocks are replacements, but they and the springs are factory spec, and definitely need to be upgraded.  Electro Automotive sells upgrades as part of the conversion package, so I will have to go ahead with that.

It turns out that Pelican Parts can no longer supply the 12-point CV joint bolt removal tool, so a quick Google search led me to MetalNerd.  They specialize in German car tools and accessories.  The order was handled very quickly and I got it in my hands in two days!  Fred's coming over on Sunday and we'll get the engine dropped.