Spent 5 1/2 hours Friday lubing the slide pins on the BMW’s calipers. I’ve never done any brake work before, this was easy and rather straight forward. while the rotors, pads, and calipers are rusty none of the bolts were seized.

Rear Right
The worst bit of rust on the car. The bottom mudflap screws are secured in metal that’s rusted away from the body.

The design of the Girling front calipers was easy to pull apart compared to the rear calipers which were more fiddly and had less room to work around.

Front Right

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Front Right Mudflap
Front Left Mudflap
Front Left

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These swaybar bushings look bad. I might have to think about refreshing the suspensions rubber bits.
Front Right Pads
Front Right Pads - evenly worn

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Should I be worried about the rust in the piston cavity?
Front Left
After finishing the front I noticed that the jack-stand sunk into the asphalt on the sunny side of the car.

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Slab of concrete so the jack-stand doesn’t sink again
Rear Left

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I don’t know what this loop is for but it wouldn’t even hold the weight of the bungee cord, let alone the brake caliper.
Rear Left Pads - evenly worn - but both rear slide pins were completely dry.

That’s how I spent my Friday. I think I’ll just run the calipers, pads, and rotors as is, for the BC trip next month. What do you think of that idea?