I, too, just did this today. What a job! I was changing out my coolant pump and thermostat so decided to do this while I had access. Needless to say, I spent most of my day on this portion and need to finish up with the thermostat this weekend. I hope it helps.
When you finished, did your WG shaft have any play left? Mine has just the smallest amount still, but its REALLY close to perfect compared to how it was.
2004 E46 M3 | Imola Red on Cinnamon | Slicktop | Manual Seats | 6spd MT |