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Old 09-17-2010, 08:19 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by wirewrkr
they were supplied with "6" mm studs that were no way near 6mm.
we had to exchange all the supplied studs with BMW factory studs when I discovered this after a customer complained when he stripped out the threads in the covers. Typical Chinese fasteners, undersized.
I just came across this when swapping out my left side cover (patched by PO).
I picked up a repro cover and realized the studs were too short to get the nuts on... I was tired, so I put some loctite on them and only screwed them in partially. I should probably do it right and pick up the correct bolts.
Looks like they're pretty cheap:
17 Stud bolt M6X40 4 07129908104 $0.60
going ninety miles an hour down a dead end street
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