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Old 04-16-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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What is this part called? Front fork r80g/s

RealOEM is very useful most of the time, but this time I cannot find the OEM number of the next part:

The round metal plate where the two bolts go through. It holds the whole inside of the front fork in place. It isnt shown on RealOEM.



Anyone got a clue what its called? I want to order two new ones since the drainplug (small bolt) is close to leaking.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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Don't know why you need a new one, there are three places for that to leak, two of those being the copper sealing washers where the bolts thread through. The other is the o-ring behind the aluminum plug. You won't find the o-ring on the BMW fiche either. I'm sorry I cannot tell you the size of it either, another member recently had the problem getting the o-ring from the dealer and sourced one from Mc Master Carr. If you remove the AL part you will need to replace the o-ring. The only size I found was too large and a press was needed to compress it enough to get the snap ring to fit.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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Well, I am needing a new one because the female thread of the plate itself is a little loose. And because im probably going to disassemble the front fork soon, I prefer replacing the.

Thats why I need the OEM number so I can order a new one. Contaced my local dealer already, waiting for a reply (they werent sure). Meanwhile I want to crack up your brains in here, hehe
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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That part has never been available separately. I'd Heli-Coil the drain plug thread.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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The part is only threaded for the smaller (drain) bolt. Putting the next size larger might not be a problem... if the blot head will fit size wise.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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next size up for the allen head drain screw isn't an option, it won't fit as it will hit the circlip. It's that tight.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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next size up for the allen head drain screw isn't an option, it won't fit as it will hit the circlip. It's that tight.
Ok. No solution there then .

Having had the gearbox breather bolt named 'Fred' and its' matting called 'Mary' maybe this bit should be called 'Harriet'. ?

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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May need to just weld it and re tap. If they're prone to wear buying a used one may put you right back to square one.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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May need to just weld it and re tap. If they're prone to wear buying a used one may put you right back to square one.

that's what i was thinking too!! They don't wear at all...unless one strips the threads!!!!

here's a good spot to look for front fork pictures, none of the end cap piece though.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #10
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A Heli-Coil will fix this problem. The other option is to open the thread to 6mm and turn the head of a 6mm bolt on a lathe to fit.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:23 AM   #11
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Thanks a lot for all your answers :) . I am going to look into it how I can fix it the best way. I guess I will have to Heli Coil it.

Also thanks for the link bmwrench! Love those kind of topics. Will look through it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:58 AM   #12
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It would be easy to turn one up on a lathe but if you need one I have one, however there's enough meat to be able to tap it out to 6mm

I don't know if you've taken yours out. There's a very fine o ring that sits behind the cover, they usually spilt when you remove them, the covers are very difficult to refit as well without a press

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