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GarrettF 05-04-2004 06:03 PM

OEM BMW Wheel Pin
 
I bought 2 of these by accident and i do not need it. All Pictures and desriptions are borrowed form bmw325i.net... I am asking $6.00 shipped
http://www.bmw325i.net/images/wheel_pin/IMG_8747.jpg
http://www.bmw325i.net/images/wheel_pin/IMG_8731.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmw325i.net
BMWs do not use wheel studs with lug nuts to hold the wheels to the car. Instead they use wheel bolts. Each wheel is fastened to the car with five of these wheel bolts.

Needless to say, this makes it a real pain in the neck to remove and reinstall a wheel. If you've ever had a flat tire with your BMW then you know what I mean. Since there are no wheel studs to hold the wheel in place you're stuck there holding a very heavy tire in the air while you try and line up the holes to install a wheel bolt. I always end up getting the dirt and grease from the tire on my clothes as I try to hold the tire with my left hand and my opposing knee while trying to insert a wheel bolt with my right hand. It's not fun.

Fortunately there is an inexpensive tool that will make this chore a lot easier. It's called a wheel pin and it's made by BMW. It even fits inside your toolkit in the trunk. At about $5 from any BMW parts counter, it really makes me wonder why BMW didn't include this in the toolkit with the car. There's even a space in the toolkit in the trunk that looks like it was meant to house this tool.

To use the wheel pin you simply press the plastic end into one of the holes where you would screw in a wheel bolt. Then you slide your wheel onto it through one of the wheel bolt holes in the wheel. Now that the weight is supported you can put in the wheel bolts much easier.


01BMW3Coupe 05-04-2004 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GarrettF
I bought 2 of these by accident and i do not need it. All Pictures and desriptions are borrowed form bmw325i.net... I am asking $6.00 shipped
http://www.bmw325i.net/images/wheel_pin/IMG_8747.jpg
http://www.bmw325i.net/images/wheel_pin/IMG_8731.jpg


i'll take one! pm sent

GarrettF 05-04-2004 08:17 PM

youve got pm.. transaction in progress

Davidjay 05-05-2004 09:01 AM

dibs!

BeBeQ 05-05-2004 09:48 AM

I will take it if the buyer backs out, please let me know :thumbup:

GarrettF 05-05-2004 11:28 AM

sold!

SteelBlueXI 05-05-2004 11:29 AM

Okay, I'll ask the obvious question since nobody else did. If it's $5 from any BMW parts counter, subtract BMW CCA discount and you get $4.50, add in tax at an average of 8% = $4.86

So why should we purchase this for $6? :)

chopstik 05-05-2004 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelBlueXI
Okay, I'll ask the obvious question since nobody else did. If it's $5 from any BMW parts counter, subtract BMW CCA discount and you get $4.50, add in tax at an average of 8% = $4.86

So why should we purchase this for $6? :)

what is that thing?

GarrettF 05-05-2004 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelBlueXI
Okay, I'll ask the obvious question since nobody else did. If it's $5 from any BMW parts counter, subtract BMW CCA discount and you get $4.50, add in tax at an average of 8% = $4.86

So why should we purchase this for $6? :)

Because I had an extra one, And I felt that $6 bucks would cover my cost and cover my shipping cost to someone in Canada if someone there chose to buy it. As well i tried to cover my paypal percentage which sucks big time. If i made $.12 on this i would be suprised. I was jsut trying to get ym money back and help a fanatic out who was interested in having one shipped to thier door rather then go to the delaer and get one. $6 seems fair doesnt it?... AND ITS SOLD ANYWAYS!

01BMW3Coupe 05-05-2004 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelBlueXI
Okay, I'll ask the obvious question since nobody else did. If it's $5 from any BMW parts counter, subtract BMW CCA discount and you get $4.50, add in tax at an average of 8% = $4.86

So why should we purchase this for $6? :)


well figure it this way....$5 for the part, plus tax, $5.60 + driving 20 miles to morristown BMW. hmmm, i'll take the $6 thank you very much :thanks:

SteelBlueXI 05-05-2004 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 01BMW3Coupe
well figure it this way....$5 for the part, plus tax, $5.60 + driving 20 miles to morristown BMW. hmmm, i'll take the $6 thank you very much :thanks:

20 miles? :confused:

That sucks man. I have 3 dealerships within 15 miles of me, the closest less than mile away.

PDACPA 05-05-2004 02:40 PM

My steeler told me nothing went in that compartment! I am pissed. He was supposed to replace all my missing tools.

Whats it for anyways?

01BMW3Coupe 05-07-2004 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelBlueXI
20 miles? :confused:

That sucks man. I have 3 dealerships within 15 miles of me, the closest less than mile away.

well, my office is only about 2 miles from the dealership...but im too lazy to go up there on my own time


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