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Old 09-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
Earendil
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Washington
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My Ride: 2000 E46 328i
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Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
I should have been more precise with my previous post. The stud is pressed in place, so if it fails, you have to knock it out. The BMW replacement is a hex head bolt with some very unique dimensions to line up in the exhaust manifold where the stud used to be. The replacement part is not a direct replacement, but more of a factory designed repair solution.
Wonderful info! Looks like Pelican sells the bolt for $25, which is a damn expensive bolt! But at least I know it's been designed for that application. Thanks for the information!
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