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mikelat
03-12-2012, 03:48 PM
My spark plug heat shield which seems to be made of asbestos has deteriated to the point where there are several holes in it and my dealer said no comprende when I tried to order another. Does anyone do without one or is there a new kind that uses something else as an insulator.

Ceeker
03-12-2012, 04:12 PM
those are most probably original. they last a long time as long as you don't get oil on them. They are available from the dealership. Your parts guy is just an idiot!. they are all made of similar material. you can run the car without as I do have one with them rotted off, but not original looking. Besides, you'll need to remove the 12 nuts that are most probably rusted on and chances are you'll most probably remove some of the studs before the nuts give.

E30M42cab
03-12-2012, 05:39 PM
Your parts guy is a f---ing moron, as I'm sure you realize.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=1113&mospid=47309&btnr=11_1047&hg=11&fg=50

mikelat
03-12-2012, 05:49 PM
So it appears.

everlast
03-12-2012, 06:01 PM
I ordered them from autopartsway.ca once upon a time, not sure if they still carry them though. They used to have all sorts of OEM parts, now not so much.

karmatose
03-12-2012, 07:18 PM
LOL! I just ordered some from Pelican Parts. $23 for the pair. Ordered lots of other stuff too!

http://img.tapatalk.com/18f6162c-842d-0175.jpg

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mikelat
03-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Besides, you'll need to remove the 12 nuts that are most probably rusted on and chances are you'll most probably remove some of the studs before the nuts give.[/QUOTE]

I didn't catch this the first time but are you saying that removing the nuts could break the studs off...then what the hell do I do???

everlast
03-13-2012, 02:46 PM
No, he's saying that the stud will back out before the nut breaks free. You carefully remove the nut from the stud, replace it in the head.

msinger
03-13-2012, 04:04 PM
if you break a stud, weld a nut onto it, then pull the stud out

Ceeker
03-13-2012, 04:19 PM
Your parts guy is a f---ing moron, as I'm sure you realize.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=1113&mospid=47309&btnr=11_1047&hg=11&fg=50


Scott, such harsh language...LOL

E30M42cab
03-13-2012, 06:39 PM
Scott, such harsh language...LOL

I was being kind.

davericher20
03-13-2012, 10:48 PM
This is the Victor Reinz heat-shields on the car. It came with the headgasket set. Just installed it this past Saturday. The head gasket however was not used, anyone wanna buy it?

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r83/davericher20/car/IMG00219-20120311-2016.jpg

recognize anything Ernie?

mikelat
03-15-2012, 02:23 PM
Or did any of the studs turn out. did you reuse the nuts or get new ones.

Mike

davericher20
03-15-2012, 05:13 PM
No, 2 nuts were welded on. The rest were okay, the studs came out on some of them though.

mikelat
03-22-2012, 12:21 AM
OK what do I need to order besides the heat shield itself ie gaskets etc, etc??

Mike

davericher20
03-22-2012, 11:19 AM
the heat shield itself is the exhaust gasket. So if that's all you're replacing, you're good to go.