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Old 03-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Heat shield

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.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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Your parts guy is a f---ing moron, as I'm sure you realize.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...47&hg=11&fg=50
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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So it appears.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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LOL! I just ordered some from Pelican Parts. $23 for the pair. Ordered lots of other stuff too!



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Old 03-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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Ouch

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???
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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.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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if you break a stud, weld a nut onto it, then pull the stud out
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #10
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Your parts guy is a f---ing moron, as I'm sure you realize.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...47&hg=11&fg=50

Scott, such harsh language...LOL
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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Scott, such harsh language...LOL
I was being kind.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #12
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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?



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Old 03-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #13
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Did all the manifold nuts come off

Or did any of the studs turn out. did you reuse the nuts or get new ones.

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Old 03-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #14
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No, 2 nuts were welded on. The rest were okay, the studs came out on some of them though.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:21 AM   #15
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OK what do I need to order besides the heat shield itself ie gaskets etc, etc??

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