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  • WTB: RIVET for REAR COVER for ROOF- 51211916976

    Would anybody here have an extra pair of Rivets laying around in their E30 M3 treasure chest of goodies? NLA of course and I was told that the part 51711906001(Bling Plug?) would also work? Just wanted to confirm that it's an exact or very close to an exact part that can be used? I would prefer to use the original Rivet if possible.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Here is a lengthy discussion about the roof rivets:

    http://s14net.vbulletin.net/forum/s1...of-cover-strip

    According to BMW, the're back in production, but I'd call a dealer just to be sure. BMW p/n 51711952019

    http://www.bmwoffairfax.com/order-parts-online.htm

    Correct Wurth part number is 0500411 if you need to go that route. You have to have a business account to purchase anything from Wurth, making it a monumental pain in the ass to get a box of these rivets. You can still get them if you can find a body shop or other source willing to order them for you. Still, expect a 90 day wait.

    Alles Beste!

    B. Wheaton
    1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
    2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

    http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

    Register your E30 M3!
    http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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    • #3
      Brandon thank you for the links. I saw a few discussions on this topic but I wanted to see the actual parts before I got the other rivet/plug. The pictures that you provided looks to be the correct part. I have called the local dealerships and they say they are NLA still. I will call Fairfax and others and maybe get lucky. Not too many shops in my area that specializes in E30 M3 parts or rebuilds.

      I will check the other parts as well from WURTH. Thank you once again!!

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      • #4
        I tried to order these through BMW & they said they are NLA , im suppose to pick some of these up from my local Wurth rep. Let me know if anyone else needs any........you can text or call me at 404 409-5984.

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        • #5
          Hey Paddle - please let me know. Worse case is that I can get a similar item but they want me to buy 25 of them and not returnable so if they are wrong its a waste as well. I would like to take 4 of them if you don't mind. I am in Roswell, GA . - please let me know. Thank you!

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          • #6
            I have the Wurth Rivets on order coming but it will be few weeks before I will have them

            Chris
            91 M3 AW 2.5 CR Dogleg
            88 M3 AW Track Car s54
            95 525 Touring M52 Turbo
            04 Toyota Tundra






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            • #7
              I have both the wurth rivets (almost complete box) and the special rivet tool for sale. Please email me if you are interested: [email protected]

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              • #8
                Had someone else get the wurth rivets and they do not work either. The wurth rivets that were referenced in here. I tried the other numbers as well and nothing so far as worked. Trying to GM 5mm rivet and seeing if that will work. I will know in a week when they arrive.

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                • #9
                  Did you try 51111942789 as they look like they fit, same size as the rivets I took out but I have not got round to refitting and if there not good I will have to start looking for a replacement 😞

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                  • #10
                    I ordered that part but BMW never sent the parts from Jacksonville, FL. They said they had 700 of them. They lost the order and until now I forgot the number that I ordered. Thanks for reminding me.

                    51111942789 - is the part number that I told them I ordered and I couldn't remember it when I was there last. I will place an order for these tomorrow and hopefully the GM rivet or the BMW rivet 51111942789 will put an end to my search. It's been a pain in the rear I can tell you that. I will know by Wednesday if they fit and will work.

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                    • #11
                      Please let me know if anyone finds the proper rivet as I'd like to buy some as well.

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                      • #12
                        Thread bump. Does anyone have some rivets they'd sell? BMW is saying the OEM p/n is NLA again. Happy to use Wurth rivets if there are some available.

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                        • #13
                          The ones pictured above are the proper part. I had to order a box of 100 and used them on my own car without issue. I gave the rest away to others over about a 2 year period for shipping costs. Go talk to your local body shop who has an account with Wurth and ask if they will help you out to order a box (you'll have to order a box of 100). I can't imagine why they wouldn't. Each car needs either 6 or 8. 2-3 for the back of each side skirt (don't remember off hand) and the two for the roof cap.
                          Alles Beste!

                          B. Wheaton
                          1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
                          2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

                          http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

                          Register your E30 M3!
                          http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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                          • #14
                            As mentioned above part number 51111942789 is the same size as the original and is still available.

                            See this thread.

                            https://s14net.vbulletin.net/forum/s...of-cover-strip

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                            • #15
                              Then there you go.... those show still available from ECS in 10 packs for US$9.90

                              https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Sit...789/ES2538057/



                              Alles Beste!

                              B. Wheaton
                              1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
                              2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

                              http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

                              Register your E30 M3!
                              http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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