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For all of you who have rebuilt engines and suffered project creep.. what did you do, when after you Alumablasted all your covers, painted the block, pan etc. and then realized that your fasteners look like shit?

 

Does anyone offer an OEM type fastener kit for the covers, water pump, oil filter adapter,oil pan, Etc?  Sifting through Realoem and ordering proper dimension bolts, one by one, that just doesn't sound like a good time.

 

Please advise.

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Another solution, which I learned from another FAQ member (BillWilliams), is to remove all of the fasteners and washers, etc. and to sandblast them.  Following that, you can send them all to a plater, who will plate them in any finish you want.  It can also really make your subframe fasteners really pop.  Yellow zinc looks particularly nice, IMO.  You can see an example of if in the suspension rehab writeup in the FAQ Articles section.

 

Regards, Maurice.

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Do you still have the part number list?

 

Sure, I can post or send it to you this evening. It is tii-specific, and has a few different sizes for things like crank trigger bracket, but is pretty comprehensive. BTW--great eyes seeing that plated wrench! --Fred

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I just picked-up a batch from the cad plating shop (the 'spec' for silver color is clear) ... no need to media blast parts at this shop, which saves lots of time. -KB

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Sort the fasteners into two buckets, depending on whether they appear to have originally been clear zinc (silver as above) or cadmium-plated (now often done in yellow zinc). Get them plated the same way and your engine will pop!

Steve

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There's a (probably very) minor business opportunity waiting for somebody who assembled a kit like this for the M10 and various '02 sub-systems. Obviously bolt use should dictate bolt material and grade. Very common in the m/c and vintage Japanese car arena.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-OILHEAD-POLISHED-STAINLESS-ENGINE-KIT-R1100-R1150-R-BOLT-SCREW-/261295128403?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cd6673f53&vxp=mtr

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I recently did this, was a little bit of a PIA, though the ones that came off of my front timing cover (tii) were metric socket cap bolts in class 12.9 (black oil finish), so they had the added benefit of being stronger than the typical class 8.8 (not that any of them really need to be stronger than 8.8).  Somewhere I have a picture, has a good look I will say (and this is the way AlpinA re-assembled this particular engine....)

 

www.alpinabmw2002.com

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I just got a reply from Walloth and Nesch

 

"Dear Mr. Bonkalski ,a hardware kit with all nuts and bolts original yellow zinc plated will be available within the next week. we will inform you by E-mail when it will be available."

 

If you can wait a bit, a hardware kit will be available.

 

Hope this helps!

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I just got a reply from Walloth and Nesch

 

"Dear Mr. Bonkalski ,a hardware kit with all nuts and bolts original yellow zinc plated will be available within the next week. we will inform you by E-mail when it will be available."

 

If you can wait a bit, a hardware kit will be available.

 

Hope this helps!

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