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BMW 850 Engl tabs for Cam banjo bolts

Discussion in 'E31 (1991-1997)' started by Mikekugel, Oct 2, 2013.

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    Thanks Charlson, I had read that before. I am still looking for info about the German solution with aluminum tabs, which seems to also eliminate the need for the upper crush washer. I only want to dig into the top end once for a long time, as it is quite a job on the M70.
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    I thought I would post my follow up on this. I sent Thomas Engl an email in English. He replied in German. I had sent him a link from his own site, as to the banjo bolt tabs. He sent me a PDF of an invoice showing the price in Euros, also in German. A friend was kind enough to translate, and it said that I could use PayPal to send him the money, just about $25 as I recall. PayPal makes the conversion to Euros. I sent it to Thomas Engle's email address. He replied, and emailed a receipt, showing the parts were in the mail, Also in German. Ten days later they arrived, registered mail. The tabs are (Nicely stamped) soft copper, not aluminum as shown on his site. I don't look forward to doing the work, but the peace of mind will be worth it.
    You could of course make your own, from plumbers soft copper strap, (Have fun). Or rely on locktite, like the new BMW bolts. Or drill the banjo bolt and safety wire. I like things such as these locked down with tabs! and blue locktite! OCD ME!
    cheers,,Michael
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    Thanks for the update glad that worked out for you.

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