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Old 09-02-2007, 09:18 AM
Solo1 Solo1 is offline
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Location: Winter Park, FL.
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Mein Auto: 1987 535i; 1998 528i; +
OK, further updates of the last several posts so the 528 owners can do the repairs mentioned in this thread...

I did the research and got the answers to the "what are these parts again?". Using the real parts name used by BMW facilitates determining what the parts actually are....

The so-called "cowling flashing", words not to be found in BMW parts lingo, is actually called the "windshield frame cover" (now that is descriptive!).

The part number is 51718159292. For some reason they hid it in the "grill diagram" in the real oem site.) The Real OEM link:

The part number is the same for both 528i and 540i (unlike the above mentioned "center compartment closing panel" - or the so- called "cowl" which have different parts numbers for these vehicles).

These are available at great prices from Pelican Parts although they are special order and take several days longer to ship.Now I can get on with ordering these parts and getting the thing fixed!


The man in the boat!

Last edited by Solo1; 09-02-2007 at 09:24 AM.
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