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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-30-2016, 08:42 AM
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Convertible top guide pin cover

Hi all,
I am new to this site. I received a 1992 318i convertible as a gift and have been driving my brains out! The car came from the sunny south so while no rust the top was wiped out by the sun. I recently replaced it (took 9 hours) and while doing so noticed that one of the front guide pins which are on the top bow and go into receiver holes on the top of the windshield was missing its plastic cover (a cone that goes over the metal guide pin).
I found the part number 54311971255 and ordered it from ECS tuning. I figured it would be a superglue job onto the metal pin. However when the part arrived it would not fit all the way to the top of the pin as there is a stepped area at the top. The plastic material does not seem to want to give enough to go over the step. Has anyone else had this issue and is the plastic piece really needed?
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:39 AM
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Did you contact ECS tuning ?
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:16 PM
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Yup tried that ECS does not know how to install it.
I was hoping someone on the board would know how.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:42 AM
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Just wonderful how some suppliers have no issue with professing ignorance on products they sell
I wish I knew, but I have never worked on a vert- not the kind of car you would want to drive in Africa
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