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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:46 AM
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Need help with finding this part # for valve cover mounting.

I circled the part in the picture which I borrowed from Fudman

This stud snapped when tightening the valve cover cap after installing a new VCG(I think my valve cover is warped, keeps leaking a tiny bit no matter what) I'm thinking its just a stud with a hex nut to keep it secured. Is this the correct part?:

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/07129908102/ES16194/
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:57 AM
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If realoem lists 11 or so of these as the quantity used by the car, that's likely the guy. If you have a metric thread gauge, you can confirm fairly quickly.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:15 AM
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The part no. is 07129908102 (for an M54) which is a match, per realOEM. The threaded bolt stud shown is also the same size M6 x 30. You can remove your old one using a dremel tool to cut a slot in the top of the stud and then back it out with a flat blade screwdrive. Careful not to cut into the valve head. It the bolt stud is flush or recessed, us an EZ-out. Use two nuts locked together to insert the stud.

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:11 AM
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Thanks guys. Fudman I will use the double nut procedure. There's enough of the stud left to fit another nut. I can't believe how easily it snapped while tightening down the cap nut.
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