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1997RE: [bmw e28] Door hanging procedure?

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  • Doug Dykaar
    Dec 9, 2003
      For all those who sent replies, thanks.

      The winner is Bob Kegel. Bob wins one "Attaboy".

      The bump stops were missing on the 3 of the 4 doors, and the fourth is
      cracked. I ordered through the dealer (I know, I know) for $2.71 each CDN.

      These are plastic covers that cover the metal lever that hits the post on
      the doorframe. When they go missing, the difference in the size of that
      lever has to made up in compressing the door seal, i.e. by slamming.

      And I thought parts only fell off english cars. Doh!


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Bob Kegel [mailto:bobkegel@...]
      Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 6:12 PM
      To: BMW Digest
      Cc: dykaar@...
      Subject: RE: [bmw e28] Door hanging procedure?

      On Sat, 6 Dec 2003, at 13:08:03 Doug Dykaar wrote:

      > The doors on my e28 are getting harder to latch over time. They used to
      > close so nice, now itsa slam.

      Sounds like the door striker bump stops, part # 51 21 1 809 735, are worn
      out or missing. They're a dollar and change apiece at the dealer or online
      vendors such as http://www.alloembmwparts.com/ .

      Bob Kegel
      '70 2002
      '85 635 CSi
      BMW CCA
      Puget Sound Chapter
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