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T48 TRE
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Chrome extension tailpipes

Post by T48 TRE » Sun 08 Feb, 2009 14:03

Anyone bought and fitted the tailpipe extensions. I would be interested to know how you got them on. The BMW supplied pair have 4 ribs round the inside which I suppose are to compress the existing tailpipe, then lock on with a small bolt. However i found it impossible to get them on, only 2 sides were sliding correctly and the tail pipe is too strong to compress.
Any theories.
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Post by Rob13 » Sun 08 Feb, 2009 14:09

Hi

I got mine on (eventually) but they were incredibly tight - definatly no reason for the locking screw!

I lubed the tailpipe and with a block of wood to protect them wacked each on with a hammer.

I could not come up with any other solution. They are on now and look great....they will just have to be cut off if they ever need removing.
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Post by mc.d » Sun 08 Feb, 2009 18:54

Thx Rob13
Incredibly tight they are, Even tried heating the extentions with boiling water b4 hand.Gave up in the end :( but will try again,i would not want to miss with the hammer!! or the next stop is the rear valance.
What made me laugh is the BM instructions, "mount the trim by pressing or knocking on" :?

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Post by AntMan » Sun 08 Feb, 2009 21:47

The ones on my Z3 2.8 were very tight almost to the point i thought they couldn't possibly fit. They had to be knocked on in the end with a piece of wood and mallet ,there was absolutely no other way to get them on,but with a little tapping they did go on without any major problem.
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Post by ///M_aniac » Sun 08 Feb, 2009 21:48

AntMan wrote:The ones on my Z3 2.8 were very tight almost to the point i thought they couldn't possibly fit. They had to be knocked on in the end with a piece of wood and mallet ,there was absolutely no other way to get them on,but with a little tapping they did go on without any major problem.
They do fit VERY tightly, and this is the correct procedure for getting them on
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Post by Rob13 » Mon 09 Feb, 2009 07:08

Use WD40 or similar thin oil though - my first I just hit on and the resistance was enough to 'mushroom' the end a little with the wood, but the second with the WD40 went on far easier.
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Post by mc.d » Mon 09 Feb, 2009 18:49

Thanks to you all, i shall now attempt to fit them at the weekend.
:)
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Post by mc.d » Sun 22 Feb, 2009 07:29

Hi all, Just an update to let you know i finally got the chrome bits fitted :)
Used a bit of easing oil and big bit of timber along with the hammer once they started they kept going.One of the nuts for the little screw inside the tailpipe extention did not clear the exhaust pipe as is was knocked on and eventually broke off :shock: but i do not think thats going to be a problem as they fit that tight it will take an angle grinder to remove them.

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