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    Question about starter bolts

    So I was able to remove an E30 starter for the first time without too much trouble thanks to reading a bunch of threads here and a torx box end wrench from Amazon. I want to replace the torx head mounting bolts and have a question. Is the correct part number 07129904681? There are no torx head bolts shown on the starter diagram at RealOEM, but that part number is shown as part #8 on the Transmission Mounting Parts diagram and looks like it's for the starter.

    Thanks, Cory

    Transmission Mounting Diagram by cory58f5, on Flickr
    Last edited by cory58; 01-30-2020, 05:55 AM.
    1992 325i 'vert
    1988 320i Touring
    2000 M5
    1977 530i
    2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
    BMWCCA
    E30CCA

    #2
    Added diagram to OP showing part #8. Is this the mounting bolt for the starter?

    Thanks, Cory
    1992 325i 'vert
    1988 320i Touring
    2000 M5
    1977 530i
    2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
    BMWCCA
    E30CCA

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      #3
      Yep, looks about right. If anything, contact whichever vendor you'll buy the bolt(s) from and ask them to verify that it has an e12 head. The other trans bolts will be either e14 or e10. Only the starter bolts are e12 (assuming the car still has these original bolts).
      E12 external bit socket with a 3/8 in. drive. Female torx bit socket. The black oxide finish resists against rust and corrosion.
      "Time doesn't heal anything... It just teaches us how to live with the pain." - My Cracked Dashboard

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        #4
        Zambuzan - Thanks for the information. I cheaped out and got the torx socket set from Harbor Freight. They worked great on the lower starter bolt and the 4 transmission bolts I've loosened so far.

        Cory

        1992 325i 'vert
        1988 320i Touring
        2000 M5
        1977 530i
        2015 328i - Euro Delivery/Performance Center Delivery
        BMWCCA
        E30CCA

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