I don't know if anyone else has had this happen, but I thought I'd post up for the H*** of it.
My tool kit thubscrew broke in half leaving part of the screw in the screw plug.
You can get the replacement part from EAC tuning. Part #2 below. BMW part #71111179444.
- I used a knife to cut a notch in the broken off end of the screw and used a screw driver to back it out. Here's a shot of the small channel/groove I cut in the broken end of the screw.
- Broken thumbscrew removed.
- New thumbscrew from EAC.
You can see the large single thread at the base of the screw.
- Thread the thumbscrew in all the way past the single, special thread at the base of the screw. If you try to back the screw out now, it should just spin.
Thanks Jared and Mark!
Last edited by jamesdc4; 03-08-2012 at 01:07 PM.
+1. Same thing happened to mine.
Not yet, knock on wood, but Jamie you have an 8 cyl, so your pressure is higher.........
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I've broken one. It was a real pain to get the old broken threads out of there.
"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough. - Mario Andretti"
Any time James! Any time.
Mine broke, so I just made one out of steel. I dont think I will ever have that problem again.lol.
On the "to do" list. Thanks for the part #