BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Installation solution for straight shank/hexagon rivet nut

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Protection measures!

  • Wear safety goggles
  • Wear protective gloves

Hexagon/straight shank rivet nut (up to thread 8) with hand rivet gun ZS308

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Failure to comply with these instructions may result in the drill bit slipping and causing significant paintwork damage.

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1. Mark position of bore and then punch-mark component

IMPORTANT: If the determined drill bit diameter is not observed:

  • the knurling on the straight shank rivet nut is rendered useless
  • the component will be damaged when the straight shank rivet nut is inserted

Determining suitable drill bit:

Depending on the rivet nut shank diameter, the next drill bit diameter higher (5/10 step) can be used.

E.g. with a shank diameter of 10.1 mm, the 10.5 mm drill bit can be used. The 11.0 mm drill bit must not be used.

2. Drill bore with determined drill bit and deburr, pilot-drill with a smaller drill bit if necessary

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3. Clean component, eliminate paintwork damage if necessary

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IMPORTANT: To avoid corrosion, stop chips/swarf by means of cavity sealing.

Follow INSTRUCTIONS ON CORROSION PROTECTION.

4. Preserving cavity

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IMPORTANT: Follow manufacturer's operating instructions.

Make sure straight shank rivet nut correctly contacts component.

5. Set rivet nut with hand rivet gun

NOTE: According to the manufacturer, the pictured tool is suitable up to an M8 thread.

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Hexagon/straight shank rivet nut (up to thread M12) with hand rivet gun MB512

IMPORTANT: Follow manufacturer's operating instructions.

Make sure hexagon rivet nut correctly contacts component.

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Set rivet nut with hand rivet gun

NOTE: According to the manufacturer, the pictured tool is suitable up to an M12 thread.

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