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

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Body repair instructions / Repair solution for straight shank/hexagon rivet nut

Protective measures!

  • Wear safety goggles
  • Wear protective gloves

IMPORTANT: To prevent the material from tapering, do not drill out the rivet head.

1. Carefully spot-drill rivet head with a larger drill bit/countersink

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IMPORTANT: Avoid paint damage

2. Knock rivet head away with a chisel

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3. Punch through rivet shank into cavity, remove if necessary

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4. Clean component, eliminate paint damage if necessary

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If the rivet shank can be removed:

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

Follow NOTES ON CORROSION PROTECTION.

5. Preserving cavity

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If the rivet shank cannot be removed:

WARNING: Danger of injury! Observe NOTES ON CAVITY FOAM.

IMPORTANT: To avoid corrosion and rattling noises, stop chips/swarf and rivet nut shank with cavity foam.

Remove foam remnants with isohexane (benzine).

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5. Stop rivet shank by means of specific foaming

6. Set rivet nut with hand rivet gun

NOTE: Fit rivet nut as quickly as possibly, ideally before the cavity foam hardens.

Hexagon/straight shank rivet nut (up to thread M8) with hand rivet gun ZS308

IMPORTANT: Follow manufacturer's operating instructions.

Make sure rivet nut correctly contacts component.

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 rivet nut correctly contacts component.

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

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