BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Blind rivet

1.0 Recommended tools and equipment

  • Blind riveting tongs
  • Rivet head extension

Setting blind rivets:

  • Refer to repair instructions for rivet size.
  • Position bore holes for blind rivets in accordance with specification in repair instructions. If necessary, carry over the positions of the blind rivets to the new part.
  • Drill holes that exceed the outer diameter of the blind rivet (example Ø 4.2 mm with 4 mm blind rivet and Ø 6.8 mm with 6.5 mm blind rivet).
  • The edge of the hole must even on both sides. If necessary, sand down and even out surfaces (e.g. edges of punch rivet connections). Deburr bore holes.
  • APPLY ADHESIVE.
  • Insert blind rivet. If necessary, remove adhesive that has emerged.

    Position blind rivet tool vertically. Use rivet head extension if accessibility is poor.

  • Rivet blind rivet with blind rivet tool. In the meantime clean rivet head if dirty with adhesive. Risk of damage to rivet head by penetrating adhesive.
  • Seal blind rivet with SEALANT D1 (risk of corrosion).
  • Seal cavities after work on vehicle paintwork on with CAVITY PRESERVATION (risk of corrosion).
    Contents of body, general
    Before starting repair work BMW i Checking the body for damage (e.g. following an accident) General notes Quality standard . WORKSHOP EQ ...

    Bonding on painted/primed surfaces
    IMPORTANT: These repair instructions apply only to components of the outer skin and not to structural components. These include roof outer skin, ...

    Other materials:

    BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual > Brake testing and bleeding: Parking brake function check
    IMPORTANT: Follow instructions for Brake testing on test stand. Rear axle on brake test rig: IMPORTANT: No gear or drive range must be engaged! Selector lever position "Neutral" on automatic transmission vehicles. Do not press accelerator! Disregard of these instructions will res ...

    BMW X3 Owners Manual

    BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual

    © 2017-2022 Copyright www.bmwx3tech.com - 0.0514