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Old 08-29-2019, 05:39 PM
jmalouin jmalouin is offline
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Re: repairing exhaust

Hello wilreyca,

I had a similar issue with my 2005 X3. The bolts you are referring to are actually studs. They are difficult to remove from the flange and may require drilling them out, which I needed to do.

Once drilled out, you can easily install bolts in their place and be good to go. If your current studs are in good shape, you may be able to remove the nuts with some penetrant (like Kroil) and a special socket that grips tighter when loosening fasteners.

I ended up using high grade stainless steel bolts/nuts in lieu of what RealOEM suggests. Worked great. Hope this helps,

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