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Old 01-05-2022, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 2004bmwx53i View Post
Great information thanks. Although my bolts look great & have no sign of rust, do you think I should still replace them with new ones, from the local bolt store, because of the age and mileage: 2004 model with over 160,000 miles? Thanks
I would definitely re-use them on my car. I recently did that actually, on my 2001 with 203k+ miles. I'm in CA with no rust issues.

An additional thing you can do to give yourself confidence that no plastic deformation has occurred is to see if you can easily thread things together with your fingers. Plastic deformation will be uneven, making that impossible over a long depth.
2001 X5 3.0i, 203k miles, AT, owned since 2014
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