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  • 05-25-2010, 11:09 AM
    ride850i

    Re: Headlight part

    Hello Jon,
    I am having this problem with my headlights. Does anyone have a a kit for this?
  • 10-24-2006, 08:42 PM
    Wuffer

    Re: Headlight part

    He is, indeed, the best source. 8-)


    91 E31 Brilliantrot (X2)
    92 Lexus SC400 Green (familymobile)
  • 10-24-2006, 05:28 PM
    scottym

    Re: Headlight part

    Thanks, Jon just sent me an e-mail and still has them available.

    - Scott
  • 10-24-2006, 05:22 PM
    Wuffer

    Re: Headlight part

    I still have some available from stock out here in the West Coast Warehouse if you need some and Jon cant help.


    91 E31 Brilliantrot (X2)
    92 Lexus SC400 Green (familymobile)
  • 10-24-2006, 03:33 PM
    jnelson

    Re: Headlight part

    Shoot me an email and I will send you the instruction sheet.

    Jon
    '92 850i/6
  • 10-24-2006, 03:30 PM
    scottym

    Re: Headlight part

    Hi Jon: Found this post of yours in the archives. Do you still supply these collars? I'm in the process of updating my headlights on my '95 850Ci and already broke one of these parts. If not, can you share how you made the parts and your source for materials?

    Thanks, Scotty M
  • 07-01-2006, 06:35 PM
    E31PimP

    I Like my Euro set up better :: :>

  • 07-01-2006, 06:34 PM
    E31PimP

    US stuff huh.. I like euro myself :>

  • 06-28-2006, 07:52 PM
    Faisal_in_Laurel

    Got any more of those headlight shocks?

    I totally forgot about those. Also How much was the euro adjuster set?
  • 06-28-2006, 06:45 PM
    Wuffer

    Re: Probably do not need to do anything right now but

    The Euro adjusters are made with the typical BMW recycled plastic and usually break easily with age. The adjusters on the Euro headlights on my #1 car are fine but I did purchase a full set (3/headlight) from Gault as well as the special installation tool for future insurance. That generally means I will never need them. The adjusters on Canadian8ers J-spec 91 were all broken probably due (I suspect) to worn out headlight absorbers and Japanese road conditions. All better now and the full procedure to replace the adjusters can be found on e31faq.com.


    91 E31 Brilliantrot (X2)
    92 Lexus SC400 Green (familymobile)
  • 06-28-2006, 04:49 PM
    waw

    Thanks Jon

  • 06-28-2006, 02:29 PM
    Faisal_in_Laurel

    Probably do not need to do anything right now but

    would like to see if there are anything that can be fabricated to strengthen the original design of the adjusters. I am guessing they are not the same as the US adjusters.
  • 06-28-2006, 02:22 PM
    Wuffer

    Re: Jon...I need to talk to you about Euro Ellipsoids.

    Have replaced the adjusters in Canadian8ers Euro headlights if thats what you are referring to.


    91 E31 Brilliantrot (X2)
    92 Lexus SC400 Green (familymobile)
  • 06-28-2006, 12:28 PM
    jnelson

    Re: Jon...I need to talk to you about Euro Ellipsoids.

    I have looked at them but have not done anything to them in regard to repairs. I believe that Tom has though.

    Jon
  • 06-28-2006, 11:45 AM
    jnelson

    Re: Tried to do replacement yesterday but

    In other words the bucket plastic threads had been stripped where the screw with the slotted head penetrates. I think there are a couple approaches, first, simply put some JB Weld in the hole and then thread the screw back in. I think I would prefer to drill the hole out, fill it with JB Weld, then drill and tap to fit the screw. A third approach would be to drill, tap and insert a Helicoil into the hole. There might be other fixes as well, but thats what I come up with now.

    Jon
  • 06-28-2006, 10:01 AM
    waw

    Tried to do replacement yesterday but

    the oft-breaking collars were OK. It was the fixed point where the problem lay. The screw was coming out of the headlight bucket end of the connection. Any idea how to fix this?
  • 06-28-2006, 08:27 AM
    jnelson

    Re: Are these still available and...

    Greg: Here is a shot of the "assembly" showing the adjuster wheel (vertical in this case), the slider assembly, and the broken plastic collar.


    Here is the copper replacement collar in place:



    Also, here is the picture of the OEM adjuster wheel kit. I understand that dealers can now order them but if you are unsuccessful, let me know as I have a half dozen extras. Note that the oem kit does not come with the replacement collar, which is why I started making them, so that you would not have to go out and spend $350 for a new lens assembly.
    .

    I will send you an email on the details.

    Jon
    '92 850i 6-speed


  • 06-27-2006, 10:49 PM
    Faisal_in_Laurel

    Jon...I need to talk to you about Euro Ellipsoids.

    Are you experienced with them? Mine are new but want to prevent future failure.

  • 06-27-2006, 10:24 PM
    RANE2001

    Re: Headlight part

    HOW MANY DO I need? and please e-mail me the information.. Rane2001 at gmail dot com... thanks

    -UNDER HEAVY CONSTRUCTION-

  • 06-27-2006, 08:11 PM
    TX_Greg

    Are these still available and...

    do I also need to purchase the OEM kit to go along with it? I cannot see pix of example. thx
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