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      06-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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DIY request for 520d exhaust tip replacement

I have the stock chrome exhaust tips and since I have opted to remove all traces of chrome on my car (the grilles went first, then comes the exhaust tips and then the fender trim). I purchased the BMW OEM black chrome tips but am a little hesitant on how to tackle the task of removing the stock tips and installing the black ones securely.

I found some help in this thread but I'm not very sure how to trickle WD40 between the tip and the exhaust pipe "from behind". The tips have the ridged metal claws as seen in the photos in the linked thread and they seem quite not meant to be removed. Usually the removable kind would have screws, right? I would ideally like to remove the stock chrome exhausts without any damage.

Any help towards this would be great. I can ask my dealer to do this too but I'd like to have the option of doing it on my own.
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      06-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #2
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I did that already. You have to just pull. There aren't any screws. Pull and try rotate the tips.
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      06-18-2012, 05:39 AM   #3
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Once I pull the tips off (any chance of damage?) how do I put the new tips on? Just push? The prongs inside the tips....do I need to secure them somehow?
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      06-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #4
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Rather there is no risk of damage. This is strong metal. New tips just push, after 2 weeks it will "be baked" (sorry for my english ) and then it will be firmly fixed.
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      06-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #5
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Thank you for your advice.
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Ok I tried the pulling.....quite hard too but not very hard for fear of damage....and they are not budging! Are we sure just pulling is enough?
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What is the parts number of the oem black exhaust tips please?
Are these the same as the M-sport package?
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      10-01-2012, 03:19 AM   #8
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The part number for the ones I got is 18 30 8 511 729 but I would ask you to re-confirm since the ones I got have a sticker that says "F07" on it for some reason, I'm not sure if its relevant or not. I have not put the black tips on my car yet.

I cannot confirm either way if they are the same for M-sports cars.
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