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    1985 K100 Monkey nuts

    I just recieved a set of monkey nut for my 1985 K100 from a aftermarket vendor that I have used before. The nuts will only go into the driven pockets with considerable force and there is no room for the driving tangs. I have not tried lubrication with a lot of force. I just doesn't seem wise. I have checked with another aftermarket that says "Bosch OEM replacement" They have a very good picture that looks like what I recieved. The surviving nuts that I took out are smaller and have a difiernt shape. I have done this job before. Has something changed?
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    That sure doesn't look right!

    I would contact the supplier.




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    monkey nuts

    I think the cushions are to be installed with the piece that holds them together over the divider, one cushion on each side of the divider, not completly sure, check a manual. Good luck!!

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    I think wcycle is correct. You might also flip them in-to-out, so that they fill the annular space without gaps.
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    Turn em over? Put a divider between the two pieces that are attached to each other. I think. I just did this 2 months ago and I cant remember!
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    Turning them over made enough sense to give it a try and a look in the Haynes manual (when all else fails) indicates that I had them installed correctly. They are just not right. I have already E-mailed the vendor but don't expect an answer till next week. Thanks for looking at it. I will just have call my friendly local BMW dealer for a genuine part. Some call me frugal. Some call me cheap
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    Harold,

    Let us know what you discover.
    David Brick
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