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TIME-SERT 1090 BMW 3, 5 Series Head Bolt Thread Kit w/Guide Plate

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  • TIME-SERT 1090 BMW 3, 5 Series Head Bolt Thread Kit w/Guide Plate and 14 Inserts (Time-Sert 1090)
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  • TIME-SERT 1090 BMW 3, 5 Series Head Bolt Thread Kit w/Guide Plate and 14 Inserts (Time-Sert 1090)


Includes Free Shipping within USA. If you're ready to purchase but need assistance determining if this is the correct kit for your application, call 800-734-8665 x251 and speak with a Master Tech who can assist and get it on the way.  This TIME-SERT 1090 BMW 3, 5 Series Head Bolt Thread Kit w/Guide Plate comes with 14 Inserts and is for first time repairs (TIME-SERT BMW Head Bolt Kit with guide plate M10x1.5 Part # 1090). If doing a second time repair, i.e. when a Helicoil or other competitive brand has failed, use the 1090BS which is the oversized kit that accepts the original size M10x1.5 bolt.

This head bolt kit has a guide plate for drilling and tapping. This tooling will install a M10x1.5 insert 6mm deep in the block which is factory. 

Commonly used in BMW 3 Series and 5 series. Kit contains 14 inserts PN 10155 (24.5mm length). 
 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995 Civic/Del Sol

Time Sert 1090 Kit Includes

1    Drill Fixture Alignment Plate 
1    Drill Bushing J-42385-308 
1    Alignment Pin  
3    Bolts  
1    Step Drill Bit 31091
1    Thread Tap 31092 
1    Installation Driver 31093
14  Inserts 10155's
1    Loctite 266 - Red High Strength 6010 -26772 
1    Driver Oil 6020 - J-42385-110
Partial Application List
BMW 320i 
2001-2005  2.2L L6
BMW 320i 1992-1995 2.0L L6
BMW 323Ci  2000 2.5L L6
BMW 323i  1998-2000 2.5L L6
BMW 323is 1998-1999 2.5L L6
BMW 325Ci   2001-2006 2.5L L6
BMW 325i 1992-2005 2.5L L6
BMW 325is  1992-1995 2.5L L6
BMW 325xi 2001-2005 2.5L L6
BMW 328Ci  2000 2.8L L6
BMW 328i 1996-2000 2.8L L6
BMW 328is  1996-1999   2.8L L6
BMW 330Ci 2001-2006 3.0L L6
BMW 330i 2001-2005 3.0L L6
BMW 330xi 2001-2005 3.0L L6
BMW 525i   1991-2005 2.5L L6
BMW 525iT  1993 2.5L L6
BMW 528i  1997-2000 2.8L L6
BMW 530i  2001-2005  3.0L L6
2004-2006 3.0L L6
BMW X3  2004-2006 2.5L L6
BMW X5  2001-2006 3.0L L6
BMW Z3  1999-2002  2.5L L6
BMW Z3 2001-2002 3.0L L6
BMW Z3 1997-2000 2.8L L6
BMW Z4 2003-2005 3.0L L6
BMW Z4  2003-2005 2.5L L6
Question - I cannot get all the bolts to line up in the alignment fixture, like I see in some of the demonstration  videos. Do I have the wrong bracket for my BMW? Is there another bracket that I can use to use all the bolts?

Answer - The example video may not be the exact same kit or application. In the 1090 kit, there are 3 bolts included and the line-up bushing. Only two bolts are necessary to be used in the plate along with the line-up bushing. The alignment fixture can also be flipped over if needed to line-up with the hole being worked on. There is another alignment fixture available for BMW's that can be purchased separately, but the smaller one that's included in the kit is all that's really needed. If you work on BMW's frequently and would like the larger alignment bracket see the following listing - B115000. Unless you work on BMW's all the time or have a series of holes stripped that would make using the smaller alignment plate difficult, it's our opinion that purchasing the larger bracket would not be feasible. If the Baum plate is purchased, the smaller 1015 metric kit can be purchased along with the 10155 inserts sold individually. 

Question – How are the inserts held in?

Answer – The inserts are held in with permanent Loctite #266 which is included in the kit. They are also held in from the bottom when the installation driver cold rolls and expands the insert at the bottom, locking it into place.

Question – Will the Time Sert 1090 work if I had a previous Heli Coil repair fail?

Answer – No. An oversized repair will be needed, it’s called the Time Sert 1090BS. The BS stands for Big Sert and that is Time Sert’s designation for OVERSIZE.

Question – Does the engine have to come out to do this repair?

Answer – No. The repair is done right in the vehicle, so there’s no need to remove the block. If your mechanic has suggested removing the block and sending to a machine shop, please give them our phone number and we’ll be happy to talk with them about our kit (800-734-8664).

Question – What makes and qualified to answer questions on head bolt thread repair?

Answer – Our questions are answered by Dennis Bandy, a master automotive tech with over 30 years hands on experience working on cars and light trucks. Some online companies may not have the experience necessary to provide helpful, information related to the application and correct use of the Time Sert product line. We work hard everyday, to provide that little extra, that helps set us apart from other sellers that would be just as happy selling brooms or other widgets to make a dollar. We don’t sell on Amazon or Ebay, because we don’t want to spread our customer service too thin. We truly appreciate your business.

Question - What makes the Time Sert brand better than Heli Coil?

Answer - See the following video below for the many reasons.

Do you need more information on TIME-SERT thread repair kits? You can use our thread repair kit application tool to look up kits for certain vehicles or check out our auto tool blog for tips, advice and answers to common thread repair questions. If you would like personal assistance, simply fill out our contact form and we will respond promptly. Or, you can call us at 800-734-8665.

For more info on Time Sert thread repair kits and inserts, you can refer to their TIME-SERT products pdf, which provides a SAE and Metric kit info and a partial application list for various cars, trucks and motorcycles. There may be a few things we don't list on our site that we can ship directly from the manufacturer. If you need help finding the right kit for your needs, please get in touch with us. It's worth noting that TIME-SERT is highly recommended by leading car manufacturers such as Toyota, General Motors Corporation, and Honda. We are an authorized stocking TIME-SERT distributor and look forward to doing business with you now and for many years to come.


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4 Reviews

  • 5

    Experimental Job

    Posted by Jeff W on 26th Jun 2016

    Was going to scrap the block but decided to try this fix. Glad I did because it saved me a lot of money!

  • 5

    BMW Thread Repair Kit

    Posted by Shawn A. on 29th Nov 2015

    Much better than the Helicoil alternative.

  • 5

    BMW Thread Repair Kit

    Posted by Bobby H on 13th Oct 2015

    Fixed my head bolt threads right up. Couldn't ask for a better kit.

  • 5

    Great Kit

    Posted by Clifton H on 28th Sep 2015

    Nice kit and saved me a lot of money by repairing my block and installing strong steel threads. Much better than the original aluminum threads that obviously failed. Thanks!

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