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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)

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

Time-Sert 1090
6.00 LBS
Calculated at checkout

Product Description

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 

Question - I cannot get all the bolts to line up in the alignment fixture, like I see in some of the demostration  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 DenLorsTools.com and WiseAutoTools.com 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 - I see this kit advertised on Amazon for the same price. Do you sell on Amazon?

Answer – No. The reason Time Sert kits are all the same price no matter if it's on Amazon or elsewhere, is because of MAP requirements from the manufacturer, MAP stands Minimum Advertised Pricing. We at DenLorsTools.com and WiseAutoTools.com offer extra value in the Time Sert 1090 kits that we sell by providing free next day shipping. If you would rather take a discount and receive free ground shipping call us for daily specials that we cannot advertise (WiseAutoTools.com 800-734-8665 or DenLorsTools.com 800-524-9783). BTW, Amazon has free shipping but it is not NEXT DAY.

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

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

Mouse over the images above for a more detailed view of the kit components. Also notice our bulk discount prices on TIME-SERT replacement inserts for thread repair kits. Need more information on TIME-SERT thread repair kits? Visit our auto repair blog section on thread repair kits for tips, advice and all your thread repair questions answered. Just comment and we will be quick to respond. 

See the pdficon-small.png TIME-SERT products pdf for more information on thread repair kits and inserts. Some are listed for certain applications on cars, trucks and motorcycles. The pdf is a partial application list so feel free to email or call if we can assist with your particular need. We also accept inquiries regarding our daily TIME-SERT specials. Remember TIME-SERT is recommended by leading car manufacturers like the General Motors Corporation. In fact TIME-SERT is GM's only authorized repair for head bolt threads.


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  1. Experimental Job 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  2. BMW Thread Repair Kit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Nov 2015

    Much better than the Helicoil alternative.

  3. BMW Thread Repair Kit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Oct 2015

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

  4. Great Kit 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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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