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LOOKING TO BUY CENTER CAP FOR 14" BASKETWEAVES. 

Backstory 

Hey guys, I've just purchased a set of Basketweaves for my E30. I took the set to a local tyre store, all went well until after getting home my rear right cap had fallen out. Quite frustrated considering I had just purchased them, paid to have them installed and then get done over by something that may seem small but as you would all know, without the center cap they look hideous.

I drove back and forth too see if i could see where it had fallen off, couldn't find it anywhere so I went back into the store. Was basically told thats life and that he can't do much about it. Being a teenager I've noticed it very common to just be told to f**k off by many employees etc when they are in the wrong. 
I am going to head back in and expect a replacement or the funds for a replacement.

If you guys have any ideas of the worth of a single center cap. Please let me know.
Thanks heaps, Lagan

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around $120 from the dealer, I think.

Good luck.  This probably comes down to whether or not they tightened it correctly, whether it held well anyway (they're pretty loose and can come off), or whether it was nicked elsewhere.  What can you prove?

Hard lessons.  Yep, when I was nineteen I was sold a sh*t pair of retreads (tyres were very expensive back in the 80's!), and the car pulled, after an alignment.  Re-checked.  Still pulled.  Told the car must've been bent beforehand.  Swapped the wheels over, side to side; pull followed the right hand tyre.  Told them tyres faulty, got told to f**k off.  Still, I'm sure that Beauripaires manager didn't go far, and the company hasn't had any money from me over the last thirty-plus years!

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Olaf said:

around $120 from the dealer, I think.

Good luck.  This probably comes down to whether or not they tightened it correctly, whether it held well anyway (they're pretty loose and can come off), or whether it was nicked elsewhere.  What can you prove?

Hard lessons.  Yep, when I was nineteen I was sold a sh*t pair of retreads (tyres were very expensive back in the 80's!), and the car pulled, after an alignment.  Re-checked.  Still pulled.  Told the car must've been bent beforehand.  Swapped the wheels over, side to side; pull followed the right hand tyre.  Told them tyres faulty, got told to f**k off.  Still, I'm sure that Beauripaires manager didn't go far, and the company hasn't had any money from me over the last thirty-plus years!

 

 

That sucks to hear, no way they could've been nicked. Drove to supermarket right from the store. Looked to take a photo and it was missing. Bummer.

What dealer though? Do you mean BMW Dealer? Cheers.

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yes, BMW dealer.  Find the part number on realOEM.  In fact, one moment caller...

EDIT:

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=AF92-EUR-01-1990-E30-BMW-318is&diagId=36_1392 

I think for the 14" you're after 36132225622 - check it out on the parts diagram.  Unsure if the badge is included - looks like it is?

Hope that helps.

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adding parts reference on realOEM

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Just now, Olaf said:

yes, BMW dealer.  Find the part number on realOEM.  In fact, one moment caller...

Great, thanks heaps.

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check above

 

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3 minutes ago, Olaf said:

check above

 

Quite confused with it all lol, I don't understand the prices but yes. That is the part it seems.

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@E30CHCH ignore the prices, they're arbitrary USD prices.

You can either enter the last 7 digits of your VIN, or plug your way through selecting your car at the front end of realOEM.com which give you access to the parts diagrams, part numbers etc, by logical group.  I plugged in info for a 1990 318iS as I knew the 14" Style 5 is an option. 

Hope that helps.

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got a spare 14 inch waffle. The centre is faded, can post. Is this any good ?

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18 hours ago, Paragon said:

got a spare 14 inch waffle. The centre is faded, can post. Is this any good ?

How much would you be asking for it? That seems great, anything is better than nothing at this stage.

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8 minutes ago, Paragon said:

need to check to outside diameter. 

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Do you have a cellphone or something I could contact you on? cheers

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i have one here too, i will bring down to Chch on 21st Sept.

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