Originally Posted by MaximusJ
You're missing my whole point. BMW should make sure that supplying for those is FLOWING (Making $3.32 of profit on a $3.33 MSRP screw is major); but they're not. At this moment, Its impossible to order those from a north american dealer; period. All back orders everywhere with lead times that can get as crazy as 2012.
But i'm done ranting about the screws; finally found some that fits and that had the good threading. (Those found yesterday had the good sizes, but the threading was different).
Now the DISA are fixed to the manifold; should be good to hit the road in 2 to 3 hours.
They should supply any OEM parts that could be required to repair your car. What would happen if you bring it to the dealer but they can't repair it because the screw are back order?!
I cannot imagine a such situation.
BTW, you should post your screw source here. It could be useful for other mates.