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La Jolla Independent BMW Service is located in San Diego County
5535 La Jolla Boulevard
San Diego, California 92037
Tel: (858) 488-1555

Mon-Fri 8:00a-5:30p
Sat 9:00a-1:00p by appointment only

FEATURE SERVICE

Restorations
La Jolla Independent is a world-renowned BMW Restoration Service facility. Please check out our Restoration Section for the latest information, upgrade tips, picture galleries, and our featured restorations in progress. We take great pride in breathing new life into the wonderful BMWs of the past

BMW Part Number School

Out of all BMW part numbers, 99.9% have a typical pattern. The usual pattern is: 11-11-1-111-111. When you give a part number to someone, make sure that you break the number into the proper structure. For people who speak and think in part numbers, it’s hard to understand when someone says: “I need 13641468812.” No, you need 13-64-1-468-812!

The first two numbers of a part number are the most important, this will determine what category the part goes into.

If you find any errors or missing data, please let us know.

11

11-00-0-000-000

This section is for motor parts. Most of this section is long block parts (internal engine components). Also this section has motor mounts, hoses, fans, gaskets, water pumps and thermostats. If you want to get really crazy you can go to the second two numbers. The second two numbers are sections of the group. For example, sections (11-13-0-000-000) contain oil pan parts, gaskets, oil pans, drain plugs, etc. This structure works through all the BMW models.

12

12-00-0-000-000

Engine electrical parts. Distributors, caps, rotors, wires, spark plugs, alternators, starters etc. For example, starters are in section: 12-41-0-000-000

13

13-00-0-000-000

Fuel delivery systems. This group includes fuel injectors, carburetors, mechanical fuel pumps, fuel distributors, fuel filters, air flow meters, idle control valves, air filters, intake components etc.

14-15

This section is not used.

16

16-00-0-000-000

Gas tanks, electric fuel pumps, senders, etc. For example, the gas tanks are 16-11-0-000-000.

17

17-00-0-000-000

Radiators, fan shrouds, expansion tanks, transmission cooling lines, fan blade etc. The radiators are 17-11-0-000-000, for example.

18

18-00-0-000-000

Exhaust system. Mufflers, down pipes, hangers, gaskets, etc. Sometimes things you think should be in one section will show up in another section. Example, catalytic converters are considered part of the motor, so they go in section 11. You might think they would be in section 18 with the exhaust? Why do they do this? Who knows?

19-20

Nothing in here yet.

21

21-00-0-000-000

Clutch parts. Slave cylinders, throw out bearings, clutch discs, pressure plates etc. Pressure Plates are section 21-21-0-000-000, for example.

22

No 22 section.

23

23-00-0-000-000

Manual transmissions. Mounts, seals, gasket sets, transmissions etc. Transmission mounts are 23-71-0-000-000, for example.

24

24-00-0-000-000

Automatic transmissions. Mounts, seals, gaskets, transmissions etc. Transmission filters are 24-31-0-000-000, for example.

25

25-00-0-000-000

Shifting components. Shift tower mounts, shift knob, bushings, platforms etc. Shift knobs are 25-11-0-000-000, for example.

26

26-00-0-000-000

Drive shaft. Center support, flex disc. Flex discs are 26-11-0-000-000, for example.

27-30

No 27-30 sections.

31

31-00-0-000-000

Front suspension. Swing arms, control arms, sub-frames, struts, wheel hub, shock insert, strut mounts. Struts are 31-31-0-000-000, for example.

32

32-00-0-000-000

Steering components. Power steering parts, idler arm, ignition tumbler, tie rods, ball joints etc. Power steering pumps are 32-41-0-000-000, for example.

33

33-00-0-000-000

Rear suspension and axle. Differential, swing arms, sway bar, wheel bearings, sub-frame, springs, shocks etc. Wheel bearings are 33-41-0-000-000, for example.

34

34-00-0-000-000

Brakes. Front brakes, rear brakes, hoses, lines, pads, shoes, master cylinders, rotors, drums etc. Master cylinders are 34-31-0-000-000.

35

35-00-0-000-000

Foot pedals. Pedal box, pedals, bushings, gas pedal, linkage etc. Pedal pads are 35-21-0-000-000.

36

36-00-0-000-000

Rims. Alloy, Steel, lug nuts, emblems, center caps etc. Lug nuts are 36-13-0-000-000

37

37-00-0-000-000

Self leaving rear suspensions and all the unique components that go with them.

38-40

38-40 are not used.

41

41-00-0-000-000

Body parts. Sheet metal, fenders, quarter panels, doors, front ends, hoods, trunk lids etc. Doors are 41-51-0-000-000

42-50

42-50 are not used.

51

51-00-0-000-000

The largest section in the BMW parts world. This section has everything from bumpers, trim, rubber gaskets, interior, dash, carpet, door panels, and small trim parts.

52

52-00-0-000-000

Seats Front seats, rear seats, seat pads, anything to do with seats.

54

54-00-0-000-000

Sunroof components. Sunroof cables, motors, guides, cranks, felt etc. Sunroof cranks are 54-12-0-000-000.

55-60

55-60 are not used.

61

61-00-0-000-000

Body Electric. Wiring harness, ground straps, relays, fuse box, turn signal lenses, switches, sensors etc.

62

62-00-0-000-000

Gauges, electronics inside gauges.

63

63-00-0-000-000

Headlights, fog lights, bulbs, side marker lens. Turn signal lenses are 63-13-0-000-000.

64

64-00-0-000-000

Heater and A/C section. Heater core, heater fan, controls, heater hose, A/C evaporator, A/C compressor, A/C condenser etc. 65-00-0-000-000 Radio, antenna mast, speaker, cruse brain, amplifier.

67

67-00-0-000-000

Window motors on some new cars (this is a new section)

71

71-00-0-000-000

Took kits, jack, trailer hitch, random things.

72

72-00-0-000-000

Seat belts, cargo nets, mud flaps.

80

80-00-0-000-000

Things you can purchase when you have nothing better to do with your money. Ties, models, bikes, watches etc.