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This thread will document the original tools that came in the e9 as well as the e3.

Jack

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The lifting head is 42mm wide, anything wider will not fit. These jacks have a small arm and use the 19mm lug wrench to raise/lower. Some have a warning in German.

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This style with a longer arm may also have been used, perhaps in the final year 1975.

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Jack Stowage

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Spare

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Chock

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Toolbox (Very early 2800CS Euro only, notice larger black foam)

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Toolbox (through Sep. 1973 approximately)

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Blue towel available in US after Sep 1973. Spark plugs could be Beru 175/14/3 A, Bosch W 175 T 30 or Champion N 9 Y as recommended in the Owner’s Manual.

Toolbox (Late, Sep 1974)

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Screwdrivers (Heyco)

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Note metal clip vs plastic insert in later small screwdriver

Allen Wrenches (Heyco 6, 8 and 10mm)

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Spark Plug Tube and Pin

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Note metal clip, later versions post e9 are plastic

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Open End Wrenches
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Only 12/13mm is correct as it shows No350, later open post e9 wrenches only say 350 and BMW

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Box End Wrenches

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Box end wrenches say No450 and do not say BMW, later post e9 wrenches say just 450 and BMW

Wrench Evolution

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Early style at top (No450, W. Germany, no BMW), later post e9 (450, W Germany, BMW), New (450, Germany, no BMW)

Large Pliers (9”)

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Note fine graining on handle

Small Pliers

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Small pliers may or may not say Heyco near the jaws

Other Tools

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Valve adjuster, feeler gauge (0.20, 0.60, 0.70mm) and small tube 10 x 11mm

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Window comb/Zahnstage available from the Dealer for 2800CS and early 3.0CS with sardine can window motors

Post e9 Tools

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Pin has step at larger end

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Large pliers now say 300 and have a coarse/alligator style handle

e12 and early e24 Toolbox

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No spark plugs, plug insulator, feeler gauge, valve adjuster or allen wrenches, added window motor pin and plastic adapter for sardine can window motors
 
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This is the jack that has been in my 72 CSI since I bought in 84. I always assumed it was original but maybe not. All I know is that I appreciate the longer handle since I have had to use it a few times over the years on the side of the road to change a flat tires.




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Original small screwdriver chrome is shiny. Replacement screwdriver chrome is satin.

Original screwdriver shaft:
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Replacement screwdriver shaft.
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Am I right, the screwdrivers in 60's and 70's were not only transparent red?

What about e.g. grey-colored or red?

Do we know what brands except Heyco was delivering pliers.

As far as I know there were other suppliers (e.g. Walther?)
 

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Only Heyco pliers. Grey screwdriver is 2002 and others, e9 was always clear red. There are cloudy red drivers but not BMW and many say 10,000 volts.
 

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I've seen 20 small red screwdrivers, and they come in various forms. (I will add detailed pics later->Done 17may2021).
As I have no way of telling from which cars these came from I can't tell which year has which type.

Blades
Oldest seem to have the chrome blade, as mentioned in this thread before. Most have a satin chrome which is a bit textured.
1st pic shows shiny chrome (top) above 2 (later?) satin/rougher texture. Notice how the chrome also is more rounded on the tip's edges .
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Blade tips
Flat end
Only 1 I've seen had 2 round cuts to make the flat end.
All others have a long flat shape with milling lines over them.
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Cross end.
Not any difference noted, apart from the chrome being a bit more rounded on the edges due to the thicker chrome process.

Wrt colour I have seen 3 shades in total.
-middle 2 are what i call Coca-cola red. (see the below pic)
-Also an orange tinted version exists, only 2 out of 20 (right side of pic)
-most common is a darker wine red. (left side of pic)
Below picture quite well reflects the true colours.

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some members may recognise their recently recieved screwdriver here :cool:
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All 20 that I have seen have "Made in W.GERMANY" on one side (side without the 2 round ejector marks).
Other side (side with the 2 round ejector marks) says either:
- "HEYCO" and a number (i've seen 2/3/4/5 and 6) or,
- "DBGM" (in a strangely wonky alignment) or
- Nothing
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The clip holding the blade can be
-metal. Very early versions, not sure which years. I've not seen one.
-a white plastic clip that turns pinkish
- a black plastic clip

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Here's a pic of one i have where the white part is still not Assembled (do we call that SNA instead of NOS?). The clip is just pressed in, so I think, in theory, you could pull it out.

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Handle shape
- star shape near the end where the blade sticks out. Likely only early versions. I think this always combines with a metal clip. I've never seen one in real life.
- Round shape, always in combination with white or black plastic clips

Now with most of the aspects identified, it is up to the group to decide what should match to a certain build year. I'm not burning my fingers here, but:
I've noticed only that
- All 5 wine red handles I've had (the darkest of the 3 colours) is always combined with a black plastic clip.
- both DBGM handles i've seen had the middle red colour (which i called "coca-cola")

I *think* BMW switches from chrome blades to satin blades due to cost reduction, somewhere in time. Perhaps in line with changing the rear license plate panel and C-pillar trims from chrome to alu.

Over the 20 screwdrivers i've seen:
- no correlation exists between handle color and shiny chrome blade/satin blade. I found chrome blades in all 3 handle colours.
- no correlation exists between the color of the plastic clip and shiny chrome blade/satin blade. I found chrome blades in both clip colors.
- No correlation exists between the flat end screwdriver style and the handle text; the round milled end was seen on a DBGM handle, another DBGM handle had a straight milled end.

Hope this is helpful to some...at least to my fellow-OCD-blessed friends.
 
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10,000 volts!! That's 10KV in the Utility sector that I've worked in for over 50 years. The 2002 gray screwdriver and the CS red screwdriver have this cast into the handle.
Anyone touching 10KV with either one of these will not enjoy the jolt for very long. But it's the amperage and not the voltage that can kill you.
I have the original 2002 tool roll and jack that have been in my trunk since I bought the car on May 31, 1972. Pics are below. The name Heyco is not on any of them. I used the jack several times before buying the NAPA floor jack in 1973. Note how it has a hex end for the lug wrench.
The red-handled screwdrivers have HEYCO in white print and cast into the handle on the long ones. The little one does not say HEYCO. Were any of these supplied in the original toolbox?
 

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Jacks are not Heyco but all other tools are. The BMW red screwdrivers do not say 10,000 volts (I don’t have a 2002 to check). There were several version as I have stated. Small early is metal clip and fluted end, later is white/pink insert and rounded end (maybe fluted too, not sure), I have never seen black insert. Most say dbgm but I have one below that says Made in W Germany and is dark red, maybe later is a lighter red, orangish would not be correct. Early small blades chrome, later ones and those available now for a 2002 is dull. Large drivers have several versions too. My examples come from documented original coupes or my 2800.

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As I was going through boxes this week, I re-discovered that I have at least two small red handled screw drivers. One has the white/pinkish plastic clip, the other has the black plastic clip. I pondered which one may be more accurate for my 1973 NA coupe, and which one I should consider selling (to pay for more parts).
 

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I'm not sure if the cars for US market were all equipped with the bigger tool box, but many of EU E9's and E3's had small tool box with the tool being similar (the same?) as for other BMWs which includes grey screwdriver.

I'm sure about that being able to find such a tool box in original (untouched) E9 with small tool tray and grey screwdriver with "Made in W.Germany" on one side and "DBGM" on the other.

If that is the reality (tbc), shouldn't such a configuration be officially placed here on the "Coupe Tools" thread?
 

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I would add the 2.5CS small toolkit. All e3 and e9 to my knowledge had the big toolkit according to the parts book. CSLs had a tool roll with 2002 style tools with grey screwdriver unless if is a City Pack. Yours are the first I’ve ever seen with the 3 and 6 and black insert.
 

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2.5CS was "poor man" version of the car - answer for the world oil crisis with almost no options in the basic version.

Another topic is most of BMWs (not only E9s) shipped to US were equipped much over European level.

I can provide nicer picture than before but there are plenty of them around.
 

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I agree regarding e9s as Hoffman specified leather, A/C and electric front windows but toolkits were standard equipment. Post any of the simple toolkits and I will incorporate the best pics.
 
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