Let‘«÷s tie a knot in this thread. At least for the time. I will be ordering parts from my local dealer. The dealer dilemma is that it is not really local and doesn‘«÷t do internet parts. The aftermarket is really faster even though time was not a factor in this case. If time were a factor I would modify the parts in a heart beat. If it were an emergency I would make them work. It seems from your responses the BMW dealer will supply the kind that need a little ‘«£glue‘«ō to stay in during assembly not the kind that need to be forced. I will let you all know when get the Alternator Drive Cushions Over and Out Harold in Kansas