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DHoang 01-14-2013 08:59 AM

Big Price increase on Disa Valves
 
Not sure if this has hit your area yet, but just heard from a BMW mechanic that prices on the Disa valve for M52tu & M54 motors went up ~$100. Now, it's listed @$340. Shop guy got burned b/c he found out pricing changed after collecting on the work.

I suppose if you need a Disa down the road, could always get a rebuild kit, or go w/ a Dorman aftermarket for 1/2 the price, or just disable that :mad: dumb thing.

glad mine's a good old iron block M52 motor. no Disa... :thumbup:

Fudman 01-14-2013 09:19 AM

I had seen the price jump from about $150 (the group buy price a year ago) to about $250 last week. That seemed exhorbitant. $350 is a COMPLETE RIPOFF!! Just buy the $75 upgrade kit from Gary and you are good to go.

http://www.germanautosolutions.com/b...repair_kit.php

AnotherGeezer 01-14-2013 10:34 AM

Glad I scooped one up during the group buy.

Thanks to Fud!

tmvE39/E53/Z32 01-14-2013 10:36 AM

^So did I. I got 2 of them, and upgrade them with Gary's kit.

doru 01-14-2013 11:58 AM

I also have 2 DISA. The old one with Gary's kit and a new one for just in case.
I wouldn't be surprised if other parts would go up in price with the decline of the greenback.

EconoBox 01-14-2013 03:37 PM

A search using www.furiousmethod.com shows

$275
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...er=11617544805

$212
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/Part...ch=11617544805


Always use www.furiousmethod.com !

bluebee 01-14-2013 11:04 PM

There is only one manufacturer of the DISA valve, I'm told.

Personally, I think that manufacturer should be shot - but supply and demand being what it is - you don't pay what YOU think it's worth - you have to pay what everyone else thinks it's worth.

If mine goes south, I'm rebuilding it. I don't like rewarding the original manufacturer for making a lousy design (think pin ingestion).

hqstu 01-15-2013 12:16 AM

It's just standard practice unfortunately for pricing up older parts to get older cars off the road...

Jason5driver 01-15-2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebee (Post 7314145)
There is only one manufacturer of the DISA valve, I'm told.

Personally, that manufacturer should be shot - but supply and demand being what it is - you don't pay what YOU think it's worth - you have to pay what everyone else thinks it's worth.

If mine goes south, I'm rebuilding it. I don't like rewarding the original manufacturer for making a lousy design (think pin ingestion).

+1...!
I completely agree...!
This all pisses me off.... to no end....!
BMW sees more demand in the Disa Valves, and decides to jack-up the price...
Similar situation as to paying ~$140 for a freaking oil dipstick tube...
WTF...!?!
Is the price increase due to increased costs in labor, parts, shipping, ..... obama-care...
LOL!
I am sure there is some BS-line/ excuse going to be given...

cn90 01-15-2013 10:24 AM

I don't have DISA in my car so I don't know much about it.

$1M question: can one delete the DISA Valve, i.e. getting rid of it?

doru 01-15-2013 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cn90 (Post 7315039)
I don't have DISA in my car so I don't know much about it.

$1M question: can one delete the DISA Valve, i.e. getting rid of it?

You can, but your low-end grunt goes too.

oembimmerparts 01-16-2013 12:14 PM

Ever since the price increase we are selling more then we can get our hands on it seems, Its to bad bmw decided to do this but we have seen a large number of part numbers take quick jumps in price as of late.
I thought 250 was high but I can not imagine a shop paying 350.00

As always if you guys need anything let me know.

Max

Oembimmerparts.com

OEM DISA Valves

DHoang 01-16-2013 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oembimmerparts (Post 7318156)
I thought 250 was high but I can not imagine a shop paying 350.00

I doubt the shop's paying $340 list price. IT's the customer using the shop to install the part who will be seeing this list price should they approve the work order. :rofl::rofl:

FiveDriver 01-26-2013 10:35 AM

Does the DISA from "oembimmer" need additional tweaking ?? Something extra about the pin ?? oembimmer's cost of $240 might be the last reasonable price out there.

I can't believe we're getting hit with a price increase to compensate for a poor design.

oembimmerparts 01-26-2013 11:00 AM

No these are brand new bmw units nothing further needs to be done. At least for another 80000 to 90000 miles :)


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