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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By EconoBox
Even if they charged in 1 hour increments, it...

Even if they charged in 1 hour increments, it would be $125 labor.
They are charging 4-5 hours of labor in this quote. Unreal.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-13-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By EconoBox
I have a friend in the business and I told him...

I have a friend in the business and I told him about these inflated dealership book hours.
He looked up the official book hours for the cam sensor job.

Here is what he found:
Intake cam sensor...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By EconoBox
ZDDP is for flat tappet cams. E39 has roller...

ZDDP is for flat tappet cams.
E39 has roller cams
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,468
Posted By EconoBox
I'm into my E39 $5700 in 5.5 years

I'm into my E39
$5700 in 5.5 years
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,909
Posted By EconoBox
Lean code? Fuel pump, vacuum leak, MAF, etc

Lean code?
Fuel pump, vacuum leak, MAF, etc
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By EconoBox
Thanks. It's Vaico, not Valco.

Thanks.
It's Vaico, not Valco.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By EconoBox
Anyone ever use Vaico? $170 for a full unit.

Anyone ever use Vaico? $170 for a full unit.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By EconoBox
Umm, why did he replace those in the first place?

Umm, why did he replace those in the first place?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By EconoBox
#2 method is total garbage. It sucks in air. ...

#2 method is total garbage. It sucks in air.
I just use method #3, and use the bottle and adapter I got when I realized #2 sucks.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By EconoBox
Same issue today in a traffic jam. Red oil...

Same issue today in a traffic jam.
Red oil light would flicker when I had super low idle.
No light on the drive home, with no traffic.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-13-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By EconoBox
Keep the examples coming!! Good example. ...

Keep the examples coming!!

Good example. You pay triple for the logo filter.

That cabin filter is the bread and butter standby to soak suckers for free money.
They pull the same scam at oil...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By EconoBox
The shroud really gets in the way. After I...

The shroud really gets in the way.
After I remove the 2 expanding rivets, I can only lift it 2 inches and barely get access to the attached hose.
How do you remove the shroud entirely?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By EconoBox
So you just push the socket onto the tangs with...

So you just push the socket onto the tangs with your fingers?
The part that is confusing me is turning the socket (like when you use a socket on a bolt)
It sounds like you don't need the ratchet?
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By EconoBox
I don't understand the 10mm socket trick. I...

I don't understand the 10mm socket trick.
I detach the hose and stick a socket into the radiator opening?
How am I supposed to press the socket UP in order to compress the tangs?
What is a 1/4"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By EconoBox
Yup, it's definitely leaking from the elbow. ...

Yup, it's definitely leaking from the elbow.

I just can't find the balls to try to remove the elbow.
Just pry it up?
Or press the tangs from the detached radiator hose?
What if I detach the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-08-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By EconoBox
https://cdn.meme.am/instances/250x250/76525852.jpg...

https://cdn.meme.am/instances/250x250/76525852.jpg

THE PARTS ARE THE SAME.
Have a nice day.
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-06-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By EconoBox
This thread has devolved into the insanity. ...

This thread has devolved into the insanity. Either you get it or you don't.
I've installed many dozens of OEM branded parts (Hella, Sachs, Lemforder, Seimans/VDO, etc) and not one of them was fake...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-04-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By EconoBox
https://i.imgflip.com/1mownf.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/1mownf.jpg
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-04-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By EconoBox
Rock may or may not sell OEM parts. Case by...

Rock may or may not sell OEM parts. Case by case. They might sell generic aftermarket stuff also. I'd stick with Amazon, FCPEuro, and AutoHauzAZ to get a feel for OEM parts.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By EconoBox
$550 for a belt and tensioner! Unreal, man,...

$550 for a belt and tensioner!
Unreal, man, unreal.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By EconoBox
Loss leader to get you in the door, and sell you...

Loss leader to get you in the door, and sell you other services.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By EconoBox
Great update. You could have done valve covers...

Great update.
You could have done valve covers and belts/pulleys yourself!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By EconoBox
Hey mikejulietpapa , any update on your E39...

Hey mikejulietpapa , any update on your E39 experience?
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-01-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By EconoBox
I find it amusing how people get a hotel room for...

I find it amusing how people get a hotel room for $500/night but then go out to eat instead of paying $200 for a hamburger via room service.
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-01-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By EconoBox
BMW fuel pump I pulled out of my car. Compare...

BMW fuel pump I pulled out of my car.
Compare it to the $140 VDO pump I replaced it with.

Notice the part number: 228.222.009/002
Yes, Virginia, THEY ARE THE EXACT SAME PART.
SAME OEM...
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