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Old 10-26-2009, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Craig B View Post
I can't explain why it's taking them so long to get this part to my local dealer...


Sometimes a part goes bad because there is a bad batch or a design error. So the demand might be very high if they are seeing a lot of failures. If they have identified a flaw and made a change in design, often they will wait until the new design version is out, particularly if it is not a part that takes the "Vehicle Off Road." I'm not 100% sure about the terminology, but I believe the high-priority code for a BMW parts order is "VOR," meaning the vehicle is not operable until the repair part is obtained.

I needed a $900 final drive for my K75S motorcycle a few years ago and the parts guy said he put a VOR code on the order, which resulted in it being airfreighted from Germany.
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