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Old 11-28-2012, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mlukas161 View Post
I would steer clear of any cheap CVV kits on ebay. You don't want to do this job more than once. I'd stick with OEM.
I agree that an aftermarket product for this job is a calculated risk, and of course the labor is the major component anyway.

But given that the OEM part in this instance is prone to failure, and in an awkward location, I am surprised there hasn't been more discussion of a better fix like:

http://www.germanautosolutions.com/b..._products.html

Not yet available, but looks a better option than putting on another bunch of plastic and rubber parts with a known failure rate from the dealer.

On other forums there has been discussion of BMW's unusual approach to separating water and oil, and also whether the cold climate version really is effective.

Wrapping pipe with a thin layer of foam in this sort of application could be an exercise in futility.

Any thoughts?
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