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Old 01-15-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
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).
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...
Is the price increase due to increased costs in labor, parts, shipping, ..... obama-care...
I am sure there is some BS-line/ excuse going to be given...

Last edited by Jason5driver; 01-15-2013 at 10:23 AM.
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