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Old 09-17-2013, 07:55 AM
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Location: Northeast Indiana
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Great...glad you found some.

Most times...when you shop using the BMW 11 digit part can find the item. And it helps because you know for the most part that it's the correct part for your car if you've used the part database (and your VIN) to find the correct part nbr for your build date/model year etc. This really helps when there's a change within the production run and BMW uses a different part nbr "from" or "to" a specific build date. When you shop "generically" may find yourself purchasing the wrong part due to this minor difference.

And in this case...who would think that the name for them is "naps"? Mostly no one...thus finding them can be difficult...but using their BMW part nbr changes the whole dynamic.
Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)
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