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Old 09-09-2009, 08:53 PM
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Most Economical Exhaust Replacement for 528e

Hello All;

First of all...God Bless those on this forum... I am soooo happy I found this. Now, down to business.

I have a 1988 528e, and the exhaust system fell apart. What would be the most economical way to replace the system barring cutting, bending, and welding the parts together myself. I looked into replacing with OE parts, which it seems will run ~$800. Is there another way?

Thanks to all!
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:46 AM
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I would go OEM so you have perfect fitment

I am not too horribly familiar with aftermarket stuff yet as the 535 we just bought has a brand new exhaust on it so we have not had to go down that road yet. my 6 needs one though so i will post on here if I find anything useful
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:05 AM
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So you are looking for the cat and the exhaust? You can get an exhaust for around 200 shipped from a number of different places, the problem is the cat, (i just cut mine open and hollowed it out.) If you want it to last you should go with OEM, an after market will only last a few years.

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Old 09-10-2009, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the response. Yes, I would be interested in anything you find.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:00 PM
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OE Exhaust

Hi, thanks for the info. I have to replace the entire lot. The whole exhaust is rusted out. Is the Bosal the OE fitment?
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:07 AM
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Hi, thanks for the info. I have to replace the entire lot. The whole exhaust is rusted out. Is the Bosal the OE fitment?
if it is not from BMW it is not OEM...

it might look the same but it's not factory...

that being said I heard a lot of people use the bosal and hear good things about it...wish I could be more help to ya sorry =)
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:28 AM
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I had the Bosal installed, it fits nice, but bending is required. If you have a wreckers near by see if you can get one in good condition, from the manifold back, do make sure you inspect it for any rust/ breaks in welds ect...give it a wiggle and if you hear rattling in it anywhere, it is basically pooched, good luck, and like I said the Bosal is good for me so far...
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for everyones input. So I purchased the rear 2/3rds sections for the exhaust system. I think that I can get by with the forward cat section that exists, however there is one area of concern. There seems to be a heat shield on the top of the cat, however when I look for anything (manuals or on web), I can't find any reference to it.

Does anyone know if there is indeed a heatshild located here?
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:44 PM
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As in you have to remove a heat shield to get to the cat? There is one between the cat and the driveshaft.

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