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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:09 AM
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WHOA! Although there were no obvious signs that my DISA was in need of replacement, upon removal I was amazed to see how much wear occurred since I last looked at it about 36K miles ago! Needless to say, I'm glad I took advantage of the group buy and took the 10 minutes to replace the part.

During a momentary lapse of reason, I was attempting to dissect the DISA and broke it severely before I took any pictures. Sorry gang.
Good for you on changing the DISA. I pulled mine out to replace it and it looked fine so I'm sending the new one back. Good intel for me to note is you saw a drastic diff after 36k miles. I may make checking the DISA an every one or two year routine since I am at 95k right now. I just relocated to Seattle so I don't know what my annual mileage will look like out here.

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:13 AM
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Why send it back? I'd stash it away because you WILL need one sooner or later.

You've already spent the money. Consider it an investment as you may not get the same price next time around.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:40 AM
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Why send it back? I'd stash it away because you WILL need one sooner or later.

You've already spent the money. Consider it an investment as you may not get the same price next time around.
Good point. I'll have to think about it. I'm not good with storing something where I can find it 2 years later as I move around a lot and lose things in the process (lol). That $157 may be better spent on a water pump and expansion tank as my DISA looks as if it were installed 10 - 20k miles ago. It has a very light crystallized glaze of suit (or something). The spring, flap, pin and diaphragm feel brand new. I may not need one for another 3 - 5 years.

If it were $20 I wouldn't waste time sending it back. $157 can be useful elsewhere in the vehicle. That being said your suggestion concerning the price now vs down the road is extremely valid. Thanks for that input.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:55 AM
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broke it severely before I took any pictures.
I'm hoping at least one out of the 100 or so buyers will show us how the vacuum ports work, in pictures.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:37 AM
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I'm not good with storing something where I can find it 2 years later as I move around a lot and lose things in the process (lol).
And here I thought I was the only one..
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:31 AM
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Lucky for me that I stumbled on this thread during my DISA search.

Order placed for DISA and SAP from Tischer BMW. I wasn't planning to replace the SAP, but the price was right for preventive maintenance.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:05 PM
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Is this group buy still going on?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:47 PM
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No but if you contact Tischer or Bill Dodge BMW, you will still get a very good price, maybe $10 more than the group buy price.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:19 AM
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But Gary's kit is cheaper and more effective. No?
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:51 AM
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Good point, Doru. I don't have that link handy so search for DISA improvement. It's a bombproof improvement to the current DISA design (pin cannot release). Unfortunately, many of us bought factory replacement DISAs before Gary had his modification available.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:02 AM
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No but if you contact Tischer or Bill Dodge BMW, you will still get a very good price, maybe $10 more than the group buy price.
Our DISA valve special is still @ $169.95 shipped all day, everyday here on this page of our site.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:00 PM
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Letter from Bill Dodge Auto Group

I wonder how many of us in the Group Buy will get this letter (dated 11/9/2012)? In my emails with Ron V @ Bill Dodge BMW back in 10/2011, he mentioned setting up a wholesale account so that he could offer 20-30% off parts.

Bill Dodge's Office Manager is requesting a "Resale Certificate" as they prepare for a sales tax audit. Ron shouldn't have set up a wholesale account for my DISA purchase. Now I need to spend time fixing this since the letter stated that they will have to charge sales tax on the purchase (maybe this was a form letter since Maine is a destination-based sales tax state... I live in IL).
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:14 PM
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Our DISA valve special is still @ $169.95 shipped all day, everyday here on this page of our site.
Bump - Can you bring back that price?
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:38 PM
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Contact Tischer or Bill Dodge directly to see if they will offer that price.
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We currently have them for 253.00 shipped. Any interest in a group buy>?

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