Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-14-2013, 08:59 AM
DHoang's Avatar
DHoang DHoang is offline
Gearhead
Location: Austin, Texas
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 985
Mein Auto: '98 528i, '82 323i
Big Price increase on Disa Valves

Not sure if this has hit your area yet, but just heard from a BMW mechanic that prices on the Disa valve for M52tu & M54 motors went up ~$100. Now, it's listed @$340. Shop guy got burned b/c he found out pricing changed after collecting on the work.

I suppose if you need a Disa down the road, could always get a rebuild kit, or go w/ a Dorman aftermarket for 1/2 the price, or just disable that dumb thing.

glad mine's a good old iron block M52 motor. no Disa...
__________________
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=4132&pictureid=24642
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-14-2013, 09:19 AM
Fudman's Avatar
Fudman Fudman is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sudbury, MA
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,259
Mein Auto: '02 530i Sport auto
I had seen the price jump from about $150 (the group buy price a year ago) to about $250 last week. That seemed exhorbitant. $350 is a COMPLETE RIPOFF!! Just buy the $75 upgrade kit from Gary and you are good to go.

http://www.germanautosolutions.com/b...repair_kit.php
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-14-2013, 10:34 AM
AnotherGeezer's Avatar
AnotherGeezer AnotherGeezer is offline
Hofmeister Kink
Location: ManchVegas, New Hampster
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,840
Mein Auto: 2003 530i/5
Glad I scooped one up during the group buy.

Thanks to Fud!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-14-2013, 10:36 AM
tmvE39/E53/Z32's Avatar
tmvE39/E53/Z32 tmvE39/E53/Z32 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Seattle --> Atlanta
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,884
Mein Auto: 03 540, 06 E53 4.8, Z32TT
^So did I. I got 2 of them, and upgrade them with Gary's kit.
__________________

FS 2001 ///M5
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=791509
2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD) 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)

Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport and 91 Z32TwinTurbo
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-14-2013, 11:58 AM
doru's Avatar
doru doru is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Calgary
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,508
Mein Auto: 2003 530iA
I also have 2 DISA. The old one with Gary's kit and a new one for just in case.
I wouldn't be surprised if other parts would go up in price with the decline of the greenback.
__________________
Looking for a DIY? Parts? Check this out, it might be your ticket
TMS underdrive pullies - Stewart WP - PSS9 - Beisan Vanos seals - Zimmerman cross-drilled & Akebono Euro - Deka 649 MF - 55w HID headlights - 35w HID foglights - Hualigan double din - ACS (rep) alu pedals - Euro central storage console - Breyton Magic Racing staggered wheels - M5 bumper - M5 steering wheel - Tint
Stable: e39, e53, e46 & Tribby
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2013, 03:37 PM
EconoBox EconoBox is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: in my mind
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 955
Mein Auto: 2001 530i (E39) 140k
A search using www.furiousmethod.com shows

$275
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...er=11617544805

$212
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/Part...ch=11617544805


Always use www.furiousmethod.com !
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-14-2013, 11:04 PM
bluebee's Avatar
bluebee bluebee is offline
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 21,542
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
There is only one manufacturer of the DISA valve, I'm told.

Personally, I think 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).
__________________
Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

Last edited by bluebee; 01-26-2013 at 11:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-15-2013, 12:16 AM
hqstu hqstu is offline
Registered User
Location: New Zealand
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 94
Mein Auto: 03 530i MS
It's just standard practice unfortunately for pricing up older parts to get older cars off the road...
__________________
Cheers
Stuart NZ
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:20 AM
Jason5driver's Avatar
Jason5driver Jason5driver is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Middle of a corn field
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,465
Mein Auto: E39 hamster w/ pin-wheel
Quote:
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).
+1...!
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...
WTF...!?!
Is the price increase due to increased costs in labor, parts, shipping, ..... obama-care...
LOL!
I am sure there is some BS-line/ excuse going to be given...
__________________

Last edited by Jason5driver; 01-15-2013 at 10:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:24 AM
cn90 cn90 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Omaha NE
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12,918
Mein Auto: 1998 528i 5-sp 140K+
I don't have DISA in my car so I don't know much about it.

$1M question: can one delete the DISA Valve, i.e. getting rid of it?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-15-2013, 10:32 AM
doru's Avatar
doru doru is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Calgary
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,508
Mein Auto: 2003 530iA
Quote:
Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
I don't have DISA in my car so I don't know much about it.

$1M question: can one delete the DISA Valve, i.e. getting rid of it?
You can, but your low-end grunt goes too.
__________________
Looking for a DIY? Parts? Check this out, it might be your ticket
TMS underdrive pullies - Stewart WP - PSS9 - Beisan Vanos seals - Zimmerman cross-drilled & Akebono Euro - Deka 649 MF - 55w HID headlights - 35w HID foglights - Hualigan double din - ACS (rep) alu pedals - Euro central storage console - Breyton Magic Racing staggered wheels - M5 bumper - M5 steering wheel - Tint
Stable: e39, e53, e46 & Tribby
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-16-2013, 12:14 PM
oembimmerparts oembimmerparts is offline
'Fest Sponsor
Location: San Antonio
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,532
Mein Auto: 2001 Z3
Ever since the price increase we are selling more then we can get our hands on it seems, Its to bad bmw decided to do this but we have seen a large number of part numbers take quick jumps in price as of late.
I thought 250 was high but I can not imagine a shop paying 350.00

As always if you guys need anything let me know.

Max

Oembimmerparts.com

OEM DISA Valves
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2013, 12:38 PM
DHoang's Avatar
DHoang DHoang is offline
Gearhead
Location: Austin, Texas
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 985
Mein Auto: '98 528i, '82 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by oembimmerparts View Post
I thought 250 was high but I can not imagine a shop paying 350.00
I doubt the shop's paying $340 list price. IT's the customer using the shop to install the part who will be seeing this list price should they approve the work order.
__________________
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=4132&pictureid=24642
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-26-2013, 10:35 AM
FiveDriver FiveDriver is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Monmouth County, NJ
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 178
Mein Auto: 1999 528i Blue/Sand
Does the DISA from "oembimmer" need additional tweaking ?? Something extra about the pin ?? oembimmer's cost of $240 might be the last reasonable price out there.

I can't believe we're getting hit with a price increase to compensate for a poor design.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-26-2013, 11:00 AM
oembimmerparts oembimmerparts is offline
'Fest Sponsor
Location: San Antonio
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,532
Mein Auto: 2001 Z3
No these are brand new bmw units nothing further needs to be done. At least for another 80000 to 90000 miles
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms