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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 10-06-2011, 06:21 PM
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Ordered mine today as well! Thanks for coordinating this Fudman!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:44 PM
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Yep, Ron is a very nice guy. Thanks for doing the work on this for us!
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:31 PM
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I have 139K+ on my new (to me) E39 M52 (97 528I), don't know what the PO has done with this car (out of the country now!).

I think the group is calling my name, so COUNT ME IN my brothers !
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:19 PM
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Finalized my order today. Ron is cool. Fudman rocks.

GUESS WHAT EVERYONE!!!

Ron stated there were well over SIXTY FIVE PARTICIPANTS in the group buy! He said he has orders from Austrlia on this via email!!!


!!!!WE ARE THE BOMB!!!!

I asked him if we can get a greater discount due to the order count. He said "keep talking and he'll make it 20%" LOL!


What is the next recommended group buy suggestion and when? I suggest recommending a "Bimmerfest Group Buy" every two to three months on critical items.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:15 PM
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:37 PM
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Ron stated there were well over SIXTY FIVE PARTICIPANTS in the group buy! He said he has orders from Austrlia on this via email!!![/B][/SIZE]

!!!!WE ARE THE BOMB!!!!

What is the next recommended group buy suggestion and when? I suggest recommending a "Bimmerfest Group Buy" every two to three months on critical items.

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Holy CR@P! This thing has gone viral!

I think the critical items that should be replaced with OEM parts are things like CCV, FSU, suspension parts, gaskets, etc. It would be a simple matter to gather up like buyers for any of these parts. What's next?
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:45 PM
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I'm going to Ron for vapor barriers as mine are always waterlogged and starting fresh seems to be the best way to kick this problem.

PS. You did good Fud!
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:02 PM
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Holy CR@P! This thing has gone viral!

I think the critical items that should be replaced with OEM parts are things like CCV, FSU, suspension parts, gaskets, etc. It would be a simple matter to gather up like buyers for any of these parts. What's next?
One of several possiblities.

Bimmerfest could set up a "Group Buy" forum within each BMW Series forum for critical parts. Inside the Group Buy forum would be a seperate thread for each part (possibly 5 or so threads i.e. coolant kit, MAF, BSW speaker upgrade kit (not critical but in demand), , . When the number of counted participants hits 15 launch the group buy for that part. May add a poll or some counting method for people to check "yes" as they leave their post that they are comited to the purchase. If you don't get enough people within a reasonable time don't launch the purchase.

This is just one of 10 ways to skin this cat. 30% discount is worth it. Also, Bimmerfest could grab some sponsors by sending 60+ people to buy a $200 - $600 part from them.


NOTE: Ron set us up with a Wholesale account when we purchased the DISA valve. He told me this would give me a 25% discount. I am curious to try it out.


I think Blubee initially pondered if a group buy would be possible. Fudman then took the ball and ran it into the in-zone. GREAT JOB! We also have to consider the original op who posted this part as the fix to his problem. Someone has to let him know what he started. Here is his post:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=570859



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Old 10-07-2011, 06:54 PM
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:38 PM
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Payment options?
They accept Visa and Mastercard
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When I got hold of Ron about 4 pm EST this afternoon to place my order, he said he had 98 DISA orders seemingly resulting from this thread.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:55 AM
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Hats off to you Fudman, we love you Brother !
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:55 PM
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Gotta love that.

I am going for entrance covers and rear air bags. I was very happy to have a "wholesale" acct set up. The 25% is off the "real" list price too, not off the over inflated dealer pricing. What I gathered from this was that it is the percentage off what realoem's prices are, which is awesome!
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:06 AM
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You all need to send some love to JimLev's way. He's the guy who turned me on to the Bill Dodge discount.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:52 AM
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Sweet! My DISA Valve just went bad today and I found this, awesome! Gonna order on Monday....Thanks Fudman!

Any other group buys for CCV, ICV etc...?
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:23 AM
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You don't need a group buy to purchase at a discount from Bill Dodge. They offer a standard 20%-25% discount off all OEM parts to anyone who establishes a no-cost account (which you have done already if you are in on the DISA group buy). The group buy just got us another 5% off to 30%. Not a huge deal but a little sweetner. I get all my OEM parts (SAP, CCV, etc.) from them. Just an email or phone call away.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:55 PM
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More power to JimLev, Fudman, cn90, bluebee, Fragzem and all the others who have done a lot for our forum (apologies for the rest, I can't mention 'em all). You're all like big brothers for newbies !!!!!!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:31 PM
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Price increased

Just off phone with Mike ? Price with discount 204$ not including shipping or tax for
PN 11 61754 4805.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:22 PM
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Who's Mike? You need to speak with Ron Vose. Lloyd Chandler is an alternate.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:03 PM
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He's the guy that answered the phone at 207-854-3200 and said he was familiar with the bimmerfest group buy on DISA valve. He said the oem price had gone up on the part.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:17 PM
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Must be a newbie. Email Ron at rvose@billdodgeautogroup.com. He'll fix you up.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:03 PM
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Yes, I now see that you specifically named him as POC. I have an e-mail in to him. Must be quite an operation if they can mail out 90 DISA valves and not have one of their parts people be aware of that.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:31 AM
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response from Ron today

your cost would be 157.09 plus 14.50 ups. would need name,address,phone number so i can set you up a wholesale acct. which will give you between 20 and 30% off bmw parts. this discount also applies to mini,
infiniti,gm,saturn,kia,hyundai,acura,audi,vw,merce des,
porsche,volvo,saab,subaru,suzuki
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:46 AM
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That is exactly the same deal that everyone else got. You can't beat it with a stick!
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:07 PM
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You can't beat it with a stick!
But you CAN dremel tool the old DISA valve and tell us if the new hypothesis about how it works is proven or not over here:
- Strange results from a simple test of the M54 DISA valve today

As Fudman said, this is the best deal on the planet (I know ... I called one of the sponsors to try to arrange a deal prior to this one ... and the price I got was nowhere near this one - and - best of all - there is only one DISA valve manufacturer ... so you're getting the real deal.)

PLEASE (pretty please) ... out of the 100 or so takers for this deal, will at least 1% of you take the time and effort to autopsy your DISA specifically to prove or disprove the magnetic solenoid vacuum accumulator one-way check valve theory?

Here's the theory, in a nutshell (see details in that thread):

  1. The DISA, at idle, has 12 volts actuating it.
  2. This pulls back a magnetic solenoid actuated lever, which (apparently) uncovers a one-way vacuum check valve which is vented to the outside by a 1/16" hole drilled in the DISA body.
  3. This one-way vacuum check valve "accumulates" vacuum (apparently in the square box) until the DISA flap valve closes (due to the vacuum - not due directly to the magnetic solenoid).
  4. When a set of higher-rpm conditions (temperature & RPM) are reached, the 12 volts signal goes to zero volts.
  5. This (somehow) covers up the check valve ... which (somehow) allows the accumulated vacuum to dissipate (which it won't do if you hold your finger on the outside hole as shown in the videos).
  6. When the accumulated vacuum has dissipated to a weak point, the spring-loaded flap returns to its normal position (i.e., open).
REQUEST:
Will the best 1% out there please autopsy your DISA specifically to test this theory of operation (see details scattered about in the following threads):



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