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Old 10-31-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Germanian Tire? NAPAllemagne?

Briefly, I need a website or web vendor that equals a German version of Canadian Tire or NAPA. Anybody know one?

Rant follows:

I've surfed like mad and even tried to Google-Earth the one small German city I've visited...no luck.

I've got a 1986 E30 320i that spent its years until 2008 in Serbia. It's the Euro-spec's Euro-spec.

To get a distributor cap my wife's Irish cousin had to find one for me and my sister in law hand carried it back.That was easy, but I can't send relatives to Europe every time I need a part. To get an ECU I ordered from a junkyard in Frankfurt. That was easy, but I don't always want used parts.

Now I need a perfectly ordinary upper rad hose, but that rad hose is attached to an M20B20, L-Jet, non-cat, no-AC motor that never came to North America. There's no commonality with the car model drop down lists that North American parts sellers (even the ones called Euro-etc) provide for E30s. For starters, my car is a 6 cylinder 320i, not any kind of 325. To make it even more fun there are two different versions of cooling hoses for early and late E30 320i-s so even the very cool silicone hose set I found in England doesn't replace 1 of the four hoses it'd make sense to change.

Starting to feel an engine and trailing arms swap in my future... anybody got a donor 325is?

Rant over, please send contact info for a good German NAPA store.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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Tried ebay Germany or UK? Always lots of stuff, and even if they say they'll only ship to Germany, a nice email will usually convince them to ship here. Else, a quick google says
http://www.autoteile-meile.de/
http://www.teilehaber.de/autoteile-bmw-ersatzteile.html
http://www.markt.de/Fahrzeuge/Autote...,bmw/suche.htm (this one is more like Kijiji)

Let me know if you need help with German.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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TSI...Thanks!

Those sites look like what I spent the afternon looking for.

Slowly I will learn German... Wasserpumpen and Auspuff I can figure out, but things like Schläuche/ Leitungen/ Flansche are a bit tougher.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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No problem. What's the build date on your car? I think you're looking for a Kühlerschlauch (rad hose), do you have a part number?

edit: if it's an early model (up to 12/'85), might this be it?
http://www.teilehaber.de/kuehlerschl...id6851732.html

It's like an ebay-type site, they definitely ship to Europe, you should be able to get them to ship here.

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Old 11-01-2012, 12:42 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure you can modify a hose to work with any old school motor! My Euro 320i was using a Lada radiator...

And remember the age of the car you are dealing with! Even here it wont be easy to find parts for an 84 Chevette, or 86 Civic, or 81 Escort...Altho popular cars back then, not something many places stock parts for...
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:30 AM   #6
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Why don't you try a dealer? As long as it's not an NLA item, any dealer can order it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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look up part numbers on realoem and try bimmerspecialist or blunttech or something?
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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Yeah, I know it's an old car but when I got my first E30, an 1988 325is, I was blown away that parts and advice were easier to get for that car than for my '98 Nissan DD.

Parts I (was) looking for are (were)

Hose from Upper rad to Thermostat: 11531708826 This number appears on the actual hose, which is convenient! The dealer said that there are four of these hoses at the factory. (4!, gettem while they're hot!))

As long as the hose above needs replacing, I’ll replace also:

Lower Rad to Thermostat: 11531278925
Thermostat to Water Pump 11531265448 This hose changes mysteriously in the era 1985-1986.

And I'll order thermostat housing parts which show common part numbers on RealOEM, so no issue there. One issue I do have with Real OEM, or perhaps BMW, is that the parts diagram doesn't match reality; it's a bit non-predictably schematic.

The build date of the car comes up on RealOEM as 1/86 but it seems like the break between 'old 1985' and 'new 1986' was more of an evolution than a sudden break.

I sent Bavauto a plea and they will bring in the one hose from Germany and ship the rest complete.
Even though their drop down model menu doesn't include my car I've dealt with them in the past and been quite happy.

I think that http://www.autoteile-meile.de/ site is going to be darned handy in future.
I have drum brakes in the back...
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:27 AM   #9
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Parts I (was) looking for are (were)

Hose from Upper rad to Thermostat: 11531708826 This number appears on the actual hose, which is convenient! The dealer said that there are four of these hoses at the factory. (4!, gettem while they're hot!))
So get it. I don't understand why you would bother with the bavauto when most likely they are getting it from the same place. You will have to wait for it longer too.

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As long as the hose above needs replacing, I’ll replace also:

Lower Rad to Thermostat: 11531278925
Thermostat to Water Pump 11531265448 This hose changes mysteriously in the era 1985-1986.

And I'll order thermostat housing parts which show common part numbers on RealOEM, so no issue there. One issue I do have with Real OEM, or perhaps BMW, is that the parts diagram doesn't match reality; it's a bit non-predictably schematic.

The build date of the car comes up on RealOEM as 1/86 but it seems like the break between 'old 1985' and 'new 1986' was more of an evolution than a sudden break.
There is no mystery really. If you car has a 1/86 build date then you need parts that match your build date.

It looks like Mayle makes aftermarket rad hoses for your car. Here they are with photos if you don't like the BMW's schematics.

11531708826 - http://www.gjbautos.nl/shop/themes/g...3191153133.pdf

11531278925 - http://www.gjbautos.nl/shop/themes/g...3191153125.pdf

11531265448 - http://www.gjbautos.nl/shop/themes/g...3191153100.pdf
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Haha, good luck!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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You know what really frosts my pumpkin about this whole ordeal? No?

Well, I'll tell ya...
I let somebody else change my timing belt and the hose failed at what really, really looks to me and to others like a tool mark. The hose didn't burst, it failed along the length of the hose, the failure is fairly straight and is at an angle to the hose surface.

I see on the wisdom of the web that BMW factory hoses are weak, but I think those hoses were changed when the car came to Canada from Serbia 4 years ago. (Along with everything else made of rubber.)

Grump, grump, grump.

Besides, I'd just fixed the "Reverse Light Blows Fuse 10" problem and the car was going strong.
And... I was going to spend the money those hoses are going to cost getting the injectors cleaned. Prob'ly do that anyway.

Oh well.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:11 AM   #12
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I have a complete euro M20b20 motor, harness, ecu in my garage, drop me a email at richie_s999 at hotmail.com
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
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Hey, SickFinga I get what you're saying but believe it or not it's easier at the moment for me to get to Ogdensburg USA on a Saturday than to the dealer on a working weekday.

Dealer said 10 to 15 working days, Bav says the same and I'll bet a doughnut they'll come in cheaper and they'll keep sending me their wish book, too. Last time I was at the dealer they really didn't want to talk to me. And to think they were my first real job!

12/85 or 1/86: according to RealOEM and the web in general the colour my car is painted and the stuff it has in it don't exist in 1/86, but the car in my garage disagrees.
I think it was built over the Christmas break and shipped to Yugoslavia/Serbia because the Commies (well, OK, non-aligned) would never notice. Or maybe it's a special Eastern Bloc setup?

Richie: I'll send an email.
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Hey, SickFinga I get what you're saying but believe it or not it's easier at the moment for me to get to Ogdensburg USA on a Saturday than to the dealer on a working weekday.

Dealer said 10 to 15 working days, Bav says the same and I'll bet a doughnut they'll come in cheaper and they'll keep sending me their wish book, too. Last time I was at the dealer they really didn't want to talk to me. And to think they were my first real job!
Makes sense

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12/85 or 1/86: according to RealOEM and the web in general the colour my car is painted and the stuff it has in it don't exist in 1/86, but the car in my garage disagrees.
I think it was built over the Christmas break and shipped to Yugoslavia/Serbia because the Commies (well, OK, non-aligned) would never notice. Or maybe it's a special Eastern Bloc setup?

Richie: I'll send an email.
What's the VIN of your car?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #15
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VIN is 1559399.

If you'd asked me 2 years ago if I knew my car's VIN I'd 'ave looked at you like your ears were on fire. Now I know my E30's VIN by heart. Give me a minute and I'll tell you the VIN for the E30 I don't even own anymore.
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