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Old 04-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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2 questions for the price of 1!

Hi guys!

My first question is, where could I buy some bmw coolant fluid around gatineau/ottawa excluding bmw dealerships

Second question, I'm looking to change my vanos in my 94' 325ic since it sounds like a diesel engine
I'm probably going to buy it off of dr.vanos, but I want to know if there is a independent bmw mechanic around gatineau/ottawa who would be able to do this

Hope to hear from you bmw guys!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
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1) BBW (no joke) in Alymer. The owner is an awesome guy, very competitive prices. I get most of my maintenance parts there. http://goo.gl/maps/OZJij
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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Didn't know about BBW, i'll go there next time!

I usually order my parts online...
BTW, where are you in gatineau?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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Oh yeah I forgot about BBW, I called today to see if they have some bmw coolant fluid and they do! =) Thanks Lucidy

Ju le new: I'm in hull, I've seen you once drive by I think! Nice e36 if it was you! =)
I also order most of my parts online on fcpeuro.com, awesome deals!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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ju_le_new, I see your car all the time, I'm in Angers, i guess that explains it
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #6
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a little off topic here but i noticed you guys talking about this fcpeuro so i decided to check it out and i like their prices but hows the shipping? does it cost a lot?
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
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ju_le_new, I see your car all the time, I'm in Angers, i guess that explains it
haha yeah I'm in L'Ange-Gardien, just north of the highway. We should meet up for a shoot or something, it's always fun to meet other bmw heads
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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Sure, you going to the cruise?
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #9
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buzzdmonkey, Shipping depends on the weight but usually goes around 30$ to 50$
On most parts I've bought on this site I have saved even with the shipping
They also have lots of kits which includes lots of parts for a great price!
Last summer I bought the whole front end kit for my e36, bushings, control arms, links etc plus all 4 discs, pads and stainless steel brake lines for 750$ with shipping. Here with my mechanic who gets good deals, would of cost me around 1500$
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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Yeah a meet would be nice! If it can be nice outside for a change lol
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #11
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Yeah, I'll probably be there for the cruise!
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #12
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I'm in Aylmer. There will be a cruise on Sunday the 28th and the bmw club is having one on the 26 th I think
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #13
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Finally got the vanos replace by one ordered from Dr Vanos, no more diesel sounding engine! =D
Now I'm struggling trying to replace the fan blade and the fan clutch..The damn bolt won't loosen up! >
Anyone around have the special tool to hold on to the water pump screws?!
I already got the 32mm wrench and tried with a flat head screw driver, but without success!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:56 PM   #14
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Anyone know where I could possibly rent or buy the fan removal tool for the e36 around ottawa/gatineau?!
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:31 PM   #15
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it's reverse thread - are you sure you're spinning it the right way? I was able to do it by locking it with a screwdriver.
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