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Old 04-13-2014, 11:35 PM   #16
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Off topic but... I PM'd you today asking what your suspension/tire specs were cause your sig made me reconsider selling my style 66's : )

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Old 04-13-2014, 11:43 PM   #17
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@nizoo...thanks for the reply man, i know it's an old thread.

sorry to hear about your misfortune...really sucks when you do all your homework and still get screwed over. i will definitely take your advice and get it from Mike at Maranello. who is your mechanic that you decided to get it done at? and how much did you pay? again, appreciate the help.

just for clarification for others, nizoo's car is a 530i, while mine is a 540i...probably makes the difference in price that he quoted ($310). i was eventually quoted $418 maxbimmer forum member price. i'm sure it would have been cheaper with the return of the core, but i was told they don't do this anymore. i'm not sure what that is but correct me someone if i'm wrong.

i think i'll just bite the bullet and get the one from the dealership even though some are selling online for cheaper. i don't want a sketchy part from an unreliable source.

@nizoo, thanks again, but do let me know about your mechanic.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:53 PM   #18
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@nizoo...thanks for the reply man, i know it's an old thread.

sorry to hear about your misfortune...really sucks when you do all your homework and still get screwed over. i will definitely take your advice and get it from Mike at Maranello. who is your mechanic that you decided to get it done at? and how much did you pay? again, appreciate the help.

just for clarification for others, nizoo's car is a 530i, while mine is a 540i...probably makes the difference in price that he quoted ($310). i was eventually quoted $418 maxbimmer forum member price. i'm sure it would have been cheaper with the return of the core, but i was told they don't do this anymore. i'm not sure what that is but correct me someone if i'm wrong.

i think i'll just bite the bullet and get the one from the dealership even though some are selling online for cheaper. i don't want a sketchy part from an unreliable source.

@nizoo, thanks again, but do let me know about your mechanic.
yeah man no worries, I honestly don't remember how much I paid, its been a while so. my mechanic is a family friend and he helped me out with a price a lot, he even charged almost half the amount for the second install, but it was still a pain in the A$$ to pay more money for something so stupid.


anyhow my mechanic is quite far from you, its here in Kitchener, I noticed you are in Mississauga.. I will PM you his shop name anyways. I don't trust many people with my car, but him I do, he worked for Mercades Benz in Toronto for 13 years or so...

I do recommend going with maranellobmw though, they get you the parts plus warranty for TWO years, parts AND labor..
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:03 AM   #19
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Oh okay cool. I think I'll just go with Maranello BMW as well...seems like the best option. Thanks again!
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:56 PM   #20
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Alright man, good luck! Oh one more thing, did you ever remove your Clutch Delay Valve? If not then have them do it for you, doubt they would charge you because its right in the face if you are working on the clutch! Totally worth it, Car wont be as jerky but be careful car will stall easily after doing that and it jumps if you stall it lol
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:48 PM   #21
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Hahhah yeah, sounds like a good idea...i will most definitely ask them to do it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:01 PM   #22
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I forgot about the CDV.... M5 doesn't have one but touring does. It's nuts switching between cars!!! M5 clutch effort is about 3x too...
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:43 PM   #23
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Yeah M5 doesnt have that, defenitly remove it! Car will feel so much smoother and more reaponsive
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:28 AM   #24
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Heh heh... I was drag racing my buddy with a Subaru outback. Wagon vs wagon. So I thought I'd dump the clutch and smoke him... The only thing smoking was the clutch! damn CDV! Still beat the outback though....
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:15 AM   #25
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lmaooo, yeah the CDV is quite annoying, made the car so jerky lol
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