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Old 07-04-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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Any e36 diesel owners here?



I'm wondering where the heck I'm going to get maintenance parts for my new-to-me 318tds. Am I stuck with ordering from Europe?
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:07 AM   #2
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dealer here should be able to get parts no problem
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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did you purchase that blue e36 touring diesel? Good luck with that, i went to budds bmw in oakville and inquiried about that diesel engine, they told me that it is not sold in NA, and parts will have to be shipped from europe, with min. 3-6 wks depending on parts, and you will also be charged with shipping costs on top of the part prices. happy motoring!
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did you purchase that blue e36 touring diesel? Good luck with that, i went to budds bmw in oakville and inquiried about that diesel engine, they told me that it is not sold in NA, and parts will have to be shipped from europe, with min. 3-6 wks depending on parts, and you will also be charged with shipping costs on top of the part prices. happy motoring!
That definitely doesn't sound right. You can order pretty much anything from your Canadian dealer and it will be ordered just like any other part without paying anything for shipping. Wait time is at least a week though and you can not return parts.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:49 AM   #5
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@ E36is - Sounds like you have a lazy mechanic
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Just got off the phone with Maranello. No problem getting the parts. Some of the parts are already in the Vancouver warehouse. Prices are entirely reasonable too. I was expecting to have to call my friends in Germany.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:10 PM   #7
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In my experience, BMW is FANTASTIC at getting parts for old, (relatively low value) cars from Germany, and footing the shipping bill themselves. It's one of the reasons I love working on them. NA spec or otherwise doesn't matter to them: give them the part number, and they'll get the part...with very few exceptions.

Try getting dealer-only parts for a 92 Corvette. The amount of times I heard "NLA" was incredibly frustrating.
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