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      04-20-2017, 04:09 PM   #23
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valve stem caps?

windshield?

battery?



Valve steam caps: Dorman 609-130 TPMS Grey Plastic Sealing Valve Cap. I bought a box of 50 from Amazon for about $10. They even have the little gaskets in them.

Windshield: I had mine replaced several years ago. They used a Pilkington, which is the OEM manufacturer. The invoice just says Pilkington (slr contr)(rain sensor)(condensation sensor) with an OEM part number of FW02556GYYN. The "G" in the part number I believe refers to the color of the solar tint at the top, as there is also a BYYN and BTYN. I was given a choice when the place ordered the windshield. SLR CONTR is short for solar control, which refers to the tinted section at the top. It also says "Solar" under the Pilkington logo.

Battery: there are tons of choices. You should check what came in your car, as some years seemed to get slightly higher capacity batteries. Generally speaking, it's a group 48 with 720 CCA minimum. Some websites indicate a group 94, for some reason. Regardless, I wouldn't get too hung up on specific brands, just buy the one with the longest "full replacement warranty" as that's the best indicator of battery quality. I say this because a lot of batteries are just private label.
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very nice, thanks
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      06-13-2017, 02:56 PM   #25
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is there any kind of reading material where it is easy to lookup torque specs for every bolt on the car?
The factory service manual would certainly have it. Buy one if you do any sort of wrenching on your cars, it totally pays for itself.
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is there any kind of reading material where it is easy to lookup torque specs for every bolt on the car?
Not easy to read but a decent reference guide
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      06-21-2017, 07:24 PM   #27
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This is great, mods should sticky this!
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This is great, mods should sticky this!
They should, if they ever passed by the good old E9x page. All about F8x these days...😎
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      08-03-2017, 11:48 AM   #29
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Got this from ECS, so probably a safe bet, but can anyone confirm about the tie rod assembly? Looks like another multi-supplier item.

Tie Rod Assembly (Right) - OEM Part# 32102283462
Equivalent 1 - Hamburg Tech (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-hamburg-...102283462~ham/)
Equivalent 2 - Lemforder (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-lemforde...102283462~lem/)


Tie Rod Assembly (Left) - OEM Part# 32102283461
Equivalent 1 - Hamburg Tech (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-hamburg-...102283461~ham/)
Equivalent 2 - Lemforder (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-lemforde...102283461~lem/)
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Got this from ECS, so probably a safe bet, but can anyone confirm about the tie rod assembly? Looks like another multi-supplier item.
Good find! The Lemforder one is the exact OEM equivalent, Avoid the Hamburg Tech, it is not the same and is lower quality than the original. Look carefully at the pictures and you can not only see the difference between the two parts, but you can actually see the lower quality of the HT part. Also looks like they sell just the tie rod end piece by itself if you don't want the entire assembly. Master list updated.
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      08-06-2017, 03:12 AM   #31
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DCT Suction Filter - Vaico part no. 28107842828

DCT Transmission Filter - Vaico part no. 28107842840KT
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Buddalun, any chance you have compared them side-by-side yourself to confirm they are exactly the same? I'm a little hesitant to post these two Vaico DCT filters as exact OEM equivalents after reading post number 24 in this 135 thread (here) where poster PeaceWalker says his friend had a DCT performance problem using the same Vaico filter until it was replaced with an OEM filter. The only thing I know about the OEM part is they are marked "Getrag" on the white side, but that doesn't mean Getrag actually produces their own filter in-house. I've never handled these filters in person.
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Good find! The Lemforder one is the exact OEM equivalent, Avoid the Hamburg Tech, it is not the same and is lower quality than the original. Look carefully at the pictures and you can not only see the difference between the two parts, but you can actually see the lower quality of the HT part. Also looks like they sell just the tie rod end piece by itself if you don't want the entire assembly. Master list updated.
I'd also recommend looking at buying a new nut that is genuine BMW with the tie rod. Part # 31106796195.

It has a special collar and I would not reuse the old nut on the car
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      08-08-2017, 11:17 PM   #34
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I'd like to know this as well, if it exits. In the meantime, if anyone has any common torque specs to contribute I'd like to add them to the commonly used torque spec list in this thread here.
You can have all you want at bmw tis beta. Google that.
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      08-08-2017, 11:38 PM   #35
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I'd also recommend looking at buying a new nut that is genuine BMW with the tie rod. Part # 31106796195.

It has a special collar and I would not reuse the old nut on the car
Thanks for the heads up. There's a nut in the product pictures, so it might come with it. I just ordered it the other day, so I will confirm once it comes in. Also, looking at the TIS manual they mention "Lubricating grease FB-1" Part# 83232208093. My mechanic friend told me I also will probably need to use loctite threadlocker on the inner tie rod threads. Do you know if this is necessary? I would assume TIS would mention something as critical as that.
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Thanks for the heads up. There's a nut in the product pictures, so it might come with it. I just ordered it the other day, so I will confirm once it comes in. Also, looking at the TIS manual they mention "Lubricating grease FB-1" Part# 83232208093. My mechanic friend told me I also will probably need to use loctite threadlocker on the inner tie rod threads. Do you know if this is necessary? I would assume TIS would mention something as critical as that.
I'd follow tis and not use thread locker. If anything threadlocker will make it a pain for the next guy
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Buddalun, any chance you have compared them side-by-side yourself to confirm they are exactly the same? I'm a little hesitant to post these two Vaico DCT filters as exact OEM equivalents after reading post number 24 in this 135 thread (here) where poster PeaceWalker says his friend had a DCT performance problem using the same Vaico filter until it was replaced with an OEM filter. The only thing I know about the OEM part is they are marked "Getrag" on the white side, but that doesn't mean Getrag actually produces their own filter in-house. I've never handled these filters in person.
Yes, they are identical. Also, I have had the Vaico units in my car for at least 10k miles, with a few track days thrown-in, and I have had no issues with them.

I read post #24 in the link you provided. It is difficult for me to see how the filter is making the DCT clunk as the author stated. The author also mentioned this happened to his "buddy's" car; hard to say.
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Yes, they are identical. Also, I have had the Vaico units in my car for at least 10k miles, with a few track days thrown-in, and I have had no issues with them.
Same experience here. About 8,000 miles and 5 track days later with no issues. I did not do a scientific comparison, but visually it looked identical when I was doing the fluid change.
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Yes, they are identical. Also, I have had the Vaico units in my car for at least 10k miles, with a few track days thrown-in, and I have had no issues with them.

I read post #24 in the link you provided. It is difficult for me to see how the filter is making the DCT clunk as the author stated. The author also mentioned this happened to his "buddy's" car; hard to say.
Got it, updated list, thank you!
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Driveshaft Guibo or Flex Disk

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FEBI 32986
Good find, thanks. It looks like the original OEM manufacturer is SGF and part number is: GAB01-024. It appears FEBI buys the exact OEM product and reboxes it as well.
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      10-26-2017, 04:47 PM   #42
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just wanted to say thanks for putting this together. This will definitely come in handy.
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      11-04-2017, 03:47 PM   #43
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BMW E9X M3 Coolant Temperature Sensor - *Sold in generic boxes and labeled "O.E.M." brand from most of the large online parts retailers. The following branded sensors are not exact equivalents: FAE/Febi/MTC/Rein/VEMO.
Found my way here looking for the coolant temperature sensor OEM(s). Am I reading "not exact equivalents" correctly to mean, "not these"? Is the OEM known?

I was trying to decide between just those aftermarket sensors (https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3...rature_Sensor/). Now I'm thinking maybe I should just go with the BMW part.
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It's probably more appropriate to say at this point it is not confirmed if any of those brands repackage their product from the same OEM manufacturer as that BMW buys their coolant sensor from, but my guess is none of them use the same exact sensor. I buy from ECS Tuning often, but they don't offer the exact oem equivalent in this case. These 3 options are the exact OEM equivalent:

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

I bought one of these just the other week and it arrived in completely unmarked plastic packaging with no distinguishable markings on the sensor. This is one of the rare instances where the exact OEM part is available, but doesn't appear to have a known consumer brand name to add to the list.
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