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Old 07-20-2019, 05:43 PM   #1
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Catalytic converter needed for a 2007 328ix coupe .. advice needed

My buddy has a 2007 328ix coupe and needs a catalytic converter for his car. Do you know if this is the right part or could possible suggest a reasonable option.. thanks

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Old 07-21-2019, 01:18 PM   #2
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Anyone ? Beuller ?
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So, my recommendation is to buy a used Genuine one. Even though this is not technically legal, new inexpensive aftermarket cats are garbage. The used OE one should last a while. I wouldn’t be surprised if the aftermarket pieces need to be changed for every emissions inspection.
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So, my recommendation is to buy a used Genuine one. Even though this is not technically legal, new inexpensive aftermarket cats are garbage. The used OE one should last a while. I wouldn’t be surprised if the aftermarket pieces need to be changed for every emissions inspection.
I know nothing about this, where should he purchase it from ? I agree go oem but have no idea where to point my friend to?
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realoem.com will provide parts number for all bmw parts, you start with the last 7 of his VIN.
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I know nothing about this, where should he purchase it from ? I agree go oem but have no idea where to point my friend to?
Unfortunately, the answer is craigslist for part outs.. The original part is too expensive to buy new.
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:00 PM   #9
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Thank you to all for the advice, greatly appreciated!! I relayed the information to my friend and he was grateful.
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