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Old 11-28-2017, 07:26 PM   #11
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Google "who makes BMW fuel pumps" .

Doing this makes for some interesting reading
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:17 PM   #12
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Genuine OEM BMW parts are often significantly more expensive just by slapping the BMW label on it. Google "who makes BMW fuel pumps" and see if it's the same brand.
BMW doesn't have a lot of consistency in their own pricing. For example, 64-11-9-204-154 is the E46 climate control blower with a MSRP of $847.82. 64-11-3-453-729 is the E83 blower, MSRP $181.41. The only difference is that -729 (the cheaper one) comes with a longer cable and a different bracket (included in the package, but you can re-use your old E46 one).

Turner sells an "OEM Hella Blower" for $199.95 which at least has the correct-length cable. It had a sticker slapped on that said "BEHR Hella Made in USA", but the actual manufacturer's sticker on the other side said "Unimotor Made in Canada" and the package did NOT include the pictured saddle / clips / screws. It was just a re-labeled Unimotor 75808, MSRP $79.50. Turner also listed it as "in stock" (along with everything else) on my October 16th order, until I clicked "order". Then it said "Ship date: Nov 8". It actually shipped on October 25th. Not a big fan (no pun intended) at this point. I have sent an inquiry to Turner with additional details and I'll report back what they say.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:22 AM   #13
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At least the story has a making a new friend happy ending.

My experence was similar, except I was in York, PA and pushed it into an illegal parallel parking spot in a sketchy neighborhood.

The fuel pump is an easy job and I think non OEM ones are less than $100, so it could have been much, much worse.
Last time I was there, my g/f and I toured the Harley-Davidson factory.

You could've said, "Ah screw it, might as well ditch this car and get myself a Harley-Davidson CVO Limited with the Screamin' Eagle Performance Option".

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Old 11-29-2017, 07:25 AM   #14
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You don't need "genuine BMW". This plays out over and over in most parts. Hard to imagine you could get more name brand than Siemens or VDO.

To VDO's discredit though, they once made the worst bicycle computer in existence. I bought one thinking I'm secure with the brand with their gauge history & engineering, but oh man, what an interface.
Yeah, I thought about going to the dealership and get their Genuine BMW fuel pump, but I thought better of it.

There's something to be said about ordering it online and waiting patiently.

Guess I'll just have to drive my gas-guzzling 1/2-ton in the meantime, because it's just WAY too cold to ride my bike, lol.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:33 AM   #15
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BMW doesn't have a lot of consistency in their own pricing. For example, 64-11-9-204-154 is the E46 climate control blower with a MSRP of $847.82. 64-11-3-453-729 is the E83 blower, MSRP $181.41. The only difference is that -729 (the cheaper one) comes with a longer cable and a different bracket (included in the package, but you can re-use your old E46 one).

Turner sells an "OEM Hella Blower" for $199.95 which at least has the correct-length cable. It had a sticker slapped on that said "BEHR Hella Made in USA", but the actual manufacturer's sticker on the other side said "Unimotor Made in Canada" and the package did NOT include the pictured saddle / clips / screws. It was just a re-labeled Unimotor 75808, MSRP $79.50. Turner also listed it as "in stock" (along with everything else) on my October 16th order, until I clicked "order". Then it said "Ship date: Nov 8". It actually shipped on October 25th. Not a big fan (no pun intended) at this point. I have sent an inquiry to Turner with additional details and I'll report back what they say.
I tried to shop the Turner website, but I found it frustratingly confusing.

So I ended up ordering from www.oembimmerparts.com, which has a lot of favorable reviews.

I discovered a new site called www.fcpeuro.com which I'll probably utilize in the future.
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I had a good experience with oembimmerparts. bought pads rotors from all sorts of places and they were oneof thrm.

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