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Old 08-22-2011, 04:46 PM   #18
A full five stars, son
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
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Awesome that you didnt fry your headgasket. What's not awesome is peoples MISGUIDED ASSUMPTIONS THAT BECAUSE A THERMOSTAT IS METAL (VS PLASTIC) THAT IT'S OMGGG BETTER than BMW's solution (OE parts)

There's NOTHING wrong with an OE/OEM thermostat--in fact it's the best g-damned option there is. Same goes for the water pump. So what they dont last 200k miles--you shouldn't be running your car that long without a cooling refresh anyway.

Quit it with the ALUMINUM THIS ALUMINUM THAT. Just buy the right OE or OEM parts and be done with it.
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