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Old 01-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by DeclanM3 View Post
Some great info Liam. I really need to check out my vanos. The previous owner had replaced something in the vanos system but couldn't tell me exactly what it was. It seemed more than likely to be the solenoid based on his description and the invoice amount. I really want to check my tabs though but have no idea how to do so. If you've got any links handy that would be greatly appreciated

As Elliot mentioned I order through ECS a fair bit. I've found their shipping times and costs to be extremely reasonable, they also seem to be able to source all OEM parts very quickly. Not sure if Turner is the same, I think I've ordered brake components off Turner before. I occasionally compare the two and ECS has always come up best for me in the past.
Yeah, the Vanos Solenoid was probably about $1,000 installed.

I will be up for brakes soon, and will most likely order through TurnerMotorsport. Having Competition Package brakes leaves me limited options in terms of where i can get them from, whilst trying to avoid getting fingered by retailers.

Kook - I had my bolts replaced with the revised BMW versions too, and my mechanic used loctite when installing them. I just noticed your car in your signature - LeMans blue on an E46M looks the business!

I haven't ordered from ECS or Pelican before, and from what you've mentioned i don't think i'll use Tischer because it sounds too hard. I think ECS have some good pricing for CSL brakes though.

JASE46M3 - 30,000km! That is some low km! What year is it? Do you still have a dealer warranty with it?

2006 CS M3 | ESS Tune : CSL SMG tune : Eisenmann Race : Eibach : Tekarbon

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