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Old 10-03-2011, 05:00 PM   #41
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We are in the process of adding additional cooling kits that are a more complete refresh to our website. The total refresh (complete) kits will included all the parts mentioned.

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:32 PM   #42
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sounds like a good plan to me. Maybe you could incorporate some kind of option check list where people can decide what to add by just ticking boxes.
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ECS,

What parts are "different" in the Level 1 package? I know the more expensive system is OEM BMW, but what brand do you get for the parts in the ECS brand system?

Ready to order...

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:03 PM   #44
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Remember, OEM parts are the same as Behr, Hella, Whaler, etc. The only reason they cost more is because of a BMW stamp. Shop wisely.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:08 AM   #45
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What parts are "different" in the Level 1 package? I know the more expensive system is OEM BMW, but what brand do you get for the parts in the ECS brand system?

Ready to order...

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The kit with the brand listed as genuine BMW kit contains only genuine BMW parts. The kit branded as assembled by ECS Tuning contains non genuine BMW parts, but the parts in the kit are quality OEM replacement parts. The kit found here contains parts by Geba, FAE, Meyle, CRP, and OES. With all of our kits you can click the "kit contents" button a drop down will appear listing all brands used for each part in a kit.


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Does the Geba water pump have a composite impeller?

Edit: Photos look like a metal impeller

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The Geba water pump in the kit featuring a stout metal impeller for improved longevity.



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Thank you for the quick reply. I will place the order tomorrow. How long will it take to ship to VA?
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Warning about the water pump stud bolts. They break pretty easily. I thought it was the torque wrench releasing, but it was actually the aluminum bolts/studs breaking. I was was able to back them out with a pair of Vice Grips-thankfully there was enough room to grab the remaining stub.

After more research, it appears the OEM numbers are 07129901921 or M6X30-8.8-ZNS. Anyone know of alternate sources to buy them? I'd prefer something more substantial than the OEM aluminum (?) ones. --Other than that the project is going fine... B-]

It appears ECS Tuning might have them: Mfg Part#07129904544, ECS Part# ES16061 @ $1.04/ea. Trying to verify with them now.

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^Correct the original part number (07129901921) for the stud bolt has been superseded to the one found here. They are the genuine BMW part not an aftermarket equivalent.

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^Correct the original part number (07129901921) for the stud bolt has been superseded to the one found here. They are the genuine BMW part not an aftermarket equivalent.

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I can say good things about the geyba water pump and ECS, both are awesome the metal impaler is much more of a peace of mind than the poop plastic one on the OEM pump I pulled out... Car is running perfect, well, after I blew up my OEM water pulley and had to rush to BMW before closing to get another lol! ECS aluminum one is on my list as well as a new radiator seeing as i have a small crack. So... look forward to hearing from me again soon ECS
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What did you use to lubricate the H2O pump o-ring?

Thanks for write-up.

What did you use to lubricate the H2O pump o-ring?
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BMW Coolant.
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wrong coolant

I made mistake by not using the same bmw blue coolant . over holiday bmw was closed so I used universal coolant will it damage engine?>
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i used wrong coolant in bmw x 5 2003, will it corrupt engine.
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it wont corrupt it short term. you should be fine. change it in two years
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How is the ecs level 3 cooling refresh?

Anything I should substitute for OEM?
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