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Old 02-27-2015, 11:04 AM   #21
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Hi everyone! My name is Fernando and I live in Montevideo, Uruguay.
I drive a 2002 330 Ci and apparently my DISA valve died.
I've been reading here and I really don't know what to do since I may have here the Vaico DISA for something like $ 250 vs the BMW original part for $ 660! due to import taxes on parts over $ 200.
What would you do?
Thanks a lot for your time!!!
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:56 AM   #22
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Hi everyone! My name is Fernando and I live in Montevideo, Uruguay.
I drive a 2002 330 Ci and apparently my DISA valve died.
I've been reading here and I really don't know what to do since I may have here the Vaico DISA for something like $ 250 vs the BMW original part for $ 660! due to import taxes on parts over $ 200.
What would you do?
Thanks a lot for your time!!!
maybe you can get the disa repair kit from german auto solutions. they also sell a complete disa replacement that is stronger than the original.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:11 PM   #23
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Thank you very much but since I was in a hurry cause it's friday anda had to have the item sent to you Uruguay I just bought the Vaico Valve from ECStuning. I let you know how it works.
Congrats for your car... it's a beauty!!
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:00 PM   #24
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I put in a "rebuild kit" one, ebay had it for like $23.00. compared it to what I took out, the new one has the metal "push" pin for the end. Thought of putting a drop of lock-tight on it, but didn't. Checked it the other day when I was replace the CCV and it still operates fine; and that metal push pin, still in there tight.
Doesn't mean I don't wonder why there's not key-way, locking something on it.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:23 AM   #25
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If anyone is looking for just the DISA O-Ring, here is one that definitely works : www.ebay.com/itm/162117908513
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:51 AM   #26
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That's where most people buy their DISA parts. It's a reputable company. eBay is eBay.

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Old 01-16-2017, 11:50 AM   #27
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If anyone is looking for just the DISA O-Ring, here is one that definitely works : www.ebay.com/itm/162117908513
So are you the ebay seller of this item??

This item appears to be WRONG, too thick, based on the picture. Most of the ebay sellers offer O-rings that are TOO THICK for the 325/330.

As mentioned that O-ring pictured is too thick, it will work for the 323/328 but not the 325/330.

The 325/330 O-ring is 3/32", the O-ring you are showing is 1/8" thick.

You cannot believe everything you see advertised on ebay, MANY, MANY of the O-rings sold on ebay are not the correct O-rings.

So please do us a favor and do not post this all over the Internet, if you are going to provide information, make sure it is correct and accurate.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:26 PM   #28
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So again I have to do everyone's job!!!

I contacted the ebay seller that was listed above and asked a very simple question:

"Can you advise how thick this O-ring is?"

This was his reply:

"I don t have a micrometer with me to confirm exactly. I have been buying these to match the OEM specifications of 11617504543 rather than by size. Once I found the one that works for my own 2002 E46, I have been ordering in bulk."

Well the BMW Part Number 11617504543 is the 1/8" replacement O-ring for the 323/328 (2.3l and 2.8l) engines. These O-rings are too thick and should not be used on the 325/330 (2.5l and 3.0l).

SO, we have a seller that is clearly providing the wrong part for the application!!
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:49 AM   #29
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Guys, I suspect we are seeing commercial interests getting in the way of free information sharing here. The eBay listing that jfoj is badmouthing is CLEARLY the correct o Ring.
www.ebay.com/itm/162117908513. The proof is in the pudding. It says 530 sold with 100% feedback. Go check it out for yourself. With that kind of record, This does not sound like the wrong product to me. The reason I know is because it was the one that I used. Have no concern, it works. it just disrupts the business of people who want to charge $17, $18, $19 for this thing. Worse yet, trying to sell a whole new DISA claiming that just because this is not designated as a BMW serviceable part, it means it cannot be fixed. It can.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:08 AM   #30
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Yes very common issue the season for the usual car runs rough on start up, misfires, CEL/MIL, stalling. Before you get too deep into this thread, I believe most of the data is relevant to the 325/330 models, or typical the 2.5L M52tu and 3.0L M54 engines also used in the E39 5 series and E85??Z4 series (however, it may be relevant to the 323/328 models as well, but part numbers will probably vary?), please check part number and application carefully before placing parts orders.
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rebuild it

http://www.germanautosolutions.com/d...sa_kit_diy.php
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