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Old 01-28-2014, 10:32 AM   #24761
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #24765
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My flipped original O-ring on the PS reservoir was a noble experiment that failed.

Got a new 'ring at Ace Hardware. OD was 1 7/8"; cross section skinnier than you'd think. 55 cents.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:44 AM   #24766
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No snow on the street it looks like. That's basically just rain until it freezes tonight. That's what makes snow dangerous in the South. We had a little on the roads today, so I went out for lunch and tested the grip a little with my brakes. I had more grip than rain haha.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:11 PM   #24771
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My flipped original O-ring on the PS reservoir was a noble experiment that failed.

Got a new 'ring at Ace Hardware. OD was 1 7/8"; cross section skinnier than you'd think. 55 cents.
I got the correct part for half of what you spent on the wrong part.

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Old 01-28-2014, 02:12 PM   #24772
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:34 PM   #24773
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I got the correct part for half of what you spent on the wrong part.

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But Ace Hardware is right on my way home. BMW dealership would've required a significantly longer trip. More gas burned, higher effective price. The right part is one that works, especially for something as noncritical as an O-ring for a reservoir.

Now if I had other parts I was getting from the stealership, sure, go ahead and throw 'em in the order. But for a one-off, Ace turned out to be the Place.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:46 PM   #24774
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But Ace Hardware is right on my way home. BMW dealership would've required a significantly longer trip. More gas burned, higher effective price. The right part is one that works, especially for something as noncritical as an O-ring for a reservoir.
I didn't have to even touch my car keys to order my o-ring a few years ago. Same when I ordered a new reservoir which includes a new o-ring. This is why you maintain your car on your schedule and not your car's.
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I didn't have to even touch my car keys to order my o-ring a few years ago. Same when I ordered a new reservoir which includes a new o-ring. This is why you maintain your car on your schedule and not your car's.
That's where you and I differ. I do some maintenance on a preventative basis, but other non-critical things I deal with as they come along. Doesn't mean that my car is neglected.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:11 PM   #24776
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That's where you and I differ. I do some maintenance on a preventative basis, but other non-critical things I deal with as they come along. Doesn't mean that my car is neglected.
I am not saying your car is neglected. You had to drive to the hardware store vs. ordering a part online. Then you complained about having to go to the dealer, etc. to get a genuine part vs. a home depot part that costs twice as much. I am saying that complaint can be avoided by ordering such inexpensive things with other online orders assuming you shop online for some of your car parts. Also as you say, that o-ring is not critical. could you not have waited for your next online purchase to throw it in the cart? to avoid paying twice as much for the wrong part.
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I am not saying your car is neglected. You had to drive to the hardware store vs. ordering a part online. Then you complained about having to go to the dealer, etc. to get a genuine part vs. a home depot part that costs twice as much. I am saying that complaint can be avoided by ordering such inexpensive things with other online orders assuming you shop online for some of your car parts. Also as you say, that o-ring is not critical. could you not have waited for your next online purchase to throw it in the cart? to avoid paying twice as much for the wrong part.
The part works fine. "Twice as much" certainly sounds dramatic, but we're talking 30 cents here. My solution was easy, effective and required no waiting. That the O-ring is not a BMW-annointed part? Puh-lease. Don't care, like honeybadger.

I didn't like the fact that the reservoir was weeping, and found a fast, common-sense fix at Ace. Done and done.
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The part works fine. "Twice as much" certainly sounds dramatic, but we're talking 30 cents here. My solution was easy, effective and required no waiting. That the O-ring is not a BMW-annointed part? Puh-lease. Don't care, like honeybadger.

I didn't like the fact that the reservoir was weeping, and found a fast, common-sense fix at Ace. Done and done.
i think you mentioned the OD of the home depot part you bought was larger. this could mean it rips or tears as you twist the cap down. it may be fine for now but check your fluid levels a few time and you may tear it causing more headaches. For stuff like o-rings, i like to use something offered by BMW.

All that aside, you really should be replacing the reservoir because it contains a filter. Not servicing the filter is neglect in my book. To each his own
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i think you mentioned the OD of the home depot part you bought was larger. this could mean it rips or tears as you twist the cap down. it may be fine for now but check your fluid levels a few time and you may tear it causing more headaches. For stuff like o-rings, i like to use something offered by BMW.

All that aside, you really should be replacing the reservoir because it contains a filter. Not servicing the filter is neglect in my book. To each his own
Thank you for your concern, but I'm borderline ecstatic with my Ace O-ring.
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