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Old 04-29-2013, 07:52 PM   #61
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In the past year, I've spent about $4,300 on maintenance & tires on my four cars.
Yes, but the difference between us and them is that some of your expenditures go toward keeping your car close to new tolerances and feeling very close to when it rolled off the assembly line nine years ago or so.
Those who wait for their cars to break down or wait for parts to wear badly do not have the pleasure of the driving experience we cherish.

And with a small number of critical suspension mods that we get feedback on from reading other's experiences, my car handles much better than the day it was new, and has the same level of ride comfort.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #62
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This is why you replace your fuel filter!!!

I've used fuel hose from the local parts stores on all my cars and never had a problem. Over 30 years, two BMWs, current 330cic to 94K and previous to 185K. Supra, 3 Celicas and at least 8 more cars.

No leaks. Never paid attention to the brand. I'm sorry Mango had issues, but my experience is just the opposite.

Then again, I just took 1000 mile trip on my original cooling system, and nothing went wrong, so I'm clearly a risk taking, crazy outlier!!!! Don't mind me....



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Old 04-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #63
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For my recent fuel filter replacement, I re-used the original rubber hoses as they all looked more than fine. That is some damn thick reinforced rubber tubing they used and it ain't going no where anytime soon!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:32 PM   #64
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Any idea on the size or part #, I can't seem to confirm anything. I rather replace it because at 195k other hoses appear dry rotted etc.

13537563456 is 8x13 hose and it runs $72.00 for a meter?

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:04 PM   #65
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In the past year, I've spent about $4,300 on maintenance & tires on my four cars. I feel your pain. That's less than $400/month, and I don't have a car payment.

I feel pretty good about it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #66
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:19 PM   #67
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Any idea on the size or part #, I can't seem to confirm anything. I rather replace it because at 195k other hoses appear dry rotted etc.

13537563456 is 8x13 hose and it runs $72.00 for a meter?

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It's #13537788347 goes for about $20 a meter. I have a new filter, hose and clamps for sale in the classifieds. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=984760
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:22 PM   #68
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As soon as I saw the pictures in this thread I picked up my big folder o'work done to the car, thumbed through it until I found the page that says fuel filter done at 107,222 miles on 6/3/2012. Just had to make sure after seeing the pics in this thread.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #69
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I found the page that says fuel filter done at 107,222 miles
Like we know how many miles are on your car now.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:08 AM   #70
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Like we know how many miles are on your car now.
That would be why I included the date. Do you really think I put 50k miles on my car in the last 10 months? But for the record, its at 116k now.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #71
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I don't think socal environment is hard on rubber. in fact, it's probably one of the best environments in the world. temps are relatively consistent and mild throughout the year except for summer. Also we don't have salty icy roads, etc. Further, ozone/uv light would not be a factor since the fuel lines are not only under the car, they're shielded by a protective plate.

This shouldn't even be a discussion. Change fuel filter and use quality Genuine BMW fuel line. It's the same price or cheaper. same argument as BMW coolant which is actually cheaper.

Please, folks. Don't pay more to screw yourself. It's backwards, it really is.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:38 AM   #72
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This is my post from another forum about the fuel line I used:

"I have Thermoid hose 5/16" (7.9mm) SAE 30R9 from Advanced Auto installed. Excellent fuel line from my point of view.

"Designed for the extremely high temperatures generated by today's fuel injected engines. Temperature range of -29 to +275 degrees F (302 degrees F intermittent) with a burst pressure rating of 900 psi. This special hose handles leaded, unleaded, alcohol-added, diesel, and extended gasolines, resisting sour gas oxidation."

900psi burst pressure? - works for me

BMW fuel line is really good quality. Size is 8mm. I'd buy it if it were not THAT expensive.

Edit: as long as it is a high pressure fuel line with "braiding" of the right size, you'll be good with any brand."

I wrote that some 3-4 years ago and never had a leaking problem. So far so good.

Oh, and Mango I do not know if the bmw fuel line dropped in price since I did my fuel filter, but when I checked it was quite significantly more expensive than the high pressure FI line from an auto store. I did look into that. May be that has changed...


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Old 04-30-2013, 01:30 AM   #73
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Do you really think I put 50k miles on my car in the last 10 months?
I don't know you.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:33 AM   #74
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Shrug, I paid like $8 from bmaparts for three feet some time ago. More than you'll ever need in a lifetime
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You did not receive Genuine hose for 8 bucks.

13537788347 - $58 Meter

13537563456 - $58 Meter

There seems no way you received Genuine BMW Hose for 8 bucks. More than likely is CRP.

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #76
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You did not receive Genuine hose for 8 bucks.

13537788347 - $58 Meter

13537563456 - $58 Meter

There seems no way you received Genuine BMW Hose for 8 bucks. More than likely is CRP.

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Maybe he had them pro-rate 4 inches?
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Shrug, I paid like $8 from bmaparts for three feet some time ago. More than you'll ever need in a lifetime
I wish... I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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You did not receive Genuine hose for 8 bucks.

13537788347 - $58 Meter

13537563456 - $58 Meter

There seems no way you received Genuine BMW Hose for 8 bucks. More than likely is CRP.

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don't tell me what i bought. it says BMW right on it.
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Mango, Hook me up with a foot of it then? I will pay you the $8 or can you get me the Part # from your BMA invoice and I'll order it there!

Should be around $18 shipped from them.

Let me know.

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Mango, Hook me up with a foot of it then? I will pay you the $8 or can you get me the Part # from your BMA invoice and I'll order it there!

Should be around $18 shipped from them.

Let me know.

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I wish. I lent out the hose to a friend for the fuel filter job on his car. i'm not sure when i'll get it back.

Here you go: $7. Says BMW right on it. Call and ask when available.

http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Numbe..._F810D58B.aspx
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