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Old 11-08-2019, 10:57 AM   #1
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I noticed there are a few options with different price range for the Seconday Air Pump:
  1. BMW : $420
  2. Pierburg : $235
  3. MTC : $210

Is Pierburg alright in terms of adhering to the BMW specs and durability?
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:00 AM   #2
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pierburg is OE
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:37 PM   #3
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Yep, Pierburg is OE for the SAP and other parts. Don't pay BMW's inflated prices, no need. The other brand I have no idea about, but I'd stay away, probably made/copied in China.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:21 PM   #4
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Pierburg is original equipment (company that makes it for BMW). would use with highest confidence that it’s quality. and for $25 more than another brand would certainly spend that $25 knowing fit and finish is best.
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BTW, OP, you didn't specifically say yours failed, but in case you're replacing it because of the screal you hear from it, know that that screal can go on for years. It's just the impeller rubbing in its plastic housing...nothing dangerous...and it might not fail for years. I did mine way after 300,000 miles, but can't say when.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:03 PM   #6
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I think I would delete the SAP if mine ever failed. I never sit and idle on cold mornings anyway.

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Old 11-08-2019, 07:08 PM   #7
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I think I would delete the SAP if mine ever failed. I never sit and idle on cold mornings anyway.

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I did, and have absolutely no regrets, but that's not an option for many folks, depending on their state's emissions laws...
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You left out used. I'll ship you one for $60. If you have a pick-a-part near you it would be even cheaper.
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