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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Wait till you get screwed over with ecstuning. Then you will change you mind about fcpeuro



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    Ha I don't think so. Could happen, but I've probably spent 10k with ECS in the past, never had a bad order. Unless in the past 4 years they have gone drastically wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipjfry View Post
    Ha I don't think so. Could happen, but I've probably spent 10k with ECS in the past, never had a bad order. Unless in the past 4 years they have gone drastically wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Look up the Why I Hate Ecstuning Facebook page.

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    Lol, I don't have Facebook. I'm guessing your hate of ECS, is as deep as my hate of FCP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Rein is a good option for the hoses. But use a genuine BMW t-stat and fluid.

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    Can you state an actual reason(s) or give me a link or two, as why to only buy genuine BMW Thermostat housing? Are non-OEM thermostats faulty? From my readings, the cooling system is a 10 year deal, why spend up to 66% more, for the same results.

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    Genuine BMW parts have a two year warranty. My car is a mixture of genuine BMW parts and OEM supplier parts: Bosch, Lemforder, Rein, etc.
    Dont forget to get an O-ring for the temp sensor in the lower hose.
    Also, a little silicone lubricant on the O-rings inside the hose ends will make everything go together much easier
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipjfry View Post
    Can you state an actual reason(s) or give me a link or two, as why to only buy genuine BMW Thermostat housing? Are non-OEM thermostats faulty? From my readings, the cooling system is a 10 year deal, why spend up to 66% more, for the same results.

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    Genuine parts are manufactured to BMWs spec whereas other might not be. One of Vas cars did not have genuine bmw cooling system parts from the PO and they went bad within 30k miles I think. The life of the cooling system is not just dependent on its age but also duty cycles and miles...


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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipjfry View Post
    Rein does lifetime?

    I won't ever buy from FCP again, they dicked me pretty hard many years ago.

    ECS has always down my right in the past with my vw/audi parts. Plus they have good prices on Rein parts. 126$ plus tax for Rein upper lower hoses, Rein t stat, Febi temp sensor, and bwm coolant. Or $175 to change the Rein t stat to a BMW t stat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    Genuine parts are manufactured to BMWs spec whereas other might not be. One of Vas cars did not have genuine bmw cooling system parts from the PO and they went bad within 30k miles I think. The life of the cooling system is not just dependent on its age but also duty cycles and miles...


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    Aren't the BMW cooling system parts not that great? They seem to be the weak link. So maybe other reputable manufacturers remaking BMW's parts not quite to BMW's spec may be a good thing? That's kind of where my head goes. As long as the mechanics work, should be good to go. It would take me around 8 years to hit 30k.

    Now if we were talking an expensive critical part like a timing chain, or cams, ect I would want to use BMW parts, unless their is a superior aftermarket part available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipjfry View Post
    Aren't the BMW cooling system parts not that great? They seem to be the weak link. So maybe other reputable manufacturers remaking BMW's parts not quite to BMW's spec may be a good thing? That's kind of where my head goes. As long as the mechanics work, should be good to go. It would take me around 8 years to hit 30k.

    Now if we were talking an expensive critical part like a timing chain, or cams, ect I would want to use BMW parts, unless their is a superior aftermarket part available.

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    I had this kit from ECStuning

    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...cse461711-1~3/

    Within 30k, the water-pump started weeping, Thermostat was stuck closed which made the Upper coolant hose balloon up and the expansion tank fitment was just crap. I purchased it before those reviews were on the site as well.

    The BMW cooling system parts are meant to be changed in intervals. If you go past it, that is when people have issues and state that the factory design is sub-par.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipjfry View Post
    Aren't the BMW cooling system parts not that great? They seem to be the weak link. So maybe other reputable manufacturers remaking BMW's parts not quite to BMW's spec may be a good thing? That's kind of where my head goes. As long as the mechanics work, should be good to go. It would take me around 8 years to hit 30k.

    Now if we were talking an expensive critical part like a timing chain, or cams, ect I would want to use BMW parts, unless their is a superior aftermarket part available.

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    The BMW parts arent as good as they should be for sure. But if the aftermarket ones are supposedly better they would charge a premium like the Stewart water pump and definitely wont be cheaper...


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