I would try it for 1/3 the price, especially since it is a recognized name brand. I don't recall seeing any posts on here stating any problems with them. If it doesn't work, you're out $35.00.Camshaft Position Sensors - I see BMW on Bavauto for $112.00 and Meyle and "OEM" are $35.00. I have bought Meyle suspension parts before and they were quality; I am not thinking paying 3x for BMW versus Meyle for CPS on a 15-year-old car. Thoughts?
Ha... and while we're on Behr and their German made parts...
I was reading this thread:
Which has a link to the genuine BMW expansion tank:
Look closely at the zoomed in picture of the label on the expansion tank... says Behr, made in China!
Exhaust: 12147518628Camshaft Position Sensors - I see BMW on Bavauto for $112.00 and Meyle and "OEM" are $35.00. I have bought Meyle suspension parts before and they were quality; I am not thinking paying 3x for BMW versus Meyle for CPS on a 15-year-old car. Thoughts?
Kinda sucks that Behr has outsourced some of their manufacturing. Hey, at least you know whether it's made in China or not--they are really good at selling themselves as nothing gets out of that country without a little Made in China sticker on it.If buying a Behr expansion tank from Behr/Hella then it is made it China. Behr does make the original BMW tank and as far as I'm aware the tank made for BMW is made in Germany. Just something to keep in mind if deciding to go Behr or OE.
I don't inow of many people on here who think OEM parts are garbage. Most people recommend OE first, then OEM, for quality and reliability reasons.People always assume OEM stuff is garbage
Pretty much this is why I recommend OEM/OE parts. Shop smart and you can find the OE parts for much cheaper then at the dealership, knowing their still quality parts. :thumbsup:People always assume OEM stuff is garbage because sometimes parts may brake shortly after buying their car. That being said, what people fail to realize is these cars are OLD. These parts have been on for 15 years and are finally breaking. Replace with OEM and you might get another 15 years out of it, sounds good to me. (Oh and I'm not talking about bushings and suspension)
Daaaaamn! That really sucks... I saw one on ebay and i thought about it but im defs not doing it now... thanks for sharing lolI have gone with a after market expansion tank from pepboys. Terriable idea that ended up costing me exactly $2008.30 because the tank was not holding pressure after a month.Never again will i go after market.
I'm in complete agreement with BD.As bad as some of the original parts are, they are almost always better quality than aftermarket parts, especially the cheap Chinese crap. The minor savings in dollars is rarely worth the inferior quality and risk of failure. I speak from experience here. I had to replace an engine because of a failed aftermarket coolant expansion tank burst and overheated the engine warping the head. I don't know of many aftermarket parts that are better than geniune on an E46, though there probably are a few.