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I just got these in today and MAN!!! they are SWEET!
It's just like everyone says, much more beautiful in person than from what any picture can really show.
The ones in the picture are the oil cap (top left), radiator cap (top right), and the bottom two are the DME caps.
Umnitza had sent me the DME caps instead of the brake ring cap for my '02 325i sedan.
But, knowing Umnitza's reputation (also because of what Umnitza means), I'm sure it'll be worked out. Matt was very quick to respond and very professional when I asked about these caps prior to purchase, so I have full confidence that they'll fix this up right away.

Anyway, back to the review.
The oil cap was very simple to install. The only thing tricky about this is getting that rubber ring piece out of the stock oil cap. Just takes a bit of fiddling around to get it out.
However, in the stock oil cap, there is an indent for the rubber ring piece. On the billetwerks cap, there was no indent for the rubber ring. I just placed it in there anyway and it screwed on with no problem.

As for the radiator cap, this is the hard part...
I used a screwdriver to pull that stock piece out. It came out without much trouble, but putting it into the billetwerks cap was a major B!tch!!! I spent like a good hour trying to push that piece into the 4 stubs. A small part of the plastic started to strip and I was getting very frustrated. The install video (link below) made it look WAY too easy and there is no way anyone can push it in with just two thumbs. I did all sorts of stuff like standing on it and putting my whole weight on it from my palm... I can say I have marks and a bruise on my palm now. I even used lots and lots of tissue to pad my hand. Anyway, the thing finally snaps in and it can be twisted in place, but doesn't come out.

Now, I'll just wait for the brake ring cap to come in and I'll post a review of that along with my whole engine bay. The billetwerks caps are really top notch! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
For the caps... look at the closeup picture I've put in here.
I'm sorry, but this was the best shot I could get to display the intricate design of the cap. It has these tiny dots that go in somewhat of a swirl patter. It's pretty cool.

As for anyone else wanting to install these, I got these links off Umnitza. Here are the links below:
Billetwerks Oil Cap Install PDF
Billetwerks Radiator Cap Install
Billetwerks Brake Ring Install
Billetwerks DME Cap Install
Billetwerks Caps Install Video

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DME Cap Closeup
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umnitza said:
H - sorry, account was inactive for some reason.
Got your email just now. Everything seems to be in order, we'll take care of you:D
See :thumbup:
Matt fixed everything up real quick and I'll soon post my review of the brake ring cap and the install.
I'll post pics of it all soon. ;)
Patience grasshoppers. :tongue:
 

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Orient - yes, I've noticed that with mine.

It seems the anodization on the black naturally reacts that way to higher heat. It's ironic, the silver ones display none of this characteristic.

Go ahead and email us, if you like, we'll see what we can do.
 

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Orient, Do your black ones have those cool swirl patterns too?
 

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Nice review, great product. Often when people get new mods they don't bother to write up a review to help other people in their decisions

congrats and happy holidays ;)
 

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How bout you give them to me for Christmas!:tongue:


Man those are sweet, can't wait to see em'
I might have to get some if they are uber sexy:D
 

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howabout billet alum engine covers...that would be cool.
 

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Fisch330ciTopasBlau said:
howabout billet alum engine covers...that would be cool.
Cool idea, but I'd think they'd be SUPER heavy compared to the stock covers. I know that these billetwerks caps are a bit heavier than the stock caps, but because of it's size, it should be OK.
 

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OK, we have them on special on the site, as per demand.

There is VERY limited supply, VERY.

For the black, you can expect a bit of techno violet (marketing term for purpling) of the anodized finish on the black over the course of 4-6 months of use. For some, this is pretty cool as it gives the product more of a sheen, for others, meh, they aren't happy with it.

The billetwerks caps are VERY well put together - jewel like.

They are now on the site here:
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info.php?cPath=69&products_id=125
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info.php?cPath=69&products_id=159
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info.php?cPath=69&products_id=124
 

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He and his said:
pics on the ride bro:D
Soon! Matt has e-mailed me to say he's shipped out the brake ring cap already. :thumbup: QUICK!
Once I get it in, I'll post pics of it, the review of the install, and the full engine bay.
 

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Damn... Matt got that brake ring piece to me really quickly.
If you're reading this, I sent out the DME piece today to you via first class USPS.
Sorry that I couldn't send it earlier, but with final exams, reports, presentations, and work, I was quite busy.

On with the review!
I received the piece well packaged and free from defects.
I read over the instructions and went to install it.
Taking off the the stock piece was easy.
I used gloves and had paper towel right next to me to avoid getting any brake fluid on me or my paint.
You should really get something to dry off the part because shaking it won't get all the fluid off.
Taking off the float sensor from the cap was quite easy.
Just give it a good push from the top with your thumbs and you should hear a snap.
However, putting it on seemed to be the difficult part.
For about 5 minutes... I pushed and pushed and I was confused why the float sensor wouldn't snap onto the billetwerks cap.
Finally, I found out why.
I believe it was the fluid level sensor piece (where the two connect) was too short. It kept hitting the side of the billetwerks cap. So, I tried just putting the cap on like that.
Apparently, now that plastic part bends a little. You can see it in the picture below.
As reading the instructions, it says that the metal gets hot.
Because the plastic part of the sensor is touching the metal, I am worried if it'll melt or whatnot.
I believe that these caps were made for the older gen. E46 probably and this is why it doesn't fit perfectly on my '02 E46.
Anyway, besides that, this and the oil cap was the easiest to do.
Good luck on the radiator cap.
These Billetwerks pieces look fabulous in the engine bay.

<img src="http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/9828brake_ring_problem_small.jpg">
 
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