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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Nov-13-2017, 06:54:34 PM   #1
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Default Ugh, no more Ebay parts...

So I had ordered some parts off Ebay a couple months back and finally got around to installing them last weekend. And sure enough, 2 out of 3 items didn't fit/work.

First, the hood emblem. Bought one for like $4 vs. paying the $25+ dealer cost even with my insider discount, figuring a simple thing like this wouldn't be an issue...mistake. Although it looks just like the original emblem that I pulled off my heap, the alignment pins of the new one were too long and wouldn't snap into place like the old one. So I tried modifying it by trimming the pins, but still no luck. Ugh.

Then, I replaced the rear trunk shocks using some OEM-like replacement units. After installing the new ones, the trunk still won't pop open upon unlatching it like it should. Only after pulling it halfway up, it finally opens under its own power. And to top it off, the shocks don't stop the lid at the full open point, instead allowing the hinges to take the brunt of the lid banging against their full extension. Ugh!!

Now I'm afraid to use the Mahle-brand fuel filter I bought with the rest of the items. I recall the way the ad read was that this is an OEM-brand, so it should be an exact replacement part. Anyone know?

Either way, no more Ebay crap for me.
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Mann, Mahle, and others are good products.


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There definitly is some knockoff OEM stuff on ebay. The sellers replicate the oem label and everything. I purchased an "oem" trunk badge for my e46 and the colors were completely off.
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Who would have thunk it!
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*LOL*
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Yeah, I bought some "oem" badging once....
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Default Re: Ugh, no more Ebay parts...

only thing on ebay i bought for my car was a set of Style 5's that no one bid on, i won for $250 shipped for all 4... steal of the day...

i stick to our vendors for parts, FCP, ECS, Turner, and BMW of Atlanta(they usually have best dealer prices)
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only thing on ebay i bought for my car was a set of Style 5's that no one bid on, i won for $250 shipped for all 4... steal of the day...
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LOL...easy Brett, maybe the kid likes to roll 205s!
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Today I learned, the trunk is supposed to open on it's own upon unlatching...

I guess that's a little original owner insider info.
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