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Beware: BMW branded rubber is cheese


dlacey

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Hey All,

Am in the middle of some corrective maintenance on my '02 turbo and shocked to find the ~4 year old rubber parts are breaking up. They were purchased from W&N, and arrived in BMW packaging with full branding and part numbers etc.

The rubber pipe between injection pump & plenum (for fast idle air supply) has gone completely rigid and broke into pieces when moved....and the rubber bellows between aircleaner and turbo inlet has split in multiple places.

 

This is shocking quality.....as I said on another thread here recently, this is poor specification by BMW and/or penny-pinching by actual manufacturer.

 

Don't buy that European cheese, you can get better quality flexible parts from China on AliExpress....

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'59 Morris Minor, '67 Triumph TR4A, '68 Silver Shadow, '72 2002tii, '73 Jaguar E-Type,

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1 hour ago, wkohler said:

Well that’s really disappointing.  The boot between the air cleaner and the turbo elbow is also shared with the E30 M3.  Wonder if those owners are experiencing similar failures.

as an E30 M3 owner, have not see or heard of any failure like that.

 

is the part number in question 

11611310785

Rubber boot

that is the e30 part number and realoem does not show that it crosses to the 2002 turbo.

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No date codes on the rubber and packaging long-gone.... I doubt W&N cares beyond 1yr install period...

 

My 49yr old original hose still pliable but unfortunately the ends are mangled by hoseclips over the years.

'59 Morris Minor, '67 Triumph TR4A, '68 Silver Shadow, '72 2002tii, '73 Jaguar E-Type,

'73 2002tii w/Alpina mods , '74 2002turbo, '85 Alfa Spider, '03 Lotus Elise

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5 hours ago, dlacey said:

No date codes on the rubber and packaging long-gone.... I doubt W&N cares beyond 1yr install period...

 

My 49yr old original hose still pliable but unfortunately the ends are mangled by hoseclips over the years.

You never know. If this were me, I’d email W&N letting them know you are having this issue.  If nobody complains, there are no complaints.

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This is a bit disturbing seeing as every bit of rubber on my tii engine and suspension came from WN or Group Classic (when you could still buy direct), now all about a year old.  Will be going in after the WUR when the rebuild kit shows up next month.  Will post something on the condition of then hoses then.

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