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    Change water pump/thermostat with turbo's?

    One of the tester sets of NOZ ball bearing turbo's is headed my way. I'm debating changing the water pump and thermostat at the same time the turbo's are installed. The car just passed 100,000 km.

    There's a little bit of oil residue around the oil filter housing gasket (not enough to ever require the oil being topped up) so I'm going to change that. Do you think it's worth doing the water pump and t-stat at the same time? With our crappy exchange rate it's almost $700 in parts. I'm generally proactive with maintenance but it's a fair amount of cash to spend on something that isn't broken and the timing coincides with a lot of other car related expenses.

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    Yes. Doing turbos is easier with the subframe out and they are right there.

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    Absolutely! At 100k km, you're right at the typical failure point for mileage.
    Stuff n thangs

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    It makes sense. It's going to be an expensive month!

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    Anyone have any experience with these gaskets? They're way cheaper than BMW gaskets, but I'm wondering if they are the same quality? I don't mind paying for OEM if the quality is better, but wondering if it's worth the extra cash.

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...-11428637821kt

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    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=11_3971
    shows them for like $19 US a piece...So, I'd just stick with OEM.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw Click here to enlarge
    Anyone have any experience with these gaskets? They're way cheaper than BMW gaskets, but I'm wondering if they are the same quality? I don't mind paying for OEM if the quality is better, but wondering if it's worth the extra cash.

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...-11428637821kt
    i learned the hard way doing several customers cars with cheaper brand oil filter housing gaskets, they get harder faster and start leaking within a year or two again. Better to buy the quality rubber OEM piece and get 60-75k of service out of it.

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