How much OEM BMW plastic can you buy for $200?

Posted By on July 3, 2016

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Plastic is not cheap when it comes to engine compartment parts for our BMW X5 35d, although parts for most cars are all pretty expensive … ExhaustTempSensorbut what other options are there? Since they just came in today (Saturday), I’m hoping to work one the car Sunday or Monday – we will see since Monday is a July 4th holiday.

Initially I thought I might fabricate the pre-firewall shielding parts from aluminum since I still have a few sheet left from the Sonex project and last winter’s woodstove surround, but I was saved by online shopping.
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Actually I was a little bit surprise in being able to source the part with relatively inexpensive shipping, so keeping the entire order under $200 with shipping wasn’t all that bad in my opinion … I thought it might be more.

Today’s project was all about tracking down the nagging code being triggered by a sensor. Finally I squeezed in and replaced an exhaust temperature sensor that has been throwing the code. Hopefully that is it, but it is going to take more than a short 15 minute test drive to really know if the check engine light remains off for good. I’m crossing my fingers.

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.