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Old 07-29-2019, 05:14 PM
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It looks cool, but I don't see it doing anything different than an $80 tool.
I agree. But I paid less than $80 for the Kommen…

I also agree that nearly $300 is crazy.. but it IS a well made tool. Probably needs a good home in an indy workshop....
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:51 PM
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I agree. But I paid less than $80 for the Kommen…

I also agree that nearly $300 is crazy.. but it IS a well made tool. Probably needs a good home in an indy workshop....
Good purchase!

Agreed. It's a professional's tool.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:18 PM
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Some years ago there was a member that tried renting a special tool. Didn't do it for very long. Tool didn't come back timely and was damaged after a few round trips. A deposit of the cost of the tool was needed in case it didn't come back at all. Postage was an add on. Couldn't schedule advance rentals because of the return delays. Member said more trouble than worth. As I recall he never recovered the cost of the tool.



Most jobs that require special tools are not frequent repairs and now there are reasonably priced tools for most of those jobs that work very well. I have found it better to purchase the tool since some of my experience trying to shade tree engineer it take too much time and sometimes caused other damage. I justify the cost of the tool in the labor saving just as you do. And, you can never have too many tools.


I was thinking more along the line of a one off use not a lending library but something along the lines of the next guy pays $30 less than the previous guy if the tool is $300 it takes 10 uses to pay for the tool and each person is out $30. If somebody keeps or loses the tool the bulk cost is on them.

Since I have a pair of X5 it's more logical I'd buy a tool and keep it.

Also with the price of the Amazon tool under $90 that same concept works but faster. Somebody guys for $90 sells for $70 next guy sells for $50 etc every rental is $20


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Old 07-29-2019, 11:10 PM
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Maybe a simpler way to do it is to start a BMW Tool Swap FB Page where people can buy and sell BMW special tools. It would make finding the tools easier than searching on CL or marketplace or forums. I know i wasted a bunch of time searching for a used camshaft timing set for my E83 w/N52 engine. I eventually got a name-brand set on Ebay, but it was hard to find. I know people have those kits sitting on shelves in their garages (just like I do now). If there was a reasonably active swap page on FB, perhaps people would be more inclined to list the stuff they have.

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Old 07-29-2019, 11:35 PM
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I got an aFe intake for my 2003 3.0 5-speed for $112 shipped on amazon. Most of the time these are $300+. Super pumped since $300 is crazy high. Looks like Amazon is sold out so I am glad I didnt wait.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:47 PM
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Maybe a simpler way to do it is to start a BMW Tool Swap FB Page where people can buy and sell BMW special tools. It would make finding the tools easier than searching on CL or marketplace or forums. I know i wasted a bunch of time searching for a used camshaft timing set for my E83 w/N52 engine. I eventually got a name-brand set on Ebay, but it was hard to find. I know people have those kits sitting on shelves in their garages (just like I do now). If there was a reasonably active swap page on FB, perhaps people would be more inclined to list the stuff they have.

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Old 07-30-2019, 10:34 AM
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I was thinking more along the line of a one off use not a lending library but something along the lines of the next guy pays $30 less than the previous guy if the tool is $300 it takes 10 uses to pay for the tool and each person is out $30. If somebody keeps or loses the tool the bulk cost is on them.

Since I have a pair of X5 it's more logical I'd buy a tool and keep it.

Also with the price of the Amazon tool under $90 that same concept works but faster. Somebody guys for $90 sells for $70 next guy sells for $50 etc every rental is $20


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That might work. Could post in classified section.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:17 PM
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Im new and this is what ive done so far this last week on my e53

Got a 2001 4.4i at auction.... Still getting it together and may have found a new little service for other owners... So far
New alternator " i replaced m62" water cooled
New sparkplugs
New passenger door handel frame
New driver door handle inside cable
New suspension airbags " put those on this weekend"
New vacuum hoses "put those on this weekend"
Window clip driver replacement
And thats it so far.

Also got Dcan for inpa and insta D and P still reading about software and watching videos... Thinkpad x1301e for software in car and also AK90 EWS programming system.... Just got programer yesterday.... And finally a key cutter.

The above key assigning to full ews data bases and cut and program old keys to upgraded keys....

Oh... I new to site... Hellow everyone.. 2001 e53 4.4i sport package 163k
My first BMW and im new to all of this but not cars and computers.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:39 PM
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successful ABS module replacement. ended up buying a repaired one on eBay but I still seem to have the issue around the lights staying on the dash all yellow. I have successfully calibrated my steering wheel angle sensor. But my only code left that seems to be keeping the lights on are the electric force distribution? I can't figure out how to attack that one?

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