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      05-20-2023, 06:14 PM   #1
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ESC Tuning water pump kits

I have a 2006 Z4 with N52. Iím doing a water pump replacement at 90k.
ESC had their water pump kits on sale so I ordered one for my car. I did an online chat with one of the employees, because it wasnít clear if it was a Pierburg OEM pump in the kit. I was told it was. Well, the order arrived today with a pump with a sticker that says Made in China. I called customer service and was told all OEM parts are made in China but I can get one stamped Pierburg for $35 more. Has anyone else had this issue with ESC?

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I have a 2006 Z4 with N52. I’m doing a water pump replacement at 90k.
ESC had their water pump kits on sale so I ordered one for my car. I did an online chat with one of the employees, because it wasn’t clear if it was a Pierburg OEM pump in the kit. I was told it was. Well, the order arrived today with a pump with a sticker that says Made in China. I called customer service and was told all OEM parts are made in China but I can get one stamped Pierburg for $35 more. Has anyone else had this issue with ESC?

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In general I’ve stopped buying from ECS, unless it’s for a genuine BMW (OE) part where their pricing (plus free shipping) is hard to beat. They’re gotten so big that dealing with customer service can be frustrating sometimes. For OEM, I just go with FCP, it’s little more expensive but their lifetime replacement has saved me over time, plus they’re local. Great company and employees are genuine passionate.

Sorry I know that doesn’t help ya with your specific problem but don’t they have a no hassle return policy?
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Sorry dude, its prob junk.. There's an entire group dedicated to how ecs screw people over.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969390720044815
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I received the Pierburg pump that I had expected in the first order. Ended up costing $66 more. My car is back in service. My last order from ESC.

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      06-09-2023, 10:42 AM   #5
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You ever check with the dealership parts department? I buy from mine all the time as the parts are the same or cheaper in cost, I usually get them within 2 days and they don't charge shipping.
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Yeah. The OE pump from the dealer was $655 discounted to $495. The OEM Pierburg was $294.

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