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RE: BMW 'net info provoking bomb question again...

I asked the same question on the List some time ago and got a negative
answer. However, I'm still thinking about possibility of obtaining the
bomb for less than this rippin' $270 asked by most dealers and part
vendors. Hey, this is only a metal can filled with nitrogen, how can
this costs nearly 300 bucks?!? Have anyone tried to investigate who is
the original manufaturer of these parts? Sure Audi isn't making them in
Ingolstadt :-) How about rebuilding? I heard that one of the parts
vendors in US was selling "factory reconditioned" units. Is it really so
technologically difficult to rebuild the bomb? Citroen uses similar
parts in the hydropneumatic suspension and they are rebuildable for a
ridiculous ($20 comes to mind) price!

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Alex Kowalski [SMTP:lawguest@wppost.depaul.edu]
> Sent:	Friday, September 19, 1997 10:46 PM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	BMW 'net info provoking bomb question again...
> I've searched the archives for this and cannot find a definitive
> answer.  I
> also called a BMW dealer and asked and they admitted that they don't
> know.  So here it is:
> Is it possible to replace the bomb on my '86 5KCSTQ with a less
> expensive BMW unit?  
> I think I remember Paul Timmerman saying that it was possible for the
> earlier Ur-Qs, but what about the later cars?  
> It would be a boon if it were possible...the BMW dealer quoted me a
> bomb
> at $130 or so.  
> <Genuflecting to the Audi Gods to request forgiveness for my heathen
> question>
> Best wishes,
> Alex
> '86 5KCSTQ