$550.00 for plug wires????? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper General Chat related to models that do not fit into particular categories above. Please try to put your discussion in more appropriate sections. This section does cover the 1 Series, MINI Cooper and 8-Series vehicles: BMW 830i, BMW 840Ci, BMW 850i, BMW 850Ci, BMW 850CSi, M8, Alpina B12, BMW CS Concept and others.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 02:44 PM
n00b
 
JohnU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Discovery Bay Ca.
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
JohnU is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
$550.00 for plug wires?????

Hu?? So I called the local parts supply and asked the price on a set of plug wires for a 91 750il, no big deal right? Floored me!!! $550.00 for just the wires no harness, no plugs, no dist. caps or rotors, and no lube for my arse. I just couldnt believe it. Even the kid on the phone was shocked after confirming that in fact that was the price. The dealer wanted over $800 but at least it came with the harness from them.

Does anyone know of a set made from earthly material that will work on my car????? Maybe GM, Ford, Kia, Hugo??

Thanks

John
JohnU is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 02:49 PM
5th Gear Member
 
jimmythepie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: england
Posts: 1,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jimmythepie jimmythepie jimmythepie jimmythepie
holy crap batboy! even by UK standards thats a bit much,are you sure?
jimmythepie is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 03:02 PM
n00b
 
JohnU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Discovery Bay Ca.
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
JohnU is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmythepie View Post
holy crap batboy! even by UK standards thats a bit much,are you sure?
Yep, 3 parts stores and the dealership, all within that range! Un F'ing believable isn't it?
JohnU is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 04:46 PM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnU View Post
Hu?? So I called the local parts supply and asked the price on a set of plug wires for a 91 750il, no big deal right? Floored me!!! $550.00 for just the wires no harness, no plugs, no dist. caps or rotors, and no lube for my arse. I just couldnt believe it. Even the kid on the phone was shocked after confirming that in fact that was the price. The dealer wanted over $800 but at least it came with the harness from them.

Does anyone know of a set made from earthly material that will work on my car????? Maybe GM, Ford, Kia, Hugo??

Thanks

John
Are you talking about spark plug leads? Down here you can go and get premade sparkplug leads of various lengths from the local parts shops, they may not be exactly the same color, shape or taste as the one you have already, but they will probably do the job just fine.
brettski is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 08:04 PM
W00T
 
Numark318i's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Posts: 2,714
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute Numark318i has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Numark318i
You know, honestly that sounds about right. You do have 12 cylinders. I know good wires for my 91 318 were 150, and it is only a 4 cylinder.


But you may want to try Bavauto.com they might have a set for a little less money.

Numark318i is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 11:00 PM
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 14,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute
Chepeast I've seen online is 240ish PER SIDE. Not surprised really.

Torque is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 03:41 AM
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Found some here in the UK, by the time you do a conversion to $ quite a bit of difference works out at $350 ish dont know cost of P&P to the US as they say UK post but I could find out for you and maybe help you out...and post them over..

BMW 750i(E32) 5.0L V12 Magnecor Ignition HT Leads (8.0mm) - PartBox Online

VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!

Last edited by marti5; 01-23-2010 at 03:48 AM.
marti5 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 06:05 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
GEE e39 is an unknown quantity at this point
hell nice job bro.. a hell of alot less...even with shipping
GEE e39 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 09:38 AM
n00b
 
JohnU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Discovery Bay Ca.
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
JohnU is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Thanks guys. I may just take you up on that Marti5. I really do appreciate the offer. I am going to do a little research on my end and see what I can come up with first. I am curious if there is a workable conversion.

It still blows me away. Radiator $300 (new), Transmission $600 (not rebuilt but working), Entire Motor $800 (not rebuilt but running good). Its like buying an entire vault for $50 but having to pay 10k for the combination LOL. I'll keep you posted. Thanks guys
JohnU is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 12:21 PM
n00b
 
BORGERDING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BORGERDING is on a distinguished road
Wow, that's just freakin crazy!!
BORGERDING is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 02:23 PM
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 14,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute Torque has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnU View Post
Thanks guys. I may just take you up on that Marti5. I really do appreciate the offer. I am going to do a little research on my end and see what I can come up with first. I am curious if there is a workable conversion.

It still blows me away. Radiator $300 (new), Transmission $600 (not rebuilt but working), Entire Motor $800 (not rebuilt but running good). Its like buying an entire vault for $50 but having to pay 10k for the combination LOL. I'll keep you posted. Thanks guys
You have to keep in mind that it was a 75,000 dollar car, in 1991 ... the car has depreciated in the 18 years, but sadly new part prices do not.

And not only that, but not a lot of parts manufacturers aside from what was OEM even make parts for them; definitely not like a Honda where you can buy a set of wires for 20 bucks, and everyone has them in stock, everywhere.

Sucks, but it's what you have to deal with when you buy any BMW, especially one as beastly and as complicated as the 750.

Torque is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 03:28 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wayne003 is on a distinguished road

You could chech out car stuff .com saw some there 4 around $200
wayne003 is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 08:10 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 45
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
beamers4life is on a distinguished road
check out autohausaz their in arizona close to you. Cheapest on beamer stuff ive seen yet. Saved me thousands
beamers4life is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 07:43 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BimmerE38Man is on a distinguished road
try Ebay....lol
BimmerE38Man is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 09:14 PM
bow
3rd Gear Member
 
bow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: murfreesboro,TN
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bow will become famous soon enough bow will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to bow
i agree with numark i mean its a hella lot but they shouldnt be to much cheaper

Quote:
Originally Posted by gotKRAUT
"drag racing a BMW is like fishing with a hooker...fun but not what you got her for..."
bow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Spark Plug Wires For All You E30er's(Bavauto Plug Wires) Bmw1990 Product Reviews 2 02-19-2009 02:38 AM
Spark Plug Wires KevinTS 3-Series (E36) 9 03-20-2005 07:30 AM
plug wires takaaco 3-Series (E21, E30) 0 09-18-2004 04:28 PM
Spark Plug Wires Halon 3-Series (E21, E30) 5 06-23-2004 08:58 PM
SPARK PLUG WIRES jdpiper 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 01-22-2004 10:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome