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      12-05-2016, 12:02 AM   #1
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Charge Pipe Finally Failed

After 5 years and 33k miles, my charge pipe finally failed. From my experience, this is the most common failure point. Good thing I had the ER charge pipe waiting in the toolbox.
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      12-05-2016, 03:34 AM   #2
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Yep, almost inevitable this failing, especially if the boost is wound up.
Mine failed on a hard 1-2 change, which seems to be the way of things. How were you driving when yours failed?

ER CP is nice With Turbosmart DVs, even better!
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      12-07-2016, 02:36 AM   #3
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Mine failed on a hard back-off at the top of 2nd gear...BAM!

1 lap into it's first track day
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After 5 years and 33k miles, my charge pipe finally failed. From my experience, this is the most common failure point. Good thing I had the ER charge pipe waiting in the toolbox.
Curious to know if you are on the stock tune?
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      12-15-2016, 12:58 AM   #5
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I'm on stock tune with Berk midpipes as my only mod.
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      12-22-2016, 04:02 PM   #6
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Did BMW ever upgrade/improve the charge pipe or is what you buy today the exact same crappy unit as before?

Mine has 18K miles and original one but I don't drive that hard.
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Did BMW ever upgrade/improve the charge pipe or is what you buy today the exact same crappy unit as before?

Mine has 18K miles and original one but I don't drive that hard.
nope... still the same part... bought a new one few months ago after mine failed and its still the same
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Time for an upgrade.
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Has anyone tried the charge pipe from Cobb?
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Don't do it. Tons of documented fitment issues on the forums.
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Charge pipe failed

Mine completely exploded in the middle of Turn 5 at Laguna. Stock tune No squirrels left going up to 6. No turbos = no power. Completely blew the entire connecting flange off and 3" cracks down both sides. Total junk from BMW. They should do better. Wonder if this is a warranty item.

Fortunately had gotten ER charge pipe from HP Autosport. Big improvement. Thanks Harold
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Mine completely exploded in the middle of Turn 5 at Laguna. Stock tune No squirrels left going up to 6. No turbos = no power. Completely blew the entire connecting flange off and 3" cracks down both sides. Total junk from BMW. They should do better. Wonder if this is a warranty item.

Fortunately had gotten ER charge pipe from HP Autosport. Big improvement. Thanks Harold
How many miles on the car at that time? Conventional wisdom suggests that it's not an "if" but "when" ... which again makes me wonder why I haven't bothered to install mine yet.
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Mine failed at about 45k miles. Was covered by CPO warranty.
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Anyone looking for a super low mileage OEM 1M CP?
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My charge pipe blew up twice! Once at 45000 km and second time at 115000 km, next time it blows up will go aftermarket.
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Mine failed at about 45k miles. Was covered by CPO warranty.
What kind of warranty? My dealership said that no warranty company (including mine, ASG) would cover it. $700 out of my wallet........
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What kind of warranty? My dealership said that no warranty company (including mine, ASG) would cover it. $700 out of my wallet........
For that kind of money, you should consider an aftermarket replacement that is more robust.
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For that kind of money, you should consider an aftermarket replacement that is more robust.
Next time I will.....They confused me with terminology, telling me my "boot" was out. I had no idea what that was.I'll know better next time.
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Next time I will.....They confused me with terminology, telling me my "boot" was out. I had no idea what that was.I'll know better next time.
Lots of slightly used OEM CP's as well in the classified section.
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Lots of slightly used OEM CP's as well in the classified section.
There was a guy in the 1addicts California forum looking for a used CP - I linked him to your ad...
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There was a guy in the 1addicts California forum looking for a used CP - I linked him to your ad...
Thanks! It's nearly a new unit that came off of my 1M.
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Mine failed at about 45k miles. Was covered by CPO warranty.
What kind of warranty? My dealership said that no warranty company (including mine, ASG) would cover it. $700 out of my wallet........
It's a BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) warranty.
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