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Old 11-14-2017, 04:31 PM   #16
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Seems like every single one is like that lol... we've installed at least 6 of them by now. Good value!
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:27 AM   #17
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does this fit the 318is...on parts website it shows tank "A" fitting the 318i, but not the iS...thoroughly confused
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so if you didnt get it like that did you glue fuzzy oil to the entire thing?
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:34 AM   #18
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Just an update this tank fit almost perfect. Its definitely worth $200 vs the OEM $1200.

The front middle bolt hole is slightly off so I could not use the metal insert. I may drill it over a bit in the future so I can use it but with the rubber grommet in there (and a washer) plus the other 4 in their perfectly I am not too worried about it.
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Seems like every single one is like that lol... we've installed at least 6 of them by now. Good value!
Weird... I don't recall having that problem with mine. IIRC, it installed with minimal fitment issues, ALMOST as clean as stock.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:46 AM   #19
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Weird... I don't recall having that problem with mine. IIRC, it installed with minimal fitment issues, ALMOST as clean as stock.
I think hit or miss, I saw a few others with the same problem. Its not off by much, maybe 2mm. Other than that it was perfect!
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:46 AM   #20
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does this fit the 318is...on parts website it shows tank "A" fitting the 318i, but not the iS...thoroughly confused
The 318i/iS tank is different because its a smaller capacity AND its setup a bit differently. You can of course switch out to the larger tank you just need to rearrange the fuel lines.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:10 AM   #21
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I put one in my M3. Powder coated it before going in. great fitment. and cheap
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #22
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BM1A fits the 318is. Installed one earlier this year with little fuss. I had the same issue with the bolt hole not lining up perfect, but was still able get it tightened up without opening any holes. Way nicer than an OEM one filled with rust.

Also, I was able to get it shipped from Autozone for only $153.29 due to some online 20% off on anything over $100 or something like that plus free shipping.

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:28 PM   #23
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Looks exactly like the tank I put in the rallycross ix after I smacked it on a rut, killed the pump, and tore the rusty tank removing the pump. Fun day.

My center bolt hole was also slightly off. I never installed that bolt. Whatever. Works great. I think I got mine for $180 shipped.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:42 PM   #24
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Hey guys, just FYI rock auto has spectra tanks as well, but they are only $204 shipped instead of $224 shipped from amazon (which will be even more expensive I believe if you don't have prime).
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:53 AM   #25
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I ordered the BM1A Spectra reproduction tank from Rock Auto for my current restoration. I'm generally against aftermarket shit, but finding a factory tank that isn't caved in or nasty inside had proved very difficult.

Side by side with the real deal you're hard pressed to complain. It does come coated in some silver finish which looks desperately out of place. I have mine powdercoated satin black along with all the other undercarriage bits and once installed it should pass for original less the drain plug.

I gave $180.78 shipped for it, powdercoat was another ~175.

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Put a few Large tanks in earlier cars with from Spectra. New hardware and all, mounting holes seem to be a little off.. If you take your time tightening the hardware it works out, just tight.
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I'm going to have to do this too. BMW should have put a "DO NOT JACK, JACKASS" sign on both sides of the fuel tank.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:40 PM   #28
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Just be thankful a new high quality aftermarket tank is available for these cars
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:40 AM   #30
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Compare to the Spectra fuel tank, anyone has experience about this tank ?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DIESEL-P...YAAOSwwVpZw-bT
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