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M88/S38B35 thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 16, 2020 8:12 AM
by neilg
Hey guys, I have gotten an nos tstat unit from Germany for my rebuild and intend to have a number reproduced, lookin at batches of 5 at a time and looking at a price of 500 usd shipped per unit. If a group for example were to go for 3 or more I would be able to do 450 per unit as we could group the shipping. Thanks for your time.

Neil Gibbons

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 16, 2020 11:39 AM
by austin8753
Interested, pending a few pics of the final product.

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 16, 2020 11:11 PM
by marek
Interested as well depending on quality

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 17, 2020 12:41 AM
by Mike W.
Unfortunately I'm profoundly unaffected personally not having a M88/S38 car, but you might consider posting in the M5 / M535i subforum. They're more likely to have a need.

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 17, 2020 7:59 AM
by neilg
austin8753 wrote:Interested, pending a few pics of the final product.
Hi Austin, of course, you guys will be the first to know.

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 17, 2020 7:32 PM
by EuroShark
I'm interested in one.

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 10:32 PM
by Hffvdbl
If you haven’t already, I would post this to bigcoupe.com

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Feb 19, 2020 3:47 PM
by neilg
Mike W. wrote:Unfortunately I'm profoundly unaffected personally not having a M88/S38 car, but you might consider posting in the M5 / M535i subforum. They're more likely to have a need.
Will do Mike, thanks

Re: M88/S38 Thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 6:19 PM
by neilg
Hffvdbl wrote:If you haven’t already, I would post this to bigcoupe.com
Will do, thanks for the suggestion, I will have to join that group.

Re: M88/S38B35 thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Sep 12, 2020 12:55 AM
by neilg
Hey guys I have finally completed this, if anyone is interested, see pics and please get in touch at neilg9963@gmail.com

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Thanks,

Neil Gibbons

Re: M88/S38B35 thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 1:33 PM
by Randomg
I'm tempted by this. Does anyone know how these fail? I have holes in the part of the housing that connects to certain hoses, I guess the coolant eats away at the aluminum over time, but the rest of the housing is fine. I bead blasted the inside of it about 7 years/20k miles ago, it's currently apart in my garage and looks just as clean. These seem to age very slowly. I can see the holes possibly getting bad enough it doesn't seal anymore, but can't I get those holes welded for much cheaper than $450?

Re: M88/S38B35 thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 11:51 AM
by tschultz
On my M5 I had trouble dissembling the unit because the bolts got corroded into place and one head sheared off. I was able to recover the part but I suspect that is much of the problem just with normal age and lack of disassembly and/or antiseize.

Re: M88/S38B35 thermostat housing reproduction

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 2:15 AM
by marek
I got my thermostat from Neil yesterday. No issues, it's the real deal. Shipping to CA was a few days. Very easy transaction and seller was super responsive