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      10-13-2021, 10:48 AM   #1
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In case any newbies were unaware, buying from FCP Euro gets lifetime replacement on everything. Buy with PayPal and get free return shipping for parts exchanges. I get my oils, wipers, gaskets, etc.

Steps:
- Buy your oil/plugs from FCP and pay with PayPal
- Install and use the stuff
- When time to replace buy from FCP again with PayPal and install new parts
- Put old parts/oil in the new box/container
- Go on FCP web and submit your Lifetime Exchange form
- Pay UPS/FedEx to ship used parts/oil back to FCP, up to $30
- Go on PayPal and submit your UPS/FedEx receipt for a refund

FCP will refund the 2nd cost for parts/oil back through PP to your credit card.

PP will refund your shipping costs back as PayPal funds on your account.

Post what you swap at FCP Euro below, to help others learn to DIY at low cost!

My list: NGK and F8S flex plugs, turbo and down pipe gaskets, copper exhaust nuts, windshield wipers, and all oils.
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      10-13-2021, 06:56 PM   #2
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Nice thread, you da man Jimmy.

I'd add wheel bearings and front LCA's (in particular for people who track) to that list (with all associated & necessary bolts). Also in that category would be the OEM brake rotors for those that don't want to go aftermarket

Wheel studs another possibility there, but can't speak to the quality of the brand they carry. But may not matter if you take advantage and replace yearly (or more frequently!)

Oh, and belts.

One more: cabin air filter.

And a couple more: Diff drain/fill plugs, bolts for the CF & aluminum braces that theoretically you're supposed to renew

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This is a great idea! I still have one more covered maintenance, but I'll be sure to look for this thread afterwards.

But for tracking, done forget brake fluids.
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I do all of my cars maintenance this way, even my tahoe oil changes(minus filter).
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OEM Manual gearbox fluid!
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OEM Manual gearbox fluid!
Question… is it the expectation that the old fluid is put in the new containers then returned to FCP?
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OEM Manual gearbox fluid!
Question… is it the expectation that the old fluid is put in the new containers then returned to FCP?
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How are you getting a refund on shipping the used products? I've been using FCP Euro for a while but I've always paid for shipping
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How are you getting a refund on shipping the used products? I've been using FCP Euro for a while but I've always paid for shipping
You have to use Paypal to pay.

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/returns
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Looks like wheel hubs are something to add to the list as well: front hubs https://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1868326
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Great post. Started doing this about a year ago. Windshield wipers and going to do as much as I can like this!
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How/Why does FCP extend this replacement policy to wear items? This sounds like a huge money loser.
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How/Why does FCP extend this replacement policy to wear items? This sounds like a huge money loser.
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