Yes cheers mate you a absolutely correct, I was told the same thing by my mechanic, but today I found a company in Sydney in Australia that services and rebuilds Abs pumps/modules for BMW,jags,Saab's,mercs and Alfas for a lot less. Apparently all these makes use the sameish kind of pump and all experience s the same problem. They will fix any issue and make better than factory with 5 years warranty included for $160 Au $$$$s. So I removed it this afternoon and will post in the morning. They call themselves Specialized Automotive Electronic s. They have guaranteed me I will never have abs problems again thanks god for that.