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post #1 of 32 Old 4th January 2017, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cheapest Rod Bearing change UK

Happy new year,
was wanting to know if anyone knew the cheapest place in the UK to get the Bearings changed.

I am currently on 87,000 mls and think that now is a good time to get them done.

Quality and great customer service is definetley a priority but i figured that the most "experienced" mechanics dealing with this job should be the cheapest as the labour times will be much lower ?

Thanks in advance peeps...
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Not sure about aiming for cheapest but can anyone recommend someone who knows the V10 and this job well, will do it properly at a competitive price - I need mine doing as well and will travel anywhere in UK to get it done properly


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Please start your own thread if thats the case, not sure if you meant to be... but that came of really rude. Finding someone quality to do it is easy "munich legends" etc

Was just hoping for someone who could do this job in there sleep, hence lower labour rate and quality work.

You can have both :-)
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I had mine done at Redish Motorsport in Bristol. No complaints. Only one snag... they're already booked up through March 2017...
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Nice, if you dont mind me asking, how much did they quote you and did you go aftermarket or oem ??

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I intended to go OEM, but the bearings supplied by BMW looked suspect. Then BMW ran out. I ended up with VAC.

Price is complicated as I had other stuff done at the same time (mainly Evolve's headers). Way cheaper than dealers, though...
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Nice, how you getting on with the headers ?? And how has it changed the sound ??

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Hard to comment, really, as BMW's bearing fiasco meant that I didn't drive the car for a few months - so no A-B comparison. I haven't had it dyno'd, either.

Lesson to learn... get bearings you're happy with first, and then take the bottom end of the engine apart...

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Another V10 owner that comes on here from London had his replaced last year by Phil at CPC in Amersham who is a well known M power specialist. From memory I think he paid about £1200. It was going to be about £1400 with the upgraded Vanos high pressure line but on inspection that had already been changed before. The only reason he got them changed was because we were both going on a trackday at Bedford and I mentioned the bearing issue which he hadn't heard of before. They were changed at around 95,000 miles and a week later he was tracking it. It's something I'm thinking about as mines on 65,000 miles now but not sure how long I'm going to keep it as had it over 3 years and maybe time for a change.

Don't think you can go wrong using Phil Crouch CPC.

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