Very sound observation, though I didn't specifically recommend him as an engine builder but as a conscientious automotive engineer with decades of experience who works on your car as if it was his own, and that was true before the one day with Paul Rosche.I don't think one day with Mr Rosche qualifies anybody as a guru. The best engine builders are those who do it day in and day out.... but somebody who has worked on V8's and 90's engines would be my choice. As for names that is a tough one. If you want a straight rebuild that is simple, if you want improvements that is harder.
I too had used the dealers, Munich Legends but after using Farrell I felt truly at ease, his knowledge and the fact the HE is working on my car makes me travel the 70 odd miles each way to him.even meaning getting public transport too:crying::crying:Interesting discussion. Personally If it was my money, it would only go to a company that consistently works on E34's which means either Faz or
Noel Butler a company in the midlands called NCB AutoKraft - you need people that know the 'quirks' of these engines, such as fitting the later timing chain tensioners etc.
As said earlier, Faz does treat any car he works on as his own (he has done some stuff on my CSL as I simply don't trust the dealer network to do the valve clearances correctly) and if you are prepared to wait (he tends to have cars stacked-up to the hilt) he is well worth it.