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Hey everyone. Been a member for years in anticipation of. But getting an e39 m5 eluded me till now. Im in need of a good indipendent bmw (and hopefully e39 m5) guy in the Portland Oregon / Vancouver Washington area. Even if it's a very knowlegble and experienced person that does work on the side. There always seems to be at least one stand out person in my area for different specialized cars. I had a DSM guy, a TDI guy, and I need a M5 guy now. Hopefully in time for the pre purchase inspection.
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I used Bayern Autohaus in Beaverton for my brakes a few months back. They were competent. I'm curious to see what other folks recommend too.
 

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I just got a referral for Brock Import Auto repair by a buddy with a 2010 m3. He claims they have a tech that only works on BMWs. More referrals would be good. Especially a m5board member.
 

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Joseph is the owner of munich motorworks on SE holgate and 39th. They host DIY days for BMWCCA members and have been super helpful to me many times. 503.583.2313.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'll start calling a couple of the recommend guys. Hopefully I can still find a local e39 m5 guru.
 

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This is great! Two days ago I picked up a 2003 Lemans blue m5. I'm looking into replacing the clutch and guibo and whatever else should be addressed.. It's great to see other m5 owners chiming in. I drove a brand-new M5 in 2001 and have been waiting for my chance to get one ever since. Are there any local forums for M drivers to get together in Portland?
 

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Well, I went to Munich Motorworks and met the owner Joseph. Very nice guy and seems genuine. He put it on a lift for me and gave it a once. $4500!
Welcome new BMW M owner LOL
Thats a 3rd of what I paid for the car.
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Clutch, flywheel, rear sway bar brackets and links, rear main seal, quibo, both front upper (I believe) control arms, motor and tranny mounts, alignment.
I may look into clutch doctors and DIY the rest.
Does that pricing for those repairs sound about right? Its just a Luk clutch and flywheel. OE specs.
 

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They're probably charging you full rip for OE clutch and flywheel, so that price point sounds about right. Labor for that job is also quite expensive. As for the dollar amount in the grand scheme of 12-15 year old M car?..I'm at $12k over purchase price and counting, and am the only person to turn a wrench on mine so far. I hope you have an understanding partner : )
 

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I know I'm a E60 M5 guy but I'm planning on moving to the Portland area in July with my family from SoCal. Hope to be able to meet some of you and that you all will be able to show me around and some roads and stuff at some point. I have already been searching shops and my shop here said these guys have high praise.Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes / Mercedes-Benz, MINI - Cooper, Porsche, VW / Volkswagen Auto / Automotive Service, Repair, Maintenance, Performance, and Racing Specialist Facility / Shop Portland Oregon - Matrix Integrated. Will probably be sending them an email to them today introducing myself and my beast to them to get a general feel about them before I visit them when we arrive there probably between Jul 12-14th.
 

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I'm sending my beast to Munich Motorworks tonight. I have a good feeling about them. Joseph is a BMW enthusiast for sure. I let you know how it went.
Definitely give a shout when your settled into Portland! I've ridden superbikes here for 13 yrs and know where to find the scenic and twisty roads. It's beautiful up here. I can't wait to rip the M5 up my old stomping ground roads!
 

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I'm sending my beast to Munich Motorworks tonight. I have a good feeling about them. Joseph is a BMW enthusiast for sure. I let you know how it went.
Definitely give a shout when your settled into Portland! I've ridden superbikes here for 13 yrs and know where to find the scenic and twisty roads. It's beautiful up here. I can't wait to rip the M5 up my old stomping ground roads!
Glad you called them, Joseph is Porsche guy too, and gets out to the track quite a bit. It's not so expensive to join the p-car guys at PIR for track days and I'm planning on one or two this year. Interested in hearing about the roads you like, I have some great lines picked out up in the bull run watershed area in east county, always empty, smooth tarmac, and don't usually see another car for 15-20 minutes at a time.
 

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I know I'm a E60 M5 guy but I'm planning on moving to the Portland area in July with my family from SoCal. Hope to be able to meet some of you and that you all will be able to show me around and some roads and stuff at some point. I have already been searching shops and my shop here said these guys have high praise.Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes / Mercedes-Benz, MINI - Cooper, Porsche, VW / Volkswagen Auto / Automotive Service, Repair, Maintenance, Performance, and Racing Specialist Facility / Shop Portland Oregon - Matrix Integrated. Will probably be sending them an email to them today introducing myself and my beast to them to get a general feel about them before I visit them when we arrive there probably between Jul 12-14th.
The guys at Matrix are great too, I got a very reasonable quote from them on rod bearings and suspension refresh, but ultimately decided to do it myself. You'll not go wrong with either shop. Matrix is also heavily focused on race prep specifically for bmw, and they've got a huge, spotless shop.

Great timing on the move too, you'll have a great intro to the summers in Portland.
 

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Update from my experience at Munich Motorworks. Owner is a very nice guy but lack of communication between him and the tech along with other complications means I will probably not go back there. Not detail oriented enough for my taste.
 

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I checked out Matrix the other day and left quite impressed. I have an appt with them next Tue to put my primary cats back in and flash my car back to stock software so I can pass smog here in WA. I failed at my first attempt with no cats :laugh. Of course they will be coming back out when I pass. Looking forward to meeting all the ///Ms in the area. Do you guys get together and do meets/runs? Anxious to get out and meet some folks. I'm in Washougal.
 

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I thought I was the only one in Washougal! I'm up on Z street. Titanium Silver.
Nice! I'm on N st. Let's meet up! Can u pm yet?
 
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