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post #1 of 14 Old 30th September 2017, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for good Indy shop or BMW specialist in socal

I was wondering if anyone knows a good Indy shop or is a BMW specialist that's located in socal that would give me a quote for a timing chain guide, Vanos seals, and rod bearings replacement. I'm located in the LA area but it's willing to commute with 20 miles. I don't hear any rod knock so this is all preventative maintenance. If your experienced with the repairs, please let me know. I will order parts and only labor is required.

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Fortunately I haven't need that level of help yet but a good friend of mine always took his E46 to South Bay Autohaus. I'm fairly certain they'll accept customer parts but you'll have to call and ask.

They're always busy when I drive by which is a good sign, but you'll need to plan in advance for that level of work.

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Fortunately I haven't need that level of help yet but a good friend of mine always took his E46 to South Bay Autohaus. I'm fairly certain they'll accept customer parts but you'll have to call and ask.

They're always busy when I drive by which is a good sign, but you'll need to plan in advance for that level of work.
How much do you think it's going to cost for the labor?

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How much do you think it's going to cost for the labor?

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Just a WAG but maybe $1,500 - $2,000? I don't know what their rates are.

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Timing chain guide and rod bearings is going to be over 40 hours of labor, easily...
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Timing chain guide and rod bearings is going to be over 40 hours of labor, easily...
Thinking whether I should try to do it myself. Just need to find something knowledgeable in socal area to guide me and I'll pay them for their time. Hmm..

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One of the absolute best DIYs I've ever seen is on here for these jobs, courtesy of @jamiepeers :

https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...placement.html

@TheShafro is in SoCal (OC) and works on M5s, I'm pretty sure he's taken this job on before...

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One of the absolute best DIYs I've ever seen is on here for these jobs, courtesy of @jamiepeers :

https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...placement.html

@TheShafro is in SoCal (OC) and works on M5s, I'm pretty sure he's taken this job on before...
Thanks Mike, I'm in SoCal, close to OC, but not exactly. I'm in Pomona. You can supply parts, but I don't really make anything off parts and usually find the best pricing on everything.

VANOS seals:
$150 parts
$350 labor
---
$500


Rod bearings:
$900 parts
$1,300 labor
---
$2,200


Timing chains:
~$2,000 parts
$2,000 labor
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~$4,000. I haven't laid out the parts pricing recently, so this is a rough estimate for this job.

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Thanks Mike, I'm in SoCal, close to OC, but not exactly. I'm in Pomona. You can supply parts, but I don't really make anything off parts and usually find the best pricing on everything.

VANOS seals:
$150 parts
$350 labor
---
$500


Rod bearings:
$900 parts
$1,300 labor
---
$2,200


Timing chains:
~$2,000 parts
$2,000 labor
--
~$4,000. I haven't laid out the parts pricing recently, so this is a rough estimate for this job.
I'll be in touch with you. Could you pm me your phone number so I can contact you directly.

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I'll be in touch with you. Could you pm me your phone number so I can contact you directly.

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