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post #11 of 32 Old 11th April 2018, 08:10 PM
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I just got my bearings done by RRT on my newly purchased '08. So far, I've had them fix rear diff leak with new seals, new belts/pulleys/tensionerss all new, BE improved bearings, motor mounts, vanos, oil squirters, the works pretty much. Although I only have a few weeks experience with them so far, their willingness to answer all my stupid questions was tremendous, their pricing was very competitive and most OEM parts, they quote cheaper than I can find them anywhere. So far based on my experience, this will be the only shop that will see my BMW. Just don't expect a loaner like a BMW "stealership" and plan your ride home accordingly. These guys get a A+ in my book
I have an 08 as well with 85K miles and was meticulously maintained by Fairfax BMW. I'm pretty much gonna be doing the same thing you did minus the rear end job and the pulleys. I was wondering why your oil squirters were worked on? I thought that only applied to the 06 and earlier E60's. As far as the rod bearing job, motor mounts, vanos high pressure hose, and oil squirters, how much do you think this cost you? Thanks again for sharing.

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RRT isn't exactly close...but maybe worth the drive. Still don't know of a good place to take the M in Pittsburgh.

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I just sent a request for quote to RRT last night. I'll post up when I get the work done with details of the experience.
Did they get back to you with a quote yet?
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I have an 08 as well with 85K miles and was meticulously maintained by Fairfax BMW. I'm pretty much gonna be doing the same thing you did minus the rear end job and the pulleys. I was wondering why your oil squirters were worked on? I thought that only applied to the 06 and earlier E60's. As far as the rod bearing job, motor mounts, vanos high pressure hose, and oil squirters, how much do you think this cost you? Thanks again for sharing.
from my understanding, it was late 07 builds before all were updated oil squirters. Mine has 05/07 build so did just in case. When I'm back in states next week I'll take a look at the old ones since I kept all old parts to confirm, had to leave the next day on travel so haven't had time to look over everything. Are you asking for labor on above or parts and labor? Labor was probably around $1500-1600 for all that you listed

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from my understanding, it was late 07 builds before all were updated oil squirters. Mine has 05/07 build so did just in case. When I'm back in states next week I'll take a look at the old ones since I kept all old parts to confirm, had to leave the next day on travel so haven't had time to look over everything. Are you asking for labor on above or parts and labor? Labor was probably around $1500-1600 for all that you listed
Well, I guess mine might need an oil squirter upgrade since it had a build date of 08/07. Well just have to see when they get under there. But I will do everything that I can while it is opened up.
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Well, I guess mine might need an oil squirter upgrade since it had a build date of 08/07. Well just have to see when they get under there. But I will do everything that I can while it is opened up.
I double checked last night when I was back, they were definitely the old design squirters with the bigger bends. Car is '08 with 05/07 build date

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They did. My car is in their shop right now. For BE bearings, ARP bolts, Vanos line and engine mounts = just over $3k. Not bad at all considering the price a dealership would charge.

Their shop is all the way out in Sterling, VA. If you go, plan accordingly. I had to get someone to follow me down and give me a ride home.
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They did. My car is in their shop right now. For BE bearings, ARP bolts, Vanos line and engine mounts = just over $3k. Not bad at all considering the price a dealership would charge.

Their shop is all the way out in Sterling, VA. If you go, plan accordingly. I had to get someone to follow me down and give me a ride home.
How long did they say it will take to be done?
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Drop subrame with steering rack, remove necessary accessories and housing. Replace all rod bearings and inspect crankshaft/rod journals during the process. Reassemble with new hardware and fill/top off appropriate fluids. Test drive and verify repairs., Hex bolt with washer (E60/60N/63/63N/64/64N/65/66), ISA screw with washer (E60/63/64), ISA Screw (E60/63/64/90/90N/92/92N/93/93N), Pentosin CHF11S power steering fluid, Replace VANOS line between high pressure oil pump and connecting line with oil pan removed. Replace oil pump chain guide and tensioner assembly, Shim, Oil pump sprocket lock nut, Replace engine mounts during work. Replace power steering pressure hose during work, Bush, Spring pocket, Bush, Chain Tensioner, Non-Return Valve bolt, Steering bolt, Hex bolt, Replace drive belts, pulleys and tensioners., Ribbed v-belt, Ribbed V-Belt, Belt Tensioner, Protection Plate, Belt Tensioner, Protection Cap, Acc. Belt Tension Pulley, A/C Tensioner Pulley w/ Lever, Acc. Belt Idler Pulley, Pulley, Replace oil Squirters during rod bearing work, Crush washer 14x20, P/S crush washer, Gasket (E60/63/64/90/90N/92/92N/93/93N and F06/10/12, Connecting line, Seal ring, O-Ring, Replace ///M badge, ///M Badge, Replace rear window surround, Rear window trim, Lower window trim, ISA Screw, Auxiliary Fan Switch, Hex Bolt, Fillister Head Screw, Replace front lower control arms, Front lower control arm, Front lower control arm, Fillister Head Screw, Power steering hose, Replace auxiliary fan switch (found to be leaking)

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They did. My car is in their shop right now. For BE bearings, ARP bolts, Vanos line and engine mounts = just over $3k. Not bad at all considering the price a dealership would charge.

Their shop is all the way out in Sterling, VA. If you go, plan accordingly. I had to get someone to follow me down and give me a ride home.
How long did they say it will take to be done?
It would probably be done already, but the inspection phase revealed a couple of issues like worn control arm bushings. I have also asked them to estimate the purchase and install of a Dinan S2 signature package. So it is still in the shop. When it’s all wrapped up, I will post results with a breakdown of all the work and associated costs.
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