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post #21 of 32 Old 29th April 2018, 03:08 PM
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Specialized2010 did you get yours done and if so what was the cost and which shop did you use? I am going to do mine within the next 2 weeks or so.
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I've read nothing but good things about RRT. About to pull the trigger on an extended warranty and hoping to get RRT as the designated repair shop. Glad to hear they have done so much work on S85's. Must be high quality if they sell/install Dinan right?
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Specialized2010 did you get yours done and if so what was the cost and which shop did you use? I am going to do mine within the next 2 weeks or so.
DRMCEO - I delayed it a bit because I had some unexpected expenses for this track season on my trackbike. Then unfortunately I crashed in NC this past weekend and broke my shoulder.. pretty much gonna be a while till I get the bearings changed.. gotta heal first.. its a very painful experience but I will be ok. Anyway, when I spoke to Mike at RRT in the past about 3 months ago he said it was around 2500 parts and labor plus if you wanna add the high pressure vanos hose, engine mounts, etc. At least this gives you an idea of what a good quality shop would charge..
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DRMCEO - I delayed it a bit because I had some unexpected expenses for this track season on my trackbike. Then unfortunately I crashed in NC this past weekend and broke my shoulder.. pretty much gonna be a while till I get the bearings changed.. gotta heal first.. its a very painful experience but I will be ok. Anyway, when I spoke to Mike at RRT in the past about 3 months ago he said it was around 2500 parts and labor plus if you wanna add the high pressure vanos hose, engine mounts, etc. At least this gives you an idea of what a good quality shop would charge..
Sorry to hear about your crash and injury. I was quoted 3723 for the bearings, vanos line, motor mounts and ARP bolts.
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RRT but they charge leg and arm for their work
I'd like to disagree with this, I feel their pricing is great as well as their service offerings. I've provided some lovely examples below.

Example 1
Manual transmission Fluid Change - We won't do that, it has lifetime fluid, it will break if you do it
Manual transmission Fluid Flush and Change - $200

Example 2
Rear diff leak BMW dealership - $1200
Rear diff leak RRT shop - $600

Example 3
Rod bearings BMW dealership - What are rod bearings? Is that a V8? We have to drop the motor and send out. GL, hopefully you get it back!
Rod bearings RRT shop - $1300, pick it up in a couple days

Example 4
Weird vibrations and wheel shake during braking - We test drive your car and beat the **** out of it so when you get it back it shows 6MPG average. By the way, we are charging you $300 for letting us joy ride your car and we felt no vibrations
RRT - 5 minutes later, it's just lower control arm bushings, go ahead and knock that out when you do bearings

Example 5
Weird noises over bumps like metal/metal clanking - We can't duplicate the issue, please pay us $300. Btw, your car tank is on empty, we don't cover that
RRT - 5 minutes later, it's the sunroof when the visor is open, if closed for pop-up no noise, etc. Here is a link for parts to fix it for about $20


The list goes on. RRT has numerous hours on our cars where the dealership probably doesn't have anyone trained on our aging cars, none the less, someone that has done something more than an oil/filter change. Based on their experience and expertise, comparing with other mechanics with less BMW experience/success, their hourly rates are right on point. I'd be hard pressed for you to find someone as good with similar rates.

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I'd like to disagree with this, I feel their pricing is great as well as their service offerings. I've provided some lovely examples below.

Example 1
Manual transmission Fluid Change - We won't do that, it has lifetime fluid, it will break if you do it
Manual transmission Fluid Flush and Change - $200

Example 2
Rear diff leak BMW dealership - $1200
Rear diff leak RRT shop - $600

Example 3
Rod bearings BMW dealership - What are rod bearings? Is that a V8? We have to drop the motor and send out. GL, hopefully you get it back!
Rod bearings RRT shop - $1300, pick it up in a couple days

Example 4
Weird vibrations and wheel shake during braking - We test drive your car and beat the **** out of it so when you get it back it shows 6MPG average. By the way, we are charging you $300 for letting us joy ride your car and we felt no vibrations
RRT - 5 minutes later, it's just lower control arm bushings, go ahead and knock that out when you do bearings

Example 5
Weird noises over bumps like metal/metal clanking - We can't duplicate the issue, please pay us $300. Btw, your car tank is on empty, we don't cover that
RRT - 5 minutes later, it's the sunroof when the visor is open, if closed for pop-up no noise, etc. Here is a link for parts to fix it for about $20


The list goes on. RRT has numerous hours on our cars where the dealership probably doesn't have anyone trained on our aging cars, none the less, someone that has done something more than an oil/filter change. Based on their experience and expertise, comparing with other mechanics with less BMW experience/success, their hourly rates are right on point. I'd be hard pressed for you to find someone as good with similar rates.
Wait... They do rod bearings job for $1300?? The last time I asked them they quoted me $2600 for it
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Wait... They do rod bearings job for $1300?? The last time I asked them they quoted me $2600 for it
Its about 2500 - 2600.. something like that..
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Its about 2500 - 2600.. something like that..

Labor was 1300, I had my own parts, though I was a bit upset since I paid more elsewhere on some parts like the motor mounts and all those damn hex bolts I ordered lol

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