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MUDDYWATAHH 02-06-2013 01:58 PM

Newbie in RI looking for a good mechanic or Indy shop
 
Hey all,,,Newbie here and bought a 2002 325xi last fall,,,luv the car but need to have a bunch of PM done to it...Looking for a good mechanic or Indy shop in the Rhode Island area ??? Anyone have any recommendations ???

Luv the site and the wealth of knowledge available here !!!

Thanks all !!

Pete

Jesse M 02-06-2013 02:26 PM

Hey man, I'm from EG/Warwick area.. a good friend of mine has a shop down in the Richmond area, L&H Automotive, good guys and fair prices. I also have a friend that has been working at Sears next to the Warwick Mall. Level 3 tech, been there almost 7 years, does everything from head gaskets to engine swaps. This is a good route if you have a sears credit card and need to charge it. Lastly, if you want a performance shop, take a trip to http://www.brentuning.com There is also one other shop that one of my best friends works at, Bruce Beard Automotive in Middletown. Very nice indy shop that specializes in Euro cars, has all the latest diag tools/GT1. Good luck.

And then there's always Inskip on rt.2 for parts and whatnot.

MUDDYWATAHH 02-06-2013 02:53 PM

Hi Jesse,,,I'm over in Warren...Thanks for the info !!! Does your buddy at Sears do any side work ???

On top of the list right now is getting the front & rear diff oil changed & transfer case and tranny fluid changed,,,then I will need valve cover gasket and OFHG done as well & ccv and vanos & plugs,,,then cooling system & pully's,then front axles (boots are torn) and Guibo...

What's the labor Rate at L&H Automotive ??? I'm working on a customers boat down in Narragansett for the next few months ,so your friends at L&H might be a good option ,Are they customer friendly & will they install parts I buy ??? Can I watch and learn while they are working on the car ??? I have a friend that owns a garage over in Riverside and he has maintained my vehicles over the years but has never serviced any Bmw's...If I had a shop to put the car in I would happily do most of the wrenching myself but being winter time I'm not so thrilled about working on it outside so I'm looking for someone or a shop that charges a fare price...

Thanks !!!

Pete

Jesse M 02-07-2013 02:57 PM

No problem. My good friend that works at Bruce Beard Automotive does A LOT of side work, and is always looking for more. If you're interested i'll set something up with you and give you his number if Newport isn't too far from you. My friend down at L&H is chill, he owns the shop with another guy. They turbo'd an M3 a while ago. Also I'm sure they wouldn't have a problem installing aftermarket parts. I believe the labor rate was in the $70-$80/hr. I could be wrong, but it wasn't that high. It's a small shop.

Check out his fb page and give him a call for a quote or whatever. His name is Eric. https://www.facebook.com/LandHAuto

Charlescrs6 02-10-2013 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MUDDYWATAHH (Post 15135876)
Hi Jesse,,,I'm over in Warren...Thanks for the info !!! Does your buddy at Sears do any side work ???

On top of the list right now is getting the front & rear diff oil changed & transfer case and tranny fluid changed,,,then I will need valve cover gasket and OFHG done as well & ccv and vanos & plugs,,,then cooling system & pully's,then front axles (boots are torn) and Guibo...

What's the labor Rate at L&H Automotive ??? I'm working on a customers boat down in Narragansett for the next few months ,so your friends at L&H might be a good option ,Are they customer friendly & will they install parts I buy ??? Can I watch and learn while they are working on the car ??? I have a friend that owns a garage over in Riverside and he has maintained my vehicles over the years but has never serviced any Bmw's...If I had a shop to put the car in I would happily do most of the wrenching myself but being winter time I'm not so thrilled about working on it outside so I'm looking for someone or a shop that charges a fare price...

Thanks !!!

Pete

Pete, I live in Warren too. See you around.

Jcxq 02-11-2013 01:34 PM

I'm from JOHNSTON!!!!!

MUDDYWATAHH 02-11-2013 09:37 PM

Hey Jesse,,,Would luv to set something up with your buddy at Bruce Beard Automotive if he is still interested in more side work,,Newport is pretty close and I'm running all over the state dealing with my customers ,so running down to him isn't a big deal....When you get a chance PM me his contact info and I will call him...Thanks again I greatly appreciate it !!!

@ Charlescrs6 & Jcxq Thanks for stopping in and saying Hi !!

Pete

JJR4884 02-26-2013 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Jcxq (Post 15150998)
I'm from JOHNSTON!!!!!

yep same here, you must have seen my car at some point... and vice versa

OP, if you do need maintenance done for a reasonable price, Cima on Cranston St. is your best bet. Inskip, German Motors, etc... all charge an arm and a leg.

Go to the dealer for oil and filter, that is the only thing they are good for.

Jcxq 02-26-2013 09:32 AM

what kind of bmw do u drive?

JJR4884 02-27-2013 12:49 PM

This is under 195 at the bottom of Gano St. :)

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n.../May2011-1.jpg

Jcxq 02-27-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SurreyF1 (Post 15202250)
This is under 195 at the bottom of Gano St. :)

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n.../May2011-1.jpg

Beautiful!! this is in my driveway ! lol

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps2046ae7f.jpg

Jesse M 02-27-2013 12:55 PM

Gorgeous. I've already decided my next set of wheels are going to be gunmetal LM's. :drool:

Wheel/Suspension specs?

Jcxq 02-27-2013 01:03 PM

You should join the caravan for the Petco Meet Surrey! love to have ya~!

JJR4884 02-27-2013 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jcxq (Post 15202272)
Beautiful!! this is in my driveway ! lol

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps2046ae7f.jpg

Very nice.. I'm sure i've seen you before on the road. Where in Johnston are you?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jesse M (Post 15202273)
Gorgeous. I've already decided my next set of wheels are going to be gunmetal LM's. :drool:

Wheel/Suspension specs?

ESM ESR-4, got them from Euro-Spec back in Sept 2010
Wrapped in General Exclaim UHP

Front 19x8.5 235/35R19 ET 35
Rear 19x9.5 265/30R19 ET 42

H&R Sports, so about an inch drop up front, half inch in the back.

I want to say the offset (with 3mm spacers) are much more aggressive than ET42. My previous hyperblack CSL's were the SAME set up with a 45ET... there is no way i am rubbing this bad with 42ET. Not even close. I would guess they are 37ET.


I miss the old rims but the LM reps are so much nicer on the car IMO

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...3c8bd9d4_o.jpg

Thats metacomet country club on the side of Vets Memorial Pkwy in East Providence...

more pics here... haven't seen these in years

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...692&highlight=

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...214&highlight=

current winter setup

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...726&highlight=

2013 pic wh*re quota - filled

JJR4884 02-27-2013 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jcxq (Post 15202309)
You should join the caravan for the Petco Meet Surrey! love to have ya~!

lemme take a look to see when

Jcxq 02-27-2013 01:14 PM

I live off of Borden Avenue, what about you ?

JJR4884 02-27-2013 01:19 PM

I'm closer to NP.. i'm off of George Waterman. You still in school? Johnston? lol i miss that place, class of 02

Jcxq 02-27-2013 01:22 PM

nah I'm done with highschool lol been done for a while

JJR4884 02-27-2013 01:32 PM

good, that place turned into a hell hole after i graduated...

whats thet petco caravan? thread? looking now...

trizzuth 02-27-2013 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SurreyF1 (Post 15202250)
This is under 195 at the bottom of Gano St. :)

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n.../May2011-1.jpg

obvs pic is photochopped, obvs.

old ass bmws have way more rust than this! :)


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