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Old 01-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #15
taylor192
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Originally Posted by drbworld View Post
honestly, Nixon's is a rip off. that's all i'm going to say about them.

break it down and you'll see it doesn't add up to 705.

buy the parts and take it to any of the hundreds of shops around.
I can get you OEM flex disc for $80 local. either febi or lemforders. no crappy beck arnley parts from lordco. its more expensive than online in the states, but you don't have to pay shipping charges or a run to the border. that's just how it is in Canada. parts are just more expensive up north.
and about 1 hours depending on the shop at $80/hr. looking around before going to that indy. its not something you need a BMW specialist for. its 6 bolts and depending on how good the guy is, you might not need the exhaust dropped.
To be fair he did ask about the guibo and CSB. The guibo is easy, I'd DIY, yet the CSB requires dropping the exhaust and driveshaft which is a PITA without a lift.

You are correct in that this is a repair any shop can do. The only gotcha is marking the driveshaft before splitting it, which hopefully most shops would know to do.
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