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Old 04-16-2002, 11:02 AM   #1
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So, I find out yesterday that the registrar screwed up and I did get into the May 2 Boston chapter driver's school at NHIS. While this is cool and all, it give me just over 2 weeks to get my car teched. I haven't talked to my dealer yet, but as a preemptive kind of thing, does any one know of a good independent shop that could tech a '01 330?

Also, the tech form is a little vague on brake bleeding. It says that it shold be done twice a year if you're going to track your car, but it's less than clear on if it's required as part of the tech inspection. Anybody have an idea. Attached is a zipped copy of the MSWord doc for the tech form.
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Old 04-16-2002, 02:49 PM   #2
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They usually do all tech at the track, if you have a new car w/o really heavy mods and you have decent tires than you shouldn't have any pronlems.

Unless you have significan brake fade, don't touch them.
I have a '01 and developed my first brake fade after 15k of heavy duty miles.
I'm ungrading to Motul break fluid and that's it.
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Old 04-16-2002, 10:33 PM   #3
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They usually do all tech at the track, if you have a new car w/o really heavy mods and you have decent tires than you shouldn't have any pronlems.
No, there is a very spciffic list of things (given in the doc file I attached to my original post) that need to be checked and signed off on by a qualified mechanic before you get to the track. While I agree that there is likely little to worry about on a car that's 16 months old, I don't feel like taking chances on the track.

The only time I've heard of all the tech inspection happening at the event is for autocross.
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Old 04-16-2002, 10:37 PM   #4
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Go to HMS and you could ask Paolo, he could probably tell you everything you need to know and a whole lot more about all this
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Old 04-17-2002, 10:42 AM   #5
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Go to Autobahn Automotive in Natick, ask for Chip. They are one of the few BMW certified independent mechanics around. Quite a few of the AutoX people of the boston chapter of the bmwcca go to them.

They are also members of the BMWCCA, if that means anything.

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