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Old 06-10-2002, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question I need a valve Job.....Know of any shops in the Bay

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I bent a valve and need a valve job.......But I dont want to bring the car to the rip you off dealer. Does anyone here know of a good shop to bring to in the Bay Area CA. A shop that will do the job for a good price? thanx for any help
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Keep in mind if they remove your cams they need a VANOS tool to recalibrate the timing.
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Will remember that, thanx Clem..

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Try the www.theracersgroup.com maybe they can help.
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Try Bavarian Professionals in Berkeley. Talk to Nat if possible. He rules all. If you're a BMWCCA member, they give you a discount.

Another place is German Motor Specialist in Sunnyvale. They are also good.

As for cost, valves are cheap (~$50). However, the labor is very involved. Hopefully you didn't seriously damage the piston too. If you ever want to get high perf. cams, now's the time to do it. :-)
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According to Clem, a VANOS calibration tool is needed for cams. There goes the DIY. Damn you Clem for ruining my day!
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According to Clem, a VANOS calibration tool is needed for cams. There goes the DIY. Damn you Clem for ruining my day!
yeah, I thought I told you that. Samir has posted a picture of it somewhere, I think...
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Thanx for the help everyone...

I found a guy that will do the job for $1800-2000 which is a whole lot cheaper than the $4500 that the dealer quoted me. As for the Cams, how much do they run for? Where can I get some? thanx
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Schrick Cams can go for around 1200 for the pair.
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