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Old 01-30-2005, 08:50 PM   #21
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They're just another dealership in Dallas.

http://www.shopautobahn.com/
Uhh, Autobahn is in Fort Worth, not Dallas.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:09 PM   #22
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hey jwill, you dont allow PMs or something, just wondering if you've got any updates with your Autobahn guy. I got a list of things I need done.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:18 AM   #23
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Hey Nics,

Sorry for the delay, brother. Been out of touch for a minute (traveling on the job front). I have spoken with my tech at Autobahn. Actually, this works out well, this is his Saturday to work, the 26th. Let me know specifically what you need and I'll give him a shout to make sure everything is cool.

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Old 02-22-2005, 09:41 AM   #24
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It's all good, no worries.

I need to get inspection 2 done on my car, but my counter says I got like 900'ish miles left, but I'd rather just get it done with now since my oil needs a change anyways. Is he capable of doing something like that on his time off? I know it's intensive and stuff. I dunno if I can do it this weekend (depending on how much payment he wants for it) but if you could ask him, I'd appriciate it.
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Old 03-09-2005, 10:26 AM   #25
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It's all good, no worries.

I need to get inspection 2 done on my car, but my counter says I got like 900'ish miles left, but I'd rather just get it done with now since my oil needs a change anyways. Is he capable of doing something like that on his time off? I know it's intensive and stuff. I dunno if I can do it this weekend (depending on how much payment he wants for it) but if you could ask him, I'd appriciate it.
Nics, go visit Marlon @ Bimmer Automotive in Addison. He's the best, and has done all the stuff for me I couldn't do myself. (972) 701-9898

Either that or call me, I'm cheaper and almost as good, lol.
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Old 03-10-2005, 08:22 AM   #26
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Nics, go visit Marlon @ Bimmer Automotive in Addison. He's the best, and has done all the stuff for me I couldn't do myself. (972) 701-9898

Either that or call me, I'm cheaper and almost as good, lol.
How much you you charge to do Control Arm Bushing replacements?? And change the alternator belt?

Let me know man I've been looking for a good place and best i've found so far was Eurosport Automotive here off George Bush... they are charging around 355 for bushings and labor and they were great at Pre-Buyer inspection.

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Old 03-10-2005, 04:45 PM   #27
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How much you you charge to do Control Arm Bushing replacements?? And change the alternator belt?

Let me know man I've been looking for a good place and best i've found so far was Eurosport Automotive here off George Bush... they are charging around 355 for bushings and labor and they were great at Pre-Buyer inspection.
Hey lowviscosity, you know I have not done the bushing replacement yet; I actually plan to soon though since my ride has begin to sound like a pirate ship.
It's not that hard of a procedure and I think there have been some DIY posts about it. If you'd like to like to give it a whirl we could group up some day and get both bimmers done.

The alternator belt is pretty easy to do yourself too, but you might want someone who has done it around if it's your first time trying it. I would be happy to help you out as long as you bought parts or had money for them.

Only problem is I have bupkis for free time (you might gather that by my low number of posts, or if you saw the amount of dirt on my 323 these days). We have a 5 month old baby girl and she and my wife pretty much have my undivided attention once I get home from work. In fact, the only thing I do as far as hobbies these days is my band. But, maybe we can plan something in the near future once things open up for me (e.g. I use some of my vacation time!).
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:36 PM   #28
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sounds kickass dude... yeah I'll order the parts soon ... where you suggest I get the from www.Bavauto.com ? or where? I'm willing to learn and would be tight to have someone screw up with me Yeah i'm full during the weekdays with full time job and college. But most weekends i'm free...
Let me know whats up
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:53 PM   #29
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Nics, go visit Marlon @ Bimmer Automotive in Addison. He's the best, and has done all the stuff for me I couldn't do myself. (972) 701-9898

Either that or call me, I'm cheaper and almost as good, lol.
lol, sure! If you can do things like changing brake fluid and simple stuff like that. I'm getting inspection 2 done at the dealership for 435.00, which I don't think is too bad since Autoscope wanted $375 + tax. But I do want to upgrade my brake pads + rotors, brake fluid and random stuff like that sometime this summer. Lemme know if you can do any of this and any free time. I don't need any of this done NOW, but within a few months. So I won't hog any family time, of course.
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Something I've been thinking...

I have been pondering doing regular bimmer work for locals - and especially e46 folks - since I own a bimmer and know the issues quite well. I need to talk to my better half about possible starting a very small weekend business. I'll keep you guys in the loop about it, as it might catch her interest if I can use the "extra income" selling point in exchange for the lost family time. It's either that, or keep building computers for people, which doesn't make me much money even though it's easier on my back.

By the way, I'm a counselor during the day, so, as you might guess, I need my own therapy at night/weekends; that's basically how I logged so many hours working on my car and learning about bimmer's. I find auto maintenance relaxing, except when the ocasional injury happens.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:33 AM   #31
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Hey man do you know of a BMW junk yard? or parts yard?... I need a right front door "lock" cover for the BMW on the passangers side. And figured I could just take it off another junked BMW for a really cheap price. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:21 PM   #32
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that part is probably cheaper at the dealer, probably 4 bucks or something, good luck
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:35 PM   #33
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Here's a good deal for those of you wanting to help that front axle suspension...
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:35 PM   #34
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good find... but man if I could only afford it at this point. Need to get rid of my motorcycle... so the money can go to some rims and susp. parts. then the exhast

If anyone is interested in a 2003 GSXR 600 in the next few monts let me know I'll be letting it go for a good price clean title
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:32 PM   #35
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good find... but man if I could only afford it at this point. Need to get rid of my motorcycle... so the money can go to some rims and susp. parts. then the exhast

If anyone is interested in a 2003 GSXR 600 in the next few monts let me know I'll be letting it go for a good price clean title
Btw, another good shop is in Richardson. It's called German Auto Works and its located on Plano Rd and Buckingham (972) 690-6623. Ask for Scott - a great guy who is very honest and knowledgeable - and let him know I (aka "Seth") referred you so he might give you a discount.
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Old 03-22-2005, 06:09 PM   #36
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Btw, another good shop is in Richardson. It's called German Auto Works and its located on Plano Rd and Buckingham (972) 690-6623. Ask for Scott - a great guy who is very honest and knowledgeable - and let him know I (aka "Seth") referred you so he might give you a discount.
I took my car there once for an oil change. They left my windows rolled down while the car was sitting in the parking lot waiting for me to pick it up. They also got grease on my driver's seat. I would definitely recommend Yov's over German MOTOR Works. When I complained about it, the "owner" wasn't very responsive to my needs. I'll never go there again.

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I took my car there once for an oil change. They left my windows rolled down while the car was sitting in the parking lot waiting for me to pick it up. They also got grease on my driver's seat. I would definitely recommend Yov's over German MOTOR Works. When I complained about it, the "owner" wasn't very responsive to my needs. I'll never go there again.

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Good looking out. I'll remember this when I'm in need of a mechanic.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:46 AM   #38
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Well here within the next month I'm going to tackle the bushing and alt. belt replacement. I want to learn as much as I can about this car seems like a solid machine thus far.
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I took my car there once for an oil change. They left my windows rolled down while the car was sitting in the parking lot waiting for me to pick it up. They also got grease on my driver's seat. I would definitely recommend Yov's over German MOTOR Works. When I complained about it, the "owner" wasn't very responsive to my needs. I'll never go there again.

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Oil change? C'mon you do that yourself now right? If not, I can help w that; it's easier and cheaper to do it yourself, and we can make sure the oil won't end up on your driver's seat too.

I personally like Scott because he won't charge you for anything unnecessary like every other damn BMW mechanic I've met, which, incidentally, is the reason why I and many others on this board have learned to become DIYers over the years.
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Oil change? C'mon you do that yourself now right? If not, I can help w that; it's easier and cheaper to do it yourself, and we can make sure the oil won't end up on your driver's seat too.

I personally like Scott because he won't charge you for anything unnecessary like every other damn BMW mechanic I've met, which, incidentally, is the reason why I and many others on this board have learned to become DIYers over the years.
Classic BMW off Nrth Central Expressway (75) painted one of my door handles for free. I was suprised with that because I thought they would charge an arm and a leg to freshly paint a new piece. Mad props for that also they treat me well considering i'm a 19 yr old kid with piercings lol most car shops I go to look away thinking I'm not serious. So far they have had good service to me... but yeah I want to become a DIYer.
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