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redsoxfan617
08-03-2009, 12:05 PM
Any members here willing to do basic maintenance?

E36Shikara
08-03-2009, 02:34 PM
i'll send you to my indy

Alvin at Import Autowerks in Braintree.. Tell em Eric sent you over! Ph # 781 818 3830

Eddie25
08-03-2009, 03:56 PM
I always go to Koko's Garage in Cambridge on MT. Auburn street. I've never been done wrong there.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=koko%27s+garage+cambridge+ma&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&view=text&latlng=14883189233538385639

redsoxfan617
08-11-2009, 09:47 AM
Thanks guys for the reply. I think Alvin is a great mechanic, but may be on the pricier side as I was able to get some things done cheaper with no flaws from another mechanic in Westford. But I'd like to ask again if there are any members who do general work on their bmw as a hobby and proficient at it.

Viking328
08-12-2009, 05:19 AM
I do most of my own work, and love my E36's. What kind of work are you eluding to?

redsoxfan617
08-12-2009, 07:35 AM
Viking - I sent you a PM.

ProjectZHP
08-12-2009, 09:00 AM
what are you looking to do?

redsoxfan617
08-13-2009, 08:09 AM
Spark plugs, coolant, brake fluids..

mikem2
08-14-2009, 04:36 PM
I am looking at getting new fluid and filter for my transmission. If I provide the filter and atf what do poeple think a reasonable cost for the service would be and who would you recommend?

E36Shikara
08-14-2009, 06:42 PM
Filter??? What filter? On my car - my Indy drained the MTF reservoir and refilled it.. No filter was used...Charged me $25 for the labor and I bought the 2 liters of the MTF on saled from BMW Gallery Norwell for $33... The MT is shifting VERY smoothly! I Love it... Give Alvin a call. Check him out at website below...

Good Luck...

dannyc9997
08-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Filter??? What filter? On my car - my Indy drained the MTF reservoir and refilled it.. No filter was used...Charged me $25 for the labor and I bought the 2 liters of the MTF on saled from BMW Gallery Norwell for $33... The MT is shifting VERY smoothly! I Love it... Give Alvin a call. Check him out at website below...

Good Luck...

Automatic cars have a trans filter.

dannyc9997
08-15-2009, 10:04 PM
Anyone lurking in this thread seriously looking for a experienced master BMW technician in our area with very competitive rates, feel free to send me a PM.

mikem2
08-16-2009, 11:28 AM
yeah i have auto, I do need to check to see what kind of tranmission I have from the green label under the car. I will give them a call to see the prices. From what I have read, it take 7 qts and does need a filter.

thanks

E36Shikara
08-16-2009, 12:02 PM
WOW - thanks for the info - learned something new on the filter and the ATF requirement!

redsoxfan617
08-17-2009, 06:11 PM
what does the green label for the auto transmission mean? does that indicate synthetic fluid?