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Old 06-25-2012, 04:00 PM
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Yea my tech guys does both sides for $495.00 each times that by 2 Sir.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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And I'll tell you once again, he isn't doing the job correctly. But if you want to sleep at night thinking you got a "deal" for not replacing all the parts that are needed, then go ahead.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:02 PM
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Tell me this if your in Huston how many people from the forums can back you? there are a lot of guys here being people fly you around your name should be big. I dont care about the join date that means nothing. Have you helped anyone here? not that I recall...
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:03 PM
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Thats Timing an valve cover. If he was not doing it right how did he keep a job at BMW for over 14yrs? I'm confused? Then to open his own shop.
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Well, I can't really see what their shop labor rate is, but if it was like mine (100/hour) then they charged you 25.5 hours.........

And I don't see cam sensor orings or Vanos orings..... Or a oil pressure sensor, or vacuum pump Oring, etc....

LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION , IF YOU DON'T MIND .

WHAT IS YOUR CHARGE FOR THE SAME JOB ??? Valve cover Gaskets ...

I HAVE 3 QUOTES FROM 3 DIFFERENT INDY'S , 2 OF WHICH
WORK ON 2 OF MY FRIENDS CARS WHENEVER THEY ARE
HAVING SOMETHING DONE , & THE OTHER THAT JUST
RECENTLY OPENED THERE SHOP A COUPLE MONTHS AGO .

SORRY I DIDN'T MENTION THE CAR INFO .
1 FRIEND HAS AN 2002 E66 745LI & AN 2010 OR 2011 M5( I BELIEVE STILL UNDER WARRANTY )
HE JUST HAD HIS VALVE COVER GASKETS DONE ON THE E66 .

OTHER FRIEND HAS A 2008 E66 750LI ( NO WARRANTY , I JUST CALLED & ASKED HIM )
& A X6 NOT SURE WHAT YEAR .


AS YOU CAN SEE THE QUOTES ARE ALL DIFFERENT .


A place a buddy recommended that he has been taking his car to for years
Quoted me a little under $700.

Another Indy a different friend recommended that works on his car
Quoted me $480 . & change


& the last 1 is from a spot that came by 1 of the Thursday night
meets I attend , Quoted me $1272.20

EDIT = Sorry my caps button has a mind of it's own , didn't mean to type all that in caps !!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:11 PM
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Ok sorry if I destroy your thread I called my Tech if you ever in the L.A area check him out. His shop is on the link below you can read the reviews. Notice that it only show 3 but under the last review click filtered an you will see alot more reviews an all are 5 stars I wish you the best with your repairs bro! just keep shopping an pick the one that sounds the best for your budget. http://www.yelp.com/biz/bmw-service-...:bmw%20service
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This is a comment made on yelp you will see it




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Reliable, excellent work. Arthur, the owner, had the part waiting for me when I arrived, the work was done quickly, and the bill came to less than the estimate he gave me over the phone.

Arthur had 17 years of experience at one of the Valley's major BMW dealer service centers before he went out on his own. This place is a find for all BMW enthusiasts. Highly recommended.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:13 PM
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:15 PM
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Either way, my main intention is to come in here to see if I really did overpaid for a job that's done by a friend of mine, if it is, than I shall no longer go there and find an honest indy, I have no intention to make Rookie2008 and bigugly fab to start this argument, both of you are giving me alot of details that I never knew, I really appreciate that, you both came here to help and you both have helped me well and made me understood lil more about the process, I am sorry you guys got into an argument because of the question I posted, I think you all came from a helping perspective and I hope everyone can be cool since all your inputs are greatly appreciated.

Thanks again!
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:19 PM
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Thank you for your kind words but you don't have to apologize for anything this was caused by us ONLY. If you trust your friend continue using him cause you don't have to 2nd guess his work. Like I said before I'am sorry I came on your thread an destroyed it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:41 PM
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Damn bro! I'm sorry for that one! I just did this repair on my 7 a couple of weekends ago. I still haven't found the time to write up the DIY. Its not that bad of a job after you have done it once or twice. As soon as I get the chance I will write it up as detailed as I can. Only thing is that the pics I took got deleted somehow. I refused to pay $1500+ of work for a $4 seal.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:29 PM
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I refused to pay $1500+ of work for a $4 seal.


and once again, misinformation.


its 900 bucks to put that seal in, not (almost) double.


thats one of things i hate about BMW forums, all the misinformation that people spew out. it drives me absolutely bonkers. especially when people do not compare apples to apples.

and honestly the only reason why i have been posting so much today, is because the shop was 106 inside, i had worked on an E21 turbo manifold, replaced a fan on an A4, did a tune up and installed timecerts on a supercharged E46.... the issue was i started *NOT* to sweat- meaning the start of heat stroke.... so i have been trying to "chillout" in the lobby and take care of myself.



by the way rookie, i wanted to show you what i do to people like you.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:16 PM
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Ok so your kool Good one Too bad Iam not 11 any more so I won't
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and once again, misinformation.


its 900 bucks to put that seal in, not (almost) double.


thats one of things i hate about BMW forums, all the misinformation that people spew out. it drives me absolutely bonkers. especially when people do not compare apples to apples.

and honestly the only reason why i have been posting so much today, is because the shop was 106 inside, i had worked on an E21 turbo manifold, replaced a fan on an A4, did a tune up and installed timecerts on a supercharged E46.... the issue was i started *NOT* to sweat- meaning the start of heat stroke.... so i have been trying to "chillout" in the lobby and take care of myself.



by the way rookie, i wanted to show you what i do to people like you.
Wow! Really man? Are you that childish or did the heat really screw you up? My BMW dealer wanted to charge me 14 and some change so I'm pretty sure it would of came out over $1500 after taxes. One example here buddy.....oil change at BMW of Nashville= $101....oil change at Critz BMW in Savannah=$175.
Misinformation my a$$ why would I make that crap up? Quit being an a$$ and grow up dude!
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:44 AM
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Ok so your kool Good one Too bad Iam not 11 any more so I won't
+1 Where are these idiots coming from? Just out of nowhere to talk trash for no reason. Frickin' ridiculous.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:49 AM
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Wow! Really man? Are you that childish or did the heat really screw you up? My BMW dealer wanted to charge me 14 and some change so I'm pretty sure it would of came out over $1500 after taxes. One example here buddy.....oil change at BMW of Nashville= $101....oil change at Critz BMW in Savannah=$175.
Misinformation my a$$ why would I make that crap up? Quit being an a$$ and grow up dude!
You said a 4 dollar seal, so most people would assume you are speaking of an alternator seal, as anything else wouldn't make sense.

Your dealer wanted to charge you 1400 dollars to replace the alternator seal? Wow.

I charge 100 for an oil service too.

Y'all are being awful defensive here.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:51 AM
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+1 Where are these idiots coming from? Just out of nowhere to talk trash for no reason. Frickin' ridiculous.
Yea, I'm the idiot, I'm the **** talker. I'll bring my advise elsewhere. It seems that you children can't take the heat or *real* information from a person who works on these cars daily and owns a shop
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:39 AM
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Sure thing buddy! If you want to bring advise, then bring it and leave the non-sense elsewhere. Being that you own a shop you say.....you should know that not all dealers/indy's have the same labor rate or even charge the same for parts.
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You said a 4 dollar seal, so most people would assume you are speaking of an alternator seal, as anything else wouldn't make sense.

Your dealer wanted to charge you 1400 dollars to replace the alternator seal? Wow.

I charge 100 for an oil service too.

Y'all are being awful defensive here.
Ok my mistake. The seal I'm referring to is the alternator bracket seal (the one for if an oil cooler were equipped) if that makes you happy. And yes, that's what they wanted to charge. Again, why would I want to make that up?
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Well no kid here man I TOLD YOU NO HARM INTENDED. If you choose to dwell on stuff I'm sorry. I posted my Tech info (NOT ME) I'm far from a mechanic. Everyone reading this thread can see for them self's how real he is an all 13 reviews with 5stars. You know someone here may appreciate your information here. My only issue with this whole conversation with you is if you say you own a shop an been a member since 2009 (which I can clearly see above your avatar) I am very surprised with all the members from here that live in or near Huston has not been to your shop....... I am confused. I know Huston is a big city I am a Truck Driver an A pilot so I am fully aware of that. You would think there would be at least one person here at least one that has been to your "So Called Shop" an could verify that yea this gentleman knows his stuff. Instead you come on this gentleman's thread right away an tell me I am wrong an gave 3 reasons why. Then intern I responded back hum... show me some reviews especially the one from the guy who wanted or did "Fly You To Cancun" Just saying. O by the way just because me another person don't have the same outlook on things I don't throw fits an put them on a ignore list we just disagree. For the record in a economy like this I really doubt you would turn away business unless your RICH. O an you hate coming on the forums I see cause there is misinformation huh. I seen you on another topic saying the same thing trying to correct someone. If you hate the forum why are you here Sir?
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You can do valve cover an timing cover for under $1000.00 parts an labor

Valve cover gasket $80.00 fir both Left, Right side.

Spark Plugs $40.00 ($8.00 ea)

CCV $40.00 ($20.00 es)

Timing Cover gasket $40.00 ($20.00 ea)

Alternator Gasket $2.99

* Optional You can change the spark plug tubes if you like $256.00 ($32.00 ea)

Labor $400.00
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bigugly fab what would you charge for exactly what's quoted on my original receipt ?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:44 AM
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Parts would have been approximately the same price (vacuum pump taken out, but parts added in if you know what I mean)
But my labor would have been 1800 bucks, not 2500
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Closed. Can't keep thread on topic without being antagonistic?
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