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Old 08-09-2012, 10:37 AM
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Ok guys I doubt you will care but this is worth sharing.

Today was my first day at school to be a BMW technician, it was pretty eye opening.

We got to look around a see everything today. At the school we have $1.1 million in cars, with more coming in all the time.

I'm taking
Intro to BMW
Basic BMW Electrical
Engine 1&2
Safety and Emissions

So I might be able to help you guys some more with technical things!

Just for the hell of it, here is three of my books


There is sooooo much just from scanning these books that I've learned.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:39 AM
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Man, that is great Where are you attending this school? How long is the program?

And lastly, will you be my personal mechanic when you're done ?
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:46 AM
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Im going to school at cpcc which is in charlotte, it's two years and i graduate with 8 BMW certificates and 3 others. And sure! I have to work at a dealership in NC this summer haha
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:56 AM
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Man that's really cool. How much does a school like that cost? If you don't mind me asking
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:00 PM
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not much compared to what I was paying, the estimated bill for both years was $5600, then you have to add the cost of tools. But this has a 100% job placement, so that will be easy to pay back.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:23 PM
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Outstanding. You already have expiriance with Tranny Swaps LOL... I know you will do well :o)))
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:30 PM
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Yea some of the guys there no nothing......nothing even about cars...
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:19 PM
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Yea some of the guys there no nothing......nothing even about cars...
Wow T your way ahead of the game. I'm excited for you bro !

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Old 08-09-2012, 07:22 PM
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Hey T, maybe they will let your E34 be a project car to transform it into a turbocharged racer
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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Proud of you man. some certifiable credibility to this forum should push us up the ranks, no? lol
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:42 AM
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Proud of you man. some certifiable credibility to this forum should push us up the ranks, no? lol
Bahaha i wish, Some people have no concept of BMW so I am a bit ahead


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Hey T, maybe they will let your E34 be a project car to transform it into a turbocharged racer
Next year i plan on taking a motorsport class........ that mean I will be certified to weld roll cages......
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:53 PM
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Dude, awesome to hear! Do the dealers start you out there as an apprentice after the program?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:01 PM
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Dude, awesome to hear! Do the dealers start you out there as an apprentice after the program?
I start my "co-op" this summer which is working as a level 4 tech at a dealership the when I graduate I can go to any dealer I want.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:03 PM
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Congrats man. Can't stress it enough, learn your emissions. That's where a lot of your diagnosing will come from. Remember, dealers don't want some monkey who can replace a few parts. They want guys who can diagnose and efficiently repair a vehicle. Seems like a lot of those classes will get you pretty far since you're learning brand specific. Best of luck!
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:55 PM
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Have you done your homework on schooling at all? Im just curious because I plan on enrolling in UTI's step program next year....sounds like the same thing but shorter. Those books make me all excited!
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:51 AM
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:05 AM
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:07 AM
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Have you done your homework on schooling at all? Im just curious because I plan on enrolling in UTI's step program next year....sounds like the same thing but shorter. Those books make me all excited!
From what I understand UTI is VERY expensive, and when you actually graduate you graduate with no BMW certifications. That is what dealerships want BMW certifications.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:38 PM
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I'll do my homework then because from what I understood, you walk away with certs, and like your program your placed at a dealer. But I think It's a year before you can start looking around.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:14 PM
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What my instructor told me today about those places is. You graduate as a Master tech but the dealership has to pay somewhere close to $12,000 for you to work for them. For me it is free for the dealer because I pay for my certifications through school.
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Man, I might hafta start thinking about that path verse UTI. Certs will be the deciding factor.
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Man, I might hafta start thinking about that path verse UTI. Certs will be the deciding factor.
Guys, just like anything in life, you get what you put in. My roommate and I are both UTI grads and we both are technicians for a Porsche dealership in southern california. T, my hats off to you, I wanted to get into BMW when I first started UTI but I think I'm pretty damn happy with where I'm currently at haha
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:10 PM
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I was seriously thinking about Porsche lol, but I'm a bimmer **** lol, and yes I heard that about all schooling in this field, you get out what you put in. I take this to seriously to let It go to waste....and I'm to cheap to spend that kinda money and not get anything out of it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:22 PM
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I was seriously thinking about Porsche lol, but I'm a bimmer **** lol, and yes I heard that about all schooling in this field, you get out what you put in. I take this to seriously to let It go to waste....and I'm to cheap to spend that kinda money and not get anything out of it.
I'm a huge bimmer nut as well man but Porsches are a hell of alot of fun haha it has its moments just like any car company but I'm pretty damn happy. Plus, every BMW trade in is an M car so I still get to enjoy my BMW side once in a while I didn't go through the PTAP program UTI has, although my roommate did, but it does take a while longer to get all your certs since you have to wait for classes to open up once you finish your online training.
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