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  1. California
    Hey team, so this is a thread to share your experiences with mechanics in South California and LA. That would help me as in a few days I’m hopefully buying a 2D coupe 330 or 328-325 worst case scenario to make it my driftcar. For the next months at least I’ll probably need a mechanic so I’d love...
  2. California
    All my fellows Bay Area fanatics, Have you guys used Phaedrus before? Website: Phaedrus MD – BMW and MINI Service San Francisco. It's located in the center of San Francisco. I have seen some good reviews on Vanguard Motors on the forum. Website: San Francisco Auto Repair - Vanguard Motors. But...
  3. Pacific Northwest, Hawaii
    Alright all, I’m at a loss. After nearly 10 hours at the JBLM auto hobby shop, I still wasn’t able to get a set of headers in. It seemed like a relatively straight forward job, but it all came down to a single bolt on each section that I couldn’t access. So here’s the question, do any of you...
  4. E46 General
    I have a 2001 BMW325 I and of course it has a GM5 module issue I am wondering if I was to replace it with a new module which I have to hand off a car of the same year with that rectify it or does it need to be programmed any advice on this is much appreciated as it’s just a little niggle needs...
  5. Southeast
    Hi All, If anybody here is mechanically inclined to do a automatic to manual transmission swap with all parts provided please let me know. Will pay for labor and time. PM me for fastest response. Time is not an issue so the person willing to do this can take their time.
  6. Southwest
    i've got a 02 325ci that needs a new clutch and idle air control valve cleaned. Looking for someone in or around houston. Also need a 17" star spoke wheel.
  7. E46 General
    I need a new clutch and the idle air control valve cleaned on my 02 325ci. Hoping to find someone in or around houston to do it at a reasonable price. Also need a 17" star spoke wheel.
  8. E46 General
    Hi All, My 2003 325xi wagon is in need of some TLC. It has had only oil/filter changes over the past 20,000 miles (due to me being broke) and is getting cranky. It has almost 200,000 on it and still goes fine. I would like to keep it going and have a bit to spend on maintenance. I need to...
  9. E46 General
    So i just bought a 325i 04 (97k) 3 series about a year ago and i love it. Im glad to be apart of the bmw master race although i have been expiernceing some issues here recently. about 3 months ago my car has been making a high pitched screeching noise upon start. it would slowly go away after...
  10. E46 General
    I figured this area would have the most views. I'm interested in finding a worthwhile shop in my area if someone from Michigan happens to find this. I'm not a fan of dealers and would love to find someone local-ish who is worth doing business with. Wouldnt matter to me if its a shop or just...
  11. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
    Any recommendations for a BMW-knowledgeable but *reasonably priced* mechanic in the NYC area (or a 50 mile radius)? I need a number of minor replacements (headlight bulb holder, back brake pads, passenger side window regulator, etc) that I unfortunately can't DIY at the moment. Based on past...
  12. Southeast
    Hi, I am in the Asheville/Hickory area and looking for a good independent BMW mechanic to perform my clutch replacement (single mass flywheel). I searched and failed to find any references to mechanics in the area I read good things about German Auto Werks on another forum and may check them...
  13. E46 General
    I will save the story for the end, but I have transmission issues, and I don't have a garage or tools with me since I moved to Columbus, Oh. I am in Hilliard, on the west side of Columbus. I need a good, honest indy mechanic who can diagnose my transmission. I bought this car 2 weeks ago, and I...
  14. E46 General
    Need some experienced help.. over the weekend/weekday. Replacing my entire cooling system ... got all parts, but not all tools. If you want work let me know or recommend your favorite shop... :bow: ive read up on shops in NY/NJ/CT area and i'll fall back on those if there's no...
  15. E46 General
    Hey all, Been having an issue for a month plus now. 2001 325i with 176k. I was getting lean codes and misfires and oil leaks. Valve cover gasket changed fixed the oil leak. A couple of spark plugs had oil on them and it was burning pretty bad for a while so I changed them all. Found a rip in...
  16. E46 General
    I'm looking for a quality mechanic to take care of my car. Mostly scheduled maintenance but I do need some work done as well. I've been taking my car to BMW of Portland but I'm sure I'm being overcharged, and there must be other, less expensive options available, right? Bridgetowners, Who works...
  17. Pacific Northwest, Hawaii
    Hey NW e46ers, I can't recommend this guy enough. Some of you may know Steve Shelton of Steve's Bavarian repair in Aloha, Oregon. He's a former tech at Kuni who works out of his home garage. Very low overhead and extremely reasonable labor costs. Steve really undersells himself and deserves...
  18. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and just recently bought me a used 2004 330xi. I am looking for a good service, where I can treat my car with things I cannot handle myself. I am at the Stamford CT area. Any recommendations? Thanks!
  19. Pacific Northwest, Hawaii
    Hey all, I am new to E46fanatics and am wondering if anyone knows any BMW techs in the Bellevue/Seattle area that would be interested in doing some side work? We are trying to get the E46 repaired but don't want to pay the crazy dealer costs!
  20. California
    Does anybody know a good mechanic in the LA westside area? I'm in Culver City now after driving my 1999 323i from NY for work. It made the trip, but isn't doing so hot. Needs an oil change at the very least, but it burned over 1qt of oil in the past 2k miles, so there's something else going on...
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