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      05-16-2016, 04:40 PM   #1
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ACM | Rod Bearing Specials

Hello tri state! With the weather warming up it's time to pull the cars out of the garage and start getting some miles on them and for those with daily duties the weather is now welcoming more spirited driving conditions. We can all relate to the stresses and loss of sleep the factory rod bearing issue has created over the years. In order to give back to this community, we are offering a special deal on the complete rod bearing job. That includes, the full OEM 10W60 oil change, WPC treated OEM bearings to GTS specifications, ARP hardened rod bolts, the necessary oem gaskets and hardware for oil pan, oil pick up and return lines, and lastly a wheel alignment when its all buttoned back up. The special price for a limited time is down to $2,399. Contact us to book your appointment today!






















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      05-16-2016, 04:55 PM   #2
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Seems like a very fair deal considering labor involved. Kudos to the special!
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Curious--why an alignment? Does an alignment change after a rodbearing job?

what other parts would be smart to change at the same time? Motor mounts?
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Seems like a very fair deal considering labor involved. Kudos to the special!


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Curious--why an alignment? Does an alignment change after a rodbearing job?

what other parts would be smart to change at the same time? Motor mounts?
The front subframe is dropped to pull the oil pan so we offer alignments to be done post bearing job. It is a great time at that point to do motor mounts as a "while you're there" item in addition to this.
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keep you guys in mind when I hit 60k
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Went right to Goodyear to get it aligned after the swap. The wheel was a good 15 degrees off.
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keep you guys in mind when I hit 60k
Perfect, sounds great!

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Went right to Goodyear to get it aligned after the swap. The wheel was a good 15 degrees off.
Yeah, dropping the steering rack can definitely do that.
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Pm me with price to change engine mount at the same time
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Pm me with price to change engine mount at the same time
Motor mounts are no additional labor since we are in there, it is just the additional price of the OEM mounts which are $125/ea
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All PM's answered! Thanks for the interest guys. Keep the questions coming if you have them!
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Pardon the ignorance, as i've been searching and havent seen a definitive answer.
Is there a recommended mileage or age of the engine that the bearing should be changed.
And besides Blackstone testing. Is there anyway to tell if you need to change them. ??
Also once you (ACM) change then. When is the next interval to change them again ?
These questions would be for a stock motor. No blower
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Pardon the ignorance, as i've been searching and havent seen a definitive answer.
Is there a recommended mileage or age of the engine that the bearing should be changed.
And besides Blackstone testing. Is there anyway to tell if you need to change them. ??
Also once you (ACM) change then. When is the next interval to change them again ?
These questions would be for a stock motor. No blower
Not a problem at all.

It is tough to say age or mileage for bearings. We've seen terrible bearings around 40k and clean bearings at 88k. Now mind you, the bearings at the higher mileage still had their wear on them, but they weren't terribly scored like we've seen others especially at that mileage. That customer now has a peace of mind knowing he's done. While there have been more documented cases with 08 models it really comes down to care for the vehicle. Proper allotted time for warming up before driving the car hard. Also clean oil is very important. We like to not go beyond 7,500 miles for these cars. If you find yourself driving the car very spiritedly or a track event or two then it's best to be done around 5,000 mile intervals. Bouncing off the rev limiter doing burnouts will also heighten your chances of doing damage as well.

Blackstone helps to keep an eye on what's going on. That is more for a personal baseline for yourself. The metallic breakdown relies heavily on how accurate you are in your information provided and it is based of off industry averages. By all means we suggest keeping an eye on it every oil change or every other to see any deviations in the readings, but we've seen good looking oil analysis then pulled bearings and they're pretty unevenly worn.

WPC coated bearings are built to last. We've pulled one set on a VT2-650 car after 25,000 miles and there was barely any wear at all on them. They looked so good the customer was inclined to put them back up in the car. Mind you this was on a car that was warmed up to temp before use and not driven on short trips. Every car and driver/driving style varies so it is tough to give you a definitive answer across the board for a bearing's lifespan, but with the WPC GTS coating, you won't have to worry about them in the back of your mind for a very, very long time.
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What would you recommend if you pulled oem bearings and there was zero wear? Same ones or replace?
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What would you recommend if you pulled oem bearings and there was zero wear? Same ones or replace?
Definitely do not put back in. The OEM's will have wear on them. Their coating is just not as strong as the GTS coated ones. Hypothetically, even if there wasn't any wear or minimal wear on the bearings, at the point of oil pan down and rod bolts loosened/bearings being removed, it is worth it to replace with GTS coated bearings.
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Just pulled these on a 90,xxx E92 M3.

Uppers (Left) Lowers (Right) Cylinders 8 - 1 (Top to bottom respectively)



Notice Cylinder 7 Upper is down to the copper



Cylinder 5 Lower has a mysterious linear gouge in it. A couple of other lowers had this as well, but not as deep as this one. We checked the crank and there appeared to be no visual damage to it.



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Matt. Thanks this is my car. Thank god. Looks like just in time. Ppl take advantage of this special I had no symptoms that I could hear and I was paying attention
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Matt. Thanks this is my car. Thank god. Looks like just in time. Ppl take advantage of this special I had no symptoms that I could hear and I was paying attention
No problem, I'm so glad we caught this and that the bearings and bolts are now upgraded.


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Also, if you're wondering whether or not you should do your motor mounts...

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All PM's replied! Keep em coming guys!
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