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      04-28-2015, 07:26 AM   #15
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Drives: 18 F90 M5, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

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Shops like EAS, Bimmerworld, and others sell WPC treated bearings and stock and ARP bolts. In addition to the bearings and any treatment and bolts, you need a pan gasket, which was about $25, an oil filter and 8-9 quarts of oil, plus some PS fluid if your DIY involves disconnecting the PS. I used stock bolts and bought the bearings and sent them to WPC myself (about $75 with shipping) and spent under $600 for bearings, WPC treatment, stock bolts, pan gasket, filter and Mobil 1. With ARPs, it would have been $800.

A shop that has done a few of these is probably doing it in 8 hours, though I doubt they will admit that since it means they are making about $200 per hour on this job. EAS does not even drop the subframe -- they lower it just enough to pull the pan and leave it hanging. They are disconnecting little and have the job down to a science. The ARP bolts they use are quick to install compared to stock bolts.
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