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      04-11-2017, 12:09 PM   #1
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rod bearing replaced at SSR Performance :)

Hey guys, I have just bought a 2011 E92 M3 ZCP and I decided to get rod bearing replaced at the SSR performance for preventative measures. They offered the best price for the swap and gave them the car on thursday, which they told me car will be done by friday evening. The customer service is amazing! They really make you feel welcomed and everyone there seem to have knowledge of these performance cars and very professional as well. Communication was great and they updated me with status and also answered my questions very quickly (i did ask quite a few as well!) On Friday I got there around 730pm and they were working through the night and made sure the car was done by that night The mechanic (mike is the man!)has tons of knowledge and experience with M cars, and especially rod bearing replacement so it felt good knowing that my car was under a real good talent! I also replaced motor mount at the same time and I do recommend that.(save ton of money on service)

But it was really pleasing experience with SSR performance and Im happy to found a shop for my new m3! They also updated me with lots of photos and My bearings did show bit of wear so Im glad I did the work.

The price was unbelievable. I found some shops that were asking for 2300+ and these guys were far lower than that but with great service
i think this is to their link for pricing that i found...http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1364644

Now time for the 1000 mile break in !
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      04-11-2017, 12:19 PM   #2
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I thought there was no break in period for doing just rod bearings.
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      04-11-2017, 12:24 PM   #3
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I thought there was no break in period for doing just rod bearings.
There isn't. Just do an oil change after the initial 1,000 miles and you'll be fine.
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      04-11-2017, 12:49 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for the review. Thank you for entrusting us in your vehicle that you had JUST purchased and shipped directly to us We hope that you'll enjoy the car to its fullest potential!



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I thought there was no break in period for doing just rod bearings.
There is no break in period, but personally I recommended him to take it easy for the first 1000 miles. After 1000 miles, a oil change is required. I would take it easy and allow the bearings to have heat cycles to make 100% sure it'll last a long time

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There isn't. Just do an oil change after the initial 1,000 miles and you'll be fine.
You sir, are correct!
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      04-11-2017, 06:48 PM   #5
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Parts are 1k+ alone. That's one hell of deal
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      04-12-2017, 08:47 PM   #6
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How many miles does the car have?
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      04-16-2017, 02:30 PM   #7
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How many miles does the car have?
it had about 54k miles on it when i had it replaced
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      04-16-2017, 03:40 PM   #8
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Parts are 1k+ alone. That's one hell of deal
Parts are $500 for stock bearings, stock bolts, and pan gasket.
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Parts are $500 for stock bearings, stock bolts, and pan gasket.
So they are doing the job for 750.00 before counting their overhead and paying their installer. That is a smoking deal. Absolutely blows away anyone in the OC area!
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I hope you didn't have OEM bearings put it in from what I see in the picture.
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great read... Did you have OEM bearings put in or what brand?
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So they are doing the job for 750.00 before counting their overhead and paying their installer. That is a smoking deal. Absolutely blows away anyone in the OC area!
I agree. This shop is charging much less than the shops we often read about here. This is what the job should cost in labor.
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I hope you didn't have OEM bearings put it in from what I see in the picture.
NOPE! it was WPC coated bearings
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WPC coating is about $100 for a set of bearings.
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This is a great price, especially in a area that prices are very high. And being that the people are honest and nice to deal with is a huge plus! OP, did they give you your old bearings?
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NOPE! it was WPC coated bearings
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WPC coating is about $100 for a set of bearings.
WPC is not a coating.

And those are OEM bearings. Not a good choice
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WPC treated stock is not a bad choice. Many cars are using WPC treated bearings without issue. Many cars are using OEM VAC bearings with coating without issue. Many cars are using Clevite VAC coated bearings without issue. And many cars are using Clevite BE coated bearings without issue. Which is best is the subject of much debate.

What I would not recommend is doing nothing.
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There are lots and lots of cars, both NA and FI using the WPC treated bearings with zero issues. At the price SSR is offering, you could do 3 RB services at 50,000 mile intervals and still be under the cost of two RB services with VAC bearings. I like this idea because you never know the condition of the RB's without pulling them.
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Do your 2nd change based on how the original looked at the mileage they came out. Extend the interval for the 3rd change based on how the 2nd set looked. I did mine at 60k and they had excess wear but we're not about to fail. I'll change them again at 120k. I may not own the car by the time a 3rd change would be recommended.
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This is a great price, especially in a area that prices are very high. And being that the people are honest and nice to deal with is a huge plus! OP, did they give you your old bearings?
yes! i have those with me. they had them laid out for me to see when i went to the shop to pick up the car.
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...Just do an oil change after the initial 1,000 miles and you'll be fine.
I've only seen this mentioned a time or two. Is this really necessary? Not saying it isn't, just hardly see it mentioned.

I'm coming up on 1000K miles post rod-bearing replacement and now wondering if I should be doing an oil change
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It was recommended to me by one of the people who worked on creating the BE bearings.
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