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      06-14-2016, 08:06 PM   #23
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I received a quote from C's Autohaus in Dayton. They wanted to stick with the OEM bearing kit but gave an option to use ARP bolts. Pricing was just about $2200 with tax. The owner of the shop would do the work, he's booked until sometime in August. PM me if you want the quote.
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      06-15-2016, 12:26 PM   #24
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What other components are you planning to have replaced along with the rod bearings?

I'm considering motor mounts and likely the Bimmerworld dip stick kit. Depending on which shop may have to have the used pan option or have the local shop weld it in.

http://www.bimmerworld.com/S65-Oil-D...Parts-Kit.html
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Honestly sticking with the OEM bearings (I'm assuming the newer, harder ones) is a bad idea IMO. I mean sure, it will be better to have new bearings but doesn't really solve the problem that was part of the initial design on the S65. Especially if you want to go FI.

After talking with a few guys around town MWorks and BakerSmith Motorworks are my top contenders. The job isn't complicated. It just is imperative that it is done with attention to detail. Both companies seem to have that without a single bad review. My car is at Eastside Auto Spa right now and once my new BE Bearings and bolts come in, will be scheduling with one of the two.

I will be replacing the subframe bushings and inspecting the entire driveline while it is up. If things need replaced, it'll be done while it is there.

I won't spend the $$ on the new oil pan. I haven't had any issue with the electronic measuring since owning the car new in 2011.

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      06-28-2016, 10:25 AM   #26
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The dip stick addition is definitely a personal preference. Parts alone are not that outrageous, just while they have the oil pan off it would be straightforward to do.

Still not sure when I will get this done. Likely in September when I will have to travel for work. My M3 is my daily driver, so alternative transportation can be an added cost.
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The dip stick addition is definitely a personal preference. Parts alone are not that outrageous, just while they have the oil pan off it would be straightforward to do.

Still not sure when I will get this done. Likely in September when I will have to travel for work. My M3 is my daily driver, so alternative transportation can be an added cost.
Good point since it will be off and if it's a preference than by all means I just didn't know if you had another reason for that addition.

I'll probably get mine done before then, so I can let you know how mine goes.
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BUMPING this thread!
Looking to get bearings done sooner than later.

I spoke with Brian Cain at MWorks Garage here in Cincinnati. He has done close to 20 bearing installs, however he has no experience with BE Bearings. He has only done WPC treated bearings with OEM bolts. He is not opposed to doing BE Bearings, he just has no experience with them thus far. I'm not sure if that should make me wary or not. BE Bearings and ARP bolts should be easier, in theory, to install.

Just wanted to check in with you local guys before I let MWorks do the work...
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If you guys are open to travelling to Nashville we are a BE Bearings dealer and do them all the time. We have had several people travel from out of town to have them done! We have a 1 day turn around time as long as the vehicle is dropping off the day before late in the day so we can get it on the lift and oil draining the night before!
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Bumping, Any new leads? Did any of you get them done yet?
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Bumping, Any new leads? Did any of you get them done yet?
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Bumping, Any new leads? Did any of you get them done yet?
Bump, same question for Cincinnati owners.
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      04-04-2020, 09:13 PM   #32
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Have you contacted any of the shops mentioned?
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bumping this thread. Just purchased a 2013 E92 M3 and looking to get the service done.
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      04-13-2020, 05:28 PM   #34
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M Works seems to do the most in the area. Not sure about the other shops.
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M Works seems to do the most in the area. Not sure about the other shops.
Tried to engage with Mworks a few times to no avail. Their prices to seem reasonable, however are there others in OH/IN/KY that we can turn to?
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M Works seems to do the most in the area. Not sure about the other shops.
Tried to engage with Mworks a few times to no avail. Their prices to seem reasonable, however are there others in OH/IN/KY that we can turn to?
Well, at least I'm not the only one who isn't getting phone calls returned.
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TurnIn Concepts in Cincinnati.
They have done many of these but they prefer to replace with OE bearings. Their reason is, most people who have done RBs with aftermarket bearings havent owned the car long enough to prove whether or not theyre better than the OEM ones. Which is a good point... I dont know anyone who has replaced RBs twice in the life of their ownership (or the life of the car for that matter).
That isnt to say that they won't install aftermarket RBs though. I know that they have.
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TurnIn Concepts in Cincinnati.
They have done many of these but they prefer to replace with OE bearings. Their reason is, most people who have done RBs with aftermarket bearings havent owned the car long enough to prove whether or not theyre better than the OEM ones. Which is a good point... I dont know anyone who has replaced RBs twice in the life of their ownership (or the life of the car for that matter).
That isnt to say that they won't install aftermarket RBs though. I know that they have.
That's not entirely a bad strategy, however OE bearings are still failing on a 2013 car at any point in time (there are are examples of failure at 10k mi to 100k mi). So replacing your OE bearings with OE bearings doesn't entirely diffuse the fear factor.
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That's not entirely a bad strategy, however OE bearings are still failing on a 2013 car at any point in time (there are are examples of failure at 10k mi to 100k mi). So replacing your OE bearings with OE bearings doesn't entirely diffuse the fear factor.
I agree with you. If and when I do mine (I'm only at 26K miles, 2013), I will likely do BE Bearings and ARP bolts. But just thought I would share what TurnIn's logic was behind RBs
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Well, at least I'm not the only one who isn't getting phone calls returned.
Mworks is who did mine around 100k and right now I am about 146k and I have had no problems. I will say that anytime I had to get a hold of them I had better luck hitting them up on facebook.
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Based on my conversation with Brian and the posts here, I had Brian at MWorks do my rod bearings. We used BE bearings and ARP bolts. Communication was fine for me. After a call to setup the appointment we mostly talked through texts. I am very happy overall.
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Based on my conversation with Brian and the posts here, I had Brian at MWorks do my rod bearings. We used BE bearings and ARP bolts. Communication was fine for me. After a call to setup the appointment we mostly talked through texts. I am very happy overall.
Last time I spoke with Brian, he mentioned they were averaging two rod bearing jobs a month.
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