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      04-07-2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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Best shop for m3 near Boston?

I am looking for a one-stop shop near Boston where my m3 can get maintenance and also mild modification (i.e. exhaust, tune...etc). Dealerships are obviously excluded. Any suggestions?
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      04-07-2018, 06:05 PM   #2
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Turner is where is go. Honest and great group
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      04-15-2018, 10:21 PM   #3
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and for cosmetics and body work, Phil at http://www.sansossioautocouture.com/ is right next door

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Wile Motorsport in Walpole ma is my suggestion
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      06-29-2018, 02:43 PM   #5
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Nashua shop in need

So the three places I called and left messages to estimate a rod bearing replacement never got back to me. Any recommendations on a shop to do that job near Nashua nh 08 m3.

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      06-29-2018, 11:59 PM   #6
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So the three places I called and left messages to estimate a rod bearing replacement never got back to me. Any recommendations on a shop to do that job near Nashua nh 08 m3.

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Vintage sports and restoration did mine. Great great shop.
www.vsr1.com
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      06-30-2018, 06:45 PM   #7
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VSR is capable but probably expensive. Itís not rocket science. It requires care and patience more than skill. Itís a full day job. I did mine myself in my barn about 4 years ago. Chris Anger at Candia Road Auto in Manchester has done them, but he does not have a fancy shop. If you want a manicure and latte, you would have to pay more and go elsewhere.
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      07-01-2018, 09:38 AM   #8
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I donít care about fancy ness I just want the job done right. I want to do clutch bearings and mounts all at same time I am thinking between 4 to 5 k maybe? 131k on the car so itís time for all that to be done.
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      07-02-2018, 06:20 AM   #9
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For the 08 clutch you must update to the later clutch and buy a flywheel. To do everything on your list, I think parts alone would be in the $2k range and labor in the range of 2 full days.
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I don’t care about fancy ness I just want the job done right. I want to do clutch bearings and mounts all at same time I am thinking between 4 to 5 k maybe? 131k on the car so it’s time for all that to be done.
Unless it's slipping, you don't need to bother with a new clutch.
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      07-15-2018, 06:39 PM   #11
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Still great pedal and grip from clutch.
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      07-15-2018, 09:22 PM   #12
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Then I would leave it for another job in the future. There is not a lot of labor overlap between rod bearings and clutch.
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      07-16-2018, 06:31 PM   #13
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Gotcha. Vsr wins the dilemma of getting bearings done. They were actually right on point at estimate of 2200 with mounts and be bearings. This was crazy to get a quote done though by anyone. I can’t believe these shops couldn’t use 2 or 3 grand job just to ignore a person in person, phone or email. Out of the 7 shops I targeted only bimmer innashua and vsr replyed.
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      07-17-2018, 10:41 AM   #14
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Gotcha. Vsr wins the dilemma of getting bearings done. They were actually right on point at estimate of 2200 with mounts and be bearings. This was crazy to get a quote done though by anyone. I canít believe these shops couldnít use 2 or 3 grand job just to ignore a person in person, phone or email. Out of the 7 shops I targeted only bimmer innashua and vsr replyed.
I know these shops.. Summertime in New England is tough.. they are overloaded with work sometimes several weeks out.. if someone can schedule you right away for this type of work i'd be a little suspicious.

Winter is different.. race cars are usually sleeping..

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      07-29-2018, 07:32 PM   #15
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Check out 3d auto in NH. They specialize in M models and do work on my friends e46 m3.
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      07-30-2018, 10:57 AM   #16
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We have plenty of customer come down from Mass, If you are willing we are more the capable to help!
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