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540iM 05-18-2011 08:49 PM

Where to go for an honest clutch job
 
Guys, my clutch is starting to slip a little under hard acceleration. Where to go for a resonably priced clutch replacement and where do you suggest I get the parts from? It's a 2003 540i M. Thanks in advance!

wyze 05-18-2011 09:20 PM

well i've always gotten my work done at pieces d'auto l.s. vaudreuil
they're straight up and honest, maybe a little slow but great work
and the best part is they're a parts store in front and garage in back, and they have really great prices

dannyb 05-19-2011 09:03 AM

Kerry Burke is really good

Clinique de L'Auto Importee
220 McPike
Buckingham, Quebec
Phone: (819) 281-9562
Full service euro car shop, with diagnostic equipment for OBDII
Loaner cars available

sb_600 05-19-2011 02:52 PM

Go to Canadian Tire on Carling and talk to Ralph (service manager). One of the only people i trust with my daily driver & my track car.

Aero 05-20-2011 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sb_600 (Post 1502422)
Go to Canadian Tire on Carling and talk to Ralph (service manager). One of the only people i trust with my daily driver & my track car.

Yea, what he said! Ralf and his guys rock. *rockout*

As soon as you walk in and see the type of cars on the lifts, you'll know it's not your typical CT auto service shop. *th-up*

everlast 05-20-2011 08:53 AM

Hey man! Got your new place yet? You must, I haven't seen you driving by!

You know how I am with my E30. The only garage it's ever been is to Autovation, for a clutch. I refuse to give recommendations for anything anymore, but I'm just saying I had a relatively good experience, for someone who is impossible to please.

Bimmer p.i. 05-20-2011 03:14 PM

X2 for Derrick and the boys at Autovation

540iM 05-20-2011 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by everlast (Post 1502554)
Hey man! Got your new place yet? You must, I haven't seen you driving by!

You know how I am with my E30. The only garage it's ever been is to Autovation, for a clutch. I refuse to give recommendations for anything anymore, but I'm just saying I had a relatively good experience, for someone who is impossible to please.

Hey! yes I moved in September. Love the new place. I can now put both 540s in one garage.

Thanks guys, I'm going to try Autovision. Once the clutch is fixed, I'll drop by on Fridays. It has been a long time!

bmwconnect 05-21-2011 01:49 AM

/\ Autovation :)

Bmwstylz 05-23-2011 10:13 AM

canadian tire? aren't they known for absolutely ripping off every customer that walks through the door... I would avoid

+1 for Clinique de L'auto! Kerry does a great job for the best price in town

or Duss brothers - he will do an amazing job! may cost you 5 grand lol but man your clutch will feel great after :)

sb_600 05-23-2011 10:18 AM

Have you even been to Canadian Tire on Carling? Have you ever talked to the service manager, Ralph? Do you realize that almost ALL Motorsports Club of Ottawa members bring the cars EXCLUSIVELY to CTC?

Know your facts before you assume that all Canadian Tire's are the same. Ralph and his crew know BMWs inside and out. Ralph has 3 or 4, and two of his most trusted mechanics (Phil and George) have BMWs themselves.

I would never bring my car to any other Canadian Tire, but Ralph has proven himself time and time again. Best service I've ever received.

And if you're willing to pay $5000 for a clutch job, who is really getting ripped off?

Chris916 05-23-2011 10:46 AM

^+100000 on everything Shawn said. Unless you've been to CTC, you don't know the service that Ralph and his crew (phil/george) provide.

I have been there many times, and will continue going because of the reasons stated above! *rockout*

540iM 05-25-2011 11:02 AM

ok guys, I talked to Derrick at Autovation. I got an estimate of $1,100. This includes labour, parts (clutch kit), and the machining of the flywheel. Any thoughts on price? Fair?

everlast 05-25-2011 11:10 AM

Yep, thats a fair price.

Aero 05-25-2011 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmwstylz (Post 1502946)
canadian tire? aren't they known for absolutely ripping off every customer that walks through the door... I would avoid

*thmbsdwn* for broad generalizations that spread misinformation. CTC is awesome.

How about you go there, talk with Ralf to get some work done, then tell us how your experience went?

*wave*


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