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Old 05-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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machine shop

I am looking for a reputable machine shop that is familiar with BMW's. I am looking to get my head resurfaced and have the valve guides and seals replaced, and possibly a 5 angle valve job and a port and polish. Anybody have any referrals?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Call bill at motex, he did mine and many other members heads.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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Astro Automotive Machine refinished and straightened my M52 cyl head and did an amazing job. Of course they have a great reputation as well which is why they're building my bottom end. But they do need their time unfortunately, it's a busy shop.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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+++1 for Bill @Motex.. i've been using him since 1996. He really knows his stuff and prices everything very reasonably. Excellent workmanship and knowledge of European heads.

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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astro automotive is good.
mississauga engines is also competent from what I have seen.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:11 PM   #7
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mississauga engines is also competent from what I have seen.
From what I've seen and heard stay far away from Mississauga Engines.
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+1 for Astro...those guys take care of you. They take their time which may seem annoying but in the end you ARE getting top quality work.
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From what I've seen and heard stay far away from Mississauga Engines.
ymmv?
they have turned out plenty of good work over the yrs.
I guess it depends on what you want to do and how you feel about the place.

I was just tossing out another option. We all seem to agree astro is good(though Ive also heard of the odd bad experience. It can happen anywhere)
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ymmv?
they have turned out plenty of good work over the yrs.
Not really... for the uninformed there are enough threads that pop up about the incompetence of Mississauga Engines alone to avoid them completely. I've seen first hand of engines machines/assembled by them that are just plain horrible and have broken as a result of their work.

It's a wonder they're still in business really.
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I've also heard very positive experiences from Motex.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #12
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+1 for MOTEX. My dad sends all his heads to Bill to get done. Super nice guy! Great workmanship!
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+1 for MOTEX. My dad sends all his heads to Bill to get done. Super nice guy! Great workmanship!
Yup, when I dropped off/picked up parts we would end up chatting for about an hour every time lol.
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Motex's phone number not working. Anyone have any ideas why?
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Just talked to him, he got rid of his shop number cause noone used it, now he has his cell

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