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Old 01-08-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good shop that does auto to manual swaps?



Need a shop with experience doing this kind of job. I can source the parts from wreckers etc myself if I have to.

I just need a reliable shop that can do the job. I've talked to RMP and Bimmersport. RMP doesn't like installing used parts and Bimmersport is fully booked till February sometime.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Call Bimmersport or RMP... both are competent shops held in high regard for BMW's.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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^Did you even read the whole post? OP already contacted those two.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #4
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Rocco knows what he's talking about. He'll do he job right.
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CLEARLY NOBODY reads the original post befor relying!!!

Check out Techmax, they should be able to do it.

P.S. So to do a swap they expect you to buy a brand new transmission!?
That would be a nice $7K+ job! ROLF...
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^Did you even read the whole post? OP already contacted those two.
I must have completely skimmed over that part lol... wow...
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:10 PM   #7
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Thank you for all responses recommending RMP and Bimmersport.

Techmax guys told me to sell the car. But Randy put me onto Rob at AutoEvolution. I'm going to see him during the week and get the job rolling.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:34 PM   #8
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Thank you for all responses recommending RMP and Bimmersport.

Techmax guys told me to sell the car. But Randy put me onto Rob at AutoEvolution. I'm going to see him during the week and get the job rolling.
Rob's a great guy, he'll take good care of your car and he definitly knows what he's doing
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lol... way to read the thread guys...
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Umm, what?

Who did you talk to at RMP? Rocco wouldn't tell you to buy a new tranny if you were doing a manu-swap. (He may tell you to buy a new clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, flex disk, tranny mounts, etc.)
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Rob @ AutoEvolution does FANTASTIC work btw. Amazing service on scheduled times. He even put me up with a rental while I had some overnight work done to my E46!
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CLEARLY NOBODY reads the original post befor relying!!!

Check out Techmax, they should be able to do it.

P.S. So to do a swap they expect you to buy a brand new transmission!?
That would be a nice $7K+ job! ROLF...
No Phil, Im sure by Rocco saying he doesnt like installing old parts its because, a month down the road when a slave cylinder goes, the guy wont come back saying wtf you did the swap a month ago and now my cars ****ed!

I know you supply a lot of used parts to Bimmersport but why always the negativity towards RMP?

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^^ +1. Ask the right people and you'll hear some thing that aren't allowed on this forum either.
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No Phil, Im sure by Rocco saying he doesnt like installing old parts its because, a month down the road when a slave cylinder goes, the guy wont come back saying wtf you did the swap a month ago and now my cars ****ed!

I know you supply a lot of used parts to Bimmersport but why always the negativity towards RMP?

Jay
For the record i also supply used parts to RMP and his customers when they are needed! So it was just wondering since it sounded very funny!

Not as funny as Techmax saying customer should sell the car tho! (i also supply them when needed, so not putting anyone down!)
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:51 PM   #15
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Without a doubt get Rob at Auto Evolution to do this job. Not only does he know BMW's, his own personal car he's owned for 8 or so years now is an E34!

He'll take care of you and do the job RIGHT the first time. I had bimmersport do a conversion for me and they didn't change a few seals that should of been done or at least offered at an additional price to be done.



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Need a shop with experience doing this kind of job. I can source the parts from wreckers etc myself if I have to.

I just need a reliable shop that can do the job. I've talked to RMP and Bimmersport. RMP doesn't like installing used parts and Bimmersport is fully booked till February sometime.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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