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Old 05-27-2010, 09:11 PM   #16
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Seems like people on here are a good group of guys that are willing to help? Why make a post about a shop? They are busy. Think of it this way when you go to the doctors office if there really busy do they get busy and behind on appointments? yes. Not too mention if you have an issue take your car somewhere else and stop complaining. There good at what they do.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:46 AM   #17
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I found someone on this forumn that scanned the car and it saved me wasting my money. I have since purchased the same tool so if anyone out in the Durham way needs a scan let me know.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #18
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"Uhhh let me see if I can move some things around"

He leaves and I'm waiting for easily 10 minutes with no idea of what is going on. At this point I decide not to give them my business and I walk out...."

My wild guess on this one is "he was moving some things around" to accomodate you!!!

I think the level of expectation is a bit over the top.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:49 PM   #19
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I expect decent service - not like I'm putting them out - I don't think thats asking for much.

**** em, the money I saved bought my scanner
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:48 PM   #20
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Used Lakeside loooong time ago (mid-late 90's) at thier old shop on Kingston rd .
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #21
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Shops will always have pros and cons.. it just depends on THAT DAY.. sometimes they are in good mood.. then the next bad mood.. its life.. cant always be nice all the time.. lol especially when dey just dealt with a bad customer. I remember one time i came to a shop to get an alignment done.. they were rude .. gave me a descent price.. i went toa next shop.. nice guys but tryin to ripp me off.. lol
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:13 PM   #22
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I expect decent service - not like I'm putting them out - I don't think thats asking for much.

**** em, the money I saved bought my scanner

Why didn't you do that in the first place? rather that come online a cry about your " BAD EXPERIENCE".
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:15 PM   #23
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Yeah I wondered the same thing if I caught them on a bad day because it was hot as hell out that day.

Parm are you a woman? Cuz you sure sound like one with the questioning about my decision making and all this "crying" talk...pure female traits.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:30 PM   #24
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Why dont you bend over and I will show you who the women is!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:09 PM   #25
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I took my car to RMP and never had a problem. Rocco listened to what I had to say and did a great job on my car. I think it's pretty inconsiderate when people seem irritated when you're there giving them your business.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:37 PM   #26
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I took my car to RMP and never had a problem. Rocco listened to what I had to say and did a great job on my car. I think it's pretty inconsiderate when people seem irritated when you're there giving them your business.
To some degree...I but i bet you no shop likes the "You tell me whats wrong, i'll fix it myself" customer! Tons of people are too cheap to get a car fixed properly at a shop, so try many many ways of saving a dollar. My favorit one is "I need to return this because it didnt solve my problem"
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:52 PM   #27
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To some degree...I but i bet you no shop likes the "You tell me whats wrong, i'll fix it myself" customer! Tons of people are too cheap to get a car fixed properly at a shop, so try many many ways of saving a dollar. My favorit one is "I need to return this because it didnt solve my problem"
Hey man, I've done tons of work on my car not knowing a thing. Although when I pick up my clutch and short shift, someone on the good end will get my business because that's something I don't really want to venture into alone
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:55 AM   #28
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Short shift is easy.... but like you i didnt want to get into the clutch (5spd swap) without having done it before.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:51 AM   #29
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Short shift is easy.... but like you i didnt want to get into the clutch (5spd swap) without having done it before.
I heard it wasn't difficult at all, just dropping the trans is the hard part. I would rather get the short shift done the same time that the clutch is getting done so it would be cheaper and since it's going to be dropped get it done all at once. I've already done rad changes and clutch fans and replacing floors. Clutch is something I really don't want to f$%^ up though.

http://www.specclutch.com/cars/BMW/325/1987/Single

Thinking about a stage 2 or stage 2+ clutch from these guys. They are listed in all my dads hot rods magazines so I thought I'd look up BMW on there and they have some nice clutches!
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:11 AM   #30
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Hey man, I've done tons of work on my car not knowing a thing. Although when I pick up my clutch and short shift, someone on the good end will get my business because that's something I don't really want to venture into alone
it's really not that hard; just a bit of work. you have to drop the exhaust, driveshaft and tranny. the only tricky thing is lining up/centering the clutch. you can easily rent or buy the tool to do it. since you have the tranny out you can also install the shifter stuff.
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