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Old 08-04-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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New to Canada (Kitchener/Waterloo-Area) - Need some pointers

I just moved here from Europe (Denmark), have just purchases a 2002 540i.

Guess I need some pointers on good wreckers to contact for used parts. Either people who send stuff in the mail or local to Kitchener/Waterloo or surrounding areas.

Same for auto repair shops in my area. People keep telling me NOT to bring my BMW to Canadian tire Can anyone recommend a reputable repair shop specializing or at least knowledgeable in BMWs ?

My first little project will be the Radio the radio display is broken in the car. It has the non-DSP one - is there going to be any advantage in getting a DSP one (and will it fit with the existing speaker system in the car?

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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These are two that I know of
http://www.furtmair.com/
http://www.germanautotech.ca/

I've also heard mention of a place in Waterloo called AutoCube
http://www.autocube.ca/
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:45 PM   #3
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Thanks! Wish I still had time to mod and maintain an E30 (I did a M50 swap and complete suspension mod/overhaul on the one I had in Denmark before it got stolen).

How about wreckers, are there any good ones arround here ?
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:17 PM   #4
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The only one's I know that for sure have BMW parts are the sponsors on this forum. I know for a fact that Eurostyle (his shop is in Milton, about 40min east from Kitchener) has an E39 530 that he's parting out, not sure about 540. If you are looking for a part, best thing to do is send them a message or give them (Eurostyle, SimplyCars) a call.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:28 PM   #5
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Welcome to Canada, and btw where are you working that wanted you all the way from Denmark?
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:02 PM   #6
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Yeah///Welcome to Canada
post some pic from the 540i

you can looking for wreckers here
www.car-part.com
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:52 AM   #7
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Hey welcome neighbour... I am about 15 min from KW area myself.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:01 PM   #8
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Yeah///Welcome to Canada
post some pic from the 540i

you can looking for wreckers here
www.car-part.com

and some good shots from denmark,

i love seeing locals photos,
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:18 PM   #9
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Also in KW area- welcome to Canada and Maxbimmer-
Moose is the best BMW parts guy by the way.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:43 PM   #10
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Check out Mike, at Mikes General Auto in bloomingdale (5 mins outside KW). BMW/Merc/Volvo guy and all round magician.
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