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Old 04-07-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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Local Shop for M Work

My M is out of warranty and I'm looking to have some maintenance done. I've read on the forums that RPM Motorworks is a great place to go, lots of good feedback.

Several dealers told me that I should have an M certified mechanic do the work, is this true? Is RPM M certified?
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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The dealers told you that because they want your money. An M is no different than other BMWs, and any competent mechanic can work on them. What are you looking to get done? If you're talking about suspension, bushings etc, then plenty of places. If you're talking about valve shim adjustment, you want to be specific.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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So far just looking to get valve head gaskets done.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:13 PM   #4
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Rocco's (RMP Motors) your man... ;-)
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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Whoops, didn't notice that you're in the Ott!
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:14 PM   #6
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So far just looking to get valve head gaskets done.
Valve cover, or head gasket? 2 VERY different jobs
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:27 AM   #7
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Extra word in there, just valve cover gasket.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:21 PM   #8
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RPM is great I take my e30 and e38 to him and my bro brings his e36's and e30 also.. no complaints.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:07 AM   #9
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valve cover gasket is EASY!! anybody could do it...

take it to RPM and you won't be disappointed.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:39 PM   #10
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Haha easy, yeah looks easy... but most things that look easy end up being surprisingly difficult. Just getting to the valve covers will be a pain.

I'm more worried about old gasket falling into the engine...
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