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Old 09-24-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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New S52 + awesome service from RMP motors in Bolton, ON

After I money shifted my engine, I found one right here on MaxBimmer, from bimmerm5. That S52 turned out to be in great shape, no noise, no knock, no ping, nothing.

Some of you recommended RMP Motors, and boy were you right.

Had my car shipped there by some cheapo company (that took a while - long story), but between the moment I decided RMP would do the swap and the moment I got my car back, Rocco at RMP has been awesome to deal with.

Great prices, every e-mail answered promptly, every phone call taken, etc...

I had bought a used clutch I bought for 150$ turned out to be faulty ; I struck a deal with the seller, so it's fine. I bought a new OEM one. The shop cut me a great deal on it.

They did, however, have to charge me some labor for the time spent toying around with the new + old clutches and pressure plates.

As for my «old» S52, Rocco actually found mangled pieces of the head in the intake manifold and in the headers. The block is pierced, too.

Here's the lowdown of what was done, since the engine was easier to work on anyway :

S52 swapped in (w/ a fresh coat of black paint on it!)
New rear main seal
New belts
New clutch + pressure plate + bearings
New shifter bushings
New plugs
New oil pan gasket
New fuel filter
Fan delete mod (thermostat + fan switch, the whole nine yards)
Turner headers
Metal impeller waterpump
CDV delete
UUC Red TMEs
Tack welded oil pump nut
Cleaned ICV
Fresh Royal Purple oil in the tranny

The car feels completely different.

The new clutch engages so low, it's freaky. The new shifter bushings also totally change the shifter feel. Mine was looser than a hooker's vagina.

The sound is also lower due to the headers now being installed.

I also took my old cams back, and will sell them, as they were not damaged by the money shift.

Rocco at RMP is a pretty damn cool guy who knows his BMWs. I highly recommend them for anyone anywhere near Toronto.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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I told you that you'd be happy!

Rocco is a top notch guy and his work is exceptional.

Rocco/RMP FTW
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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Thank you guys both, I am very glad you are enjoying your new engine and mods!

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Old 09-24-2006, 01:09 PM   #4
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Thank you guys both, I am very glad you are enjoying your new engine and mods!

Put my suspension in today, I'll come by with some stella and lunch!
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:19 PM   #5
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The new clutch engages so low, it's freaky.
Great to hear a success story about a shop for a change! The low clutch might just be some air in the slave cylinder ... a good bleed (with the slave removed from the tranny) should solve it.
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:20 AM   #6
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The lower engagement is due to the new clutch, as the clutch breaks in and wears a bit the engagement point will get higher!

The clutch is bleed 100%

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Old 09-26-2006, 04:34 PM   #7
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RMP,would not let car go not done.......cheers....
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:03 AM   #8
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:53 AM   #9
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awesome to hear hugo,. how much was the shipping anyways? i was following the money shift thread on bimmerforums but may have missed that part.

RMP is the win!
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:38 PM   #10
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I was there when rocco pulled the head off the engine and all i have to say is that you did one hell of a job on that engine! Piston #1 was completely gone, there was like a 2"x2" hole in the side of the block where piston #1 used to be.

Lets cross our fingers and hope it never happens again, to any of us!
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:48 PM   #11
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I was there when rocco pulled the head off the engine and all i have to say is that you did one hell of a job on that engine! Piston #1 was completely gone, there was like a 2"x2" hole in the side of the block where piston #1 used to be.

Lets cross our fingers and hope it never happens again, to any of us!


Oh man... the hole is behind the AC compressor, never really saw it.

Furious, shipping was 500$. Shitty company tho (well, because the car wasn't running)

If the car runs, Searail is the way to go.
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