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    Paint Scratch & Buff Repair

    Hi Folks,

    I just wanted to post this for posterity. I've found a guy that is good at fixing deep scratches and repainting. Nice guy based out of Ferrari of Washington in Sterling, VA. But he...
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    Sticky: As a follow up, I've been going to Road Race...

    As a follow up, I've been going to Road Race Technologies in Dulles for about a year now. They are a racing shop and do good work. There is also Curry's Auto service that does general repairs. ...
  3. Thread: Bosch or NGK?

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    I use Denso Iridium. And those prices at...

    I use Denso Iridium. And those prices at sparkplugs.com kinda suck. Use rockauto.com if you're doing online. If I was a super cheapy, I'd use NGK.
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    For plug and play, they are worth it. I bought...

    For plug and play, they are worth it. I bought them for my car. BMW has a nack for picking wierd speaker offset sizes. In my model car, the mid-range speakers can only be found there or through...
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    Sticky: BMW Excluservice changed management. They now do...

    BMW Excluservice changed management. They now do crap work. I would recommend Dan Martin's Auto in Maryland as well. Sadly, I live in VA now so I can't go there anymore. I'm checking out RRT in...
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    Well, as far as advertising to people that would...

    Well, as far as advertising to people that would pay you, I read the local area capital chapter newsletters. Very little investment in that. Word of mouth only works from a few people for me,...
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    Great work they did. I couldn't go this round,...

    Great work they did. I couldn't go this round, but I'll sign up for the next meet, cash in hand.
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    I've never heard of them. But then I'm 30 miles...

    I've never heard of them. But then I'm 30 miles from frederick.
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    What is the address/time/date of where we should...

    What is the address/time/date of where we should meet? I can't find Dent Guys in this area. That phone seems to be a cell, and it's a little late to call atm.
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    For independent shops in maryland, I'd go with...

    For independent shops in maryland, I'd go with bmwexcluservice or dan martin's auto. As far as the warranty, I'm not sure.

    http://www.excluservice.com/
    http://www.danmartinsautoservice.com/
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    http://www.kensingtonautoclean.com/contactinfo/ ...

    http://www.kensingtonautoclean.com/contactinfo/

    They do an excellent job. Just did their $125.00 deal and they cleaned the engine, leather, carpets, washed and waxed, tires. Everything. It's a...
  12. Thread: Motor Oil?

    by Thoreau
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    Mobile 1 0w-40, Red Line 5w-40, Amsoil 5w-40 are...

    Mobile 1 0w-40, Red Line 5w-40, Amsoil 5w-40 are all great synthetics for bmw's. Mobil 1 is the easiest to get and it does the job right. The lower the W number the better. Less friction at...
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    For older BMW's in this area I would recommend...

    For older BMW's in this area I would recommend Dan Martin's.

    http://www.danmartinsautoservice.com/

    He'll pick you up from, or drop you off to the Shady Grove metro redline if you need a lift. ...
  14. Thread: VF Engineering

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    Wouldn't it be cheaper to install a larger...

    Wouldn't it be cheaper to install a larger engine? And yes, I believe I'll go fishing now.
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    bavauto.com

    bavauto.com
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    It's just the door lock actuator. It dies after...

    It's just the door lock actuator. It dies after a few years. It's 75 bucks or so.

    bmaparts.com or bavauto.com. And yes, also lube it with graphite powder. Silicone works as well.
  17. I am in Montgomery country as well. The two...

    I am in Montgomery country as well. The two shops I would recommend are Dan Martin's auto and BMW Excluservice.

    http://www.danmartinsautoservice.com/
    80/hour

    http://www.excluservice.com/...
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    I would recommend both of the Martin's, no...

    I would recommend both of the Martin's, no relation. But I caution you to not even if your life depended on it, go to German Autoworks. He is hostile towards aftermarket parts, and will overcharge...
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