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Old Mon, Apr-11-2011, 05:44:29 AM   #1
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I bought my M with the understanding that Inspection II was overdue, of course that was 4k ago.

Throughout the time i've been sourcing information, tools, and recommendations in order to perform the inspection myself, or perhaps alongside a local enthusiast.
I recently met a great dude, member: xm p0w3rx
We met at school, a little small talk, we both drive LSB E46's and i came to find out he is a very honest, and knowledgeable guy in terms of these awesome cars we all love.

We set aside a full day to get a few things done !

So today we tackled some simple things:
1: Valve Adjustment
2: Oil Change
3: E-Brake Adjustment

Dan is a great dude and charged a super reasonable rate, especially in comparison to the quotes i have gotten. My motor made a mild ticking sound before we started, and actually has become much more responsive in each gear, and overall much quieter.

Luckily my valves weren't too far out of spec, but with all the right tools its good to know how far off you are.
If you're in the White Plains/Hudson Valley/Bronx/ Danbury area and feel somewhat hesitant to adjust those valves yourself, i would highly recommend Dan.
He did a thorough job and i learned a few things along the way too, very down to earth dude, simply happy to be working on a bimmer.

I took a pic of the valves as soon as opened the case, and the shim kit.

Hope this helps all the guys complaining about dishonest indy shops !

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Old Mon, Apr-11-2011, 12:37:40 PM   #2
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Thanks for the kind words Bryan, happy to help!
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Old Mon, Apr-11-2011, 02:29:12 PM   #3
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Btw those vanos bolts looked good!
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dan is a good kid, hooked me up with some fresh new tires! just gotta put them on now. See you guys soon at one of the meets!
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dan is a good kid, hooked me up with some fresh new tires! just gotta put them on now. See you guys soon at one of the meets!
That's awesome! Dan is the go-to guy.
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dan the man! lol
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Thanks guys, always down to help fellow enthusiasts!
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Thanks guys, always down to help fellow enthusiasts!
bet your ass your down!!! you'll be at my house bright and early to do give me a hand with my adjustment also. lol
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werd let me find out!...capo!
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Met up with Dan this morning to do my oil change. Im very skeptical as to where I bring my car since its lowered as a lot of places arent drop friendly. Dan had ramps and everything needed to lift my car without tapping anything. Very friendly guy to deal with and his prices are extremely reasonable. Finally we have our very own Tongi here in Westchester. Dan will be doing my valve adjustment along with a few other things within the next 2 Sundays. I look forward to it.

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