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      03-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #1871
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      03-11-2012, 12:47 AM   #1872
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do they give some kind of warranty on the repair job on the wheels.
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      03-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #1873
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2 quesions about service-

*who have any of you guys used for secondary cat delete?
*where have y'all had your intake valves cleaned? advancedbmwrepair quoted 400-600, but not via walnut shell blasting. momentum sw quoted $950 (!!!), but they're the only dealership i've found that can do it
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*who have any of you guys used for secondary cat delete?
*where have y'all had your intake valves cleaned? advancedbmwrepair quoted 400-600, but not via walnut shell blasting. momentum sw quoted $950 (!!!), but they're the only dealership i've found that can do it
I'll ask M-Power Houston for you. Very few shops will actually save you money like they will.

advancedbmwrepair wanted $100 or $150 just to look at my headlights which were throwing a code... that is no better if not worse than the dealership.
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advancedbmwrepair wanted $100 or $150 just to look at my headlights which were throwing a code... that is no better if not worse than the dealership.
In my own opinion, it seems you have beef with me- not allowing the facebook request for the e90post group, and you seem to be in bed with M-power (which I have no issues with) regardless,


In my defense of what I offered you-

To hook up my autologic, run the short test, diagnose the issue, possibly swap the AHL modules, and check the power/ground/AHL signal from the FRM, how could one determine a "hey can you look at my headlights?" type of question and give a more detailed idea of what it possibly could cost initially, other than start with about 1-1.5 hours for diagnosis?

I completely disagree with what you are saying about me being more expensive than the dealership. First off, I worked at Advantage downtown for 10 years, was the top technician there, and along with multiple BMW N/A awards- so when I say, I can fix ANYTHING, I mean it. My labor rate is 100/hour, vs. 139.99/hour on a MATRIX grid (the more you buy- the more you pay), and will assure you; from the bottom of my heart- that any dealer in the Houston area would be wanting a MINIMUM of one hour check out, and if anything had to be diagnosed past doing a short test- you would be looking at 2-3 more hours of diagnosis *before* repair charge of parts and labor.

So, in short- If you (or anyone) would like me to look at your vehicle, I would be happy to, and bend over backwards to make it happen, including doing (some) mobile service. I am completely honest- will tell you how it is, and do not sugar coat the issues. In this world you canít trust doctors, lawyers and mechanics. That being said, I only have my word and reputation in this world, and I defend them fiercely....... that I am truly the BEST technician for your vehicle, and completely honest with my repairs.

I honestly canít tell you how many cars have come to see me in the last 2-3 months that got a "0" charge on many different issues, just because I cant justify charging someone. 20 maybe? 30? Try going to the dealership and having them TOUCH a car out of warranty for free. Ask around, Iím the real McCoy.

I must be able to diagnose issues, when I am being sub contracted from 10+ independant shops in the Houston and surrounding areas for me to fix their BMW issues they can't, right?

I must be charging less than others, when my wife and I get flown to Cancun, Mexico- including hotel/food/airfare/rental car, I'm STILL cheaper than the dealer to fix 4 BMW's down there, right?

I must know what I'm talking about, when I get flown around the country to host and teach BMW seminars on an almost monthly basis, right?

Sorry if Iím sounding defensive, or rude. I just want yíall to know how I stand. Ask me anything, I'll tell you the truth.


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      03-17-2012, 01:24 AM   #1877
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In my own opinion, it seems you have beef with me- not allowing the facebook request for the e90post group, and you seem to be in bed with M-power (which I have no issues with) regardless,


In my defense of what I offered you-

To hook up my autologic, run the short test, diagnose the issue, possibly swap the AHL modules, and check the power/ground/AHL signal from the FRM, how could one determine a "hey can you look at my headlights?" type of question and give a more detailed idea of what it possibly could cost initially, other than start with about 1-1.5 hours for diagnosis?

I completely disagree with what you are saying about me being more expensive than the dealership. First off, I worked at Advantage downtown for 10 years, was the top technician there, and along with multiple BMW N/A awards- so when I say, I can fix ANYTHING, I mean it. My labor rate is 100/hour, vs. 139.99/hour on a MATRIX grid (the more you buy- the more you pay), and will assure you; from the bottom of my heart- that any dealer in the Houston area would be wanting a MINIMUM of one hour check out, and if anything had to be diagnosed past doing a short test- you would be looking at 2-3 more hours of diagnosis *before* repair charge of parts and labor.

So, in short- If you (or anyone) would like me to look at your vehicle, I would be happy to, and bend over backwards to make it happen, including doing (some) mobile service. I am completely honest- will tell you how it is, and do not sugar coat the issues. In this world you canít trust doctors, lawyers and mechanics. That being said, I only have my word and reputation in this world, and I defend them fiercely....... that I am truly the BEST technician for your vehicle, and completely honest with my repairs.

I honestly canít tell you how many cars have come to see me in the last 2-3 months that got a "0" charge on many different issues, just because I cant justify charging someone. 20 maybe? 30? Try going to the dealership and having them TOUCH a car out of warranty for free. Ask around, Iím the real McCoy.

I must be able to diagnose issues, when I am being sub contracted from 10+ independant shops in the Houston and surrounding areas for me to fix their BMW issues they can't, right?

I must be charging less than others, when my wife and I get flown to Cancun, Mexico- including hotel/food/airfare/rental car, I'm STILL cheaper than the dealer to fix 4 BMW's down there, right?

I must know what I'm talking about, when I get flown around the country to host and teach BMW seminars on an almost monthly basis, right?

Sorry if Iím sounding defensive, or rude. I just want yíall to know how I stand. Ask me anything, I'll tell you the truth.


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Don't take this the wrong way, but the quote you gave me simply wasn't the answer for me. I did not respond to your quote because I was no longer interested. The dealership checked my headlights for free, months out of warranty, and the tech came out to personally explain all the codes/diagnostics/potential resolutions. M-Power checked them for free as well, which took almost 2 hours of code reading, clearing, and moving my adaptive headlight motor in every direction over and over. There are scores of testimonials within our Houston based group for M-Power's work and fairness, it is only natural that we support each other. After resolving that the headlight needed to be opened to be repaired, Luis from OSS has me covered for free as well. This was nothing personal - I didn't want to pay for something when I didn't have to.

My post above was valid, given that your quote was $150 more than the free services that I got from the dealer. I've actually avoided Advantage Midtown as soon as I bought my car because every time I went, even under warranty, the $130 (or whatever it was) diagnostic fee was always shoved in my face.

Despite these things, none of it matters. The point is your quote was $100 or $150 and I got what I needed for less/free. I believe you when you say you're the shit when it comes to techs, but I didn't need a surgeon to put a band-aid on.

I've sent you a PM regarding FB.

Hopefully, there are no hard feelings as it's just business.
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probably gonna get another 335. trying to decide between e92 or e90. used to have an e90. the Lexus is getting boring now. Just waiting on the single turbo upgrade info from Vishnu before i make the choice. Glad to see the Houston community has grown since i was last around here.

Also im a manager at a nightclub in Houston called NOX. If any of u guys need anything lemme know.
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you can't go wrong with an e90 or e92. i miss mine all the time. funny thing... we've been going to nox for the past few weeks... good times...
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you can't go wrong with an e90 or e92. i miss mine all the time. funny thing... we've been going to nox for the past few weeks... good times...
cool. well im Ray. lemme know if u need anything.
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hey do any of you know a good spot between houston and baton rouge where we could probably get a good meet going? I was thinking maybe some where in lake charles...I know they have a nice little "beach front" (Lake Front) out there....what you think?
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hey do any of you know a good spot between houston and baton rouge where we could probably get a good meet going? I was thinking maybe some where in lake charles...I know they have a nice little "beach front" (Lake Front) out there....what you think?
That would be awesome!! I'm in!
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I'm thinking some time in june....give time for planning
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i like were this is going!!!
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