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      01-13-2013, 10:37 PM   #89
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Maybe I should mention this now so people know it can be done without extra hassle...

Went to Ivo to put car back to stock and to do new OEM clutch because I'm selling my car.

Wasn't really sure who was going to machine the DMFW because of the horror stories I heard - so I wanted it done right. After speaking to Dzenno for a while I found out he did his at Mr. Transmission. Unknowingly, there is one just south of Ivo's place and there is another guy Ivo now uses.

For anyone looking to do clutch and doesn't wanna pay $600-$1000 for OEM DMFW - go to Ivo an get her done. Machining was $150, clutch kit from BMW with bolts was $450ish + and then Ivo's work.

Ill post up a pic later, but car runs great, awesome instant engagement- drives like new. Almost sorry I have to sell it lol.

Edit: since I didn't install my Spec Stage 2+ it's for sale. $750 BNIB complete clutch kit.
Hey that's awesome. I know there was one in Mississauga on Dundas and Erin Mills that could do the resurfacing. Good to know there's more locations that can take care of it. Both Ivo and Dzenno/PTF are such amazing N54 resources to have especially up here locally to us. Both guys are top notch!

I noticed that PTF started selling the SPEC clutches recently as well and many other parts. Sick deals on some stuff on their website. I think I'll be going with either the stage 2+ spec clutch or the 3+ but with the new steel single mass flywheel that they just released. People are reporting next to no chatter which is a big win compared to what I recall hearing on most single mass flywheel-ed cars out there in the past.
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      01-14-2013, 11:05 AM   #90
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This thread is great for several reasons:

1. I now know extensively what Ivo is capable of

2. I now know what all you bastards have done to your sexy rides lol :P

3. I really need to meet this Ivo guy one day
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      01-14-2013, 12:08 PM   #91
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Lol @ Havok. Yeah you do need to meet him. More so need to get work done from him, great guy with quality work.
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      01-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #92
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My car is going in for a water pump and thermostat tomorrow
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      01-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #94
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This thread is great for several reasons:

1. I now know extensively what Ivo is capable of

2. I now know what all you bastards have done to your sexy rides lol :P

3. I really need to meet this Ivo guy one day
That's cause your too busy trying to find out what to change next cosmetically lol!

Ivo has been great to me since I got my car last year - too bad I can't use him anymore.

Anyways, here is a pic of the machined DMFW -it's beautiful
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      01-15-2013, 09:52 PM   #95
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C63 getting an oil change tomorrow
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      01-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #96
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Can someone let me know his address? Looking for the in between covered oil change.
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      01-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #97
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Can someone let me know his address? Looking for the in between covered oil change.
Copied from FarBmw's post on the first page of this thread:

Ivo@ Columbus Auto

Here is his info. +1 (416) 882-1439
6741 columbus rd unit 11 back entrance. Turn east on midway from dixie then second right at columbus. Its the third building on the right.
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      01-18-2013, 12:46 PM   #98
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had my valves blasted by ivo just last week.
He must be loving my grit blaster
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      01-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #99
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For those whom have done valve cleaning. Could you share your experiences please???

Performance gains? Fuel economy changes???
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      01-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #100
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For those whom have done valve cleaning. Could you share your experiences please???

Performance gains? Fuel economy changes???
Performance gains are not to be expected unless your valves are completely covered in gunk. At this point you'd be restoring power and not gaining any.

Fuel efficiency I noticed a small change. I immediately or about 5-10% better mileage and after a few thousand I saw approx 12-15%. I was getting only 400km/tank and then saw 450+/tank. Keep in mind I added a Stett CAI and that may of helped somewhat due to lower temps.

Cleaning valves is usually more so to cleanup rough idling, jumpy gear shifting and other small irritating issues with fuel management and response.

I definitely recommend it and then throw on a catch can to help keep it clean.
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      01-24-2013, 10:58 AM   #101
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I think i'm going to IVO. I will post my feedback.
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      03-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #102
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Another bump for Ivo. I've been going to him for the last 1.5 years or so back when he was still a forum secret, haha. Get all my work done there and see him about once a month/2 months.

He's recently hired a new guy, a few years younger than me, around 21 I think. Great guy and he knows his stuff, but he's a bit clumsy. Good thing Ivo still checks over his work. Luckily I was just getting minor engine work done, but for anything extensive I'd probably make sure to request Ivo does it all. Ivo is absolutely top notch and is extremely diligent in what he does. It's obvious from the get go that he's super careful, which is my main concern and why I don't do alot of work myself because I'm a clumsy idiot.

But ya, let this just be a heads up, although the new guy is good, he's still young and has a bit more to learn in terms of diligence.
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      03-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #103
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Ivo goes thru alot of guys. Either the work isn't up to par after while or they just don't show up when there supposed to. Either way I only let Ivo work on my car
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      03-12-2013, 07:12 AM   #104
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ya the new guy is an apprentice. But all shops have apprentices. I saw Farz car in the back when I got my IC put in.
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      03-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #105
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^the younger guy only works there on Saturdays I believe, his dad owns the truck garage across the shop. He's a car guy and good to chat with. I'm there this Saturday for my clutch install.
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      03-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #106
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If we clone Ivo, there will be two, I always tell him that lol
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But ya, let this just be a heads up, although the new guy is good, he's still young and has a bit more to learn in terms of diligence.
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      03-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #108
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      03-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #109
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^ +1 would like to know as well.

ALSO, for those whom have done valve cleaning - do you see any fuel economy changes??? Performance gains??? (although I know they say its minimal, if any)
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My car is at Ivos today, getting valve cleaning, will let you guys know of the outcome
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