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      03-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #111
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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)
From what I've heard there is some decent fuel economy/minor performance gains. But it's more of a maintenance thing to maintain the longevity of your engine more than a "performance" modification. It's recommended to do it at about 80-100k. It's kind of like saying does changing your oil give you noticeable gains...yes/no, but you dont do it for the gains.
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      03-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #112
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If anyone is going to Ivo's for a clutch soon or wants one please keep mind in mind.

Selling my BNIB Spec Stage 2 Plus for $750. Full clutch kit.

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      05-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #113
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anybody know what his hours are?
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      05-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #114
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You can usually reach him between 9 & 5 at his shop.
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      05-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #115
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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.
+1 on this.
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      05-23-2013, 10:34 AM   #116
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are there other numbers to reach him at?
416-882-1439 is off.

looking to get valve cleaning and valve gasket replacement
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      05-23-2013, 11:21 AM   #117
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are there other numbers to reach him at?
416-882-1439 is off.

looking to get valve cleaning and valve gasket replacement

He is on his honeymoon this week and his phone is off. He is back next week and the phone will be back on.
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      05-23-2013, 11:31 AM   #118
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      05-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #119
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Did valve cleaning @ IVO's two weeks ago. Realized that I had a sliiiiight oil leak, as I had a small pool on oil on my undertray. IVO diagnosed that it was my oil filter housing gasket (OFHG), so we replaced those as well while the engine was apart.

First off, I'd like to state that IVO has a LOT of experience with our engines and it seemed like he could do valve cleaning in his sleep.

Throttle response has improved with much improved smoother idling. Power feels more potent and even throughout the powerband. My gas milege as also improved from 13.8L/100km (before valve cleaning) to 13.2L/100km (after valve cleaning).

PS- should I have replaced my valve cover gasket while I was at it? ~135000km on my N54
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      05-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #120
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With all these posts here thought I give Ivo's shop a try.

Simple oil change and swapping H3 and H8 bulbs, and did an inspection of a few items I was concerned about.

Very friendly and knowledgeable (although my items didn't provide an advanced test). A very good experience and most of all love that you can watch the work being done and he's happy to explain things to you.

I'll be back.

And btw anyone who says that GP thunder angel eye bulbs are bright, white or good in any way is crazy. I replaced my current aftermarket bulbs and they look much worse, and terrible with driving lights on.

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      07-04-2013, 09:28 PM   #121
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Does Ivo work on other cars besides BMW? Looking to get my family's Toyotas and Mitsubishi maintain also.
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      07-04-2013, 09:31 PM   #122
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Yes he does, anything thst is not good for the environment he works on. But he won't be back for two more weeks.
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Does Ivo work on other cars besides BMW? Looking to get my family's Toyotas and Mitsubishi maintain also.
He does all ten of my cars
Company trucks included in there
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      07-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #124
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Just wondering what's his hourly rate is?
Does he also install parts you supply him?
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      07-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #125
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He will install whatever you bring him have never paid by the hour always negotiated a set price for the job being done. Great price great guy and have sent many people to him over the years that will say same.
That sounds great. I'm definitely going to send all my friends and family to him now. What's even better is he is only 5 mins from my work and it's on the way home for me.
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      07-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #126
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Count down! Two more weeks until his is back from vacation!!
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      07-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #127
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Damn. How long has he been away for?
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      07-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #128
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Want to do all fluids...how much would he charge for the following if he had to supply the goods:

Oil
Coolant
Tranny
Rear diff
Brake

If you bring your own fluids, what's his hourly rate?
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      07-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #129
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Want to do all fluids...how much would he charge for the following if he had to supply the goods:

Oil
Coolant
Tranny
Rear diff
Brake

If you bring your own fluids, what's his hourly rate?
I always carry my own fluid, but I only share it with chicks
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cant seem to get a hold of him, is he back yet?
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      08-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #131
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Just called him today and he answer quoting me some stuff. He's back.

Seems like he's rates are around $65/hour.

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Going to Ivo on Monday to get my DP installed
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