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      09-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Posting this via the iPhone so not sure how the pics will come out.

But big thanks to Luther for taking care of me today. In and out in about two hours with a clean intake manifold!!!
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      09-13-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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AWESOME!! Who is Luther? How much?
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      09-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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not the manifold but the intake valve portion of the cylinder head.

it does make a difference and ALL of these N54 motors need this cleaning.
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      09-14-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Very interested. I'm about to start my bolt on mods and definitely want to have this done 1st. How much and what city?
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Luther is in Beltsville, Md ....not far from you at all. I think he charges $400 to $500.....which is a great deal
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Sweet. I just moved back to civilization. Laurel/Silver Spring area right off of 29 so Beltsville is right around the corner from me. I'm gonna get this done on my next check for sure. Can someone PM me his contact info please? Thanks
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search for Luther@FlemmingsAuto (something close to that) and you can PM him
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Luther is in Beltsville, Md ....not far from you at all. I think he charges $400 to $500.....which is a great deal
Not really, most places charge $250-$350 for walnut blasting
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May depend on the area too. South Carolina may be cheaper?
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Not really, most places charge $250-$350 for walnut blasting
we're talking DC MD VA....I have not seen walnut blasting below 400 in OUR area
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not the manifold but the intake valve portion of the cylinder head.

it does make a difference and ALL of these N54 motors need this cleaning.
Yup not the manifold.

Price was just over four bills. I'm happy with what he did. Luther is a good guy. I was having issues with rough idle at cold starts. The dealer wanted to change out all six injectors for around $1300. Well got the intake cleaned and now I'm good. Saved $900.
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I had mine done at luther's last week also.
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Which method was used to clean them?
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he used the same machine as bmw


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Walnut shell blasting machine
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      09-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #16
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Probably this or similar

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Looked just like that.
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Luther does great work. I highly recommend him for the walnut blasting.
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      09-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #19
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Awesome, my buddy just did this back at my other home and the results were great... will be contacting luther.

HIGHLY recommend getting an oil catch can from Burger Tuning and also doing plugs while you do this as well.
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HIGHLY recommend getting an oil catch can from Burger Tuning and also doing plugs while you do this as well.
add a RB PCV valve for $45 as well....makes a big difference.
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      09-19-2013, 01:16 PM   #21
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Thanks for the kind words. The machine I use is the one pictured above. It is the BMW specific machine. Cost is 430 and that includes new intake manifold gaskets. It takes about 2hrs to do. I can do this and other work as I have numerous accounts set up with your favorite aftermarket manufacturers. I do recommend purchasing and installing an OCC. It will not alleviate the problem but will definitely reduce the amount of carbon build up. If anyone wants this done please contact me here or at 443.336.9521
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How's the ride after the blasting ?
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