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      09-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #23
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How's the ride after the blasting ?
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      09-19-2013, 04:00 PM   #24
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How's the ride after the blasting ?
Much better. The missing was bad on cold starts. Just about gone.
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      10-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #25
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So RB PCV Valve, BMS OCC and NGK5992 spark plugs altogether with this walnut blasting for best results?
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      10-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #26
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So RB PCV Valve, BMS OCC and NGK5992 spark plugs altogether with this walnut blasting for best results?
Yeah, a good combo for the N54 motor and not hard on the wallet.
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      11-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #27
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search for Luther@FlemmingsAuto (something close to that) and you can PM him
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      12-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #28
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Bumping this.

Brought my 07 335 to Luther the day after Thanksgiving for a Walnut Shell blast and H&R Sport spring install / Supreme Power perch install. The missus and I drove down from Towson, MD (north of Baltimore) for a day in the city, and he was super accommodating.

Due to traffic south of Bmore, we were running a few mins late: it was fine. Got there, and the lady had to pee: bathroom. Asked the easiest way to get to the DC Metro from his garage: he dropped us off. Asked if it was alright if I left my car there all day (so we could do touristy shit in the city til evening): he hid my fob for me. All in all a great guy -- would def go to him again.

I don't have any before/afters of how undoubtedly dirty my manifold was, but it is running smooth now. It seems (especially in the transitions between 4th/5th/6th at high RPMs) much smoother. I had, before, what I can only describe as being "bogged" a bit. This very much seems to have been alleviated. Now to convince the woman to get me an OCC for Christmas!

Not sure of his regular pricing, as I utilized a Black Friday deal he was offering ($350 for the intake blasting + $200 for the install). Well worth it. Here's before/afters of the rideheight, though. IN total, it's about a 1.8" drop on the front, 1.2" rear. After pic is unwashed. She's washed as of yesterday, though. No worries!

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Will take some better ones eventually, but this'll give you an idea:
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      12-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #29
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Drop looks good! heard nothing but goods things about luther/walnut blasting
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i had mine done a few weeks ago by Luther - awesome dude and it made my car great again... wish i had the black friday deal
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go luther, go luther.
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both great guys.
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      12-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #34
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Thanks guys!

I just want to thank everyone I have had the pleasure to meet. With out you guys my business would not exist! Once again a big Thank You!!!

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What are the symptoms indicating the intake needs cleaning?
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What are the symptoms indicating the intake needs cleaning?
Rough idle cold and or warm. misfires under acceleration. hesitation. poor fuel mileage. sluggish throttle response.
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      12-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #37
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What are the symptoms indicating the intake needs cleaning?
Rough idle cold and or warm. misfires under acceleration. hesitation. poor fuel mileage. sluggish throttle response.
Exactly what my car has been experiencing the last couple of weeks. Mine isa 2007 E92 with 99K miles and it has NEVER had the intake valves cleaned.
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      12-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #38
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well worth the money - have luther change the plugs while you are doing it as well.
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