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      07-07-2017, 04:22 PM   #1
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Northwest Autowork (New independent BMW repair shop)

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to introduce myself to the community with the grand opening of my BMW independent repair shop. I have been working at BMW Northwest the last 6 years and before that I was a master at Tacoma Nissan. I was the Team Lead over the CPO team and prior to that I was part of the diagnostic team. I am a bumper to bumper technician that can provide service to most parts of the BMW system. I have access to ISTA and all relevant material on the latest model BMW. I use both aftermarket and Factory parts depending on the situation and use fair labor rates as posted on alldata or mitchell. I also love doing aftermarket installs and working on modified vehicles.

If you have any other question feel free to reach out to me here on the forums or go to my website www.nwautoworkllc.com for further info.

I am located in Tacoma, WA.

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      07-08-2017, 01:30 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on the new business. You should reach out to m3post Pacific Northwest as well.
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Just got car worked on today, affordable prices. I got the same level tech that the dealership uses for half the price. Also he is one honest and upfront guy. Highly recommend Marlon if you are in the Tacoma or surrounding area.
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      07-26-2017, 09:13 PM   #5
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Hey Marlon I remember you! You sold me a set of black glossed kidney grills for my e92 a few years ago lol. I will definitely contact you in the future.

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Hello everyone!

I just wanted to introduce myself to the community with the grand opening of my BMW independent repair shop. I have been working at BMW Northwest the last 6 years and before that I was a master at Tacoma Nissan. I was the Team Lead over the CPO team and prior to that I was part of the diagnostic team. I am a bumper to bumper technician that can provide service to most parts of the BMW system. I have access to ISTA and all relevant material on the latest model BMW. I use both aftermarket and Factory parts depending on the situation and use fair labor rates as posted on alldata or mitchell. I also love doing aftermarket installs and working on modified vehicles.

If you have any other question feel free to reach out to me here on the forums or go to my website www.nwautoworkllc.com for further info.

I am located in Tacoma, WA.

NW Autowork
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3608 South 74th St., Unit 9
Tacoma, WA 98409
www.nwautoworkllc.com
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      07-28-2017, 11:26 AM   #6
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      08-17-2017, 11:18 PM   #7
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      08-18-2017, 12:26 PM   #8
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Yes I do performance installs. Just message me on what you would like done.
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Hello everyone, Just wanted to give a couple of prices out there for some of the more common services that we do on our vehicles. Please note prices do not include tax.


Email me at Marlon@nwautoworkllc.com to schedule an appointment.

Water pump with Thermostat installs (pierburg water pump and Mahle T-stat used)
335i, 135i N54 is $700
328i 325i N52/N51 is $600

OIL CHANGE $85
6.5 liters of your choice of Liqui Moly or Motul Full synthetic oil. I use mann filters which is a oe supplier. I have several options of weights 5w-30 5w-40.

Brake fluid flush- $70

Spark plug replacement- $160 for 335I Bosch plugs

Oil Filter housing gaskets-
$350 - n54/ n55
$225-n52/n51

If you need any other work please dont hesitate to email me.
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      09-13-2017, 02:57 PM   #10
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Congrats! I might need to bring the VW Passat for a Brake fluid flush.
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      10-18-2017, 11:58 AM   #11
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I had Marlon perform an oil change to my '12 335xi over the weekend on short notice and he gladly accommodated my request. Marlon is an upstanding guy! Placed a protective cover on my car prior to working on it. Checked my tire pressures and fluids as well.... just like what the Stealership would do. His shop is clean and spotless. Highly recommend his services.
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      10-19-2017, 03:29 AM   #12
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He does excellent work! I had a brake fluid flush done. Everything was perfect!
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      12-15-2017, 12:50 AM   #13
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Many thanks to Marlon! Just got my OFHG done today for less than half the price of the dealership quote.
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I had Marlon install my N55 Downpipe. You cannot ask for better service! After dealing with plenty of shady mechanics, it is great to find one that is on time and does quality work at a very reasonable price.
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      01-11-2018, 04:38 PM   #15
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Hey Fellas. Just a little update on my shop. Moved into a bigger unit and will be offering Alignment services real soon along with tire mounting and balancing. Just waiting on delivery this week!! My physical location is the same just Unit 13+14 is where I call home now!

Many thanks to everyone that have come to see my shop. Planning to do shop meet-ups once the weather gets warmer!

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      04-13-2018, 01:32 PM   #17
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Contacted NW Autoworks recently regarding my new to me DD.
I want to get back into racing but my build is down right now.
Needed a repair and get some maintenance done.
Marlon hooked it up and made it worth it for me to drive from C. Washington.
Showed me the parts and fluids he was using prior and discussed all his work in detail.
Cool family business that does excellent work.
I'll be going back to have some other work done.

Thanks NW Autoworks!
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      04-13-2018, 07:28 PM   #18
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Marlon hooked me up too real good , he installed my vrsf downpipes and 7inch vrsf intercooler at a great deal. Highly recommended!
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      04-25-2018, 10:04 PM   #19
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Here's a longwinded review of my experience with Marlon at Northwest Autowork.

I had Marlon install a 335is clutch and luk flywheel. I had been calling around shops in the Seattle area for months for quotes. Most didn't even call back and even fewer were willing to install a non model specific 335is clutch. Marlon was by far the most responsive and answered all my questions related to my repair and even others related to possible mods I might do. He also quoted me a great price on labor and got the parts as close to the online prices as he could considering they're always cheaper due to no taxes, etc. Only downside was I had to drive down to Tacoma from Seattle. That is a horrible drive during the week so he was able to get me in on the weekend. Everything went pretty smooth. I forgot to grab the brass clutch pivot pin I ordered so I had to drive back up to Seattle to get it in my rental F150. We also had to sort out a question about the bolts for the transmission. Apparently they were aluminum for my year and couldn't be reused so I had to pick up the new ones, which BMW changed to steel, for good reason. A stud also snapped off my downpipe that delayed the project a bit, which isn't unexpected either given the age of the car. Those were the only real issues of the install, which were pretty minor given the scope of the job.

What blew me away was that Marlon started at 10 am and stayed on the job until almost 930 pm at night to finish it despite all the delays. If this had been at another shop I'm sure it would have been I'm SOL for 3 days until the parts show up, etc. But Marlon didn't give up. Unfortunately, by the time it was done I had already decided to head back to Seattle about 30 minutes prior and had to drive back to Tacoma the next day. I'm so glad he was able to get it done over the weekend though and meet me early on Sunday despite having commitments to his family that day as this would have been a major pain to take time off work to drive back to Tacoma on Monday.

As far as the results go, everything was great. With a big job like this I'm always nervous about trusting the mechanic to do a good job and Marlon did excellent work. I usually find something to gripe about because after all this is my baby, but I didn't have anything to complain about. When it was all said and done I had spent a little more than anticipated for the bolt kit and time and gas part running, but again any other shop I'm sure would have taken almost a week to do what he did in a day given the obstacles. He only ended up charging me a little more than his quote for the extra time spent battling the snapped stud on the downpipe, which was more than fair. I think other shops would have charged for the time he spent waiting on the extra bolts and pivot pin I forgot. If it sounds like I'm complaining I'm not. We all know that car repairs rarely go as planned, even for professionals, and just wanted to illustrate how flexible, patient, and dogmatic Marlon was at working through the challenges and not making my wallet unfairly suffer for it.

The 335is clutch feels great. It was a little heavier than stock at first but now that it's broken in I hardly notice a difference. Just a bit more clamping force. Now I can truly utilize my car to its full potential. I had no idea how bad my clutch was slipping before. That's a testament to his good work that the car is running great and didn't have to go back for adjustments.

I only wish he wasn't located so far from me, but it's great to know that there's a mechanic I can trust to do good work at a fair price in the Northwest. I can tell that Marlon takes pride in his work and understands that these aren't merely cars to get us from A to B, but are cars that allow us to enjoy the driving experience that we enthusiasts all love. Marlon's shop lacks the frills and amenities of a BMW dealership if that's what you're used to, but if thats what you want then go to BMW and pay at least 2x as much. I think it's a good thing because it shows he's serious about working on your car and not thinking about what kind of scones to have in the waiting room and it keeps the overhead and your repair bills low. I'm not here for a repair "experience". I dont care if its done in an AutoZone parking lot (well maybe) as long as the job is done correctly and thats what Marlon does.

What I enjoyed most about working with Marlon was not just his expert repair skills, but his constant professionalism willingness to listen to all my questions and concerns and taking the time to answer them all. In my experience, a good mechanic that will actually listen to you is a rare and valuable find.

TL/DR: Go to Marlon, he will take care of you!

I will definitely be back for some mods and maintenance in the near future. Thanks so much Marlon!

Eric

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Great review! Iíve been planning on getting my car to his shop and this might make worth it.
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I can vouch for Marlon! I just had my 2011 335i serviced here for a faulty window switch. He took his time reading through codes, and getting the right diagnosis. My windows can finally roll down again
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Marlon replaced my rotors and brakes even a siezed driver side caliper on my e92! Great mechanic to deal with and is very knowledgeable! Check him out guys!
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