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    Nand Mulchandani
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    Recommendation for good BMW repair shop

    We have a 325i and the side window motor has been causing some trouble. The dealership said it was the Window regulator, and that it would cost about $450 (mainly labor costs). Seems a little high for this - any recommendations of some good shops that might be able to fix this for less?

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    Try Western Engineering in Elk Grove

    I haven't used him for that problem, but I know he's very familiar with it.
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    Re: For good BMW repair shop Carra Motors!!

    Hi Nand
    Try Carra Motors in San mateo, talk to Adam. tell them Charles Dinan8
    sent you, tel(650)342-9955.
    Travel safe and enjoy your ride!!
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    Re: Try Western Engineering in Elk Grove

    Hey Viv!!!

    So, from your posts I gather you've been over to see Ted. Hope he lived up to the expectations I set. If not, let me know and I'll go over and let him know!

    Cheers!

    Jeff

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    * Style 37 wheels
    * Xenon/AE's (Euro)
    * CELIS/LED Rears
    * PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow H7 Fogs
    * Clear sides
    * M5 Rear Lip Spoiler
    * M5 Grills
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    * Backlit M5 Shift Knob
    * M5 Dead Pedal
    * ///M Door Sills
    * ///M-Tech Aerodynamic Front Spoiler
    * Shadow-line Trim (windows still chrome!)
    * Euro Sliding Armrest with storage bin
    * Window Tint (Doors and Rear Vent @ 51%, Back @ 36%)
    * Zapco C2K-4.0X - 4 channel amp
    * Zapco C2K-6.0X - 2 channel amp
    * Zapco SX-SL SymbiLink Preamp/EQ
    * a/d/s 345is reference 3-component system (front)
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    Hey! Where have you been?

    Yes, I took my car there and told Ted that since you trusted your car with him he must be good ;-) I just wish he wasn't so far away! I'm putting together a drive on 9/24 to Volcano/St. George Hotel. Interested?
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    He's ignoring me again ;-( j/kkkkk


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    San Rafael - Joszef's European Garage,

    1249 E. Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, (415) 482-6000. Owner is a former BMW racer from europe, Joszef Varga. Its kind of a hole in the wall place (kinda the opposite of the dealership repairshop with fresh coffee and bagels) but he does all my major work at 1/2 to 1/4 the cost, no screwing around.

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    Re: Recommendation for good BMW repair shop

    We live in western Kansas, own a BMW 328IS, 1996 model and are in need of some work done it ;front end alignment in particular. Any help appreciated.

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    Re: For good BMW repair shop Carra Motors!!

    I agree! I bought my 1978 733i from these guys back in 1998 and they have kept it in GREAT condition! I haven't even had to take it in much since then!

    Adam and Bogie ROCK!

    Dave

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    Re: Recommendation for good BMW repair shop

    Assuming that you are in the Sf bay area, you may consider Fremont Foreign Auto - they specialize in fixing european cars. You will get a clear picture of the problem and a realistic solution. Ask for Eduardo@ 510 793 6067

    I took my car, a 740il to a dealer for an estimate and they suggested that i replace the engine! Eduardo was able to fix problem under $200.

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