I am looking for someone that is reputable with BMW's. For the guys that dont do their own work, who do you use? More specifically I am looking for some one to do the recommended preventative maintenance on my E46 M3 with 55k.
Talk to Russell at autobahn off poplar level just under the bridge. This guy used to be MJ's head tech and MJ's number two guy is also there as well. Russell used to also work for Steins. He really knows what he is doing and he is honest. If I didn't do my own work he is who I would use.
I'm on boat with Mike Johns. Zach is super knowledgeable about BMWs! I would recommend Winning Formula, but I placed several calls with them awhile back and never got a response, so I went to the dealer instead =/
They will put it in you. I like the parts dept don't get me wrong Jeff your a good guy but the service dept, you better have some lube cause its gonna hurt.
As for Mike Johns, when Mike was there it was a great place now that he is gone not so much, and not because of the guys that work there. It has more to do with the new owners, u can't blame them but they want and every friggin dime they can get. I remember when Mike was there, u needed something small from a wrecked car out back he would say just go get it. He did this to build a relationship so when you needed something else you would return and if he had to order it you welcomed buying it from him. The new owners mentality is like if you don't buy someone else will and that's that. I understand this to a point they are ass hole deep in debt but so was Mike. I miss that connection and its almost pushed me away from brand altogether. I'm just really glad I work on my own stuff and I have the internet supplying me with most of my parts now.