New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST > BMW Z4 Forum (E89) > Regional Forums > USA - California

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-13-2016, 10:44 PM   #1
Bleen
Private
Bleen's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
98
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW Z4 35i
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Glendale, CA

iTrader: (0)

Good BMW mechanic in the Socal area

Hi all,

Just got a '12 z4 35i and was wondering if anyone here could recommend a good mechanic in the LA area, preferably in the valley.

Was thinking of swapping the mufflers, in the future oil changes/maintenance...

Thanks!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
Wondermutt
Enlisted Member
5
Rep
45
Posts

Drives: 2011 Z4 3.5i
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Woodland Hills Ca

iTrader: (0)

Are you looking for an independent mechanic? or a decent dealership? I was always satisfied,,,as much as one can be with Bob Smith in Calabasas, but since I am over 50k now, I will be doing most of it myself. As for oil changes, I do mine at 7500 anyways, and let the stealership do the 15k one. These cars aren't very hard to work on, so far I have changed coil packs, brakes, oil, and next up is walnut blasting my intake, just waiting on the tool.
__________________
Mutt
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2016, 07:32 PM   #3
Bleen
Private
Bleen's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
98
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW Z4 35i
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Glendale, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wondermutt View Post
Are you looking for an independent mechanic? or a decent dealership? I was always satisfied,,,as much as one can be with Bob Smith in Calabasas, but since I am over 50k now, I will be doing most of it myself. As for oil changes, I do mine at 7500 anyways, and let the stealership do the 15k one. These cars aren't very hard to work on, so far I have changed coil packs, brakes, oil, and next up is walnut blasting my intake, just waiting on the tool.
And indy would be best, yeah. I bought my car CPO from Bob Smith, but the maintenance is gonna go away in 5 months. I've never done any mechanical work so I'd rather not do something that can potentially screw up the car.

How much do they charge for an oil change for the Z?

I also want to potentially have somebody do the exhaust...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2016, 08:27 PM   #4
Wondermutt
Enlisted Member
5
Rep
45
Posts

Drives: 2011 Z4 3.5i
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Woodland Hills Ca

iTrader: (0)

I am not sure what they are charging, I had them do the 15k free ones up until 50k, I would change it myself every 7500, so I cut the recommended oilchange intervals in half, and now that I am out of warranty on the free maintenance, I will be doing the rest myself.

You may want to give a quick call over to Burger Motorsports, they are in Simi, a tuner shop, they may have a good recommendation on an indy Mech for ya
__________________
Mutt
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2016, 10:58 PM   #5
Bleen
Private
Bleen's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
98
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW Z4 35i
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Glendale, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wondermutt View Post
I am not sure what they are charging, I had them do the 15k free ones up until 50k, I would change it myself every 7500, so I cut the recommended oilchange intervals in half, and now that I am out of warranty on the free maintenance, I will be doing the rest myself.

You may want to give a quick call over to Burger Motorsports, they are in Simi, a tuner shop, they may have a good recommendation on an indy Mech for ya
Thanks for the heads up
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-03-2017, 05:04 PM   #6
ShinZ4
New Member
5
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: 2015 E89 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

I go to Richard from RTMotorworks in Arcadia since I live in SGV.

10 W Live Oak Ave #C
Arcadia, California
(626) 623-6378
www.facebook.com/RTMotorworks

Richard, himself, owns 3 older gen BMWs totalling 500k miles, which he takes on road trips..i think that says enough about his work. If you have any questions, PM me and I'll reply back
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2017, 02:08 PM   #7
Cloudywolf
Private First Class
United_States
12
Rep
129
Posts

Drives: 2013 Z4 35i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles, California

iTrader: (1)

wow I have never seen a BMW with that many miles haha
__________________
___________________________
2013 BMW Z4 35i
2008 BMW 335i
2005 350Z Roadster
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:05 AM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST