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    Anyone heard of these two shops in SoCal?

    So I am looking into doing 5 speed transmission swap on my E30 325is.
    I came across two shops. One is called SISEBMW. The shop is located in Sun Valley. He advertises on CL; he sells bunch of transmission and does the swap. He has a website and looks legit http://sisebmw.com/.
    The second found him on Yelp. The name of the business is called Bavarian auto repair. Website: http://bavariaautorepair.com/. He received pretty much 5 stars.
    I am wondering if anyone worked with these guys? Let me know​​​​​.

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    What are they quoting to get the job done? Are they also supplying the parts? Any warranty for their work?
    Simon
    Current Cars:
    -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
    Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...

    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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      #3
      Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
      What are they quoting to get the job done? Are they also supplying the parts? Any warranty for their work?
      First guy is quoting 2400 including parts. But didn't ask about the warranty. Second guy I have yet to call.

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        #4
        Most parts these days, with a new clutch kit and various hoses, gaskets, bushings, etc are about $1k so $1400 is a fairly big number for the install. However, if he has a warranty behind it it may not be a bad deal. Most places will about that much because of the amount of labor it is. Id ask about other "while you're in theres" like the rear main seal and what bushings/ gaskets/ lines get replaced.

        At the end, the swap is completely worth it if its done with good parts. Its how they originally built our cars anyways
        Simon
        Current Cars:
        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...

        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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          #5
          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
          Most parts these days, with a new clutch kit and various hoses, gaskets, bushings, etc are about $1k so $1400 is a fairly big number for the install. However, if he has a warranty behind it it may not be a bad deal. Most places will about that much because of the amount of labor it is. Id ask about other "while you're in theres" like the rear main seal and what bushings/ gaskets/ lines get replaced.

          At the end, the swap is completely worth it if its done with good parts. Its how they originally built our cars anyways
          Cool. Thanks bro for the info. I am going to look for more shops and get quotes. I prefer best of the best parts.

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            #6
            $1.4k is fairly average for $100/hr shop following book time, however, the actual time for the swap is closer to 10 man hours for everything to work proper. That includes diff ratio change, swap wiring so reverse lights and cruise works, pedals, clutch hydraulics, shifter etc.
            john@m20guru.com
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            Transaction feedback: Here, here and here. Thanks :D

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              #7
              Make sure cruise controls work and neutral safety switch... Ask me how I know!

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                #8
                Originally posted by jaimerod View Post
                Make sure cruise controls work and neutral safety switch... Ask me how I know!
                Thanks bro. Will keep that in mind.

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                  #9
                  Bring it to BimmerHeads for a proper job. ;)
                  I would be happy to provide an estimate.
                  BimmerHeads
                  Classic BMW Specialists
                  Santa Clarita, CA

                  www.BimmerHeads.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
                    Bring it to BimmerHeads for a proper job. ;)
                    I would be happy to provide an estimate.
                    Well, PM me a price.
                    option 1) Need a low mileage 5 speed, with good clutch kit, and a lightweight flywheel.
                    option 2) I have a 1998 E36 M3: transfer the 5 speed to the E30. Find a low mileage 6 speed E46 330 transmission and slap it on the E36.

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                      #11
                      I sent you a message. You haven’t replied yet.

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                        #12
                        Feel free to email werx@bimmerheads.com for an Estimate. Thank you.
                        BimmerHeads
                        Classic BMW Specialists
                        Santa Clarita, CA

                        www.BimmerHeads.com

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                          #13
                          Definitely have the rear end bushings, fuel lines replaced at the same time if theyre need it. My vert I had everything taken care of at one time. Rear adjustable subframe, bushings OEM, brake lines, Manual swap, seals etc or anything that would need it at the time. Bimmer Buddies did all the work and did a great job.. I provided alot of parts but did add labor since I had them do a bunch of things at once and I think it was like 2.5K. euro lightweight flywheel, and a bunch of parts I missed that were small items but added up.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by fight4life28 View Post
                            Definitely have the rear end bushings, fuel lines replaced at the same time if theyre need it. My vert I had everything taken care of at one time. Rear adjustable subframe, bushings OEM, brake lines, Manual swap, seals etc or anything that would need it at the time. Bimmer Buddies did all the work and did a great job.. I provided alot of parts but did add labor since I had them do a bunch of things at once and I think it was like 2.5K. euro lightweight flywheel, and a bunch of parts I missed that were small items but added up.
                            Thanks bro for the info. 2.5k doesn’t sound too bad to do the job right.

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