R58 Help finding a shop

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  1. MCS02

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    My son said the Helmet has trouble cranking and running till it gets a little worm. I think it’s time for a walnut blasting. Does anyone know of a good shop in Charlotte NC. There is a dealer there but I think I would rather have a good independent shop do the work.
     
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    What about Knoxville?
     
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    That’s a 3:40 min drive. I don’t know if that is doable in a day. But I would trust that dealer.
     
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    Hey Lee, give Aaron a call at Outmotoring. He is in Knoxville, but I'm sure he knows all the shops who work on MINIs. Bet he could point your son in the right direction.
     
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    That is an excellent idea!
     
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    It's getting harder and harder to fine a good shop anymore. Over the years I have dealt with 3 shops that I would have recommend if they were sill open. I found a shop that is ok. I'm done doing mods I just go to car shows now.
     
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    Shops are finding it hard to find mechanics
     
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    It's hard to find a shop let a loan a good one. They are all gone in my area.
     
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    The lad has an appointment on Thursday to take the car in for a blasting. It’s a shop Aaron suggested.
    Thanks @Crashton
     
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    Glad your boy will soon have a healthy coupe.... :Thumbsup:
     
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    I did my own DIY walnut blast...
    Massive improvement...
    He will be happy once it's done...
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    Wow that is a big difference! I wish he lived closer so I could do it.
     
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    I did it over a weekend when the shop was closed...
    I probably had 10 hours in it total...
    Cleaned the intake and replaced the seals while I had it apart..
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    Nice job! He said it goes into limp mode now when he try to drive. I told him don't drive it till he takes it in. I also told him to let it idle till it warms up when he does take it in.
     
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    Well the up side is my son texted 2 days ago and said the shop really knew their stuff, thats good. Texted yesterday and said they were about done with the car. the bill will be $750. Called later in the day to say they got it started and it ran better but they had trouble starting it so they found it needs a high pressure fuel pump. $1200 for the bump $500 to put it on.

    About 2K all in. I am not amused
     
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    Having never dealt with a HPFP that sounds like a lot of money but given how the prices of things are today it’s probably the going rate.
     
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    UGGG...
    Price sounds high... Only 3 bolts holding it in place... Easy access on top right of the engine...
    May take a special tool to disconnect the fuel line IIRC....
    I think you are getting poked....
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    Well, Lee, after all it IS a Bimmer..all be it, a Baby one. :Devilish: :Cigar:
     
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    You are kidding! I looked at DT and they wanted 1088 so I told my son to have them fix it! The $500 labor I figured was high. This so pisses me off! He called at a bad time. I was on the road so I did not have much time to look. Well, I guess I just kissed $700 good buy, 12 if I could get to it to replace it myself.

    https://www.detroittuned.com/mini-cooper-s-n14-hpfp/
     
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    Wow that is one expensive HPFP. Must be made of unubtainium. Wondering about the disparity in price between DT & FCP?

    Lee at least your son will have a great driving car for years to come. :Thumbsup:
     

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