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Old Mon, Oct-17-2011, 10:57:54 PM   #281
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^^^^ Kevin is the man when it comes to inspection/valve adjustement in socal. Very informative and knows his stuff. Great guy and trusworthy work!

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Old Tue, Oct-18-2011, 06:35:28 AM   #282
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Thank you fellas! It's my pleasure, glad I could help!!
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Old Wed, Oct-19-2011, 03:57:18 AM   #283
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I'm a bit behind replying to everyone. I'll be taking some time throughout the day tomorrow to get back to all the PMs/texts and everything.

Thanks and sorry for the delay!
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Old Fri, Oct-28-2011, 09:04:59 PM   #284
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i just went through all of these pages...

It seems you have proven to be VERY legitimate to everyone in cali.. lol I honestly can't believe you've done that many s54's. Can I ship my car to you? lolll
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Old Sun, Oct-30-2011, 05:09:01 AM   #285
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Kevin is an awesome tech. I had a broken retainer clip and a shim just sitting inside the head and was extremely lucky that it didn't fall into the block considering it had been close to 30k miles since the last adjustment (done by the stealership right before warranty expired). I guess those 2 pieces found their happy spot and managed to stay there.

I thought I was going to have to wait until Monday the earliest to source a clip, considering its the weekend. But Kevin made a call and managed to get one and finish up the adjustment same night. Thanks again Kevin.
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Old Tue, Nov-01-2011, 11:58:59 PM   #286
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Thanks Philip! It was my pleasure. I'm gonna carry an extra clip from now on, just in case.


You were certainly lucky that 1) the shim and the broken piece just found their resting place in between intake and exhaust and didn't get throw around or fall into the engine; 2) the rest of the rocker clip stayed and put and didn't get mangled; and 3) that the rocker arm itself didn't slide out of the way!

I've had other surprises on dealer 'maintained' cars but this one takes the cake!



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Thanks again Kevin for the short notice maintenance on Friday! As usual, you da man

And when can I see the new E90?
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Kev, with all of these VANOS pump drive sprocket failures that you are encountering, have you considered carrying a spare one with you? It may save you and the client some time. Keep up the great work!

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Thanks again Kevin for the short notice maintenance on Friday! As usual, you da man

And when can I see the new E90?
Anytime, Clint!
And let me know when you're in the area I'll gladly show it to you ahah


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Kev, with all of these VANOS pump drive sprocket failures that you are encountering, have you considered carrying a spare one with you? It may save you and the client some time. Keep up the great work!

Yes actually I have, and I may have a complete vanos coming my way (solenoid, solenoid pack, unit, hub etc) which would be great. However those are very expensive parts and it's a little hard for me to justify their purchase just to have them sitting around
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Kevin u got PM I hope u can help
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