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laser1972
07-14-2009, 10:33 AM
I live in the Raytown/Indep Area. Bought a Z3 Roadster (97), having some overheating issues, would like to take it locally around to a mechanic or shop that could deal with this type of car.

Dont want to pay stealership prices at this time, anyone recommend someone local?..

Thanks.. I appreciate the help

Skip Towne
07-14-2009, 10:35 AM
Where is Sauto located?

John_Wayne
07-14-2009, 10:36 AM
An honest mechanic? You want to go snipe hunting? How about cow tipping?

LocoChiefsFan
07-14-2009, 10:41 AM
isn't honst mechanic an oxymoron?

sedated
07-14-2009, 10:59 AM
I've done some comparison shopping, and my dealer's prices actually aren't that bad.

They are the most honest mechanics I've come across - they usually have a suggestion for cheaper alternatives and have fixed minor stuff for free.

Although, if I suggest that I will use anything other than true Honda parts, they look at me like I just ate a giant turd in a hot dog bun.

Skip Towne
07-14-2009, 11:09 AM
I'd trust Sauto even if he doesn't have a lab scope.

allen_kcCard
07-14-2009, 11:12 AM
An honest mechanic? You want to go snipe hunting? How about cow tipping?

But but but....cow tipping is reeeeeal man.

gblowfish
07-14-2009, 11:32 AM
If that's a BMW (I think it is) not just any neighborhood grease monkey should work on one of those. One of my pals has a Beemer, and he swears by BMW Autobahn Motorworks (think that is the name of the place) down on Southwest Boulevard by Manny's Restuarant.

Link:

http://repairpal.com/directory/245164-autobahn+motorwerks+inc

Fish
07-14-2009, 11:34 AM
If that's a BMW (I think it is) not just any neighborhood grease monkey should work on one of those. One of my pals has a Beemer, and he swears by BMW Autowerks (think that is the name of the place) down on Southwest Boulevard by Manny's Restuarant.

This is good advice. You likely won't find a cheap shade tree mechanic that will work on that.

stumppy
07-14-2009, 12:03 PM
What you'll find more often than a dishonest mechanic is one who just doesn't know how to fix a paticular problem. I worked in the business for several years and can think of only one mechanic that worked for me that I would consider dishonest. He didn't last long once I was in a position to make the hire/fire decisions.

On something like what you've got I'd definately take it to the dealer. Automobile repairs are like most things. You get what you pay for.

Dr. Facebook Fever
07-14-2009, 12:24 PM
My youngest brother

kc rush
07-14-2009, 12:37 PM
LP's at 95th and James A Reed has always been good for our family, but I wouldn't take a beemer there. I don't think they have all of the newest diagnostic equipment.

In Olathe, Bret's Autoworks at Santa Fe near I-35 is trustworthy.

Valiant
07-14-2009, 01:00 PM
We have one but he is in the northland..

JOhn
07-14-2009, 01:03 PM
An honest mechanic? You want to go snipe hunting? How about cow tipping?

:shake:

But I can show you were to back a nice Jack-a-lope, at least worthy of Boone & Crockett :D

chiefforlife
07-14-2009, 01:05 PM
There are plenty of honest shops out there, I know, I own one. However its in Colorado.
You do need to find a GOOD shop, not just any old shop. You cant go out and buy a BMW and then complain about the price it takes to maintain it. A lot of the equipment needed to work on them is very expensive and therefor shops charge more to work on them. The dealer is going to be the most expensive but if a cheaper shop keeps selling you parts you dont need, they arent any cheaper. Good luck and congrats on your new car!

beach tribe
07-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Oxymoron

Bwana
07-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Yeah, but you would be in for one hell of a tow bill to get it here. :)

asdf
07-14-2009, 01:51 PM
There's this place on Burlington in NKC - http://www.germanimportsspecialists.com/
Don't know anything about them...

acesn8s
07-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Osipik Auto in Merriam

TrebMaxx
07-14-2009, 03:28 PM
As a fellow bimmer owner may I suggest you go to http://www.bimmerfest.com/ sign up to the forums, go into the Z series section and ask there. I am sure you will get some good replies. You may also describe your problem and might just get an answer on what is wrong with it.

Pioli Zombie
07-14-2009, 03:32 PM
Hahahahahaha. It sounded like you asked if there was an honest mechanic. Hahahaha
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Rooster
07-14-2009, 03:56 PM
No but I've seen bigfoot.

Bugeater
07-14-2009, 04:00 PM
Relax, I can fix it. My dad's a television repairman...he's got this awesome set of tools.

JASONSAUTO
07-14-2009, 05:17 PM
I'd trust Sauto even if he doesn't have a lab scope.

LMAO but i DO!!! i honest and everyone in my shop is too,but i'm about 2 hours away, not good for an overheating problem. try orr radiator in downtown

Bwana
07-14-2009, 06:02 PM
Relax, I can fix it. My dad's a television repairman...he's got this awesome set of tools.

Nice

BWillie
07-14-2009, 07:02 PM
Whatever you do, do not go to Budget Muffler off of 87th Parkway in Overland Park. They are pieces of shit. They put on my brakes for me and they rattle and make an ungodly noise when I push the brake, and even if I go over a bump. Took it to the dealership and they said something that the brakes didn't fit in the calipers right so they would rattle and click when pushed and they were after market brakes. They weren't even sure if they were completely safe even.

I took it back to them and they said they wouldn't do anything. Not at one time did they call and say "oh hey, the brakes are going to make noise and people are going to think you have no brakes when they hear you try to stop, is that ok"?

They said the brakes stop my car so it was done correctly, and it wasn't their fault the brakes make noise, click, and do not fit in the calipers. One of the guys even started cussing at me when I told them they say their work was 100% guaranteed and I was not satisfied. I even offered to buy the correct brakes myself, I'd pay materials and they could just put them on. They refused. What a bunch of ass clowns.

Bearcat
07-14-2009, 07:35 PM
I've gone to MasterTech in Riverside several times, and think they're very good, honest, and reasonable.... but it wasn't for a BMW.