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Re: What change interval? (archive)

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Posted by rcbmw on June 01, 2002 at 02:03:18:

In Reply to: What change interval? posted by M5Yates on May 31, 2002 at 22:24:49:

Who at Dinan BMW has been advising in regards to your M5? My own experiences at Dinan BMW have been typically poor. The obsession that characterized Dinan BMW in the early 1990s has somewhat faded. I have not identified anyone at Dinan BMW who has proven to have the level of seriousness that characterizes the independent shops that many of us have grown to trust. I feel that there is an inherent skill level that is required to work on these cars and engines that is higher than what most shops are cable of. Dinan's focus has clearly shifted to more contemporary cars, and that shift has left serious doubts that Dinan BMW is able to provide the level of service that a demanding and passionate enthusiast has come to expect. I asked this question on the UUC Digest last week prior to taking a heavily modified E36 M3 to Dinan BMW as I was hoping to avoid this uncertainty by being directly put into contact with a capable tech. My question ultimately returned no positive comments and most users confirmed the doubts that I now have in regards to Dinan's ability to work on BMWs and advise recommended repairs. Bavarian Professionals in Berkeley, California has consistently surpassed that level and continues to fulfill their dedication to excellence and precision by providing their customers with the best possible service. I encourage you to visit and look at their staff and their credentials, as I understand that you are having the car inspected by Dinan BMW prior to its delivery to Green Bay. I recommend that you instead have Bavarian Professionals inspect the car in nearby Berkeley, California. On a whole one thing remains that the same can not be said for Dinan's ability to engineer performance parts and software which has undoubtedly gone the other way as they remain as Americas top BMW tuner.

E28 M5 (36K on the clock)

I have no affiliation with Bavarian Professions, but your car is undoubtedly special and I would hope that your experience owning the car isn't tainted by Dinan's slipping level of know how and passion for working of cars. Many years ago, when Rob Levinsion and Ben Liaw had Bubba Club website up and running, they documented their trip to Bavarian Professionals.

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