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      07-25-2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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Walnut Shell Blasting - Recommendation

I had my intake walnut shell blasted yesterday by Luther at Fleming Automotive in Crofton. I highly recommend his service. It was $430 with gaskets. He told me it would take a couple of hours, but I think I was out of there in less than two. Nice people, good work.

My 135i has about 60k on it, and the difference after is noticeable. Not night and day as some say, for me, but the fuel deliver is much smoother, I can feel that. Now on to install my Cobb V3.

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I had my intake walnut shell blasted yesterday by Luther at Fleming Automotive in Crofton. I highly recommend his service. It was $430 with gaskets. He told me it would take a couple of hours, but I think I was out of there in less than two. Nice people, good work.

My 135i has about 60k on it, and the difference after is noticeable. Not night and day as some say, for me, but the fuel deliver is much smoother, I can feel that. Now on to install my Cobb V3.

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Address: 1651 Crofton Blvd #11, Crofton, MD 21114
Phone443) 302-9120
Email: luther.fleming@yahoo.com
Like OP, I also had my 08 135i with 90k walnut blasted by Luther at Fleming Auto, overall experience was great. He took time to take me back to show me a before and after of my valves and how much gunk had built up. Great shop, great work and great prices. I too was told it would be a few hours, however I was in and out in about 2.5 hours including the oil filter gasket replacement. Highly recommend!
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      08-25-2015, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. I need to find somewhere to get my car done in the near future. (56k). Will give these guys a call when the time comes.
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Great thanks for posting this guys.

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Thanks for the feedback. I need to find somewhere to get my car done in the near future. (56k). Will give these guys a call when the time comes.
I'm in EXACTLY the same place as you. 2011 135i M-Sport at 56k haha. Walnut blast party???
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Great thanks for posting this guys.

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Thanks for the feedback. I need to find somewhere to get my car done in the near future. (56k). Will give these guys a call when the time comes.
I'm in EXACTLY the same place as you. 2011 135i M-Sport at 56k haha. Walnut blast party???
Sure lol I'm going give them a call this week or next. Sitting at 59k now. Might finally have my 650i diff cover put on as well.
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Sure lol I'm going give them a call this week or next. Sitting at 59k now. Might finally have my 650i diff cover put on as well.
See if they'll reduce the price if you can get 2 cars to come, "group buy" lol. I'd definitely be interested.
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Sure lol I'm going give them a call this week or next. Sitting at 59k now. Might finally have my 650i diff cover put on as well.
See if they'll reduce the price if you can get 2 cars to come, "group buy" lol. I'd definitely be interested.
Will do
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See if they'll reduce the price if you can get 2 cars to come, "group buy" lol. I'd definitely be interested.
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Will do
Have either of you guys had the job done yet? I'm at 51K on my car and wondering when I should bite the bullet on this job. I read that the N55 isn't as bad as the N54, but I'm not sure what to make of that, as it isn't very specific. Wondering how ugly things were for you guys, as I'm in nearly the same boat.
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Have either of you guys had the job done yet? I'm at 51K on my car and wondering when I should bite the bullet on this job. I read that the N55 isn't as bad as the N54, but I'm not sure what to make of that, as it isn't very specific. Wondering how ugly things were for you guys, as I'm in nearly the same boat.
Decided against it after several people said it was a waste on the N55. Might re-consider when I hit the 70k+ mark but for now I'll deal.
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Decided against it after several people said it was a waste on the N55. Might re-consider when I hit the 70k+ mark but for now I'll deal.
it is not a waste on the n55 engine. it is direct injected like the n54 and has the exact same problem we have done a few. the process is the same however it take a little longer to get the intake manifold off the expase the valves. call us if your interested in having this service done!!

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