From digest.v7.n1001 Thu Jan 22 16:34:09 1998
From: "Barber,Ray E" <Ray.E.Barber_at_kp.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 11:01:44 -0800
Subject: re: Ireland Engineering
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From: Lowell Seaton <SEATON.LOWELL_at_epamail.epa.gov
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 16:18:15 -0500
Subject: Ireland Engineering
Has anybody done business with Ireland Engineering?
I've seen several testimonials criticizing/praising Rodd Sidney. How
about a few posts (good/bad/indifferent) describing experiences with
Jeff Ireland and Ireland Engineering?
As far as I can tell, Ireland Engineering is the only
paying commercial interest supporting the BMW Digest. Doesn't seem fair
to me that a nonsupporting entity is getting so much air time and
apparently business. I would hate to see Ireland Engineering quit
supporting the BMW Digest with paid ads because of lack of response. I
am sure Richard Welty incurs some overhead expenses producing the BMW
I checked out Ireland Engineering's web page -
www.bmw2002.com <http://www.bmw2002.com> . Very nice. Simple, loads
quickly, prices listed with each item, informative (check out Jeff's
recommended mods for a 2002), professional. It even has hot links to
the BMW CCA home page and something called VARA - Vintage Auto Racing
Association. The URL site for BMW CCA is out of date but I e-mailed
Jeff the new URL site so that should be fixed.
Unfortunately for me, Ireland Engineering specializes in
2002 and E30 models. Anybody with a 2002 or E30 might want to give Jeff
Ireland a call. His prices seem low but I probably am not a good judge.
Everything seems cheap compared to parts for my E36 M3. Ireland
Engineering is located in Duarte, California (Los Angeles).
Ireland Engineering also has an ad on page 118 of the
January Roundel. He supports the BMW CCA too with money. Seems like a
straight up guy. Hey, I might even buy a 2002 brake rotor to hang up in
BMW CCA #131505
Lone Star Chapter
I have had great service and advice from Jeff at Ireland Engineering. He
is a straight up guy with a no-nonsense approach and experience doing
what he does. Yes, they started RACING 2002's and E30's, but they are
expanding their scope and can work with just about any BMW you throw
their way. They KNOW suspensions and can give you the skinny on about
I live in Los Angeles and decided to call him in December after seeing
his ad in Grassroots Motorsports. I needed to replace my 3.25 non-LS
differential with a 3.45 LS I had just had built. When I went to his
shop, I talked with Matt, a BMW Master Tech, about the car, suspension,
and replacing the diff. In the course of our discussion, I opened the
hood. The first thing he looked at was my lower radiator hose and
pointed out that the fan belt had cut a ridge into the hose (see my post
about this from two weeks ago). He knew what he was talking about and
had the experience to notice things on my E28. They replaced my diff for
$150 (CHEAP), noticed and replaced my bad driveshaft center bearing and
a bad CV Joint, and fixed a couple other minor problems for free. When I
went to pick up the car, Matt had made a list of a few other minor
things he had noticed, including an exhaust leak from my new exhaust.
Ireland Engineering supports the Digest and the CCA, but doesn't post to
the Digest (a pity, I believe). From my conversations and experience, I
feel confident enough to call them with just about any problem on about
any BMW and know I will get a straight answer and good advice.
Is that enough endorsement?
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