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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike Benvo Click here to enlarge
    Drew,

    I heard that Gintani did not source your motor for you - that you had to do all of it yourself, from finding the motor, to having it shipped from overseas, etc...

    Why was that your responsibility?

    I also heard that you got into a verbal confrontation with Gintani just recently, upon which you ended up giving them the kit back. Is that true also? I'm not sure if calling it a "deal" is the right term...

    I did not go into detail but maybe you can fill us in?
    Mike,

    I know that you are not on good terms with them and that you prefer to air that out on the forums, you certainly have that right and many feel you are doing the right thing in your approach, I guess I can't say I blame you but personally I would rather not do that in my case. Gintani in the final analysis paid for the motor and we came to a gentlemen's agreement.

    You are correct though, I sourced the motor, arranged the shipping, which was totally botched and that is not Gintani's fault, it took an extra 2 months to get the engine. Yes I paid for it initially, they later reimbursed me for it. Before I put the charger on the agreement was they would cover it if it failed.

    As I've said before the standard should be high for vendors, but the reality is most probably would not have covered this part, they would have found some excuse to get out of it or claimed there were too many variables for Gintani to be ultimately blamed for it. Although Gintani and I may have our differences on what caused the motor to fail and who was ultimately responsible, to Alex and Arno's credit they still covered it in the end, that matters to me quite a bit and I am very thankful to them for that. As far as the verbal confrontation it was just a misunderstanding that we both agreed was misconstrued, and we ended it with a handshake and no hard feelings.

    I appreciate the kind words and advice with regards to my car, I agree, it's not fun being without your car that you enjoy so much for almost 7 months!
    08 E92 M3 - DCT
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    60-130 MPH (3 shifts) 10.71s
    Gintani Stage 2+ Supercharger 60-130MPH (3 shifts) 7.06s
    11.45 @ 131.6 MPH
    579WHP @9.3psi

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    Sorry about this Drew! You had a beast of an M3. You always hear horror stories about meth and unfortunately you had to experience this yourself too...I don't trust meth at all and this reinforced my belief. This is why you can't go wrong with running race fuel. You KNOW what your octane rating is and never have to worry. Best of luck with the new motor.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ItalianStallion Click here to enlarge
    Sorry about this Drew! You had a beast of an M3. You always hear horror stories about meth and unfortunately you had to experience this yourself too...I don't trust meth at all and this reinforced my belief. This is why you can't go wrong with running race fuel. You KNOW what your octane rating is and never have to worry. Best of luck with the new motor.
    Thanks man, the car was very fast, and I had a lot of fun with it. I think many people feel the same way you do about Meth, from now on I will only use it as a "add on" to a 91 tune.
    08 E92 M3 - DCT
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    60-130 MPH (3 shifts) 10.71s
    Gintani Stage 2+ Supercharger 60-130MPH (3 shifts) 7.06s
    11.45 @ 131.6 MPH
    579WHP @9.3psi

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    having meth as a DD would scare the $#@! out of me from the stories ive heard with the nozzles plugging up. I'd use it sparingly
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    Thanks Drew for your honesty and for your response. Enjoy the car in good health and that's great that they ultimately decided to cover the motor and that you were able to reach an agreement with them.

    Best wishes -

    Benvo

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