I have a BMW 335i and three months ago the oil lines on the turbo started leaking oil super bad. With the help of a friend I took it all apart - the engine is on a hoist, the subframe exhaust and the entire front end has been taken apart and all those parts are sitting in a giant pile in my back yard. I'm at the point where I need help putting it all back together but I have had a nightmare of a time finding a mechanic to help me.
At this point no mechanic shop in their right mind would touch it, being completely disassembled. I'm starting to feel like this will never get done. The mechanics I've tried to hire off of craigslist have been completely and utterly disastrous. The last guy I had come take a look started to blatantly rob me, stealing tools and parts, and when I called him out he pulled a knife on me. So I am done taking the craigslist route.
Money is not the problem here; I would gladly pay $1000 to have a competent Mechanic finish this.
One problem is that it is freezing cold outside now; there is snow on the ground. I can't finish this by myself for a few reasons - the subframe oil pan and stuff are two man minimum. Also I'm in over my head from a technical and physical standpoint.
On the other hand, The remaining work it is not that difficult. There is maybe a good 6-10 hours left. All the hard stuff is done; the lines are off, I have all new parts that just need to be bolted on.
I'm at the end of my rope! What should I do?? Any advice would be most appreciated. I wonder if anyone else has been in my shoes...
I am in the greater Seattle area by the way.