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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,919

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Did the Indy use original parts?
     
  2. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,166

    Location: Northern England

    Yip.
     
  3. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,812

    £320 incl parts and labour? Impressive.

    I had an indy replace my front discs and pads but they did a **** job as there's a rumble under braking at speed and the brake sensitivity is never the same. I never really know whether I'll end up doing an emergency stop when I tap the brakes. (slight exaggeration, but it's annoying).
    Get what you pay for I guess..

    Posted about it on here before, and they probably didn't clean it when changing the brakes and left some air in the system.
     
  4. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,166

    Location: Northern England

    Yup. DW MOTORWORKS. Very very good. Watched them do the work and everything was done correctly.
     
  5. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,812

    FU and your honest, high-quality independent garages :(
     
  6. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,166

    Location: Northern England

    Lol. I was all set to do it myself and called them on the off chance. I've used them before and can't fault them at all. Plus the workshop is an awesome Aladdins cave of bmw bits!
     
  7. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,812

    A colleague has put me in touch with "a guy from the gym who works on Porsches in his garage for €15/hr". I'll take the Chevy Spark there and keep you posted :D
     
  8. Liquidfox

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 26, 2007

    Posts: 3,956

    Location: Newcastle

    That's good news, mine have been sitting on 3,200 miles for ages now and I suspect they'll need doing soon. It's in BMW for some warranty work and a service in a couple of weeks so I'll get them to measure everything and if they need doing, pass it back to Dean to get them done :) Already been quoted £4xx from someone using Zimmerman and Textar, but I'd rather use BMW parts.
     
  9. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 46,402

    Location: Parts Unknown

    Friend has an E60 M5 and isn't keen on the BMW price for a new clutch. Any recommendations on other specialists with a rough price?
     
  10. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,166

    Location: Northern England

    Where's he based?
     
  11. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 46,402

    Location: Parts Unknown

    South West Wales, but will go anywhere tbh.. especially along the M4.
     
  12. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,919

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    From my calculations the indie did the install for around £35, makes it almost worthwhile driving up for the day :D
     
  13. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,166

    Location: Northern England

    Lol. Something tells me they're just able to get the parts for a substantial discount.
     
  14. dl8860

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,694

    Location: Surrey

    Hi mate, have dug a bit more into this. I think the model I'm looking at is an N43, not an N46. The N43 doesn't throw up anywhere near as many timing chain issues when I google it. Is there anything else on this engine I should be weary about?

    Scrap that, sounds like the N43 is even worse...
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2018
  15. Voxination

    Chooser of poor weather meets

    Joined: Apr 25, 2009

    Posts: 2,778

    Location: Sidcup

    I’m now a BMW owner again. Pics to follow once I’ve tidied it up a bit and it’s a bit nicer outside, but it’s a 2005 130i in Le Mans Blue with a dodgy M badge stuck on the back and a misted up headlight.

    Yay.
     
  16. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,166

    Location: Northern England

    Welcome (back) aboard! Hell of a change from the m3 and 911. Why such a big step?
     
  17. Ravster

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 12, 2010

    Posts: 570

    Well... courtesy of the folks on this forum reinforcing the lack of logic... I've just bought a BMW M4 Competition Pack! Yas Marina Blue with Silverstone Leather!

    The numbers of course made absolutely no sense... but whatever, live once and all that... should pick it up on Friday! Be prepared for pics and posts :)
     
  18. VTR

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 29, 2002

    Posts: 3,896

    Location: South Wales

    Bryn Motors, behind the BMW Garage in Swansea. Speak with Gary. He done the clutch and dual mass flywheel in my 6 series, been taking BMW's there for years, can't fault them.

    Phone: 01792 456525

    Address: 138 Heol-Y-Gors, Cwmbwrla, Swansea SA5 8LT
     
  19. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,166

    Location: Northern England

    Woop! Did you try an M2?
     
  20. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,919

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Can anyone recommend a good Indy in and around the ha7, NW London area?