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BMW specialists oop North

BMW specialists oop North

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2,477 posts

97 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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My brother has a 200k mile 2008 520d with some noisy engine issues.

The BMW dealer thinks it needs a new crankshaft and that the timing chain is catching on the housing. How they've found this without stripping it down I don't know!


Can anyone suggest a good specialist for a second opinion?


He lives near Chester but works all over so anyone north of about Birmingham is fine. Ideally someone with experience of the engine and its common faults.


Thanks

///MrSingh

152 posts

102 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Check out Darren Wood BMW Specialists:

www.darren-wood.com

Based near Stockport. They do all servicing etc on my E60 535d, highly recommended.

bennyboydurham

1,553 posts

83 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Bit too far North perhaps but Dean at DW Motorworks in Newcastle would get my vote. He was a BMW master technician and has been an absolute legend looking after my E65. http://www.dwmotorworks.co.uk/

poshboyracer

57 posts

96 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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///MrSingh said:
Check out Darren Wood BMW Specialists:

www.darren-wood.com

Based near Stockport. They do all servicing etc on my E60 535d, highly recommended.
I take my B3S there too. Seem to know their onions, especially on Alpinas and M cars.

Also, try Baymow in Hazel Grove - used them too, and they did good work on my old e36.

E31Shrew

5,419 posts

101 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I use a small indie garage called Price Motors in Shrewsbury. Proprietor is Pete Davies. 01743 364500
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gf15

609 posts

175 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Autohaus in York.
Strongly reccommended. Knowledgable, friendly and very professional. Everytime we have been there (for our E46 330i and E63 650i) we have come away seriously impressed with the service and pricing. thumbup

r1tey

47 posts

134 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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David Paul in Warrington gets my vote