We recently had a BMW M4 in the workshop which was suffering from oil leaks.
The F82 series M4 has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six cylinder engine (M55). Oil leaks are a common problem with these engines.
We removed the valve cover and replaced the rubber gasket and repaired the oil leak for our customer.
Returning customer, John, brought in his 1998 BMW 318is (E36 series) with various problems to fix.
There was an intermittent starting and misfiring issue which we traced to a problem with fuel pressure.
There was also some movement in the front suspension which required replacement lower control arms, a common wear point on these models.
If you need any servicing or repairs to your BMW we can help.
A returning customer brought in his modified 1997 BMW 318is to have a new clutch fitted.
The car has had a supercharger fitted and other modifications and the standard clutch did not cope well with the extra power and had worn out.
The customer was looking for an inexpensive replacement clutch that could handle the extra power.
We ended up fitting the flywheel and clutch from the six cylinder version of the same BMW 3 series coupe. The 6 cylinder parts are a similar weight but the clutch friction surface is significantly larger. Most importantly, these parts bolt in without any modifications.
Like with any clutch replacement, we also checked and changed other components such as the rear oil seal and spigot bearings, and lubricated all of the moving parts.
The customer reports that the car is driving as new and he can now use the extra power without the clutch slipping any more.
Brian from Seven Hills brought in his Holden Commodore VT for repair, as the serpentine belt had broken due to a bad belt tensioner, and the car was hard to start.
This is a common failure item on the Ecotec V6 engine and can cause the belt to skip out of position and wear on other components like the water pump.
I replaced the belt tensioner and found several causes for the hard starting problem including the air filter and clogged throttle body and idle control valve.
I service all makes and models at my workshop in Girraween, Western Sydney. Please contact me if you need help with your car.
Joanne is a returning customer and brought in her BMW 318is (E36) for repair as it was making an unusual noise.
The exhaust manifold had cracked which is a common problem with the BMW M44 engine.
I was able to quickly and inexpensively fix the car for Joanne, using a good second hand part.
The car is back to normal now and Jo is very happy having it nice and quiet again.
Andrew brought in his Alfa Romeo 166 to have the timing belt and water pump replaced on the V6 engine.
Here at my Girraween based workshop I specialise in Alfa Romeo service and repairs.