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cragg711220
27-12-2008, 05:34 PM
Trying to find somewhere with a good reputation in the Cheshire / Chester / Manchester area (anywhere mid-north to be honest!). Willing to travel to find a good place! I'm up at the parents for christmas and would like to get a service in while I have 'courtesy cars' available.

I'm after somewhere with the repution of Bexleys or Munich Legends, after a few email 'interviews' with them I have no doubt in their ability and would make the trip down there if needs be.

Does anyone have any experience with:

http://www.dmperformancecars.co.uk/

or

http://www.davidpaulofwarrington.co.uk/car_servicing.html

I'm a little weary of them only charging <£200 for an insp 2 though.

Does anyone know why the inps 2 pices seem to follow this general rule?

Small indy ~£200
Good reputation indy ~£500
Dealer ~£1k

Do the 'good reputation' indys do anything different or do they charge more just because they can?

Cheers.

MGR
27-12-2008, 06:22 PM
I seriously doubt they are doing the valve clearances for £200. They would be charging a ridiculous hourly labour rate if they did.

BEN
27-12-2008, 09:11 PM
just to let you know, the parts alone on an insp 2 are ....

Oil filter - £8.66+
Oil - £90

Valve Clearances
Rocker cover gasket - £28.85+
Inner gaskets - £22.50+
Labour - 2 hours
+ shims - max 24@ about £5 each

Plus air and interior filters, so cost on parts alone is over £200

I would expect to pay at least £400 making sure they do the valve clearances

cragg711220
27-12-2008, 11:24 PM
Agree with you both. I suppose my trouble is that I can't find anywhere expensive enough up here!! (What a stange situation to be in)

I'm keen to spend a reassuring £480+vat at Bexleys or Munich. When I enquired about the insp 2 almost there first words were "ok we'll need it in overnight so we can do the valves when cold. We use TWS 10-60. We replace the throttle pot" - the kind of things you want to hear that let you know they are BMW enthusiasts and know their stuff.

Damn all the good places are down south!

BEN
27-12-2008, 11:43 PM
loads of info on here!

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34-m5-discussion/97948-independent-m-specialists.html

loads in and around your area

c_w
06-01-2009, 10:48 AM
With regards the valve clearances, more often than not they don't need adjusting and if they do it will be only a few by small amount. If they are experienced in doing this job they will usually have a large stock of shims from other engines, or you can sometimes shift them about in the head (some that need replacing might be perfect for another valve).