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Post by just-right » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:50 am

Looking to get the Z4M serviced for the first time in my ownership. What indy/dealer would you guys recommend and why? Cheers!

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Post by Mister T » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:58 am

I have no complaints about North Oxford BMW

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Post by mmm-five » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:59 am

The only specialist I can recall 'near' you would be Phil Crouch of CPC Performance Engineering, in Amersham.

Has a long & good reputation in the ///M world.
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Post by Machine monkey » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:02 pm

My little blue zed is in lots of bits. With lots of things started and not many finished! I may have found the limits of my time and ability!!

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Post by firebobby » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:32 pm

There was/is a place in Aylesbury that was recommended, can't think of the name though
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Post by samZ4M » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:13 pm

http://www.dmworx.co.uk/ is near Aylesbury, very well recommend by friends, but never used them my self.

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Post by Fishy Dave » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:54 pm

They may be too busy during the race season but http://www.amspeedracing.co.uk/ are good guys that look after many race S54 engined BMW. Speak to Arran or Chris, they are based at Brackley. :)
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Post by just-right » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:47 am

Machine monkey wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:02 pm
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... Kj94UnSN6g

If you want an indy.
Thanks for all the replies gents! I have heard of MP. There is some mention on the m3 forums that he doesn't change shims on inspection 2 and doesn't have some of the electronic equipment to check VANOS.

Does anyone have any experience here of using him for E46 M3 / Z4M maintenance?

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Post by D4dawg » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:31 pm

As above mark Purcell/ north Oxford bmw
Aylesbury dmworx

Used dm and north Oxford myself

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Post by philbo909 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:13 pm

just-right wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:50 am
Looking to get the Z4M serviced for the first time in my ownership. What indy/dealer would you guys recommend and why? Cheers!
Foxtail garage near Faringdon is a good shout if you're south of Oxford, good prices and very helpful
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Post by TomCar » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:11 pm

I Would happily recommend Rybrook Warwick BMW which is only an hour up the M40 from Oxford. BMW National award winner for service. Had my inspection 1 done their, gave me all the shim info I needed etc and will happily supply a loan car.

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Post by swilliams » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:19 pm

TomCar wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:11 pm
I Would happily recommend Rybrook Warwick BMW which is only an hour up the M40 from Oxford. BMW National award winner for service. Had my inspection 1 done their, gave me all the shim info I needed etc and will happily supply a loan car.
Yeah, I've used these guys as well. Mostly positive. Although, when they replaced my passenger belt for MOT they attached the long end anchor to the seat the wrong way round. I can't help but feel that if it wasn't for my job as a restraints engineer this could have been missed. Real world, not catastrophic, but still! All fixed, of course, but no apologies from them.

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Post by Felix79 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:13 am

Sorry to necro this, I just want to agree with the others, as the best BMW specialists my family have been using for a few years is Mark Purcell.

He looked after my dads E46 M3 Cab for about 4 years and managed to sort out a lot of problems the previous owner had neglected to get sorted out. He also did some work on my mum factory JCW Mini, when it wasn't going to be covered by the BMW/Mini Warranty.

When the M3 required some big jobs doing, they were perfectly fine with my dad (which meant ended up being me) sourcing some of the parts ourselves and they checked them over, before installing them on the car. They also have a really good bodyshop attached to them, so they are able to deal with pretty much any problems you might have.

Mark is located in the Horsepath Trading Estate opposite the Mini factory. The businesses full address "The Hangar Horton Road, Stanton St John, Oxford OX33 1AG"

I plan on using Mark Purcell to look after my Z4M-Roadster for however long I keep it/my folks and I remain in Oxford.

Back in 2007 to 2011, I owned an e30 Alpina and I had tried a few of the BMW specialists dotted about Oxford and I would always end up having things that were not quite right, or they just really didn't want to be dealing with an old e30 and didn't hide their distaste with me.


If you have a Mini that is covered with the BMW care package, the Mini dealership connected with North Oxford are really good. If you are able, ask to see the service manager by the name of Becki. I've know her and her partner socially and she looked after my dad really well, whilst my mums JCW Mini was being done with them. This is before Becki realised it was my parents car, as she didn't realise how rare my family surname is. She really knows her stuff and is really good at getting stuff all organised, so there is as little negative impact as possible when you need to take your Mini in for work on it.
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Post by samZ4M » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:32 am

Felix, I'm not stalking you, promise! (and I'll return the PM when I can check dates)

The address is correct for Mark, but the "horsepath trading estate" is his old premises, he moved to somewhere cheaper, which is the address you listed.

But he is the man around these parts!

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Post by Mister T » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:16 pm

I've used Mark Purcell and as stated above they moved from Cowley to Stanford St John a while back. Still got a bodyshop next door it's called Oxford Auto Care

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