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Post by andyf1140 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:31 am

Where can I find the list of independent garages, I need to find a good one to diagnose a VVT issue (see my P1050 & P1062 post). I'm considering getting it diagnosed by a garage rather than just throwing parts at it :)

I'm in the Camberley area

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Post by flimper » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:36 am

TWG are excellent, based by the Camberley Dump
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Post by Dav the wheel nut » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:46 pm

Have you had a look at THE DEALER FEEDBACK threads?

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:45 pm

As flimper said, TWG Automotive in Camberley is definitely the place to go.

My BMWs haven't been anywhere else in the last 5 years - well other than for recall work!
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Post by andyf1140 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:18 am

They are so busy they can't fit the car in for a diagnostic until the end of January! This could spell the end of the zed :headbang:

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Post by parabolica » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:06 pm

He's a bit of a drive from you, but Adrian at Gilberts for BMW near Acton in west London is my go-to guy. He can usually fit people in within a week or so.

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Post by Jembo » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:18 pm

If really stuck, try giving Martyn Scott a call in Dartford just off the M25 - real back street shop, a little challenging to find, though has been racing M3’s for years, very knowledgable.

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Post by weeksyz4 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:30 pm

It's a little further afield but BMS Surrey are very good and they are based in Leatherhead.

https://bmssurrey.co.uk/

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Post by Johnr32 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:48 pm

+1 Have been using them for a couple of years and cant fault their prices and service. They really know their stuff.

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If really stuck, try giving Martyn Scott a call in Dartford just off the M25 - real back street shop, a little challenging to find, though has been racing M3’s for years, very knowledgable.

+44 1322 294431

Used to take my Maldives Zed there & the MC went for an alignment in Sept.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:45 pm

weeksyz4 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:30 pm
It's a little further afield but BMS Surrey are very good and they are based in Leatherhead.
Yes, my sister took her Mini there once and was very pleased with them.

Or maybe try contacting Bowser134 on here - I think he's in Hook, Hampshire.
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Post by andyf1140 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:09 am

Thanks for the replies. I've managed to get it going again. I'm going to run it for a while and see if the ECS oils up again, if it does I'll change it.

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Post by schwin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:27 pm

BMR Performace near Gatwick are great.

http://www.bmrperformance.co.uk/

All ex-BMW mechanics and really know their stuff

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