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Post by Benhk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:00 pm

Hi guys, can you please recommend some trusted garages around Manchester, UK? Looking to do some work on a E89, 2009.

All help much appreciated.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:50 pm

These aren't Z4 specific recommendations, but are all BMW specialists - hopefully it might help. :thumbsup:

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Post by idej_z4 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:33 pm

Benhk wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Hi guys, can you please recommend some trusted garages around Manchester, UK? Looking to do some work on a E89, 2009.

All help much appreciated.
Zed Shed - Mike. Done loads for me and knows his stuff.
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Post by R.E92 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Darren Woods in Stockport.

One of the most popular independent BMW shops in the UK. Quality of work and knowledge was top notch. Price was also good.

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Post by tomscott » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:49 pm

Project Three worked on mine recently, great work/turn around and wasnt expensive either.

Depends where your based but getting to Darren Wood and back again was a bit of a pain for me (plus they were too busy to fit me in and couldnt see the car for 8 weeks) and project Three are in Trafford Park just down from Old Trafford. Car went in and was back with me in 2 days.
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Post by Benhk » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:43 am

Thanks for all the replies. Personally, I’ve had an awful experience with Project Three. Went for a full service there.
1. Two days after getting the car back the oil light came on. I’ve rung them up and they told me to come over to top it up. When I got there the person who worked on the car admitted that “I didn’t know exactly how much oil to put because you don’t have a dipstick”

2. Few days later I noticed a big scratch on the air filter cover, So whilst changing the air filter they managed to fk up the cover.

3. The leather on the drivers seat and door was all stained from oil etc.

So, if they manage to screw up a simple job as full service I’m not going back there for something more serious.

Oh, and their prices are “dealer” prices. The cost for the above was £350.

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Post by Z4M-2006 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:08 pm

Project 3 have a bit of a "rep" ....

Im an indy myself,but not a BMW specialist although we look after many BMW's inc M cars.

Darren Woods is good but busy,Rockvale BMW is also good as is Graham Martin in St Helens.

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Post by longshaw » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:17 pm

R.E92 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Darren Woods in Stockport.

One of the most popular independent BMW shops in the UK. Quality of work and knowledge was top notch. Price was also good.
+1 for Darren W
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:22 pm

idej_z4 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Zed Shed - Mike. Done loads for me and knows his stuff.
I would have recommended Mike too, but last time I did "Zed Shed" got edited to *******. :?

But he did a great job for me 3 years ago replacing my rear brake pipes and cutting & coding a new flip-style key. :D
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Post by Clobber » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:27 am

Another vote for Mike at "Zed Shed" I've been twice from Cambridgeshire for his trusty services.
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Post by Greg 01 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:54 pm

:thumbsdown: for Darren woods crap service.
Been to Mike at the zed shed a few times now and great service nice guy .
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Post by JohnE » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:20 pm

I am in Bury with a 2009 E89 2.3. I run an X335D as well and I use Bolton Motor Works in Farnworth just off the A666

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Post by Ste sthelens » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:43 pm

I have had my z4 in there spot on
That’s z sheds from sthelens :D

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Post by Beeacon » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:58 pm

I use BN Dynamix in Wigan who have been good for me for the Z4 and the Z3 before it.
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