Ross @ RBM Hampshire. FANTASTIC

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Post by Woodrow » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:42 pm

Hi everyone. I hope all is well.
Well I decided to take my Z4 to Ross. He's 94 miles away but I thought worth it. This was based on reading lots of good reports on this forum and Ross setting up his own shop. So let’s give him a chance. Am I’m sooooooo glad I did.

Work to be carried out.
Inspection 2
Water pump and thermostat change
Coolant system full flush
Gear box oil change
Rear diff oil change
Brake fluid change
Full ramp inspection of all components

Naughty things found and fixed
Slight oil gasket leak so replaced
Seized brake calliper so replaced
Slight perish on a brake hose so front replaced

At every stage of the job Ross kept me informed. We discussed parts and it was a no brainier to use proper BMW parts after Ross explained the differences and the small price increase. I’m not mechanical but was made to understand everything that was being done and why. Smashed the MOT with not one advisory. Proud of that.
Ross you have me and my Z4 for life. I can’t complement you and your service enough and if anyone on this forum would like to contact me about what was done then please do. I’m a member of Which and will be giving RBM a glowing report as well.
Thanks for reading this and here are some photos.
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A few more photos from RBM

Post by Woodrow » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:45 pm

Can only add 10 so here are the other 3
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Post by skelters » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:48 pm

Is that the engine oil in the 7th pic?

If so is it black???
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Post by Woodrow » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:53 pm

Yep. Changed every year as well. I’ve read the BMW bible so always change the engine oil yearly.

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Post by skelters » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:56 pm

Fully synthetic?
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Post by Woodrow » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:06 pm

I think Ross will have to answer that. :headbang:

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:17 pm

Yes, a big thumbs up to Ross.

I took my MC to him to get the spacers removed, investigate raising the ride height on the coil-overs and work out why one of the back-boxes was wobbling around!

I'm going back on Wednesday so he can change the rubber hanger for the back-box, and to hopefully get the ride height to a point where I can get over speed bumps without grounding. :o

Luckily I live just 10 miles along the A30 from his workshop.
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Gone - Montego Blue
Gone - Ruby Black

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Post by crustyclown777 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:49 pm

This is exactly what I wanted to see. I’ve just received a quote from him for an Inspection 1, but being a new garage I was hoping to see some reviews and this has won me over, as I’ve heard some other positive reviews too. I’ll get it booked in!!
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Post by firebobby » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 pm

crustyclown777 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:49 pm
This is exactly what I wanted to see. I’ve just received a quote from him for an Inspection 1, but being a new garage I was hoping to see some reviews and this has won me over, as I’ve heard some other positive reviews too. I’ll get it booked in!!
Ross is a top guy with many years as a BMW trained tech, he has been doing roof motor for years and knows his way around BM's, you have nothing to worry about :wink:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:13 pm

firebobby wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 pm
crustyclown777 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:49 pm
This is exactly what I wanted to see. I’ve just received a quote from him for an Inspection 1, but being a new garage I was hoping to see some reviews and this has won me over, as I’ve heard some other positive reviews too. I’ll get it booked in!!

Ross is a top guy with many years as a BMW trained tech, he has been doing roof motor for years and knows his way around BM's, you have nothing to worry about
Yes, he spent 15 years at Sytner so must have worked on Z4s when they were still being taken to main dealers.

And he has a big drum of Shell oil in his workshop - which is what BMW use now! :thumbsup:
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Gone - Ruby Black

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Post by flimper » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 am

Was it Sytner Sunningdale? Wonder if he worked with Will from TWG?
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Post by buzyg » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:00 am

Can't beat a good Indie. :thumbsup:
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Post by firebobby » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:36 pm

buzyg wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:00 am
Can't beat a good Indie. :thumbsup:
Depends really, a stick is good or a rubber hose would really smart :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:16 pm

firebobby wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:36 pm
buzyg wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:00 am
Can't beat a good Indie. :thumbsup:
Depends really, a stick is good or a rubber hose would really smart :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:31 pm

flimper wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:07 am
Was it Sytner Sunningdale? Wonder if he worked with Will from TWG?
It was, and he did but it seems Will may not be overjoyed about having a competitor - I'll explain next time I see you (or PM me)!
Coupes because stunning!
Current - Silver Grey MC, Imola Red heated Nappa & carbon trim. H & R Coil-overs, CSL Reps, Strut brace, Nav, cup-holders, DSP Hi-Fi, pdc, cruise, MFSW. E90 330i daily
Gone - Montego Blue
Gone - Ruby Black

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