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Post by T1berious » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:06 pm

Beedub wrote:
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i totally agree, its was more you that seemed to be suggesting its end was near after this incident....
i fully expect something similar happening to mine and when it does, ill rebuild it back up. can i ask why you getting them to rebuild it then take it back to bmw for another bill???

well done and great attitude . i hope to be that crazy on maintenance and preventive stuff that i avoid the common ones.
I've changed my mind on that, as I've done almost 100 miles since getting her back so Autobahn will do the post run it oil change and in the new year she'll go to BMW for the oil and brake fluid service. I might as well keep it FBMWSH.
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Post by LostBoy_84 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:03 pm

T1berious wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Beedub wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:34 pm

i totally agree, its was more you that seemed to be suggesting its end was near after this incident....
i fully expect something similar happening to mine and when it does, ill rebuild it back up. can i ask why you getting them to rebuild it then take it back to bmw for another bill???

well done and great attitude . i hope to be that crazy on maintenance and preventive stuff that i avoid the common ones.
I've changed my mind on that, as I've done almost 100 miles since getting her back so Autobahn will do the post run it oil change and in the new year she'll go to BMW for the oil and brake fluid service. I might as well keep it FBMWSH.
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Post by srhutch » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:51 pm

T1berious wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Beedub wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:34 pm

i totally agree, its was more you that seemed to be suggesting its end was near after this incident....
i fully expect something similar happening to mine and when it does, ill rebuild it back up. can i ask why you getting them to rebuild it then take it back to bmw for another bill???

well done and great attitude . i hope to be that crazy on maintenance and preventive stuff that i avoid the common ones.
I've changed my mind on that, as I've done almost 100 miles since getting her back so Autobahn will do the post run it oil change and in the new year she'll go to BMW for the oil and brake fluid service. I might as well keep it FBMWSH.
I’m not sure of the benefit of retaining bmw service history when another garage have done major engine work.
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Post by Nictrix » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:53 pm

srhutch wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:51 pm
T1berious wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Beedub wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:34 pm

i totally agree, its was more you that seemed to be suggesting its end was near after this incident....
i fully expect something similar happening to mine and when it does, ill rebuild it back up. can i ask why you getting them to rebuild it then take it back to bmw for another bill???

well done and great attitude . i hope to be that crazy on maintenance and preventive stuff that i avoid the common ones.
I've changed my mind on that, as I've done almost 100 miles since getting her back so Autobahn will do the post run it oil change and in the new year she'll go to BMW for the oil and brake fluid service. I might as well keep it FBMWSH.
I’m not sure of the benefit of retaining bmw service history when another garage have done major engine work.
I suppose this would all depend on whether the work was disclosed to a new buyer.
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Post by Beedub » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 am

more to the point for the people in the know, i actually think full bmwSH is nothing to point me towards a car, all thats happened is you've paid more for most likely a lower ** standard of work. If i came across 2 cars one had full bmw sh and one had full sh at a well known indie, id choose the well known indie all day long.
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Post by T1berious » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:02 pm

Well, here she is.

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Not happy..

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Happier...

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The experts here will have a better idea of whats going on but she feels great now she's back. OK I'm being very gentle but it feels like how she felt when I wasn't pressing on.

380 miles to go.....
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Post by T1berious » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 pm

Well she's just had the run in oil change and is purring like a kitten (ferocious kitten maybe).

Not really able to take her up to crazy revs but high enough to know all is well.

She'll be going back to get the heat shield sorted but all in all deeply happy to have her back.
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Post by Fishy Dave » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:22 pm

Excellent :)
I can't quite see enough detail in the first piston picture, is that damage to the edge/ringland at the top right of the photo?
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Post by T1berious » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:46 pm

I do have bigger pics

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Post by bmwaddict » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:04 pm

Beedub wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 am
more to the point for the people in the know, i actually think full bmwSH is nothing to point me towards a car, all thats happened is you've paid more for most likely a lovely standard of work. If i came across 2 cars one had full bmw sh and one had full sh at a well known indie, id choose the well known indie all day long.
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Post by T1berious » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:27 pm

bmwaddict wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:04 pm
Beedub wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 am
more to the point for the people in the know, i actually think full bmwSH is nothing to point me towards a car, all thats happened is you've paid more for most likely a lovely standard of work. If i came across 2 cars one had full bmw sh and one had full sh at a well known indie, id choose the well known indie all day long.
Couldn't agree more.
Yup and I agree with all of the above. The problem is, your average driver / owner is mostly clueless about their cars. The very fact we're here defines us as enthusiasts. So we'll know someone or can be pointed at someone reputable who knows a great deal more than we do. Then again we're enthusiasts and comes as part and parcel of why we frequent forums, go to meets etc.

The bad news is those average owners or prospective owners wouldn't know a decent indie from a complete rip off merchant.

That's where a main dealer service history comes in, yup it might be worthless to some but when they take your key to a dealer, they get a warm fluffy glow from big bills and a sign of regular (costly) maintenance.

Funny story, my best mate (no, really he is!) got a 320D at around the same time we got our 330i, he barely drives it and literally 6 minutes into ownership decided to take it out of the main dealer for servicing etc (save a few bob etc) he's barely 80k in and now has all manner of issues and wants to get rid.

In contrast we always stuck main dealer (got preventative maintenance done plus regular servicing) a decade and 160k later we get our 1st break down. Alternator died, apart from that we have no issues with it but we are going to replace it.

If you know a great Indie than awesome! If not, in my experience, main dealer might be a bit more expensive but I've had no issues.

My only caveat is if you look at getting something a bit leggy, get it independently checked.

Lessons learned and all that. I'd highly recommend Autobahn if you need work done in the Midlands from an Indie.

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Post by Beedub » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:27 pm

thats a fair statement tbh......

This motor can service up some scares, and its only getting older :-(
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Post by srhutch » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:10 pm

Fishy Dave wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Excellent :)
I can't quite see enough detail in the first piston picture, is that damage to the edge/ringland at the top right of the photo?
Looks like to gap in the ring due to not being under compression.
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:12 pm

I dare say thats more to do with 320d v 330d to be honest...

The 4 cylinder diesel is pretty crap.

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Post by T1berious » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm

330i is petrol:)
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