BMW Specialists in Ireland?

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BMW Specialists in Ireland?

Post by Seanoog » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:28 pm

Hello members of Z4-Forum.
I am new here, so please go easy on me. :)

Going forward I'll potentially be buying a Z4M in a few weeks.
As per the thread title, can members please recommend any BMW Specialists in Ireland?
I live in the North, but will happily travel to the south if there's garages you'd recommend.

I am aware of several recommended BMW Dealerships in Ireland, but I am unable to find any specialists with good reviews or endorsements from members that populate these forums boards. And I fear many of these garages that Google recommends wouldn't know their way around the S54B32 Engine or the car in general if I needed mechanical help. :cry:

Thank you in advance for your advice and feedback.

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Post by gerryp » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Where in the North are you.

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Post by Attilio » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:21 pm

Hello Seanoog

welcome to the forum and don't forget to post pictures once you get your Z4M!

I got my car in Derry and quite disappointed with the dealer in Coleraine (they did not spot a number of issues and it cost me a fair chunk of cash to resolve them)...I live in Dublin and here there is at least one guy who is generally considered the "go-to" person for M cars. Feel free to PM me if you want more info.

P.S. it may be a good idea to organise a meet up here in Ireland; I know numbers are low but it could still be great
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Post by Seanoog » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm

Hi gerryp & Attilio, and thanks for your replies.
Happily living in the surrounding area's of the Mourn Mountains. :D
And yes, I very much would enjoy having a Z4 meetup in the future.

Sadly been a little pre-occupied with work, and was trying to secure a deal with a dealer for a Z4M, but we couldn't agree on a price.
The dealer was offering a small reduction, but knowing full well the car needed a lot more work to have a sorted example, which would have been significantly more money for me on top of the purchase price. :headbang:

Can I also ask members, do you's know any good sources of information regarding the S54B32 engine?
I am trying to track down the recommended service interval for the Timing Chain, and the corresponding work that goes with it?
The best source I have is: http://mywikimotors.com/bmw-s54/

Attilio - Sadly I don't have PM privileges yet. Could you please PM recommend Specialists?
Or post your experiences here on the Forum?

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Post by Coffee331 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Hi, I’m also in Ireland.

This guy does the majority of the super high end stuff in Dublin, (Ferrari, Porsche, lambos etc)...but is always crazy busy https://www.kenplantautotech.ie/contact

There is also this guy, Mark Allen in Straffan just outside Dublin...BMW Specialist.
http://www.straffanmotors.ie/bmw-service.php

I have used both over the years and can recommend both. If I run out of talent currently I use Mark and he is great :thumbsup:

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Post by Attilio » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:00 pm

Hello Seanoog,

apologeis for the delay in responding. Coffee331 has already provided you with the info and in fact I just brought my car for a "tune up" to Mark Allen in Straffan since I received a lot of very positive feedback about him; I will add one from direct experience when I collect my car.

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Post by ianwill90 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:23 pm

Hi there and welcome, I live in the Carrickfergus area and use a local BMW indy who is good, but there is another indy guy in Ballymena I used to use and he was good too, just a bit further for me to travel. That is as close to Derry as I can get you unfortuantely. If you need details PM me. Good luck
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