Used BMW 8 Speed Auto Transmission Replacement

A recent repair with us, BMW F10 5 Series with a very broken 8 Speed Auto Transmission. Only course of action was to send away for reconditioning or replacement. A new transmission was £12k, recon was £3k. With the age and mileage of these models getting on a bit now, the only sensible option without writing the car off was to source and replace with a used transmission.

However, with these EGS ZF 8HP Transmissions, BMW have kindly placed the Immobiliser (EWS) inside the transmission control unit. Meaning if you fit a used box to the car, it will not go into gear/ work at all. Even with genuine bmw software it will not overwrite the immobiliser code.
Which is why here at Burch Motor Works we have the genuine bmw software and various aftermarket software programs to allow us to work around these issues.

We reset the immobiliser code to a factory state using our aftermarket software, then programmed the transmission to the vehicle…. take that BMW 🖕
Finishing off by replacing the transmission fluid & filter pan. Road tested vehicle now driving like the ultimate driving machine again… at a fraction of the cost!

We have all the gear, and hopefully some idea to save you money on your repairs… you’re welcome 👍

View our Software update and coding services 

Swirl Flap Removal & on Car DPF Cleaning

This customer was glad they returned their X5 back to us for an MOT, intake swirl flap removal & DPF Forte Power Clean.

During a service a few months ago. We upload the service history from the BMW Database into the vehicles I-Drive. At the same time we always check the vehicle fault codes free of charge during the service and report to the customer if recommended attention is required.

On this occasion we noticed engine fault codes for swirl flap movement & DPF high back pressure. The Diesel N47 engine in this model is prone to the intake swirl flaps becoming stiff in movement from carbon build up or worse wearing on the shaft causing them to fall off going into the engine combustion cylinders. Causing large expensive damage writing off the engine and in some cases the vehicle!

As a result of engine fault codes stored being present. It can prevent the engine ecu from regenerating the DPF – Diesel Particulate Filter of its own accord, causing it to block over time.
So we recommended on their next visit we check/ remove the intake swirl flaps and carry out a Forte DPF Power Clean, the most cost effective method to clean/ repair your a DPF.

As you can see from the pictures, the customer was very lucky. Cylinder 2 swirl flap had fallen off completely and luckily was too large to pass the intake valves and was sat in the intake port. Cylinder 4 was ready to fall off with the other two loose!

So we removed all swirl flaps, rod & blanked the rod hole with a bung. Along with manually removing as much carbon build up as possible.
For regular maintenance we recommend the Forte Intake System Power Clean which would soften & break down this carbon build up on the engine intake manifold and valves.
Once rebuilt we carried out the Forte DPF Power Clean to bring the exhaust back pressure levels low, well within spec so it will now regenerate of its own accord once again.

So you can see the benefits of using a Specalist Garage with experience, expertise & equipment to maintain your BMW & MINI with cost effective solutions!
Please visit our website to see the services we offer. If you think we could help you, please get in touch!

4 years and counting

🎂 Burch Motor Works has now been open 4 Years! 🎉
We would like to thank all our great & loyal customers overs the years for their support! It really does mean a lot to us!

Especially at the moment for their patience with our 6 week wait/ booking, as we are one Technican down and still seeking a suitable member to join our team! (If you know a suitable technician please get in touch). Of course with break downs not booked in we turn these around as quick as we can!

If you have an MOT or Service coming up in the next 2 months, please book early to avoid missing out. Once again, thank you to everyone for their continued support and custom!

Technician Qualifications & Training

One thing we rarely speak about until a valued customer mentioned to us….
We should brag more about our Technicians Qualifications & Training! 

Since our trade has no regulations on repairing vehicles, there can be some chancers out there!

For peace of mind, all our Technicians are trained at the BMW/ MINI Training Academy in Reading, the same as franchised dealerships, using the same up to date diagnostic equipment. They are all a minimum of Level 3 qualified in light vehicle repair, and all MOT Testers. As well as Hybrid Qualifications to see us into the future.

Most importantly we are experienced in repairing the BMW & MINI brands. Meaning we can diagnose & repair you vehicle correctly, using specialist equipment. No guess work here! Sourcing quality parts from various suppliers to keep costs down. Even fitting some used control units & programming to save our customers money!

So next time you’re stuck fixing your vehicle, please give us a call (01425 277800)!

Genuine BMW Performance Exhaust Silencer Kit

We had the pleasure of fitting this Genuine BMW Performance Exhaust Silencer Kit to a good customer & friends BMW 335i Convertible. Being a Genuine BMW exhaust it fitted perfectly & sounds the mutts nuts! It took us all by surprise! I know someone will being enjoying their weekend with the roof down! Enjoy

 

Posted by Burch Motor Works on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Burch Motor Works ready for your MOTs

Here at Burch Motor Works we have invested in the latest ATL MOT Testing facility to carry out MOTs on your vehicle.

Knowing your vehicle is in the right hands is very important. Which is why we have a brand new, large reception where you can sit comfortably while you can watch your vehicle have it’s MOT carried out of you choose to. Saving the double journey of dropping and picking up the vehicle during your busy day.

Before submitting it for the test we’ll check it over – pre-warning you of any potential problem, such as tyres nearing their legal limit, even if it won’t fail the test itself. Saving you time and money – and have the reassurance that you’re safer for the road ahead.

If you would like to book an MOT with us – Please Call 01425 277800

Special offer on Air Conditioning Re-gas for summer!

Did you know your air conditioning should be serviced every year? An air conditioning service keeps your air con working efficiently by checking and topping up the refrigerant levels. This also involves cleansing the air circulation system to maintain icy cold air output. We also inject UV dye into the system at every service – so if a leak occurs, it can be easily detected with a UV light –  saving money in the long run carrying out this procedure twice!

Keep your car cool this summer with our special offer of £24.00 (+ vat)