Booking in with us

Just a quick post to mention we are experiencing a high volume of bookings at present, with our bookings being approx. 2 months in advance.
Last years (stupid) MOT extension combined with amounts of large repair work is pushing our booking times backwards. We are at full capacity and apologise for the cars we’re unable to squeeze in sooner.

If you prefer to have your car mot’d, serviced or repaired with us, please book months in advance to avoid disappointment.

It goes without saying, thank you to all our great, loyal customers for their support!

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Intake Valve Walnut Blast Cleaning

This very tidy Mini Cooper S with the N14 engine in with us for an intake valve & port walnut blast cleaning procedure. This is to remove the carbon build up around the intake valves that occurs over time. We recommend around every 60,000 miles for a clean. This build up occurs on direct fuel injection engines where the fuel is no longer injected inside the intake manifold which used to wash the valves to prevent this build up from occurring.

A mixture of crank case oil, egr gas on some engines then extreme heat on the valves causes this build up. The driver will notice a drop in performance and rough running, sometimes a misfire when started from cold if the build up is extreme enough to restrict the air flow into the combustion cylinder.

This procedure is the most cost affective way to remove the carbon build up. Eliminating the need to remove the cylinder head to manually clean the valves! This procedure can be carried on various BMW & MINI, Petrol & Diesel engines with direct fuel injection.

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Walnut blast cleaning

Water Damaged Engine ECU – Used Unit Replacement

We do enjoy replacing used engine control units – DME, here at Burch Motor Works. They are known to having a little bath in the box where they are located in the engine bay.

A new replacement for this ECU from BMW is £1,350 for the part alone.

The owner of this vehicle had tried other garages that are able to clone/ transfer the information from his old damaged ecu to a used donor unit. We also have the ability to do this.

However this is not always possible from the water damage making the file unreadable to transfer, as it was in this case.

Fortunately we have specialist programming equipment allowing us to transfer the ISN code, which is the immobiliser code from a used donor engine ecu to the immobiliser ecu – CAS. This needs to be done to allow the units to match for the engine to start and cannot be carried out by BMW dealer equipment.
Used engine ecu fitted and programmed, the car now starts and drives as it should! Along with drilling a hole in the bottom of the location box to prevent the same fault from reoccurring!

With the saving over £1,000 than a new ECU alone! That pleased the owner which pleases us too!
(Apologies for the poor quality screen shots)

ECU Replacement

 

Vehicle Servicing under warranty

A couple of high power BMW 1 Series recently in the workshop for their first services, after 2 years if the mileage has not been covered.

Using genuine bmw & mini parts to maintain the manufacturers warranty, along with updating the service history database and loading on to the I-drive

You do not have to take your car to the dealer to be serviced whilst under the manufacturers 3 year warranty, so please don’t be told otherwise! You’re free to service where you wish using genuine parts at a vat registered garage!

Please note we do book approx. 6 weeks in advance. So please book as early as possible
Thank you to everyone for their custom!

Our BMW Servicing

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BMW M4 All round Brake pad & disc replacement

We had the pleasure of having this stunning BMW F82 in for all brakes replacement. The brakes weren’t due to be replaced but the customer didn’t like the wear and corrosion to the discs. And quite rightly so they didn’t look great.

As with all our brakes replacement we thoroughly remove the corrosion build up from the hub and wheel faces to prevent brake pad pick up causing disc warping.

Along with carrier and slider cleaning, then high temp grease to the brake pads to ensure free movement for miles to come.

We look forward to seeing this motor again in the future!
(If anyone can find the issue in one of the pictures that we needed to rectify before putting the new discs on please comment. If correct you’ll receive a virtual pat on the back!)

BMW M Model Servicing

 

Vehicle Servicing is Important

Here at Burch Motor Works our regular customers are very good and have their vehicles serviced regularly at the correct intervals, based on mileage or time.

However we do have a few vehicles recovered to us from time to time with large engine failures, timing chains, turbos, worn shell bearings, carbon/ sludge build up to name a few. The thing they usually have in common is the service indicator is miles overdue when we check it. There really is no excuse, the services intervals are normally 12-20,000 miles which is a long time between oil changes, with a big warning when you start the vehicle

Please remember, to look after your vehicle and engines health, please service at the correct intervals to save yourself on a potential large engine failure and keep your vehicle safe. Along with keeping a higher value if you decide to sell the vehicle is future!

We are still open – only a few spaces remaining in December!

Following a few enquires since the lockdown announcement on Saturday.

We are still open as normal being an essential service and MOT Station. We are still carrying out our contactless service with payment by card over the phone the preferred method of payment to reduce contact and time in our reception. Masks are to be worn in reception. If you’d prefer to carry out all interactions outside just let us know and we can carry that out.

If you have any further questions please get in touch. We only have a few spaces remaining in December before Christmas to book in. Contact us or use our online calendar to book your car in or ask any questions you may have

A couple of BMW i3s recently visiting the workshop

First i3 was dropped off to us as the car would not charge displaying a fault when charging, with only 1 mile remaining they were glad to make it to us.

Upon investigation we found the faults stored showed no air conditioning gas pressure along with high voltage charging faults. The importance of the air con system working on electric and hybrid vehicles as it not only cools the cabin, it is also plumbed in to cool the high voltage battery packs. So without the air con working, the vehicle will not charge to prevent possible overheating of the battery.

With no air con gas present in the system. We carried out a nitrogen gas test to locate the leak from the condenser at the front. With the condenser replaced and air con system re-gassed with the newer 1234yf gas, all faults were cleared. The vehicle then left to charge overnight to full correctly. Road tested and returned to the customer

Second i3 was much more straight forward. Full service as this version had the range extender (or an engine if you don’t like stupid bmw terminology).

Engine oil, pollen filter, air filter and spark plugs replaced, with a brake fluid change.

Service history updated on the BMW Database then uploaded on to the iDrive, same as the dealerships! Job done

All our Technicians are IMI Level 4 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle trained & qualified so you can be sure your vehicle is in safe and capable hands. You’ll be shocked by what we can do. More information about how we can help with your electric and hybrid cars.