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!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

? It’s that time of year again where we like to that all our great loyal customers for their custom & support during 2019. Thank you for all our gifts that have been given we really appreciate it!

Some of you may have met our new members of staff already this year. If not, please meet Dave (on the left) our receptionist who answers the phone & greets you when you visit. Dave has vast experience in the motor trade and is a real asset to us, we are very pleased to have him here to help you!
We also have Richard (on the right) back with us in the workshop. Richard is a great experienced, hard working technician who is the perfect fit in the business. He will be going on an NVQ Level 4 Hybrid vehicle course the end of January to keep him up to speed with the newer electric vehicles coming through. To keep looking after our customers today & in the future!
With these guys on board we are hoping to reduce our booking times and to cater to all break downs where possible.

We are now closed for the festive period & reopen on Monday 6th of January. We will respond to all enquires on our return.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas & New Year from us. Thank you for all your custom!

? Burch Motor Works

ECU Performance Remapping

? ECU Performance Remapping ?
The latest Bosch MD1/ MG1 control units are now available to Remap via bench/ ecu removed. ECU list below, please message with your registration for a quotation.
OBD Stage 1 Remap – £199 inc vat
Bench Stage 1 Remap – £299 inc vat

(Please note, we do not recommend Remaps during manufacturers warranty, this is at customers own risk)

Brake disc skimming now available

On car brake disc skimming/ hub matching procedure – Great for rectifying brake judder, new brake pad matching & making discs shiny!

Please note this procedure is only cost effective for larger cars with larger/ expensive discs. This is only carried out with discs sufficiently above minimum thickness & not excessively internally corroded.

(Sorry for the poor video quality, this is filmed holding my phone. We fix cars for a living, not the best at making fancy media videos)

Forté Power-Clean

We are now a Power Clean Service Centre. Call 01425 277800 to take advantage of this new service

Forté Power-Clean allows direct cleaning of a vehicle’s problem area with new specially formulated treatments, gaining effective results and saving drivers time and money.

Fuel Injection
Allows direct cleaning of the fuel injectors, intake valves (indirect injection) and the combustion chamber with a highly concentrated cleaning solution without the need to remove injectors or dismantle the engine. 

Diesel Turbo
A highly effective treatment to clean turbine and variable geometry vanes of diesel turbochargers without dismantling. The treatment is injected directly into the combustion chamber to gain effective results. 

Air Intake
A special tool injects the strong cleaner directly into the air-intake to remove contamination from the inlet manifold and inlet valves without dismantling (also highly effective on EGR Valves depending on location). 

DPF
Cleans and flushes out soot, ash and other contamination from blocked DPFs, restoring their original operation without the need to remove the DPF from the vehicle.

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)!

Performance Remapping at Burch Motor Works

In case you didn’t know, we carry out Performance & Economy Remapping to all makes & models, but specialising in BMWs & MINIs of course!

Great news is now most BMW & MINI models are now covered by flashing through the OBD port (previously expensive & risky ECU removal). Meaning we can now offer all Stage 1 Remaps for only £199.00 inc vat!
E Series, F Series & G Series all covered ?

We can also adjust the sport dials on your Idrive to match the Remap! Just watch the dials twist as far round as your neck into the seat from the extra power & torque! ? £35 inc vat – dial upgrade.

All BMW & MINI Remaps are warranty proof as the engine ecu flash counter is not changed and patch added ✅

If you would like more info or your vehicle performance gains please visit – 
https://burchmotorworks.co.uk/services/remapping/
Or comment your registration for gains & info!

(Not that we should need to say it, but as you’d expect from us, all our tools are licensed & genuine, to protect your ecu. And all Remaps are well within safe limits of the vehicle)

? Happy (Fast) Motoring – Burch Motor Works 

Air Conditioning Regas Service from only £79.00 (inc VAT)

It’s Summer, It’s getting hot, it is time for an Air Conditioning Regas Service inc UV dye injection to cool the inside of your vehicle! Older gas (which is known as R134A) is £79 inc vat. The newer gas (which is known as R1234YF) is £179 inc vat. Please call 01425 277800 for more info or to book in! – Burch Motor Works