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BMW Repairs Gloucester

BMW Repairs Gloucester

Gloucester: BMW Parts Fitted

BMW Body Panels
Replacement BMW panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light BMW Panel damage repairs

BMW Starter Motors
Replacement BMW Starter motors installed

BMW Gearboxes
BMW Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned BMW gearbox

BMW Engines
BMW Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

BMW Oil Change & Filters Replaced
BMW Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

BMW Cooling System
Replacement BMW radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your BMW engine at its optimal operating temperature

BMW Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your BMW model

BMW Electrical Components
BMW electrical faults repaired using BMW OEM components - BMW sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

BMW Brakes
Routine BMW servicing, replacement BMW brake pads & discs fitted, BMW hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

BMW Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

BMW Performance Spares
OEM BMW parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

BMW Clutches
BMW clutch repairs Gloucester - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new BMW Clutch kit

BMW Exhausts
BMW Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for BMW Exhausts fitted & welded

BMW Alternators
Replacement BMW alternators fitted

BMW Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the BMW paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your BMW different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

BMW Timing Belt - BMW Cambelt
BMW Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned BMW service or if the Timing Belt on your BMW has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

BMW Suspension System
BMW replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

BMW Autoelectrics
BMW electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - BMW engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

BMW EGR Valves
Replacement BMW EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your BMW - The EGR valve helps your BMW burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce BMW engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

BMW Garage Services - BMW Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Modern BMW braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

BMW brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

BMW Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on BMW rear wheels

BMW disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Drum Brakes are an older system than BMW disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

BMW Brakes - BMW Brake Servicing and Maintenance

if the BMW brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

If the BMW brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

BMW brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

BMW Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

The brake pads on your BMW should wear first

BMW Brake Servicing & Inspection Gloucester

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake calliper operation

Adjust handbrake

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

And carry out the following maintenance of your BMW braking system:-

General brake disc condition

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake drum condition

Handbrake function and travel

BMW Steering - Steering System Inspection

Common symptoms of BMW steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your BMW tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your BMW steering system is uneven tyre wear

BMW steering inspections:-

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

BMW Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

BMW Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Replacement BMW Cambelt - Timing Belt

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Since BMW Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used BMW

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed BMW parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: BMW timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Generally BMW belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand BMW that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the BMW Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Gloucester:- BMW Replacement Clutch

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

BMW Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the BMW clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the BMW Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a BMW Clutch kit:-
BMW clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal BMW clutch slave cylinder

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The BMW clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theBMW transmission system

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

BMW Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

BMW Engine Mapping
The BMW ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

BMW Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The BMW fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern BMW vehicles

BMW Re-Mapping Gloucester
The BMW ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

BMW Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Gloucester

Synthetic Oil Change - Gloucester
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your BMW engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your BMW running smoothly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your BMW engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on BMW performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your BMW engine increases

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the BMW recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your BMW motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil & Filter Change
A new BMW oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist BMW engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your BMW engine fails

Gloucester Exhaust Fitting BMW

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The BMW exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

BMW Specialists Gloucester Area

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BMW Models

  • BMW
  • BMW 1-Series
  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW 3-Series Convertible
  • BMW 3-Series Coupe
  • BMW 3-Series Saloon
  • BMW 3-Series Touring
  • BMW 5 Series
  • BMW 5-Series Saloon
  • BMW 5-Series Touring
  • BMW 6 Series
  • BMW 7 Series
  • BMW 8 Series
  • BMW Alpina
  • BMW M Coupe
  • BMW M Roadster
  • BMW M1
  • BMW M3
  • BMW M3 Convertible
  • BMW M3 Coupe
  • BMW M5
  • BMW M6
  • BMW X1
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X6
  • BMW Z1
  • BMW Z3
  • BMW Z4
  • BMW Z4 Roadster
  • BMW Z8

Gloucester Tyre Fitting

BMW Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your BMW

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    BMW Tracking adjustment
  • BMW Wheel alignment
  • BMW Tyre Fitting
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
  • BF Goodrich
  • Kleber
  • Riken
  • Hankook
  • Goodyear
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  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined

BMW Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • BMW AC Radiator
  • BMW AC Compressor
  • BMW AC Condenser
  • BMW AC Fluid Top Up
  • BMW AC Receiver Drier
  • BMW AC Evaporator
  • BMW AC Pump

BMW Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • BMW Air Filter
  • BMW Fuel Filter
  • BMW Transmission Filter Kit
  • BMW Oil Filter
  • BMW Cabin Air and Pollen Filter

BMW Sensors

  • BMW Air Flow Mass Meter
  • BMW Temperature Sensor
  • BMW Oxygen Sensor

BMW Electrical Systems

  • BMW ECU Mapping Remap
  • BMW Fuel Pump
  • BMW Spark Plug HT Leads
  • BMW Ignition Coil
  • BMW Antenna
  • BMW Bulbs
  • BMW Heater Blower Motor
  • BMW Parking Light
  • BMW Thermostats
  • BMW Alternator
  • BMW Starter Motor
  • BMW Water Pump
  • BMW Heater Core
  • BMW Cooling Fan
  • BMW Fog Lights
  • BMW Headlights
  • BMW Lambda Sensor
  • BMW Tail Lights
  • BMW Spark Plugs
  • BMW Oxygen Sensor
  • BMW Window Motors
  • BMW Electronic Control Unit
  • BMW Eibach Pro Kit

BMW Wheel Components

  • BMW CV Joint Boot Kit
  • BMW Ball Joints
  • BMW Tyres
  • BMW Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • BMW Axle Assembly
  • BMW Control Arm

BMW Braking System

  • BMW Brake Calipers
  • BMW Brake Servo
  • BMW Brake Slave Cylinder
  • BMW Brake Pads
  • BMW Brake Drums
  • BMW Brake Compensator Valve
  • BMW Brake Rotor
  • BMW Brake Discs
  • BMW Brake Master Cylinder

BMW Clutch Fitting

  • BMW Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • BMW Clutch Pressure Plate
  • BMW Clutch Pedal
  • BMW Clutch Kit
  • BMW Flywheel
  • BMW Clutch Master Cylinder
  • BMW Clutch Cable
  • BMW Dual Mass Flywheel

BMW Exhausts

  • BMW Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • BMW Silencer
  • BMW Exhaust Box
  • BMW Muffler
  • BMW EGR Valve
  • BMW Lambda Sensor
  • BMW Exhaust Pipes
  • BMW Tailpipe
  • BMW Exhaust
  • BMW Exhaust System Complete
  • BMW Oxygen Sensor
  • BMW Exhaust Manifold

BMW Engine Components

  • BMW Engine Mounts
  • BMW Fuel Injector
  • BMW Timing Chain Kits
  • BMW Ignition Coil
  • BMW Cylinder Head Gasket
  • BMW Pistons and Cylinder
  • BMW Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • BMW Timing Belt Kits

Gloucester Gasket Fitting

  • BMW Valve Cover Gasket
  • BMW Cylinder Head Gasket

BMW Oil & Hydraulics

  • BMW Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • BMW Fuel Cap
  • BMW Oil Pump
  • BMW Oil Cap
  • BMW Oil Sump and Plate
  • BMW Oil Filter

BMW Misc

  • BMW Serpentine and V Belt
  • BMW Steering Rack
  • BMW Power Steering Hoses
  • BMW Windscreen Wipers
  • BMW Radiator Pipes
  • BMW Radiator
  • BMW Tie Rods
  • BMW Struts
  • BMW Throttle Body & Cable
  • BMW Wiper Blades
  • BMW Shock Absorbers
  • BMW Hood Emblems
  • BMW Power Steering Pump
  • BMW Bonnet Latch and Strut

BMW Suspension

  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Struts
  • Tie Rods
  • BMW Additional Suspension Components
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Idler arm
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of BMW bush wear
  • Sway Bar
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Suspension Struts
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Rubber Bushes
  • BMW Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Spring Condition
  • Ball Joints

BMW Problems

  • BMW Radiator fan not working
  • BMW Lights not working
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Engine Stalls
  • BMW Immobiliser
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Judder when braking
  • master cylinder leaking
  • BMW Check Engine Light On
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • My BMW Won't Start
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • BMW Headlights not working
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Engine Overheating
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Heater Not Working
  • Knocking sound
  • Warning Lights On
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Window stuck
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Slipping when cold
  • Spongy Brakes
  • BMW keeps stalling
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Can't get into gear
  • BMW check engine light on
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Clogged BMW air filter
  • Engine Misfires
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Clutch juddering
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • My BMW Does Not drive Straight
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