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Deep into Major work...

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silestanix

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On the 13/4/16 the motor was left with Cooks Ferry Engineering for the Oil Cooler and Breather System to be replaced:

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- Oil Cooler (Oil/Coolant exchanger)
- Breather system all changed


Had the above don by Cooks Ferry Engineering, Pat is very knowledgeable, and refreshingly honest! Total cost was £492, which I see and reasonable considering the labour involved. Parts were all genuine BMW. They put a chemical in the coolant to clean out the oil in the pipes, and the next day after the car had been used, I had my Oil Vacuum ready and upon opening the Coolant expansion tank, I sucked out the remainder of the Oil and there was about a litre mixed with coolant. Once that'd been sucked out the remainder of liquid in the expansion tank was clear blue Coolant. Result!

 

15/04/16

- Turbo replaced @ Best Turbos Oldbury

Cue a wakeup at 4am, we left to get to Oldbury and left plenty of time as we wanted to keep speeds at Max 60mph in case the turbo threw a wobbly. Arrived at 7:30am...

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Left the car with them all day, Lukas and Martin were Very knowledgeable and also told me how to block off the EGR on my own vehicle, a C250TD. Upon going inside the premises it was like Turbo heaven, all different types and sizes on the shelf!

 

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The car felt much better and more responsive, and the turn of speed is now much more worthy of the BMW badge the car wears. All in, inc labour, £530

Fuel economy is also improved, got this on the way back from Birmingham at a constant 60mph, with a f*cked thermostat too...

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Result!


Next on the list as of 22/04/16 and last of the major jobs:

- Engine mounts (Vibration inside the cabin shakes your fillings out)
- Both EGR and Main thermostats

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