Sunken Nut Differential Seals

August 19th, 2019|

Just about all BMWs are now being engineered with a sunken nut input flange on the differential. (See picture) Unfortunately, the seals behind this are becoming commonplace to leak. This configuration requires special tooling in order to successfully replace the seals without damaging the input shaft bearing. The first step requires the removal of the [...]

Walnut Blasting

July 13th, 2019|

With ever increasing demands for fuel efficiency and power, modern combustion engines are now direct fuel injected. This means the tip of the injector lies in the combustion chamber for the fuel to be injected directly where it is required for minimum waste and maximum efficiency. Unfortunately, the side effect of this is that the [...]

M-Power Specialists

April 14th, 2019|

M-Power, the pinnacle of the BMW marque. The perfect blend of power, agility and refinement. Munich Power are specialists in the maintenance, repair and modification of M-Power vehicles. Countless M-cars pass through our doors for a huge variety of work. E46 Rear axle carrier panel repairs.   S54 Vanos rebuilds   E46 SMG II repairs [...]

Fault Code 5E20 DSC Hydraulic Unit Failure

January 15th, 2019|

Traction control isn't anything new to BMW's, in fact, it's been a part of BMW's make up for nearly 30 years. Despite this, with the ever changing industry, the systems now, although similar in function, holds very little resemblance to the systems of old. The DSC hydraulic unit is a particular weak spot of the E89x [...]

DCT Oil Leak Repairs

October 12th, 2018|

The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) found in the E9x M3 range is a work of art. Super smooth and super quick. On the whole, the gearbox is very reliable. Unfortunately, a reasonably common fault is oil leakage from the mechatronics cover as well as the oil pan gasket. Eventually, if the oil leak is left unattended, [...]

S65 Big End Bearing Replacement

July 20th, 2018|

The S65 engine found in the E9x M3 range is a work of art. A big 4.0 litre V8 with 420 BHP. Almost certainly going to be the one and only V8 to be found in an M3. As we are forever saying, continued and proper servicing is of utmost importance with any engine but especially [...]

Stretched N43 Timing Chains

June 16th, 2018|

The BMW N43 engine is a 4 cylinder petrol unit found in a huge amount of 1 and 3 series vehicles built between 2007 and 2013 Unfortunately, these engines can suffer from a stretched timing chain. Which can subsequently destroy your engine or even prevent your brakes from working correctly. When the chain stretches, the plastic chain [...]

Auto Gearbox Repair

April 27th, 2018|

Automatic transmissions have developed tremendously over the last few years. 8-speed gearboxes are now commonplace among BMWs. This means the engine is always able to be in the optimum gear for maximum efficiency or power (depending on the load requirement at any given time) Normally a BMW Automatic gearbox is pretty reliable. However, occasionally they can be [...]

MINI Timing Chain Failure

April 19th, 2018|

MINIs fitted with the N12, N14, N16 or N18 engine, unfortunately, can all suffer from a failure of the timing chain. The timing chain, as opposed to a timing belt, is designed to be a lifetime component. It doesn't fall within the scope of a mileage or time-based service. However, as with any moving part, [...]