N62 Water Transfer Pipe Failure

March 31st, 2018|

The N62 V8 engine was fitted to many of the larger BMWs. The 5,6,7, X5 and X6 could all have had this engine installed from the factory. Over time and with many of these covering quite some distance as well, a failure of the water transfer pipe located between the 2 banks of cylinders is [...]

Z4 Roof Motor Failure

March 29th, 2018|

An all too common failure of the first generation Z4 E85 is a failure of the hydroelectric roof motor. Almost certainly caused by water ingress into the motor due to blocked water drainage holes or a failure of the seal containing the motor. At Munich Power we're able to remove and replace your hydroelectric roof motor [...]

E46 SMG2 Clutches

February 26th, 2018|

The SMG2 in the E46 M3 is an amazing piece of engineering. A huge improvement on the original SMG found in the E36 M3. The SMG vs Manual debate will forever be a talking point in the E46 M3 community. Love it or hate it, it was the foundation for the modern paddle shift DCT boxes [...]

MINI Cooper S Burnt Valves

January 6th, 2018|

If you suddenly find yourself experiencing a misfire in your MINI Cooper S, a burnt out valve could be the cause. Although not a common failing, numbers of these cases are on the rise. A poor combustion mix can raise cylinder temperatures and increase the chances of this occurrence. Inlet valves becoming contaminated with carbon deposits can [...]

N47 Diesel Timing Chain Failure

December 11th, 2017|

A well documented issue with BMW 4 cylinder diesel engines is a failure of the timing chain. Stretched, or even broken chains can cause catastrophic engine damage. A symptom can include an unpleasant noise from the engine. However, sometimes sudden failure can occur leaving the owner with a non-running car, huge inconvenience and large repair bills. As with [...]

Underbody Restoration

November 27th, 2017|

A beautiful M3 entered our workshop this week for a full underside resto! To say I'm pleased with the final result is a huge understatement. Seeing the owners smile when he saw the underside of his car makes the graft all the extra worthwhile. At Munich Power, we're able to undertake full underside restorations. Replacing worn [...]

E46 Head Gasket Failure

November 7th, 2017|

An increasingly common problem with the S54 engine is a failing head gasket. The first symptoms of such often being pinking occasionally while driving. A compression test will confirm if the head gasket has failed. If the symptoms are not addressed immediately, the cylinder head and/or engine block could be damaged resulting in increased expense to rectify. [...]

E60 M5 & E63 M6 Maintenance

November 1st, 2017|

The flagship of the BMW Motorsport division. The pinnacle of sports saloons. The M5 is currently in its 7th incarnation. (including the E12 M535i) The E60 M5 is the 5th generation of the fast 5 and is many people’s favourite. Almost certainly the last naturally aspirated M5 to be made. The huge 5 litre V10 S85 [...]

Sat Nav Failure

October 21st, 2017|

A common issue with the Car Communication Computer (CCC) is the DVD drive failing and not recognising the Sat Nav disc. We're able to repair this fault, dissembling the CCC and replacing the internal DVD drive. Saving customers hundreds of pounds over a replacement CCC.