13 07, 2019

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 [...]

14 04, 2019

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 [...]

20 07, 2018

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 [...]

16 06, 2018

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 [...]

19 04, 2018

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, [...]

31 03, 2018

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 [...]

6 01, 2018

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 [...]

11 12, 2017

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 [...]

25 09, 2017

N62 Valve stem oil seals

September 25th, 2017|

A common issue with the N62 engine found in the 5 series, 6 series, 7 series, X5 and X6 is leaking valve stem oil seals. Symptoms include high oil consumption and smoking from the exhaust. At Munich Power, we're able to replace these seals. Many workshops shy away from this task due to the complexity [...]