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 [...]

15 01, 2019

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 [...]

12 10, 2018

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, [...]

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 [...]

26 02, 2018

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 [...]

27 11, 2017

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 [...]

7 11, 2017

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. [...]

1 11, 2017

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 [...]

14 10, 2017

Big End Bearing Shell Replacement

October 14th, 2017|

For anyone who enjoys driving, the S54 engine is right up your street. A high revving, powerful unit that is best enjoyed when around the top of its rev range. Even with correct, regular maintenance , wear of vital components is still inevitable. This particular car came to us for the big end shells to [...]