6 01, 2018

MINI Cooper S Burnt Valves

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

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 [...]

27 11, 2017

Underbody Restoration

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

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

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

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 [...]

10 10, 2017

Modern Classic Care

At Munich Power, we cater for all types of BMW and Mini. The Z3 M Coupe and Roadster were the first M-Power cars to display the now iconic M-Power quad exhaust. These rare beauties are a dying breed and only proper, thorough maintenance will keep them strong. Munich Power are well practiced at maintaining these modern classics. Get [...]

6 10, 2017

E46 M3 Inspection 2

The E46 M3 was one of BMWs finest creations. Maintaining these modern classics requires skills, knowledge and tools that your average workshop doesn't have. Here's a brief overview of the Inspection 2 service. The engine oil, gearbox oil and differential oil are all drained and replaced with fresh oil.    The air filter, pollen filter [...]

28 09, 2017

Swirl Flap Removal

To meet European emission standards, modern BMW diesel engines have included the use of swirl flaps to increase efficiency at low engine load. Due to the nature of being a moving part, wear can occur at the pivot and failure is all too common.  Should you suffer this, catastrophic engine damage is very possible. Removal of these valves [...]