rossrodgers

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    Ian
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  1. Looking at picture 1 it seems you have not taken the old O rings off the valve and have fitted the new O rings on top of the old ones. Old O rings do go hard over time making them look like plastic.
  2. It is not the first time and probably will not be the last time someone somewhere leaves a caliper bolt loose. A couple of years ago an E70 was brought to our workshop from another shop to diagnose an issue they were having trouble with. One of my colleagues was road testing the vehicle when the lower caliper bolt came out resulting in the caliper rotating around on the upper bolt then punching through and locking the front wheel. Luck would have it that is was under 50kph and no crash resulted. There are no excuses for this sort of event other than human error. What is highlighted from this incident Jacko has been involved with is the poor handling of the situation, surly any reputable workshop would have fitted new OEM brakes at no cost along with a sincere apology at the very least.
  3. If we read through your previous posts its seems your not comparing apples with apples, the OP car was serviced by JC BMW in Takapuna and not the JC BMW workshop in Wairau which you speak of that has been closed for many years now . While I can understand your disappointment with previous dealings I feel it some what unfair to be painting both workshops with the same brush . Intended or not your comments are disservice to the hard working people at JC BMW Takapuna .
  4. Being this is a public forum and your part of the admin on this site then its best we keep to the facts. I currently work in the JC BMW workshop and have done for the past 14yrs along with a number of other long term techs who are still very passionate and dedicated to the product. My colleages and I are some of the people who were doing pre delivery inspections on new E46 M3,s so its fare to say there is a lot of experienced guys in the shop more than capeable of working on these cars. Your comments about the dealership once being taken over by Sime Darby are simply not true with so many long term staff still onboard.
  5. Who does not love a good old fashioned misinformed dealership beat up? come on lads lets keep to the truths and enough of the dribble.
  6. Possibly Glen misread the thread title, hence some of the faults pointed out such as the high pressure fuel pump do not apply since the 325i has the n52 and does not have direct fuel injection and therefore no high pressure pump fitted.
  7. OP is referring to the 325i so no issues with injectors, fuel pumps, stem seals , valve gear so its not all doom and gloom.
  8. Those last few kms up to Turoa are quite steep and engines are working hard, producing high exhaust temps. Possible current or previous oil leak burning off hot exhaust manifold?
  9. Sounds like compression leaking past a loose spark plug, first check plug torques.
  10. Looks like the plastic clip that comes on new hydraulic lifters that seals the oil supply hole, obviously is supposed to be removed before fitting. Must have found its way in when the rocker cover was off at some stage then been flushed into the sump.
  11. Before you condemn the engine with worst case scenario how about dry the plugs out as suggested then after reinstalling plugs start the engine at full throttle to allow as much air in as possible to lean the mixture out on start up.
  12. While the m54 does fail when overheated they are not as delicate as made out and have be known to suffer no damage after being run for minutes after dumping all there coolant such as in the event of a burst hose/expansion tank /radiator. Keep in mind when your reading the temp on your cluster that the boiling point with a sealed cooling system under pressure and with the correct mix of antifreeze is close to 130 C.
  13. Don't take it the wrong way but you must be the king of misinformation. How will intake cleaning foam or spark plugs fix what is most likely to be leaking stem seals?
  14. Has the radiator been opened up and inspected internally to confirm to your theory of the damage? is it possible it may be a different fault?
  15. Looks like one of the rubber spacers that go on the locating pins on the under side the manifold cover.