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Spraytek

Body Repair & Paint Centre

Unit 1 Knowle Springs Industrial Estate

Keighley

West Yorkshire

BD21 1AQ

Contact Andy :-

01535 690000

07731 814777

Had the back end resprayed by Andy. Quality finish and perfect match (aegean blue). This is a small business concern but you get the personal touch from a friendly guy who knows his craft. Worth checking out. I'd have no hesitation to go back again.

No connection with the business other than being a happy satisfied customer.

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I can throughly recommend GCS Engineering just outside of Horsham, West Sussex.

http://www.gcsengineering.com/

They know their German cars inside out, and have all the equipment including the 4 wheel geometry alignment computer systems.

£60+VAT labour charge, and only geniune parts used.

Ask for Tim.

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Just a quick recommendation,

Classic MD Autos

Unit 1, Hill Farm

Brent Eleigh Road

Brent Eleigh

Suffolk

CO10 9PB

07762 214 118

David Olias has over 20 years main dealer experience showing a passion for restoring classic BMW’s to their original beauty.

I have a E28 M535i and i have searched extensively in the Lincolnshire and Colchester areas for a decent garage that provides a professional and competent service. Usually when asking if the garage if they can work on a E28, i get whats an E28 ?, then they've lost me.

Six incompetent garages, failure to diagnose my 55MPH shimmy, gear linkages etc, etc, i finally found David Olias of Classic MD Autos who is actually capable of diagnosing the correct procedure to my mechanical issues. He has provided excellent service and knowledge of all things BMW, therefore secured all my future work on the restoration and servicing of my M535i.

Very reasonable labour rates and all too happy to answer all my questions.

No connection with the business other than being a happy satisfied customer.

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Just had my Auto gearbox serviced today (Drain / flush and filter) on my 540i sport.

Have got to say it drives like a new car now.

It changes gear so much smoother and feels so much better when pulling away and parking. it used to feel very much like a on or off switch when trying to park or pull away slowly (all or nothing !!)

I'm really pleased I had this done, Have read loads of posts on here with the for and against argument's with changing the oil in these boxes. For me its a thumbs up ..

I would recommend these guys http://www.autogearboxes.co.uk/ in Hailsham, East Sussex, for anyone needing a auto gearbox service or rebuild. Very professional and great service

Tony

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www.allgermanparts.co.uk

Used these guys for parts a few times now, excellent service and pretty decent prices too.

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Just a quick recommendation,

Classic MD Autos

Unit 1, Hill Farm

Brent Eleigh Road

Brent Eleigh

Suffolk

CO10 9PB

07762 214 118

David Olias has over 20 years main dealer experience showing a passion for restoring classic BMW’s to their original beauty.

I have a E28 M535i and i have searched extensively in the Lincolnshire and Colchester areas for a decent garage that provides a professional and competent service. Usually when asking if the garage if they can work on a E28, i get whats an E28 ?, then they've lost me.

Six incompetent garages, failure to diagnose my 55MPH shimmy, gear linkages etc, etc, i finally found David Olias of Classic MD Autos who is actually capable of diagnosing the correct procedure to my mechanical issues. He has provided excellent service and knowledge of all things BMW, therefore secured all my future work on the restoration and servicing of my M535i.

Very reasonable labour rates and all too happy to answer all my questions.

No connection with the business other than being a happy satisfied customer.

+1 on Classic MD

There are also Big Bavarian parts & servicing etc - specialist in e30 but have worked on my e34, they also have e28 & e24, e39 in their yard 01473 827730 / 07858 151197 http://bigbavarianbeauties.com/

Angus Buchanan - parts and serving etc was the main dealer for north Essex before the dealership on Ipswich Road, Colchester so lots of experiance. Prices can be higher than other places sometimes Tel: 01206 262556 http://www.angusbmw.co.uk

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I will just pass on a recommendation for Russell at Fergussons Automotive in Sutton.

http://www.fergussonsauto.co.uk/

 

They are not BMW specialists as such, but if they do promote their experience with BMWs

http://www.fergussonsauto.co.uk/bmw-specialists.html

 

They looked after my E36 for 3+ years and I always had excellent service from them. Very fair and reasonable.So far so good too with my E60 530i.  I have seen a number of late model Mercedes, Audi and BMW in there and they have a very good reputation locally. Can't recommend them highly enough.

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I have discoverd  Chelsea Autoworx in Fulham about 2 years ago. A guy called Naz owns and runs it. Great garage and great customer service. He is  a BMW specialist who used to work in BMW and he knows what he is talking about. He has done loads of work on my e39 530d from swirl flaps to gearbox service. I am always really happy with the service and the price isn't too bad either. And unlike many other specialist he only works on BMW.

 

http://www.chelseaautoworx.com

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http://www.chelmerautorepairservices.co.uk/

 

Chelmer Auto Repair Services (CARS) Ltd, Unit 14 Oyster Place, Montrose Road, Chelmsford, Essex  CM2 6TX

 

Also a Rover Specialist but plays with BMWs having owned e30, e36, e34, e39, e46 etc and currently building a M50 non vanos turbo e36 track car.

 

They have the air con equipment and diagnostics tools

 

Say you are on the forum and get trade price MOTs (£35)

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Dakar cars Ltd Dartford

BMW and Landrover specialists with

AUTOLOGIC BMW and LandRover software

Performance tuning

Diagnostics

MOT

Servicing

Automatic gearbox flushing available

Www.dakar.co.uk

01322 614044

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Powerspeed in Ashford are helpful for custom exhausts, fabrication and repairs.  They recently did an excellent job repairing my exhaust system permanently after the turbo removal had left things less than desirable.  They are in Ashford and there website is here: http://www.powerspeed.co.uk

 

Also for an excellent reliable mechanic in Kent, I would recommend a chap called Kevin or Car Matters who is my current go to mechanic for anything, not just the BMW.  However whilst not a BMW specialist he does have a wealth of knowledge on them.  He can be contacted on 07950 286128.   I have pointed a number of people his way already he is now looking after several cars that I know !

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CPC in Amersham, South Bucks

http://www.cpcpe.com/

Phil is about as good as they get on all things M. Because of this I wasn't I was expecting them to be that competitive on recent work I had but they were the cheapest by far. Similar hourly rates to other local specialists but he was able to complete the work in less time.

Highly rrecommend.

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Yes I've been to Phil. His hourly rate was only slightly higher than my local garage. And his knowledge of my car was 100 times greater. He is good on non-M cars too.

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I have to say though I do have lingering doubts about the VANOS unit rebuild he did for me. My M54 530i was the first VANOS rebuild he had done on that engine with the anti-rattle kit, although he has done dozens of M cars.

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Team F1 Auto electrics has been working on BMW vehicles for 6 years. With level 3 Auto electricians and Mechanics They also specialise in Mercedes Benz with their star diagnostics. They are offering software updates for £65 which will include reprogramming. They are based in Nelson Lancashire.

You must drive inside the mill look for the signs or ring them for directions.

Open most days 10-6

Team F1 Auto electrics

Unit 14

Whitefield Mill

St Marys Street

Nelson

Lancashire

BB9 7BA

01282 787576

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BMS Surrey, This team is what you are all looking for. They pride in customers first. They make you feel welcome as if you've known them for ages. Their level of knowledge off the top of their head is amazing. Highly recommended. Outstanding. Honestly 5*

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BMS Surrey, This team is what you are all looking for. They pride in customers first. They make you feel welcome as if you've known them for ages. Their level of knowledge off the top of their head is amazing. Highly recommended. Outstanding. Honestly 5*

Thanks for the recommendation. I've used a very good indie near East Grinstead for my E39 for the last five years or so but he's not open Saturdays, which is sometimes awkward for me.

 

However, this lot are and seem to be well respected - I'll be giving them a call for a chat in the new year or I may just take a drive over to see them as they're not more than 15 miles from me.

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