BMW 335i Minor Service, Repairs and Tune

We worked on a BMW 335i in November this year; it needed a minor service and some additional repairs, as well as a tuning request by the customer.

The service was done according to the log book schedule and current km on the vehicle. With just short of 70,000km one of our experienced mechanics carried out a Service A + flush as well as a brake fluid flush.  Brake fluid is flushed and system is bled of air every 2 years to maintain consistent brake pedal feel as well as maintaining the car brake system servicing schedule.

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When the vehicle was originally inspected, it was found that the roof operation and cables were not functioning optimally. The roof lining would sag into the car. Ramspeed replaced the roof cables which allowed the roof lining to tighten and in all allow better functioning of the roof top. During early inspection it was also found that the headlight washer cover needed replacing, which was also completed by Ramspeed.  The vehicle also needed a new BMC air filter, which was carried out successfully.

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Separate to servicing requirements, the customer had requested an ECU tune on his 335i.  The customer was happy to know that the ECU tuning would optimize fuel burn efficiency, increase the engine torque and optimize air flow and air volume.

RamSpeed is one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialists. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique; our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers).

RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Mini Cooper S Coolant Leak and CV Boot Replacement

A Mini Cooper S was brought into our workshop to get some work done including a service, replacing brakes, looking into a coolant leak and replacing the CV boot.

Mini-Cooper-Wheels-Engine-RamSpeed-1When we checked over the vehicle we pressure tested the cooling system and found the coolant leak was coming from the thermostat housing and waterpump. Both these items were replaced in order to rectify the leaks including some system hoses. The cooling system was then bled and filled as required. Once all the parts were refitted the engine was degreased and the vehicle road tested.

Mini-Cooper-Wheels-Bumper-RamSpeed-1We then removed the drivers side front drive shaft to carry out the CV boot replacement but upon attempting to remove the shaft we found the CV shaft seized into the hub and was unable to be removed. Our next option was to remove the complete hub assembly and try to press out the shaft but this still did not work.

Mini-Cooper-Engine-RamSpeed-2The front right drive shaft and complete hub assemply had to be replaced as a result. We then inspected the boot on the passenger front which was ok. The hub nut was removed and we found the thread and associated area was covered in corrosion, no other parts were attempted to be removed as the boot was ok.

A major service was done while the vehicle was on the hoist and involved replacing the oil, air and pollution filters. This was done according to the log book schedule and the current km on the vehicle. Other repairs done while the vehicle was in the shop included replacing the rocker cover and sump gaskets to fix some oil leaks, the drive belt tensioner and pulleys were replaced and the rear brake pads.

Alfa Romeo 159 PCV Valve and Transmission Not Shifting

We had an Alfa Romeo 159 in our workshop last week that was going to get the PCV valve replaced, and to look into a transmission shifting issue.

Alfa-Romeo-159-Bonnet-Bumper-RamSpeed-1When the vehicle was hot, the transmission wouldn’t shift over the third gear and reverse cannot be selected. The vehicle was scanned for fault codes stored for the gear selector sensor which was showing that gears 1-3 were ok, but 4-5 and reverse were gone. We replaced the PCV valve and gear selector sensor as required and test drove the car.

BMW 135i Minor Service and Misfiring Issue

Below is a BMW 135i that was in our workshop to get a minor service completed and to look into a misfiring issue.

BMW-135i-Wheels-Exhaust-RamSpeed-1The minor service was completed according to the current km on the vehicle and the log book schedule. This involved replacing the oil filter and oil including an inspection over the vehicle.

After looking into the misfiring issue we de carbonised the intake chambers. This included removing the intake manifold and cleaning the ports and valves as required.

Audi Q7 Major Service and Battery Issue

A customer brought in their Audi Q7 which had to get a major service completed and to look into a battery issue.

Audi-Q7-Engine-Bonnets-RamSpeed-1The service was a major one according to the current km on the vehicle and the log book schedule. This involved checking over the vehicle and replacing the oil, air and pollution filters. The brake fluid needed to be topped up accordingly.

For the battery, we needed to replace it with a new one as the battery failed the load test. The Audi would intermittently not start and we advised the customer that it could potentially be a starter motor issue, but this would require further time to diagnose and rectify.