Lewy M6 project

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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by cockneyrebel » 22 Jul 2017, 07:12

Looks bang on Lewy, great improvement on last time I saw her, :thumbup: (forecourt during a shower)
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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by Lewy » 02 Sep 2017, 21:49

I can already hear rayb screaming ARCH GAP at his screen! =)) =)) =)) =))
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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by Lewy » 07 Nov 2017, 11:11

Squeeky bum time!

M6 going into the garage with engine knock on start up and EML on! Uh oh....

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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by Gus247 » 07 Nov 2017, 11:15

Lewy wrote:Squeeky bum time!

M6 going into the garage with engine knock on start up and EML on! Uh oh....
:-ss :ympray: Fingers crossed it's not tooooo serious!
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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by FAB_BMW » 07 Nov 2017, 11:17

Good luck mate, hopefully it won't be too bad.

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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by RayB » 07 Nov 2017, 12:19

Fingers crossed!!

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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by cockneyrebel » 07 Nov 2017, 17:45

Try not to think the worst mate :thumbup:
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Post by Metroreg » 07 Nov 2017, 19:23

Fingers crossed not loads of money
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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by Lewy » 09 Nov 2017, 20:28

Codes might suggest vanos issues but as I couldn't get it into the usual BM indy near me until the 20th so I used a friend who owns a local garage for now. You could say this is unlucky but as I'm about 6 days INSIDE of 6 months I have the consumer rights act on my side. I've already contacted the relevant people and whilst a battle may well ensue with the dealer, this should be resolved at no cost to me. In the meantime, I'm in the Z3 and actually loving it!

Watch this space until after the 20th once the BM lads have diagnosed properly. After a little reading, it could be anything from a simple solenoid to pump failure. If pump failure that could be bits in the engine and shell bearing failure if not cleared also.

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Re: Lewy M6 project

Post by Lewy » 20 Jan 2018, 11:23

Finally got the M6 back and it's like someone's given me my right arm back. After going through the usual 'rid of it' phase when a car lets you down I started to really miss it. The delay was mostly caused by independent inspections etc as part of my claim to have it fixed by the supplying dealer and that will still rumble on, but I couldn't wait any longer so I asked the garage to go ahead and fix the car.

Note the failed part is the oil pipe in the Vanos unit, looks absolutely fine in the pics but rubber hose failed inside. Good news is that the Vanos pump (c£2000) didn't fail, so it was mostly labour in the end.

Great to have it back, although it's been fun shaking down the Z again recently, which is also in for some work this week pre Donnington on the 29th. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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