Avoid Coventry Boring & Metaling!

Notices
 

Thread: Avoid Coventry Boring & Metaling!

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Avoid Coventry Boring & Metaling! 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    MartinWilliams's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    3.18IS
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts


    They really don't know what they are doing.

    I asked them to skim a head (and remove/refit cams to do so) and pressure test it as I'd warped the head. So they removed cams & pressure tested it, then measured the warpage. They then phoned me to tell me the warpage was too large to be able to guarantee the head.

    I asked why they didn't measure first (as that would be the easiest of the tasks asked of them) so as to avoid the unnescessary work already done if the head was too warped and they said that was just the way they did it.

    I checked and decided the amount needed to be skimmed would be ok and asked them to skim the head.

    When I got it back I found they had put the cams on wrong, exhaust on the inlet side and intake on the exhaust side.

    I would assume since they had demonstrated this degree of incompetence they would have made no effort to keep all the valves and hydraulic adjusters in order either and for all I know didn't bother with the special bmw tool (or equivalent) needed to compress the valves in order to remove and refit the cams correctly and who knows what else they've done wrong.

    So, that's Coventry Boring and Metaling in Coventry, earlsdon area. Prize cowboys.

    If you are looking for somewhere in Cov you could try Chesmans Motorsports, they were more expensive but I've heard good things about them.
     
     

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MartinWilliams For This Useful Post:

    Ian S (20-06-2009),Psychopav (17-12-2011)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  4.  
    #2
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    MartinWilliams's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    3.18IS
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
    And they also didn't spot 3 cracks in the head around the spark plug holes!

    The head is scrap and they've done and charged me for £100 worth of work.

     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts