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Hello all,

I have a 2004 E46 320d, from reading the info on the forum, I have decided that its a must that I have my swirl flaps removed.

My car has got a full dealership service history but Im not bothered about keeping this as such, would much rather take it to a decent specialist garage, as I dont really rate my local stealers!!

If anyone knows of a good specialist garage around Northampton (and beyond) then I would appreciate it if you could let me know.

In this case I am looking for a garage who will be able to remove these swirl flaps, but any garages also recommmended for services etc would be great!

Thanks in advance :thumbsup
 

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Hi seb, not sure what side of Northampton you are and how far you want to travel but I use bensten motors in St ives, I'd say about 40 mins from northampton itself, they have never let me down and have a great reputation
Martyn
 

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Hi Martyn,

I live on the East side of Npton. But would be prepared to travel if theres nothing closer to home. What sort of dealings have you had with them? Are they reasonably priced etc?

I've just gone on there website so will email them about swirl flaps.

Thanks again! :thumbsup
 

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I've been going to them for a while seb, used to take my old 323 there. The mrs has her car booked in friday for a service, 50% cheaper than quoted from elms bmw bedford, You dont get the things like a wash that you get from a dealer and their courtsey cars are only...kia's (ssssh) but i'd prefer the cheaper prices and no thrills.
 

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Great stuff. I agree the courtsey cars and washes are not that important. I would prefer good service and reasonable prices any day.

Have just contacted them so will await there response.

Cheers.

***Anymore recommendations of Garages near the Northampton area would still be greatly received - cheers peeps!***
 

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Hey another person from northampton! :D

theres a bmw specialist in brackmills industrial estate.

Mtek
27 Lyveden Road
Brackmills Industrial Estate
Northampton
NN4 7ED

01604 700440

Guys name is Ian Russell

I havent used them yet as i dont need any work doing to the car buy a friend of mine recommends them.
sorry if this counts as advertising

Ricky
 

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Hi seb, not sure what side of Northampton you are and how far you want to travel but I use bensten motors in St ives, I'd say about 40 mins from northampton itself, they have never let me down and have a great reputation
Martyn
i have also used them top notch service not overly pricey and the receptionist had a gorgeous voice on the phone,......next time ill have to drop the car in personally...just for erm checking over the premises you see
 

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i have also used them top notch service not overly pricey and the receptionist had a gorgeous voice on the phone,......next time ill have to drop the car in personally...just for erm checking over the premises you see

Nice !!! :D:D
 

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Seb, I use Autoclass in MK for garage work on mine - TBH I do most of it myself, but had the Eibachs fitted by them and the tranny sump/fluid replaced. James there takes care of the car. Chambo and a pal of mine with an E39 M5 travel to use the place.

The coffee at mine is pretty good as well!!
 

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Seb, I use Autoclass in MK for garage work on mine - TBH I do most of it myself, but had the Eibachs fitted by them and the tranny sump/fluid replaced. James there takes care of the car. Chambo and a pal of mine with an E39 M5 travel to use the place.

The coffee at mine is pretty good as well!!
This thread is from 2009 :hihi:hihi A certain super mod is now my mechanic :thumbsup


.....and YES the coffee is nice :D
 

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I can 2nd the recommendation of M Tec at Brackmills, northampton. Took in my car for an electrical fault, change of fluids etc etc. Good service and reasonable on price - all completed within a few hours.
 

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i have been using PCS in bletchley , milton keynes. and i have never had a problem with them , and they really know their stuff .. i would recommend them to friends and family without a doubt. my timing chain slipped last month (N42 ENGINE) and bent 5 valves total price inc parts and labour £1400 which i thought was very reasonable for the amount of work involved.the car now runs quieter and smoother than it ever has ...
 

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Also my old man works for "richards german car specialised" in Burton Latimar in Northamptonshire, beside Kettering.

I beleive they are also very good on prices
 

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was considering either autobarn or m-tek as im from bedfordshire - any thoughts?
 
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