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      07-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Heading to Darren Wood BMW Specialists!

Will let you know how I get on guys....400 miles journey!

Coming from London, I normally take the M1 to go up north....never been on the M6 Toll...


Which one has got more speed camaras M1 or M6? and how do i pay for the toll?
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      07-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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Don't know which one has more cameras in total but I know that the toll has no cameras. It's 4 and you pay at the toll station either by card or throwing change into the machine.
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Serious? What for mate?
Find out wheres that boost leak and/or whats wrong with the engine....and oil service, brake fluid and inspection.
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      07-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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You won't be disappointed pal, they did my turbos, clutch, waterpump, downpipes etc and they're a great pair of guys

I thought I was dedicated travelling 80 miles to them
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You won't be disappointed pal, they did my turbos, clutch, waterpump, downpipes etc and they're a great pair of guys

I thought I was dedicated travelling 80 miles to them
lol....the mrs thinks i'm crazy....

but my mate told me that theres a guy on a UK BMW forum that travels to Germany to get his car serviced!!!! ...so i'm not that weird!!!...

Who worked on your car idnan? Mike or Darren...I need someone that knows the n54 inside out....

Do as they know you as Idnan?
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lol....the mrs thinks i'm crazy....
I can't say I'd disagree Kev.

I'm sure Darren Woods are great,they certainly get a good write up on here,but I can't help thinking Bird's would be a better bet given how closer they are.

Any reason why you didn't consider them?
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And never mind the speed cameras just don't light up on the M6 Toll. It's punishable by certain death.
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lol....the mrs thinks i'm crazy....

but my mate told me that theres a guy on a UK BMW forum that travels to Germany to get his car serviced!!!! ...so i'm not that weird!!!...

Who worked on your car idnan? Mike or Darren...I need someone that knows the n54 inside out....

Do as they know you as Idnan?
Mike is the n54 guy, he knows them like the back of his hand. Darren is really good too and the other chap (can't remember his name) was kind enough to drop me off to where I needed to pick up my hire car.

Yeah they know me as Idnan, with the white 335i with RB turbos lol. I need to get them to do my prop centre bearing and a few bits and bobs when I get the chance.
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Have some beers tonight Kevster!

Give the miswah one for me tonight too!!
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I can't say I'd disagree Kev.

I'm sure Darren Woods are great,they certainly get a good write up on here,but I can't help thinking Bird's would be a better bet given how closer they are.

Any reason why you didn't consider them?
I contacted a few of my "trusted" garages Ian, but prices were not that great...and Birds can sometimes get a bit "funny" and not allow you to be in the workshop...

I've emailed and spoke to Darren Woods and they convinced me....plus lots of 335i owners on here recommended them....

I need to find out myself if they deserve an "e90post trusted garage" badge!
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Have some beers tonight Kevster!

Give the miswah one for me tonight too!!
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Presume you've been and come back.If not though,be careful on the M6 toll-LOTS of unmarked Police cars...
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Kev, I've been at Darren Woods (but didn't need to use them as I sold the car) but they certainly know what they're talking about 1 think they've done all the work on doughboy's car. You'll be reet!!

Oh, don't drive like a c**t and you'll be fine
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By the time you get back down to London a new service light will come on
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By the time you get back down to London a new service light will come on
OHH SHUT UP! ...don't jinx it...
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Kev, I've been at Darren Woods (but didn't need to use them as I sold the car) but they certainly know what they're talking about 1 think they've done all the work on doughboy's car. You'll be reet!!

Oh, don't drive like a c**t and you'll be fine
I know mate, thats one of the reasons I chose them...I know they've work on Mike's car...
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Darren Wood seem to have a very good rep.

Did you look into maybe using CPC Phil Crouch in Amersham as that guy is also meant to be very good and is located closer to you? I've not used him personally but heard very very good things http://cpcpe.com/

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When are you travelling up Kev?? Might see if I can pop over whilst you're there for a coffee. Want to see if you're as angry in real life as you are on here .
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lol....the mrs thinks i'm crazy....

but my mate told me that theres a guy on a UK BMW forum that travels to Germany to get his car serviced!!!! ...so i'm not that weird!!!...

Who worked on your car idnan? Mike or Darren...I need someone that knows the n54 inside out....

Do as they know you as Idnan?
I think you would have been fine at TGW in Camberley
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When are you travelling up Kev?? Might see if I can pop over whilst you're there for a coffee. Want to see if you're as angry in real life as you are on here .
Pop down mate!....I'll be there on tuesday morning....from 08 30....i'll be there for 3/4 hours i reckon!?....

Oil service, brake fluid, inspection service and investigation of the leak....

I'm quite chilled out normally...only let off the steam on e90post!
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