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      10-22-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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335 Valve Cleaning - Deal!

Following all the talk about valve cleaning I decided to spend some time looking for someone in the London / Southampton area and have got lucky!

TWG Automotive

Unit 14
St. Georges Industrial Estate
Wilton Way
Camberley
Surrey
GU15 2QW

Tel: 01276 22733

They usually do Mini's because apparently they are a lot worse but have dabbled with the N54 engines.

I've agreed a fixed price of 280 inc VAT for E90post members.

If you want it done give them a call and say your from E90post and they'll hook you up.....

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      10-22-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!

and that is a decent price!

When are you having yours done?
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      10-22-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!

and that is a decent price!

When are you having yours done?
I've got a couple of warranty bits I want done first locally but will be booking it in with them shortly, they are 70 miles away from me so requires a bit of logistical planning rather than just dropping it off and picking it up after work in the week....
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Do they offer to do this by Walnut Blasting or Chemicals and brushes ?
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Do they offer to do this by Walnut Blasting or Chemicals and brushes ?
Walnut Blasting, probably should of mentioned that but thought it was a given from the other threads

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Have they done any N54 335i's yet ?

Good find BTW mate and good price - I guess I dont want to be the guinea pig lol
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Have they done any N54 335i's yet ?

Good find BTW mate and good price - I guess I dont want to be the guinea pig lol
They have done a couple already, they said they recommend it on Mini's as they can get really bad by 30k and impact running. The 335 is more of a choice of the owner and he said it is getting more popular as word spreads on the internet....

Interestingly he did say the price difference is crazy he knows that on Mini's prices range from 150 to 600.

I've got a to do list on my car and this is about half way down so might not be this year by the time I get to it. I will be doing it at some stage and will report back!

I thought I'd share now regardless as he seemed very genuine had good feedback on Mini forums and most importantly was reasonably priced!!
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Do you know how long it takes them to carry out the works... I would have to probably hang around as they do it.
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They have done a couple already, they said they recommend it on Mini's as they can get really bad by 30k and impact running. The 335 is more of a choice of the owner and he said it is getting more popular as word spreads on the internet....

Interestingly he did say the price difference is crazy he knows that on Mini's prices range from 150 to 600.

I've got a to do list on my car and this is about half way down so might not be this year by the time I get to it. I will be doing it at some stage and will report back!

I thought I'd share now regardless as he seemed very genuine had good feedback on Mini forums and most importantly was reasonably priced!!
Thanks Gregg,

Very Helpful, I am on 42K miles now and was thinking about it - im not that far from them either. With all my mods it would be stupid not to invest me thinks.

Wondering how long it takes also.
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That was one thing I didn't think to check! I guessed it would be the best part of a day. Will call them back and confirm when I have a sec....
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Looks like I could be taking both cars down to see these guys soon then!!

335i on 40k and an R56 Mini Cooper S on 73k!!

Great find
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This might just be the answer to our prayers (those of us within rasonable distance anyway)
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Looks like I could be taking both cars down to see these guys soon then!!

335i on 40k and an R56 Mini Cooper S on 73k!!

Great find
From what I've heard you'll feel a big difference on the Mini and of course as its a couple less cylinders it will be cheaper!!

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This might just be the answer to our prayers (those of us within rasonable distance anyway)
It makes a change to find something that's further south, its normally up north!
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Good find and a good price for this job - I will be in touch with them soon as local to me.

Time taken I think its a few hours not a short job.
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Thats a good price! it make a difference on my 335i which covered nearly 79k miles. Might worth install the OCC as well before the valve clean.
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Very good price indeed.

Is it definitely the walnut blast?
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To take the entire inlet off. Prep, blast, clean and refit for 280 is unreal. Imo they either arent actually doing it or they are going to gonout of business very soon at those rates. Id like to see beforw and after pics for proof before heading down there and pics of thier equipment. Thats like farrari selling you a 458 for 70k.
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As far as I'm aware they are using walnut blasting and as an independent not inclined to charge the earth for something that if you have the tools and a process for is fundamentally not that hard. I think we pay over the odds for most services when it comes to our cars so when something is actually reasonable we don't believe it!

I'll be the guinea pig when I get the time and will make sure they take before and after pictures......

Watch this space!
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To take the entire inlet off. Prep, blast, clean and refit for 280 is unreal. Imo they either arent actually doing it or they are going to gonout of business very soon at those rates. Id like to see beforw and after pics for proof before heading down there and pics of thier equipment. Thats like farrari selling you a 458 for 70k.
I told you mate... it is not hard.

My mate sammy in the states does it for $250 and takes him a couple of hours.

He has done over 50 cars and has the inlet mani off & prepped in less than an hour. He says if you know what you are doing, it is really basic. The initial cost of buying the BMW tool is expensive, but easily recouped with a couple jobs.

So for 2-3 hours work... It isn't bad at all.
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So if they are cleaning the head in situ. I can't see how it's a thorough clean.
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That's a good price. I just paid 255 for walnut blasting at Vines Bmw Redhill. That's 6 valves on the 3ltr 325i However. the inlet was already off to fit my new HPFP so would have been more if done at a different time. 2.5hrs I was told the job takes.

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I told you mate... it is not hard.

My mate sammy in the states does it for $250 and takes him a couple of hours.

He has done over 50 cars and has the inlet mani off & prepped in less than an hour. He says if you know what you are doing, it is really basic. The initial cost of buying the BMW tool is expensive, but easily recouped with a couple jobs.

So for 2-3 hours work... It isn't bad at all.

I've done minis with the BMW blaster in under 2 hours and am going to do my 335 myself shortly.I recon it will take 2 hours tops as 335 manifold comes off fairly easy.The minis suffer from. 'Super knocking' due to the carbon build up and pop and bang at high revs.Cleaning cures this.Hsve never experienced the same issues on a 335i yet tho. What are the symptoms on the 6cyl?
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