For those interested in the past.
BMW 535i Pick Up and Drive Home
Yes, it is 7-years 'today' that we picked up the 535i from Bowker’s in Preston. It is hard to believe it is 7-years, doesn’t feel like it at all. We’d driven down to Wiltshire the previous Wednesday, visited Bowker on the way, to see the car on the ramp and the top of the engine all apart on the bench. The new camshaft was being fitted due to the corrosion on a cam lobe. There is a whole topic there, which we played out on BMWLand at the time, after Bowker phoned to say there was an issue and we couldn’t pick up the car on the Wednesday, on the way to Wiltshire as was intended.
Long story short, tech’ had noticed a valvetronic calibration sound on start up. Required a new valvetronic motor. When the engine was opened up, the master tech’ noticed the corrosion spots on the camshaft. BMW got involved and wanted a new camshaft to be fitted. It was while waiting for the camshaft we made the visit,...