Me and the wife have come back to having BMWs after a break of about 10 Years...... Anyhow, My wife has an average condition E90 320i with 97K on the clock, She got it for a straight swap for her freelander that had 138k on the clock and had the usual rust patches. The reason for the swap was because of excess smoking after Idle (Typical pcv/valve seals) and a cracked radiator.
Iv swapped out the pcv which took the best part of 2 hours and lots of swearing, replaced the radiator, again a nice easy job. The smoking has improved but it still going after idling etc so now looking at doing the valve seals.
What im after is the tools, i have everything to do the job but need the special valve compressor so i dont have to take the head off, and the adaptor so i can screw in a line for compressed air to keep the valves from falling into the engine.
I am currently located in Thetford, Norfolk but regularly go to my parents in South Derbyshire, Would anyone be interested in renting me the tools for the job?
or if anyone knows of a reasonable garage that is not too far away that could do the job this week that would be great!!!
And, has anyone had it done lately and knows of the approx cost?
If nobody has the required tools etc then i may get them myself and start offering the service on here.