Case Studies

Tech Talk – BMW 535Xi – Engine Oil Leak

This BMW came into our workshop with a severe engine oil leak int he area of the front timing cover. The previous “Specialist” servicing facility had attempted to correct the oil leak, unsuccessfully.

See that “curly cue” material? That’s a shredded engine drive belt, which had wrapped itself around the crankshaft, and wiped out the oil seal. So the other “oil leaks” were corrected but the prime culprit was not found, until it visited our facility.

When belt broke it wrapped itself so tight behind the crank pulley it pushed itself into the crank seal, tearing out the rubber sealing surface. Left unchecked, this very quickly could have worked it’s way into the front timing chain and sprocket, resulting in a catastrophic engine failure.

The Truth
Folks, it’s not about the fancy building, or the “name”. It’s about the people inside, the people who care, are treated well, and treat you (and your car) well. Fancy buildings and big egos do not fix cars, people do. Our approach is always to work as a team, to network, to solve even the most complex problems, each time, every time. We’re not happy until you’re happy, and we really mean that.

The Difference
Just because someone uses the name “Specialist” does not mean that they really know, or care about your particular car. There are ethical shops out there, but judge by the reviews online, by meeting the service team, by asking friends. Out of our area (we cover Falmouth, Freeport to Camden), call and ask for a referral to one of our service network members. Your car, and your pocketbook will thank you. And so will the AMC Team.

Feel free to call or stop by find out more on how we can help you get your car back to the condition you both deserve! Earning your trust, every time you turn the car…that’s what we do…every day…for the last 30 years.

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If you have questions, or if we can be of further assistance, just call us at (207) 882-969, we’d love to meet you, and your car!

Bruce and the AMC Service Team


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