Decades of Quality BMW Repair
Steve’s Imports has been performing BMW repair service for Clackamas, Oregon for over thirty years. The original 1600s that we were servicing when they were new are now the collector cars that we restore back to factory condition.
We’ve been along for the ride for the full range of BMW’s evolution and are equipped with the experience to make any model of the German Driving Machine run for years to come.
Whether it’s changing a timing belt on your E30 coupe or performing a complete engine overhaul on your new M5, Our ASE-certified technicians take pride in servicing any BMW with care.
Contact Steve’s Imports for Your BMW Repair
At Steve’s Imports we treat every BMW we service like it’s one of our own, and you can rest assured that your vehicle will operate at the optimal level of class and dependability that the brand has relied on since its inception.
It doesn’t matter if your BMW runs on petrol or diesel, has 4 cylinders or 8 – we’ll have it operating at the maximum efficiency it was designed for.
|Services Our BMW Mechanics Offer
|– Brake repairs
|– Fuel injection
|– Suspension repairs
|– Service and maintenance schedules
|– Clutch repairs
|– Engine repairs
|– Timing belt replacement
|– Engine performance repairs
Call Steve’s Imports at (503) 771-6701
Our Mechanics Repair Every BMW Make and Model
Have a BMW with over 100k miles on the dash? That’s normal. As complete BMW specialists, we have seen and performed just about every possible BMW repair under the sun. Including:
- Uncommon DME and DDE failures
- AC system failures
- Expansion tank ruptures
- Radiator plastic baffling leaks
- X5 4.4l leaking valley pan gasket
- N62 coolant transfer pipe leak
- A blown head gasket on your 745LI
- The engine cooling fan on your 325i
Thorough System Diagnostics, Testing, and Repairs
Regardless of repairs needed, we always suggest an overnight cooling system pressure test. We often will perform overnight pressure tests to ensure thoroughness of cooling system repairs on BMWs.
We’re happy to check if you need to replace the timing chain and belts on you older 3, 5, 6, or 7 Series BMW.
Maintaining cooling systems on the E90, E92, E60, 3 Series, and 5 Series
These models can develop problems with the electric water pump and engine fan. Issues are usually indicated by a noisy engine fan that won’t shut off or a vibrating or humming sound after the car is shut off.
If the engine fan won’t shut off along with the engine, it’s because the computer senses a malfunction in the cooling system, sending it into a fail safe mode.
Talk to our mechanics if your vehicle is experiencing these issues. We’ll help you diagnose it correctly, take care of the repairs, and test our work before handing back the keys.
Common BMW Repair Questions
A little warning about warning lights and water pumps
If you see an amber warning light that shortly turns to red and leaves you with a dead engine, it was likely caused by a failed electric water pump. The dash lights indicate overheating; common in E90 and E60s.
A failed water pump causes the car to overheat, build pressure, and cause a leak.
Less experienced mechanics may notice the leak, but not test it. Our BMW mechanics understand the connections between these types of leaks and water pumps. We test the pump by activating its special bleed procedure.
Here’s a tip if you find yourself in this situation:
- Turn the car to the on position.
- Turn the temperature control to its hottest setting and the fan speed to its lowest setting.
- Press the gas pedal down to the floor for 10-12 seconds.
- This will turn on the water pump, which will make noise. You should also be able to see a small stream flowing in the reservoir (expansion tank). If you do not see any flow, then it is more than likely a faulty water pump.