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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.

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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
Diagnostics– Brake repairs
– Fuel injection– Suspension repairs
– Service and maintenance schedules– Clutch repairs
– Engine repairs– Timing belt replacement
– Engine performance repairs– Mechanics
– Diesel

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

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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

Where should I take my BMW for repairs?
It’s recommended to take your BMW to a certified BMW repair shop or an authorized BMW dealership for repairs. They have specialized knowledge and access to genuine BMW parts.

How often should I service my BMW?
BMW recommends servicing your vehicle according to the intervals specified in the owner’s manual. This typically includes regular maintenance tasks such as oil changes, fluid checks, and inspections.

Can I perform basic maintenance tasks on my BMW myself?
Some basic maintenance tasks like checking and topping up fluids, replacing wiper blades, or changing air filters can be done by the owner. However, more complex repairs should be left to professionals.

How much does BMW repair cost?
The cost of BMW repairs varies depending on factors such as the specific repair needed, the model and year of your BMW, and the labor rates of the repair shop. Request estimates from multiple shops for comparison.

Are BMW parts more expensive than generic parts?
Genuine BMW parts are often more expensive than generic parts. However, they are designed specifically for BMW vehicles and provide optimal fit, performance, and longevity.

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.

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A Focus On Foreign For Forty Years

Steve’s Imports has been in the business of foreign car repair for over forty years. Our shop has evolved along with every make and model of the cars we love to work on and throughout it all, we’ve stayed ahead of the curve. Our experience is what allows repairing your BMW to be not only enjoyable but affordable. We want every customer we have to be able to call on us and ask whatever they want. We don’t just want to be your mechanic, we want to be a source of information. Learn more about common issues with BMWs here. Over the years we’ve found that our hands-on dedicating to making every BMW the best it can be is the key to happy long-term customers.

For the best BMW repair in Clackamas, roll on into Steve’s Imports today.