Experienced Colorado European Engine Repair

When many people look under the hood of their cars, they see a complicated mess they’d rather not go poking around in. When we look under the hood, we see a complicated mess that we’d love to dig our hands into. As Colorado’s premier European auto repair shop, we’ve helped thousands of European auto enthusiasts protect their cars and restore them to their original glory. But European cars can be tricky, and taking it to just any old mechanic for engine repair like oil leak repair, cylinder head repair, and head gasket repair can lead to improper fixes and long-term headaches down the road. But what are some of the most common engine problems, and when is it time to take your car in for an engine repair?



Air Intake

Colorado is a dusty place. Manufacturers’ recommendations aren’t doing you any favors. Whether you need a replacement factory filter or a performance upgrade, we have what you need.


From repairing failed engine components, to oil leaks, engine replacements and swaps. We are equipped with diagnostic equipment and specialty tools to tackle your engine projects of any size at reasonable prices.

Climate Control

Colorado gets too hot to be without AC, and too cold to live without heat. From AC system diagnostics and repair, to heater core replacements-we can also repair your climate control panel.

Fuel Systems

From traditional fuel pumps and injectors, to the current generation of direct injection and high-pressure hardware, our techs will make sure your engine has all the fuel it needs.


Electrical repairs can be tricky, but they don’t have to be. We will work with you to understand the nature of your electrical issues, and map out how we can diagnose and repair.


As vehicle performance and vehicle mileage increase, so too does the stress that axles and drivetrains must absorb. From new factory units to performance rebuilds, we’ll give you all the best options and advice.

Cooling System

Unless you are Magnus Walker, chances are your engine requires coolant to maintain operating temps. From small repairs, to cooling system overhauls and upgrades, we will make cooling system repairs a breeze.


It doesn’t matter if it’s a stock vehicle or a performance vehicle, steering and suspension are regarded as important safety items. We’ll make sure you understand what your vehicle needs to be safe.

Common Engine Problems And When It's Time For Engine Replacement

Some of the most common engine problems we fix are:

  • Thermostat Replacement
  • Replacing Ignition Coil(s)
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement
  • Replacing Evaporative Emissions Purge Control Valve
  • Replace Evaporative Emissions Purging Solenoid
  • Replacing Spark Plug Wires And Spark Plugs
  • Blown Head Gasket Repair
  • Powertrain Control Module Replacement
  • Intake Manifold Gasket
  • Radiator Replacement

Many of these fixes don’t require engine replacement and can be done in a matter of days to a week. However, what happens when you need a complete engine overhaul? How long does that take, and what does that process look like?

The Engine Replacement Process

  1. BW Performance will check your engine for signs of wear like increased oil consumption and wear on the piston rings and valve guides.
  2. Next, we run a diagnostics check to measure the compression in your engine’s cylinders and gauge the health of the combustion chambers. 
  3. After checking the health of major engine systems that correlate to specific engine problems you’re having (uneven engine operation, increased noise, etc), BW Performance can determine whether individual repairs are needed or whether a full engine overhaul is required. 
  4. In the event of a full engine overhaul, BW will reuse any parts from the original engine that are in good working order while installing new parts to replace faulty engine elements.

Colorado’s European Engine Service Experts

Engine problems can destroy your car in short order, and it’s important to seek help as soon as you sense a problem brewing. If you’re having problems and are looking into engine service options, give us a call at 303-800-7193 and one of our experts will talk you through the process. BW Performance services the following Colorado areas: Thornton,CO, Westminster,CO, Denver, CO