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      12-31-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Blown motors, Rod Bearing failure S65 Registry.

All these blown motors due to bearing problems has me VERY concerned now. Most people describe a ticking sound from 1,600 -2,000 RPM that's pretty subtle but present at idle. It was first thought that this mainly occurred to 2008 cars, but more lately, there have been a few 2010+ cars with the same issue and most with very low mileage.

If your car crapped out (ie loss of power) on you WHILE DRIVING, PLEASE file a complaint with the NHTS here:

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml

MAYBE, they can put some pressure on BMW to do something about this issue, like at least extend the warranty.




I'd like to start a registry JUST IN CASE this problem starts to show up more and more as these cars show up in more numbers.
My quick search shows these case.
Please add any other cases you see here. I'm hoping this will show up on a Google search and more people out there will find this thread and add to it. I'm really hoping we don't have an S54 situation with our motors too.

maicol76: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...lure+%2Bengine

RenoE92M3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...lure+%2Bengine

zOOm: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...lure+%2Bengine

MathewDavid: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...lure+%2Bengine

Gatchaman: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...7&postcount=51

I LOVE MY M3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...1&postcount=38

taleof2bricks: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...lure+%2Bengine

DLSJ5: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...lure+%2Bengine
Blown motor, but the same ticking sound many have described before the engine fails.

armorrig: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...lure+%2Bengine
Possible case here, but no follow-up. Vids have since been removed.

elmariachi: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309484

h4nh: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...8&postcount=36

Brooklyn Mark: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849394

e90m3 6MT: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=170

Boxed: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=189

jacobe92: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=185

Sti2e92sedan: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848000

M3NST3R: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=176

Canadian ///M: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=866284

zgirl1999: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/fina...83276/?start=0

bigtracing: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=173

Artem@ONEighty: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=904414

Elvace: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919720

kinnsella: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...engine-failure

HapaM3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=189

JDATX: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=962907

amg893 (AUS): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981574

foolio2: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=204

brandfay: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010723

Agent Orange (AUS): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018927

Maybe 5 other cases in Oz??: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...02&postcount=4

Crusher: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021041

e93 jonesy: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...6&postcount=11

BMW Fanatik: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...5&postcount=16

stubble: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=228

mkoesel: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006152

REDBULL: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...3&postcount=56

Potentially 3 cases in Spain: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...3&postcount=48

TrakBch: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=196

JRLittle: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=439844

magicknife: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=167

neilm3: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=725873

LoonR1: http://www.pistonheads.com/gAssing/t...603.16085&nmt=

Malek@MRF: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=373

Five potential cases in Bahrain by 0-60Motorsports: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=419

antonio010: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=448

oreokid24: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025948

Here are 4 in Europe:
fer316: http://www.bmwfaq.com/threads/a-algu...r-o-si.597855/

tar0D: http://www.bmwfaq.com/threads/motor-m3-e92-roto.723831/

tobillin: http://www.bmwfaq.com/threads/motor-...-fotos.722637/

ellekz: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1029385

BMW M3 Guy: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945034

JYTSky: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=652

M33DDIE (UK): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=654

PERFM3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=691

mtecnic: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047308

xccess: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040861

vmudry: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1068649

theboss1853: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=928

ellekz (second motor): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1080379

avusm3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=988

Oxymoron: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1003

Antonio1988: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1097105

IIAp3X: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1119912

maloo: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1019

At Eurotic of Houston: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...2&postcount=14

TTO909: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1027

Gabergab: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...2#post18031972

Ging: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1129480

Zzhou's friend in China: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...3&postcount=50

bqureshi: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1086

2jzinsider: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1098

serg87: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1177162

serj.ru: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1186430

Grk_M3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=3108

Pepper135i: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1170

WkboardAtx: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1176

Thekhwaj: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1186

MrFeisty: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1190

BostonS65: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1202

chamoloco: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1238

///MTex: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...2&postcount=31

turbomaniac: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...4#post19664744

Omni2702: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1245300

335m: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1247

CHIEFKIEF: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=269

ifly747: http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...291539-M3-Down

MFKN3 (4 more in Oz): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1336

decimation1: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...07&postcount=2

Bel-Tirid's friend: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...37&postcount=4

MPACT: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1347

williemandowa: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1259012

Sonny-Heyman: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1262599

Sascha Ernst: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1400

chief: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1404

Page Not Found: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...11&postcount=7

Squartus on replaced WPC bearings: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1443

bxchino_m3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1480

HeaTHeR_aK: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=280

Wtlitng: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=281

ase2dais (likely case): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=267

FrazerBoy (UK): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1582

e92Mjunky: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1252339

M3ForMe93: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1717

Rahstar: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1727

houston: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1743

JFWM3 (supercharged): http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...postcount=1756


This was one of the early cases I remember. I can't seem to find the thread here.


This one is new to me:



There's a bunch on YouTube:


There are a LOT more on YouTube. We only have a small percentage of owners who are members here. I'm sure there are people who don't notice the ticking or don't want to potentially label their car as damaged for resale value purposes, but this is best way to show BMW there is a problem if your motor blows. It's basically how the S54 guys had their engines fixed by BMW when a bunch of cases started showing up on the net.
PLEASE add to this thread if you know of other cases.

Here's a very nice compilation of engine failures broken down by state and year by senorfunkypants. http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=935368

If you're in California and your engine blew, check out this thread where the tuxblackedo got a buy back after the warranty expired by getting a lawyer involved: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894665
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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."

Last edited by aus; 09-27-2016 at 10:23 PM.