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      04-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
I didn't understand that part. What is baffling about it? It seems logical to me that parts will fail as they age and get more use. Granted these are failing earlier than one would hope and expect, but it certainly is not the first time we've seen this type of scenario.
My question is why have some throttle actuators failed on practically new cars and others on cars with considerable mileage? If it happens to a car that is very low mileage, that would probably mean a problem with the manufacturing of these throttle actuators, whereas the older ones could just wear out.

Either way, in my mind this is a design flaw with these BMW V8s and I am happy to at least not be paying for the parts because the quote I recieved for each bank was atrocious.
2007 GT3 Clubsport w/CGT buckets in Scotland
2003 CSL, SG, Alcon BBK SOLD
2002 M5, SSII/Blk and bone stock. In storage back home in TX
2008 M3, AW/Blk 6MT, lots of track stuff SOLD