Guys, please do not assume that I am doubting the strength of this engine. I merely feel that BMW should cover the cost for these parts since they are a well known weakness among M derived engines. My initial estimate was along the lines of $3,800 and I ended up paying $800 for just the labor.
Hopefully this thread will serve to get the word out. BMWNA will cover the cost of these parts if you push them, however, the dealers being dealers will try to stick you for the max.
I could have DIY'd, but as I stated in a previous post, if in the slim chance that a new DME is needed, I want BMWNA and the dealer to eat that cost.
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