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      01-11-2014, 05:38 PM   #1881
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chris719 View Post
What about all of the Euro S85's that failed? This is the same failure mode as seen on m5board.
I did a count on the S85s earlier in this thread:
post #1087


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http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...lp-advice.html

Here's the UK failure:
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...hese-v10s.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...wn-engine.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...ml#post1782187

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...se-advice.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...ml#post2270701

as well as the registry I was trying to start:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...-registry.html

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This from a quick look.

M5 S85
Bearing failure - engine tune
Bearing failure at 143000 miles UK
Unknown cause of failure
Oil analysis only
Knock wasn't bearing.
Bearing failure maybe caused by Vanos oil pump failure. Engine tune
Bearing failure - engine tune
Bearing failure - engine tune
Bearing failure - engine tune
Bearing failure
Bearing failure
Bearing failure

12 cases. 10 USA, 1 SA 1 UK.
2 not a failure
1 unknown cause
1 suspected due to Vanos

8 failures where the cause was almost certainly bearing failure.
5 cars had some form of ECU tune.
3 cars that don't state a tune.
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