Originally Posted by elmariachi
... There wouldn't be a revision to the bearings if something was not wrong with it that prompted them to change it after 10/2008. I dont see why they would change the bearings unless there was a real need to address a specific problem.
Not necessarily. It could be as simple as the vendor supplying the bearings was changed. I don't know, but I wouldn't jump to conclusions just yet.
I remember the S54 M3 engine. It didn't take long for blown engine reports to start piling up. By this time in its history, with the S54 their were many more blown engines reported. It doesn't sound like the same sort of bearing problems. At least I hope so; I have a 2008 M3 too.
Thanks for posting all of this. It must be a terrible experience for you. Good luck and I hope it all turns out good in the end.
P.S. I don't think I've ever seen as nice an intake port on any other stock head before. Thanks for the pics.