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      05-20-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
taleof2bricks
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Drives: 2008 M3 Sedan
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New Motor Installation Pics

Yes, this is another rod bearing failure post, but mine has a happy ending!

Picked up a 2008 w/ 28k in March w/ all records since new that included more oil changes than recommended. 1 short road trip and 4 weeks worth of commuting later, the car made a loud noise & shut down. Dealership didn't give much in terms of info, just told me there was a major engine failure & a new motor was ordered on 4/28.

Motor arrived a few days ago, and my car is now "under the knife". My SA called w/ an update and invited me to come & see their progress.

Being an enthusiast who wouldn't miss this "operation" like a dad wanting to see the birth of his child (OK that's a stretch), I drove right over.

Pics, including a piece of the motor (they said a rod shot right through & have a chunk of the engine block somewhere) should be here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2691448...67322140/show/
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