Originally Posted by alpine335i
Good luck with the new motor. But this makes me want to sell my 08.
I'm not going to generalize this and say that more cars may have a "defect". In fact, I did a lot of research before buying the car, and never read or heard of any such problems. It was only when trying to make sense of this, I googled "2008 M3 engine problem", and stumbled upon 2 similar posts, including the one here somewhere with pics of oil all over.
My failure wasn't so dramatic, a service engine soon light (something like that), followed by a rough idle, a "metal-hitting-the-road" sound, and the car died. I checked & saw nothing under the car, metal, oil or otherwise.
BMW must've had some knowledge of something, as there were NO questions at all, and a brand new motor followed. Two thumbs up for BMW, for stepping up to the plate here.