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      07-31-2013, 01:55 AM   #419
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I wrote a very detailed letter BMW NA and to my surprise I got a call last week that they are replacing the engine and covering the $27,000 bill. Can't wait to get my baby back. For break in what do you guys suggest I do and not do?? I am going to likely garage this car and will be the first car of my collection for when I get older. So I want to break this engine in perfectly.

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I wrote a very detailed letter BMW NA and to my surprise I got a call last week that they are replacing the engine and covering the $27,000 bill. Can't wait to get my baby back. For break in what do you guys suggest I do and not do?? I am going to likely garage this car and will be the first car of my collection for when I get older. So I want to break this engine in perfectly.

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You were having engine issues? Had a dealer already documented engine failure?

Once you get the car back don't rev passed 5500rpm for the first 2000kms. I would then suggest an oil change as per BMW break-in requirements.
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Once you get the car back don't rev passed 5500rpm for the first 2000kms. I would then suggest an oil change as per BMW break-in requirements.
that break in stuff is laughable. but oil change is good idea.
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that break in stuff is laughable. but oil change is good idea.
I know what you mean.... I still followed it with mine when it was new.

Now I got a brz to learn lapping with and I can't until the 1600km break in...
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that break in stuff is laughable. but oil change is good idea.
About a year ago I decided to correlate people who advocated ignoring break-in with people who complained about oil consumption / rod bearing issues and such. It was startling how many I came up with...
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About a year ago I decided to correlate people who advocated ignoring break-in with people who complained about oil consumption / rod bearing issues and such. It was startling how many I came up with...

gotta love long, long warrnety on brand new car.
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that break in stuff is laughable. but oil change is good idea.
About a year ago I decided to correlate people who advocated ignoring break-in with people who complained about oil consumption / rod bearing issues and such. It was startling how many I came up with...
It's all those people who "know better" than BMW engineers
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It's all those people who "know better" than BMW engineers
or people who could caress less
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I wrote a very detailed letter BMW NA and to my surprise I got a call last week that they are replacing the engine and covering the $27,000 bill. Can't wait to get my baby back. For break in what do you guys suggest I do and not do?? I am going to likely garage this car and will be the first car of my collection for when I get older. So I want to break this engine in perfectly.

Sincerely,
Cesar Garcia
Good deal!
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I was driving last night and while switching from 2nd to 3rd I heard a small pop and then tons of white smoke out the exhaust and from the hood. Pulled over and tons of fluid started leaking out. Car does not start, I was on the side of the road for 2 hour before a tow truck came and the engine had a boiling sound coming from it the whole time.
Too many pages to read through and way off topic, did you get it sorted out? Any warranty coverage from ESS being the original owner of the ESS S/C kit, or is everything out of pocket?
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