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      07-15-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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Engine Blown on Sunday (VIDEO ADDED)...PROGRESS!!

On Arlington BLVD Sunday afternoon heading into DC and all of the sudden the car starts making odd noises and power is reduced.

I eventually get to my destination and park the car, no check engine light, no overheating, just the awful noises.

Long story short, tow it to Fairfax they look at it yesterday, send the video to BMW and it needs a new engine to the tune of about $25,000.

Car is 12 months old with 20,3xx miles on it...new engine is two weeks out...new engine FTW


7-28-14 ..... After taking multiple parts of the engine apart Fairfax was able to conclude that a rod in cylinder 5 broke. BMW approved the new engine, engine arrived late Thursday and should be able to pick up the M today or tomorrow!

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      07-15-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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what was the cause?
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      07-15-2014, 09:02 AM   #3
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what was the cause?
looks like rods...they are pulling oil pan out this morning so ill know more today...pretty bummed out....i should just ask them to not pay for the engine and just give me credit to a new BMW, ie M4
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      07-15-2014, 09:04 AM   #4
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looks like rods...they are pulling oil pan out this morning so ill know more today...pretty bummed out....i should just ask them to not pay for the engine and just give me credit to a new BMW, ie M4
Won't do that. They still have to repair and resell.
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      07-15-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
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Ouch!

Sorry to hear that
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      07-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #6
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Bummer...

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      07-15-2014, 01:02 PM   #7
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20K on 2012/13 and rod already gone! I am very disappointed with BMW M engines.

hopefully it works out with you
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      07-15-2014, 01:17 PM   #8
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Won't do that. They still have to repair and resell.
was a joke
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      07-15-2014, 02:05 PM   #9
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was a joke
Ah try and get the Dinan stroker out of em.
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      07-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #10
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Ah try and get the Dinan stroker out of em.
for that dinan needs a suitable core engine...which i do not have currently given the situation i'm in...however i wish that could happen
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      07-16-2014, 06:15 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your luck. Seems like the rod bearing issue is becoming more and more of a problem.
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Assuming it's being replaced under warranty?
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      07-16-2014, 06:44 AM   #13
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Ouch that really stinks. How many times have this occurred before?
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      07-16-2014, 08:27 AM   #14
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Assuming it's being replaced under warranty?
Cars been at Fairfax since Sunday night...went there Monday to discuss some things, and it sounds like it's all under warranty (better be--$75k car 12 months old w/ catastrophic failure)....yesterday BMW HQ told them to take off the valve cover gaskets to check out the top of the motor so I hope to hear something today.
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      07-16-2014, 11:49 AM   #15
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They better be giving you a loaner and ask BMWNa to cover a payment if you're paying monthly.
Sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, you've been added to the registry.
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      07-17-2014, 09:10 PM   #16
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I had the same thing happen. driving through old town and my car just shut off and wouldn't engage in any gear. BMW ended up replacing the engine under warranty with only 20xxx miles on it.
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      07-17-2014, 09:18 PM   #17
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Another one bites the dust. This rod bearing situation is out of control.
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      07-17-2014, 09:28 PM   #18
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      07-18-2014, 01:08 PM   #19
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That sucks...it's scaring me from making the jump on a used one. Good luck with it!
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      07-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #20
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That sucks, I have a 13 and contemplating dumping it.
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      07-18-2014, 01:38 PM   #21
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My comment about this is on here > # 267>http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...4#post16292594
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      07-18-2014, 04:37 PM   #22
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Ouch man...that really hurts to hear...hope everything works out for you.
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