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      07-02-2016, 10:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs up BE Bearings | July 2016 Group Buy for S65/S85 rod bearings

-- Better Bearings for your BMW


Announcing BE Bearings Group Buy


Background:
  • BMW M5 (2005-2010), BMW M3 (2008-2013) can suffer early bearing failure due to inadequate rod bearing clearance.
  • Insufficient clearance means insufficient oil flow, excessive bearing surface heat, and premature wear.
  • These symptoms can lead to early bearing failure and a very expensive engine rebuild.
  • Problem can be addressed during engine rebuild, but it's expensive.
  • Some people switched to thinner oils -- as a stopgap measure.
  • Other stopgap measures include anti-friction teflon coated factory bearings, WPC anti-friction treated factory bearings, and custom bearings with same clearance as stock.
  • WPC treated bearings slightly increase clearance, but are a stopgap.
  • Newer factory bearings (2010.5 and later) are made from tin-aluminum, not lead-copper. Tin-aluminum bearings are 4-times harder on the surface than lead-copper bearings. This extra hardness shows signs of doing more damage to motors as there seems to be more bearing failures with 2010.5 and later vehicles. Tin-aluminum bearings also don't show the same signs of premature wear in Blackstone oil analysis due to lack of lead and copper.
  • We are the guys who came up with the WPC treated bearings and we realized a better solution was needed.
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  • Designed to address and fix the rod bearing clearance issue.
  • Designed for use with factory 10W60 weight oils.
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  • Designed in consultation with leading industry experts from NASCAR, Indy Car, and former BMW M-Division engine designer.
  • Designed and manufactured by Clevite, factory BMW bearing supplier.
  • Traditional lead-copper bearing design; less wear on crankshaft journals, traceable with Blackstone oil analysis.
  • Each bearing is measured and size-binned. Allows for custom bearing selection when necessary.



Group Buy Details
  • Price: S65: $530.10 (10% discount)
  • Price: S85: $660.60 (10% discount)
  • Free Shipping within USA, $20 credit for international shipping.
  • Ends July 31, 2016

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      07-02-2016, 10:56 AM   #2
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Bearings are in stock. As per BE Bearings quality control guidelines, all bearings (every shell) are being measured and binned. Any bearing shells found to be out of tolerance are discarded and do not ship.

Bearings will start shipping week of July 11, 2016.
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      07-06-2016, 01:47 PM   #3
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I already ordered last week, can I still get in on this to get the free shipping? Haven't been charged yet.
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      07-06-2016, 07:37 PM   #4
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I already ordered last week, can I still get in on this to get the free shipping? Haven't been charged yet.
Yes, no problem.
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      07-06-2016, 11:23 PM   #5
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Order placed!
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      07-07-2016, 06:40 PM   #6
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Yes, no problem.
Thanks, I will pm you my order #!
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      07-15-2016, 09:14 AM   #7
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Bearings are in stock. As per BE Bearings quality control guidelines, all bearings (every shell) are being measured and binned. Any bearing shells found to be out of tolerance are discarded and do not ship.

Bearings will start shipping week of July 11, 2016.
Will bearings be shipping soon? I never got a shipping confirm but was charged already
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      07-16-2016, 04:48 PM   #8
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Any complete diy kit with bearing, bolts and gaskets necessary for the job?
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Will bearings be shipping soon? I never got a shipping confirm but was charged already
Same I went back onto the site and it said the ARP bolts are out of stock and will be back in stock in two weeks, that was Monday.

If you ordered the ARPs also, that might be way it hasn't shipped.
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Hi guys, has anyone heard from BE regarding there orders? Been trying to contact BE/Ernie but haven't had a response and my order is still in processing. When do you guys notice a change in status?
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For anyone not getting a response please PM me your order number so I can get a status update for everyone.
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For anyone not getting a response please PM me your order number so I can get a status update for everyone.
Thanks AutoTalent. Sorry if you see the same repeated message. I kept getting a Failed to connect error when I tried sending you a PM. Let me know if you didn't and I'll resend.
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      07-27-2016, 09:45 AM   #13
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The website says these are backordered until July. Are there still any available?
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      07-27-2016, 05:06 PM   #14
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Has anyone heard anything on these? I am order #72 and I placed my order when the site still said they had some in stock, even though now they are backordered. Has anyone received anything?

UPDATED: Just heard that the bolts were delayed 2 weeks. So we should see shipments start in a ~1.5 weeks for those of us that ordered the combo kit.

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      07-27-2016, 05:42 PM   #15
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I'm #62 and yesterday there was a message added to my order that it would be another 1.5 weeks.

IMO they shouldn't be charging customer cards until they are ready to ship, it's been 3 weeks already, and they probably won't ship for another week or two.
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The website says these are backordered until July. Are there still any available?
Bolts are backordered for another week or two. Bearings are backordered a bit longer. BE apologizes for that.
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      07-27-2016, 11:12 PM   #17
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I'm #62 and yesterday there was a message added to my order that it would be another 1.5 weeks.

IMO they shouldn't be charging customer cards until they are ready to ship, it's been 3 weeks already, and they probably won't ship for another week or two.
Credit cards are not charged until the items ship. PayPal is a different story. PayPal charges immediately. So if you paid with PayPal, BE doesn't have any control over that one.
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Sorry to inform people that BE is already out of stock in their latest batch of bearings. The good news is they have two more batches of bearings in manufacture, but the bad news is the first batch won't arrive until around November. Sorry for that bad news.

For anybody who has already placed an order, you should have already received a confirmation whether yours were backordered or not. I don't think anybody who placed an order was backordered. Anybody who wants to place an order, the group buy is still in effect and the discount will be honored when the parts arrive.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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      07-27-2016, 11:21 PM   #19
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Time to ramp up production boys! Glad to see more people adopting this solution
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Credit cards are not charged until the items ship. PayPal is a different story. PayPal charges immediately. So if you paid with PayPal, BE doesn't have any control over that one.
Thanks for the clarification, I guess I should have paid directly with my cc. Wish I had known.
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Any status updates here? We blew past the last 1.5 week estimate on backorders. Has anyone received anything from them yet?
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I pm'd about group by deal over the weekend. I hope it's still going. I can wait on the parts, but want to lock in the pricing.
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