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      04-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Post VAC Motorsports | S65 Maintenence Kit (rod bearings, rod bolts, oil pan baffle)





Over the next few days I will be posting all of the details on our new S65 products.

Summary:
We all know the S65 has a rod bearing issue. Not all engines suffer from premature bearing wear/failure, but enough do. We have had quite a few S65
s through our machine shop and some showed some serious wear :-( BMW has had rather embarrassing issues with rod bearings in the past so we wanted to get ahead of the curve and release the 3 proven products that will strengthen our favorite BMW engines For those interested in the ultimate in oil management, our billet dry sump kit is for you!


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Complete VAC S65 Maintenance Kit

Includes:
a. VAC coated rod bearings
b. ARP conrod bolts
c. VAC oil pan baffle
d. VAC oil pan baffle service (assuming you are sending a core oil pan in. If not, add $600 for core exchange fee)

Cost:
Cost of individual components: 1289.95

Complete kit discount price: $1189.95 ($100 savings!)

Please PM for this kit.



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VAC Coated Connecting Rod Bearings

We have sold 10s of thousands of rod bearings for every BMW engine. We sell to BMW engine builders, BMW shops, BMW racers and every day BMW enthusiasts (generally, in that order) We have personally built 100s of BMW engines and have had many others in for various work so it's safe to say that we have figured out the *best* coating choice.

Our VAC Bearing Sets are specially coated and constructed to reduce friction in your V8 to a minimum; enabling lower temps and faster revolutions in your expensive BMW engine.

Our coated bearings are thermal breakdown resistant, helping to prevent premature engine failures under stress when things are most critical. These bearings can last much longer than any normal bearing set as proven by our customers results. Needless to say, our VAC bearings are used in all our highest performance BMW engine builds and racing engines.

These bearings have become a favorite product of all our professional engine building customers around the globe who have reported unparalleled wear characteristics under all conditions.

This coating was originally developed for the US military but NASCAR teams, ALMS teams and many as well as other customers that require "mission critical" quality.

Our bearings are used by by both the 1st and 2nd fastest BMW drag cars in the USA, as well as our road racing & endurance customers around the world (daily drivers too!. If you are looking for high performance bearings, this is the Rod Bearing set for you.

Cost:
$489 for a complete set of coated S65 rod bearings. We start with OEM BMW bearings then have our time tested coating applied.

Buy S65 coated rod bearings now!


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ARP Connecting Rod Bolts

ARP is the world leader in fastener technology. As builders of the finest fasteners in the market ARP is the choice when you want the highest reliability possible. Our ARP Con Rod Bolt Sets give you a clear advantage over the OEM Con Rod Bolts: unbeatable strength! Even cosmetically, the difference in construction and quality is apparent. If you look at many of the OEM bolts, you will see a taper on the threads which actually takes away bolt grip. ARP Pro Series connecting rod bolts are precision CNC-machined to exacting specifications and designed for optimum reliability. They are designed for full engagement and heat-treated with threads which are rolled to provide up to ten times more fatigue strength than standard OEM BMW fasteners.

Due to the fact that the OE Connecting Rod Bolt is typically one of the first failure points in the bottom end of the BMW engine (Turbo, SC, or Naturally Aspirated) We can't recommend these bolts enough! If your rebuilding you're engine, and have any performance aspirations but cannot afford upgraded aftermarket rods; invest in much stronger ARP con rod bolts.

Cost: $299.95

Buy S65 ARP Connecting Rod Bolts Now!


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VAC S65 Oil Pan Baffle Service

We have offered track proven oil pan baffles for all popular BMW engines for years and we now offer a proper weld in oil pan baffle system for the S65. Yes, even our favorite BMW road engine can really benefit from a baffle solution. Why? Simply put, our oil pan baffle system was designed to improve oil control and reduce oil starvation. Even our beloved S65 with its dual pickup system can experience oil starvation during track use - the G forces moves the oil supply away from the pickup - ESPECIALLY on long sweeping turns. Our baffle system utilizes trap doors to keep oil around the sump. Additionally it provides much improved drainback and oil control. As with any VAC baffle, these are made in the USA.

Since the S65 pan is very intricate we ONLY offer a core based solution right now. Meaning, you either:
a. send us your core S65 oil pan, we modify it and send it back
b. buy a core S65 oil pan from us that we modify then send to you. Send us your pan and receive the full core charge back (assuming the pan is not damaged)

Cost:
$249.95 for the baffle +
$249.95 for the service +
optional $600 core charge (good used S65 oil pan)

Please PM for this service.
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Nice of you guys to chime in with this offer. Glad the masses can now understand that this is maintenance and not always a fault.
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Final pricing should be set tomorrow-Friday. PMs will be sent then (and the thread will be updated)

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Can these items be changed with the engine in the car as a DIY for regular home mechanic or the engine need to be dropped and get done at a shop?
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Nice of you guys to chime in with this offer. Glad the masses can now understand that this is maintenance and not always a fault.
You dont replace rod bearings,injectors etc. like you change spark plugs...excessive wear of the rod bearings at 24k is a fault.
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Can these items be changed with the engine in the car as a DIY for regular home mechanic or the engine need to be dropped and get done at a shop?
We change them in car. BMW TIS calls for engine out, engine disassembly and both main/rod bearings at the same time - now that is one expensive job!! They do not have a task for rod bearings only ( in car)

I would ONLY trust a very experienced/talented tech to do this job. Pref one with BMW proper engine assembly skills. This is not a job you shop on price - find the best shop near you and pay what they want. You get what you pay for with any car work, but when it comes to opening $25k 8200rpm v8s - you need to find the best shop, not some Internet price whore. Most of the legit shops I talk to from these forum are very fair with their labor rates/hours billed.
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We change them in car. BMW TIS calls for engine out, engine disassembly and both main/rod bearings at the same time - now that is one expensive job!! They do not have a task for rod bearings only ( in car)

I would ONLY trust a very experienced/talented tech to do this job. Pref one with BMW proper engine assembly skills. This is not a job you shop on price - find the best shop near you and pay what they want. You get what you pay for with any car work, but when it comes to opening $25k 8200rpm v8s - you need to find the best shop, not some Internet price whore. Most of the legit shops I talk to from these forum are very fair with their labor rates/hours billed.
Thanks for the info Mike. Unfortunately, there isn't one tech/shop that I trust in the area that pay more attention to details than myself. I have done engine work before and rebuilt transmission. I would not be scared to try this on the engine as long as I know it's doable. It would be great if you can provide a guide in the future when you do change it in car.

Some more questions if you don't mind. I am assuming with the coating, the thickness of these bearings are still the same as the factory ones or we need to open up the engine and measures the rod and crank before ordering? Please pm me pricing as well.
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You keep that mindset and do not FI your car. I have had a few S65's apart at 11k Km up to 30k Km so you think what you wish.


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