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      04-15-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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E92 m3 blown engine

So my engine just blew@59000miles

Engine oil always on time, added when needed. 98fuel only(93 in US)
STOCK!! just an exhaust. No track'ing the car. Ofcourse redlining sometimes as everybody

No faults,no nothing on the screen before that, no sinctoms of engine,any. Went to autobahn from other connecting road, 3rd gear full throttle and at about 6Krpm loud clicking noise,and 2sec latter white smoke in the rear and engine shut down. Oil all under the car, smoke from under the hood, a lot of smoke....

will update with photos later...so sad, so sad and so unexpected. Could'nt sleep all night thinking of what was hapened

I understand if it was S/C'ed or some shitty ECU,but now - well maintained stock engine. Never mis-shifted(6MT), and i know how to drive








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So my engine just blew@59000miles

Engine oil always on time, added when needed. 98fuel only(93 in US)
STOCK!! just an exhaust. No track'ing the car. Ofcourse redlining sometimes as everybody

No faults,no nothing on the screen before that, no sinctoms of engine,any. Went to autobahn from other connecting road, 3rd gear full throttle and at about 6Krpm loud clicking noise,and 2sec latter white smoke in the rear and engine shut down. Oil all under the car, smoke from under the hood, a lot of smoke....

will update with photos later...so sad, so sad and so unexpected. Could'nt sleep all night thinking of what was hapened

I understand if it was S/C'ed or some shitty ECU,but now - well maintained stock engine. Never mis-shifted(6MT), and i know how to drive

That sux! I'm subscribed to see what the cause was. I hope you get it replaced quickly.
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      04-15-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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oh man! sorry to hear that bro!

hope you get it up and running in no time

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      04-15-2011, 12:53 AM   #4
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That sux! I'm subscribed to see what the cause was. I hope you get it replaced quickly.
Dealers will see it today. Going there soon. The car is already there.
The M is out of warranty. But I have good connections at bmw. Will see what was the cause of accident and that BMW are going to do about it...
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Keep us posted. I'd like to what happened. Hope things work out for you and your car.
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Sorry to hear ...

2008? I'm guessing a rod bearing failure
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2008? I'm guessing a rod bearing failure

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Sorry to hear this! Hope there is a quick resolution
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      04-15-2011, 01:31 AM   #9
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That sucks. Hopefully BMW does the right thing here.
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Did you use the stock air filter or do you have a aftermarket gauze type?
Sorry to hear about it though. Hope they take care of you.
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      04-15-2011, 01:41 AM   #11
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Did you use the stock air filter or do you have a aftermarket gauze type?
Sorry to hear about it though. Hope they take care of you.
Aftermarker aFe oiled before and at the moment afe dry one was used
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So my engine just blew@59000miles

Engine oil always on time, added when needed. 98fuel only(93 in US)
STOCK!! just an exhaust. No track'ing the car. Ofcourse redlining sometimes as everybody
Stock and no tracking, huh?

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448631

I see here speeds in excess of 300 kmh, and a lot of street racing....


I feel sorry for what happened to you, and was really concerned that a stock car can have a blown engine so early, as my M3 is really stock...my concern now started to fade away though.
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.....I don't know why because you said everything is stock
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The car came delimited from factory, the engine is standart. And those kind of races you don't do everyday.
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I would remove all those videos if I were you, don't want bmw to see them and tell you that they dont want to touch the car.. my opinion.

Subscribed to find out what happened
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condolences. good luck with getting it replaced.
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This is what the car was designed to do. I didn't see any abuse or misuse on these videos (which were pretty cool) so I'm still wondering why the blown engine. His mods are basic and the car looks well-kept. Real track time is far far more grueling than a few blasts to the top end.

Having said that, I am quite disappointed that the Evo pulled on him.
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interested to see what the outcome was. Hope it all works out!
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Stock and no tracking, huh?

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448631

I see here speeds in excess of 300 kmh, and a lot of street racing....


I feel sorry for what happened to you, and was really concerned that a stock car can have a blown engine so early, as my M3 is really stock...my concern now started to fade away though.
It's a sports car, not a Prius. He obviously bought the car to drive it, not putz around to the grocery and back. Occasional street racing and brief times at very high speeds should be fine if the motor is stock, it was designed for that.

It just sounds like a 1-off issue to me. BMW will probably replace the engine so long as they determine it was not caused by an aftermarket part or some tune messing up the A/F ratio.
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This is what the car was designed to do. I didn't see any abuse or misuse on these videos (which were pretty cool) so I'm still wondering why the blown engine. His mods are basic and the car looks well-kept. Real track time is far far more grueling than a few blasts to the top end.

Having said that, I am quite disappointed that the Evo pulled on him.
Oh yea, a day at the track is way way more abusive on the car. You're basically redlining the engine over and over again for 20-30 minutes at a time.

Wow, that EVO must have had a modified gear box to do 180mph. I'm surprised his M3 didn't run the EVO down sooner. Granted they offer higher end EVOs in Europe than they do here so maybe it had some different gearing from the factory.
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Maybe it's crazy,but this evo is 2WD made temporary just for high speed race
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It's a sports car, not a Prius. He obviously bought the car to drive it, not putz around to the grocery and back. Occasional street racing and brief times at very high speeds should be fine if the motor is stock, it was designed for that.

It just sounds like a 1-off issue to me. BMW will probably replace the engine so long as they determine it was not caused by an aftermarket part or some tune messing up the A/F ratio.
+1.

Who cares.

He obviously doesn't have any major mods done to the car.
I think he means "stock" - not S/C'ed.

I'm curious to see why this happened. Very rare...
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