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I own/ owned an S65 105 86.07%
I haven't experienced a catastrophic engine failure. 112 91.80%
I've experienced a catastrophuc engine failure. 5 4.10%
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      12-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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A more accurate poll on major S65 engine failures

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MULTIPLE CHOICE POLL, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MARK THAT YOU OWN/ OWNED AN S65

Poll is For folks who own or owned an E9X M3.

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Please, Do not vote on behalf of other owners. Thank-you!.
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      12-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for putting this together. Now we can see if sunsweet gets his 20000 votes in 6 weeks.
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      12-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #4
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37k miles, no failure here. Hope it stays that way.
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      12-28-2013, 01:09 PM   #5
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I have owned/own both a 2008 mt that I sold with 54000 kms and a 2011 dct with 41000 kms.I do at least 10 track days a year and have no oil consumption between the 10000 km oil changes that I do.No issues with either engine.
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      12-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #6
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Own and voted,E92 DCT with 52.000 km > 32,311 miles runs strong with the BPM DEV tune and DCT software upgrade(THX Mike !) , and i'm praying to keep it this way, when i'm seeing threads like this
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      12-28-2013, 03:52 PM   #7
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Own and voted. 2011 E92 6sp. 65k miles, ~1/2 of that with Evolve tune. Praying too for it to stay this way.
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      12-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #8
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Voted: I own a 2008 E90 M3 with 65K and have not had an engine failure.
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ive owned both a '11 e92 m3 and a '13 e92 m3, both DCTs and tuned, and have never had an issue with either
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      12-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #11
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      12-28-2013, 07:01 PM   #12
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i got like 13k miles on my 13, no problems. and have a warranty if something goes. i am not worried one bit.
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Think trying to keep track of this is a good idea (model year, whether s/c, tuned, etc), but ask any consumer products company and the people that are likely to post online about a product are more likely to be complaints. Also those who have significant product issues are more likely to go online to complain.
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Think trying to keep track of this is a good idea (model year, whether s/c, tuned, etc), but ask any consumer products company and the people that are likely to post online about a product are more likely to be complaints. Also those who have significant product issues are more likely to go online to complain.


Yes, because people join car foruns so they can go to the photos/media/gallery, DIY, Track/Autocross, Wheels, Cosmetic/Visual, engine etc. sections to complain.
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Point being that if you have an issue, you are highly likely to go online and complain, ie blown engines may be over-represented online vs offline. Ask any consumer products company, it's the same story across industries.

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Yes, because people join car foruns so they can go to the photos/media/gallery, DIY, Track/Autocross, Wheels, Cosmetic/Visual, engine etc. sections to complain.
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2011 E92, DCT, oil change every 4 track days "track once a mos", no tune and running NA. Catastrophic rod bearing failure 32,000 miles.

2013 E92, DCT, oil change every 3 track days instead of 4, track once a month w/ 5250 miles, no tune and running NA. No issues and humming like a hummingbird.
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Point being that if you have an issue, you are highly likely to go online and complain, ie blown engines may be over-represented online vs offline. Ask any consumer products company, it's the same story across industries.
People who are meticulous, who want to make sure their cars are properly maintained are also more likely to go online.
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Voted experienced catastrophic failure. 2008 e90 m3 68k miles
Ohh 5H1T man,not another one, feel sorry about your luck man, and that after 68K miles....DAMN !!!
BTW...THX for voting&posting .
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