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      02-08-2014, 01:47 AM   #1
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08 E92 Ess Vt2 650 110k Rod Bearings!!

cylinder 3 rod got it the worst took some heavy damage. Rest of them are in pretty ruff shape also. I'm really lucky i decide to get things changed sooner then later. currently in the works of building my motor and upgrading to VT3. all work is being down at Eurocharged Canada

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cylinder 3 rod got it the worst took some heavy damage. Rest of them are in pretty ruff shape also. I'm really lucky i decide to get things changed sooner then later. currently in the works of building my motor and upgrading to VT3. all work is being down at Eurocharged Canada

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      02-08-2014, 02:07 AM   #3
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How long have you been running the kit?
kit was put on at about 88km didn't have any problems with kit on the car. now sitting at 110km
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What made you decide to start your rebuild when you did? Did you notice any symptoms? That looks pretty scary.
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So I assume eurocharged canada can perform bearing service for stock M3 as well?
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      02-08-2014, 03:35 AM   #6
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What made you decide to start your rebuild when you did? Did you notice any symptoms? That looks pretty scary.
well form day one before i got my kit i talked to the dealership and ask them what they think about me going with the 650kit even with the millage i had on the car due to fact it was a bit high. They told me would be safer if i went with the 625kit instead but i didn't want that lol, and of course everyone talks about rod bearings on here. yes it was a risk i was willing to take but i promised my self once i get the kit on just be easy have fun enjoy the car, then over winter i would change it before summer comes back. i didn't wanna be that guy that lost a motor due to rod bearings. And has you can see I'm one lucky guy right now lol. nope didn't notice any symptoms at all car was running great 2013 april right till november 2013, i DD my car so i keep a every close eye on everything always better safe then sorry right
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      02-08-2014, 03:37 AM   #7
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So I assume eurocharged canada can perform bearing service for stock M3 as well?
Yes sir they can for you. pm me if you have any other questions also?
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      02-08-2014, 04:07 AM   #8
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Were these OEM bearings or did you replace when you installed kit at 88k?
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      02-08-2014, 04:08 AM   #9
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Yes sir they can for you. pm me if you have any other questions also?
OK thanks, I don't plan to do it now because I still have 2 year warranty left. But it's good to know where to go when I need to get my replaced.
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Is it possible for you to have the logs read from the DME to check for a high count of mis-fires - especially on cylinder #3?
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      02-08-2014, 09:07 AM   #11
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Were these OEM bearings or did you replace when you installed kit at 88k?
These are oem
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Wow J, that is a nasty looking bearing. Great that you caught it in time! See you at Eurocharged today.
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Ouch. How much does this type of service run for in Canada?
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      02-08-2014, 11:10 AM   #14
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What did you replace with? OEM again?
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How are you going VT3 if its not for sale?
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currently in the works of building my motor and upgrading to VT3.
Does ESS know? They've recently said several times that the VT3 setup isn't for sale.... You doing a custom low-compression setup with the ESS hardware and Vortech V3?

So confused
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Number 3 bearing looks bad with that chunk missing, but the others look like they could go on like that for many more miles. We just don't know.

115KM = ~ 71000 miles.
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The bad thing is there are no symptoms of a bad bearing until you hear a knock. Then its too late...a bearing or a couple are probably spun. As long as you don't wad up the crank and shoot rods out the side of the block...its mostly repairable. Although a rod or couple will likely be shot.
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The bad thing is there are no symptoms of a bad bearing until you hear a knock. Then its too late...a bearing or a couple are probably spun. As long as you don't wad up the crank and shoot rods out the side of the block...its mostly repairable. Although a rod or couple will likely be shot.
Except doing routine oil analysis.... But your right, if you hear something it's almost to late
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Does ESS know? They've recently said several times that the VT3 setup isn't for sale.... You doing a custom low-compression setup with the ESS hardware and Vortech V3?

So confused
We'll be using Darton Sleeves, CP low compression pistons, Carrillo rods, Vac headstuds and mainstuds, VAC coated rod and main bearings, VAC oil pan baffle...
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What oil did you run?
He used BMW Castrol Edge Professional TWS 10w60 Motor Oil..
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