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      05-05-2014, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hi All,
Before i get flamed for "posting without searching", i did run a search. I couldnt find the info i was looking for.

Okay, here is my question.
I am in Sydney Australia [no, thats not the question yet, rather a statement]

I have a 09/08 BUILT E92 DCT.
90,000kms, and typical Rod Bearing/ Main Bearing/ Crankshaft failure.
As opposed to fixing it, went to a reputable wrecker here in Sydney, and they "sourced" another engine for me, from a "2011" M3 with 18,000kms on it. Paid $20k installed.
While i was at it, i said to them, i want the DCT from that car too, so i knew i had a pretty new gearbox too. (at an additional cost)

Anyway, all installed within 2 weeks. Car runs great. Feels strong. Though i had a Eurocharged Tune on the old engine, and have yet to verify if the tune is still on there. (thats not a biggie though)

The thing is, they were going to supply some evidence of the engine history, but still they havnt.

I have the engine number of the "new" engine [20364572S65B40A], and i wanted to know, how can i get the VIN of the car the "new" engine i purchased, was in, from the engine number.
Or, within the engine number, is there a way to decipher it, to tell the year/month of the production of the engine?

I am at a loss, because i just want to satisfy my own mind, that the engine i bought is in fact from a 2011. The place where i bought it from is stalling big time, pushing my suspicions higher.

Are the engine numbers produced in sequential order?
If they are, the engine that WAS in my car, that was blown, is a HIGHER engine number [21914377S65B40A], than the one they installed, which means the engine they installed is OLDER than 09/08.

Any assistance from someone in the know would be great.
Thanks guys
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Hi All,
Before i get flamed for "posting without searching", i did run a search. I couldnt find the info i was looking for.

Okay, here is my question.
I am in Sydney Australia [no, thats not the question yet, rather a statement]

I have a 09/08 BUILT E92 DCT.
90,000kms, and typical Rod Bearing/ Main Bearing/ Crankshaft failure.
As opposed to fixing it, went to a reputable wrecker here in Sydney, and they "sourced" another engine for me, from a "2011" M3 with 18,000kms on it. Paid $20k installed.
While i was at it, i said to them, i want the DCT from that car too, so i knew i had a pretty new gearbox too. (at an additional cost)

Anyway, all installed within 2 weeks. Car runs great. Feels strong. Though i had a Eurocharged Tune on the old engine, and have yet to verify if the tune is still on there. (thats not a biggie though)

The thing is, they were going to supply some evidence of the engine history, but still they havnt.

I have the engine number of the "new" engine [20364572S65B40A], and i wanted to know, how can i get the VIN of the car the "new" engine i purchased, was in, from the engine number.
Or, within the engine number, is there a way to decipher it, to tell the year/month of the production of the engine?

I am at a loss, because i just want to satisfy my own mind, that the engine i bought is in fact from a 2011. The place where i bought it from is stalling big time, pushing my suspicions higher.

Are the engine numbers produced in sequential order?
If they are, the engine that WAS in my car, that was blown, is a HIGHER engine number [21914377S65B40A], than the one they installed, which means the engine they installed is OLDER than 09/08.

Any assistance from someone in the know would be great.
Thanks guys
Why didn't you approach BMW Australia about the failure?

Even if you had fixed your old engine the cost wouldn't have been $20k high. At least that would have given you a peace of mind compared t what you are putting yourself through not knowing the real kms on the second hand engine.
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      05-07-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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You mean , u paid for an engine based on verbal confirmation that its a 2011 with 18k on it?

Naw, stop kidding
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Hi All,
Before i get flamed for "posting without searching", i did run a search. I couldnt find the info i was looking for.

Okay, here is my question.
I am in Sydney Australia [no, thats not the question yet, rather a statement]

I have a 09/08 BUILT E92 DCT.
90,000kms, and typical Rod Bearing/ Main Bearing/ Crankshaft failure.
As opposed to fixing it, went to a reputable wrecker here in Sydney, and they "sourced" another engine for me, from a "2011" M3 with 18,000kms on it. Paid $20k installed.
While i was at it, i said to them, i want the DCT from that car too, so i knew i had a pretty new gearbox too. (at an additional cost)

Anyway, all installed within 2 weeks. Car runs great. Feels strong. Though i had a Eurocharged Tune on the old engine, and have yet to verify if the tune is still on there. (thats not a biggie though)

The thing is, they were going to supply some evidence of the engine history, but still they havnt.

I have the engine number of the "new" engine [20364572S65B40A], and i wanted to know, how can i get the VIN of the car the "new" engine i purchased, was in, from the engine number.
Or, within the engine number, is there a way to decipher it, to tell the year/month of the production of the engine?

I am at a loss, because i just want to satisfy my own mind, that the engine i bought is in fact from a 2011. The place where i bought it from is stalling big time, pushing my suspicions higher.

Are the engine numbers produced in sequential order?
If they are, the engine that WAS in my car, that was blown, is a HIGHER engine number [21914377S65B40A], than the one they installed, which means the engine they installed is OLDER than 09/08.

Any assistance from someone in the know would be great.
Thanks guys
Totally feel your suspicion mate. BMW obviously should be able to correlate between engines and cars, I'd demand the dealer to prove their case!
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      05-07-2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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What kind of contract was worked up for the motor swap/labor? Do you have an invoice or something that states 2011 with 18k?
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      05-07-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
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The thing is, they were going to supply some evidence of the engine history, but still they havnt,,, strange at least,,,
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      05-08-2014, 02:46 AM   #7
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Have you handed over the $ yet in full?
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What have you don't with the blown motor could you please pm me
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Ahh you have a blown engine from bearings too? BMW Australia will deny any knowledge of anything related to bearings and engine problems. They tell you to f*ck off and they don't care. Their dealers also adamantly deny any knowledge about it either. Have you spoken to them yet?
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