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      09-08-2013, 09:13 PM   #173
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Drives: 2008 ///M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT

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Finally got some time away from work to work on my car and get up on here to post pictures. So got the motor out and the oil pan off. Found a ton of metal in the pan stuck in the oil pick up it is basically everywhere. In the picture the left bearing and cap is number 8. I put the biggest shaving next to the number 7 cap as a joke and then the one to the right is the number 5. The top and bottom shell was completely missing from #7 except for that little piece of the top shell. Looks like I got decently lucky as far as damage to the rest of the motor goes. The crank seems to be beyond fixing wont know until I get it out. But the top end looks good and no scoring in any of the cylinders.

History of car:
Maintained solely by BMW from new-96000 miles when I bought it I then started to do 5k oil changes putting 1 to 2 quarts in in between oil changes. Never tracked. the PO was a highway king but I cant confirm that.

looking to build this thing back up to last forever.
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