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      06-10-2019, 03:04 PM   #2377
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feel for you. I was very fortunate to have MBP to cover mine when BMW wouldn't help (17K on the car, less than a year out of warranty).

Best bet might be looking for a used engine and have the RB's replaced before you swap it in.
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      06-10-2019, 03:15 PM   #2378
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      06-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #2379
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Suckage beyond belief.
Exactly ! The Bimmerpost list looks bad .
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      06-10-2019, 04:43 PM   #2380
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What you talking about? Rob bearing problem is wayyy overblown and scam from all the shops charging for replacement


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      06-10-2019, 05:49 PM   #2381
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What you talking about? Rob bearing problem is wayyy overblown and scam from all the shops charging for replacement


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Yeah . It's a kind of mass hysteria !

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      06-20-2019, 09:19 PM   #2382
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Just came back from the shop, nice little decorative hole in the block. As noted earlier, this was with upgraded rod bearings from Gintani just 10k miles ago, they were done at the time of supercharger install.



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Just came back from the shop, nice little decorative hole in the block. As noted earlier, this was with upgraded rod bearings from Gintani just 10k miles ago, they were done at the time of supercharger install.
Sorry for your loss
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      07-08-2019, 06:53 AM   #2385
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adding my car to the list of catastrophic failures. I believe this is a small percentage but it happened to me.

Sorry if this is not the place to put this as I don't use this Forum.

Brief history. We got the car a number of years ago with 30K Miles, it's now on 79K. Never been driven overly hard during our time (it is the wife's car), well serviced and always left to warm up a few minutes before driving, never any hard or sharp throttle during the warm up stage, actuators were done a few years back and any issues were always fixed asap.

My old Golf was out of action so decided to take the M3 to Isle of Man for a road trip. The car was amazing around the roads there. The car/engine was no way on the limit and I only saw a couple of yellow markers on the rev limiter before changing gear. No overly hard down gearing either.

On the way home doing 75 on the motorway I heard a rumbling, I let go of the throttle and an engine warning sign appeared and rev limiter kicked in, looked behind me and smoke started pouring out the back. I pulled over into the hard shoulder as quick as I could. Oil was pouring out the bottom of the engine and my first thought was it's thrown a rod. AA recovered to my trusted garage and we found this ..











what can I say! I usually drive a 30 year old Mk2 Golf GTI, track days, nurburgring, car shows, late night drives, e.t.c without a hiccup apart from the odd squeak here and there. The first time I take out one of BMW's premium cars and this happens.

There were no prior warning. No noises or lack of power or oil pressure warning or anything.

I thought it's just one of those things until I googled it.

Car is now having the engine replaced with another from a younger M3 and 40K miles on it. Needless to say, the disappointment, I've always loved M cars, specially the V8 but this has made me think twice

We haven't taken the engine apart yet but it's obvious one of the rods has done a disappearing act. If I were on a slower road then this may have been prevented but at 75, it takes time to come to a safe standstill .
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adding my car to the list of catastrophic failures. I believe this is a small percentage but it happened to me.

Sorry if this is not the place to put this as I don't use this Forum.

Brief history. We got the car a number of years ago with 30K Miles, it's now on 79K. Never been driven overly hard during our time (it is the wife's car), well serviced and always left to warm up a few minutes before driving, never any hard or sharp throttle during the warm up stage, actuators were done a few years back and any issues were always fixed asap.

My old Golf was out of action so decided to take the M3 to Isle of Man for a road trip. The car was amazing around the roads there. The car/engine was no way on the limit and I only saw a couple of yellow markers on the rev limiter before changing gear. No overly hard down gearing either.

On the way home doing 75 on the motorway I heard a rumbling, I let go of the throttle and an engine warning sign appeared and rev limiter kicked in, looked behind me and smoke started pouring out the back. I pulled over into the hard shoulder as quick as I could. Oil was pouring out the bottom of the engine and my first thought was it's thrown a rod. AA recovered to my trusted garage and we found this ..











what can I say! I usually drive a 30 year old Mk2 Golf GTI, track days, nurburgring, car shows, late night drives, e.t.c without a hiccup apart from the odd squeak here and there. The first time I take out one of BMW's premium cars and this happens.

There were no prior warning. No noises or lack of power or oil pressure warning or anything.

I thought it's just one of those things until I googled it.

Car is now having the engine replaced with another from a younger M3 and 40K miles on it. Needless to say, the disappointment, I've always loved M cars, specially the V8 but this has made me think twice

We haven't taken the engine apart yet but it's obvious one of the rods has done a disappearing act. If I were on a slower road then this may have been prevented but at 75, it takes time to come to a safe standstill .
Woah! I've never seen one like this with a starter. Very gnarly. Sorry to hear about your loss. Looks like you're promptly taking care of it though!
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adding my car to the list of catastrophic failures. I believe this is a small percentage but it happened to me.

Sorry if this is not the place to put this as I don't use this Forum.

Brief history. We got the car a number of years ago with 30K Miles, it's now on 79K. Never been driven overly hard during our time (it is the wife's car), well serviced and always left to warm up a few minutes before driving, never any hard or sharp throttle during the warm up stage, actuators were done a few years back and any issues were always fixed asap.

My old Golf was out of action so decided to take the M3 to Isle of Man for a road trip. The car was amazing around the roads there. The car/engine was no way on the limit and I only saw a couple of yellow markers on the rev limiter before changing gear. No overly hard down gearing either.

On the way home doing 75 on the motorway I heard a rumbling, I let go of the throttle and an engine warning sign appeared and rev limiter kicked in, looked behind me and smoke started pouring out the back. I pulled over into the hard shoulder as quick as I could. Oil was pouring out the bottom of the engine and my first thought was it's thrown a rod. AA recovered to my trusted garage and we found this ..


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what can I say! I usually drive a 30 year old Mk2 Golf GTI, track days, nurburgring, car shows, late night drives, e.t.c without a hiccup apart from the odd squeak here and there. The first time I take out one of BMW's premium cars and this happens.

There were no prior warning. No noises or lack of power or oil pressure warning or anything.

I thought it's just one of those things until I googled it.

Car is now having the engine replaced with another from a younger M3 and 40K miles on it. Needless to say, the disappointment, I've always loved M cars, specially the V8 but this has made me think twice

We haven't taken the engine apart yet but it's obvious one of the rods has done a disappearing act. If I were on a slower road then this may have been prevented but at 75, it takes time to come to a safe standstill .
Whoa. I'd love to know what info/diagnosis is uncovered if you guys tear apart the old block to learn more. Keep us updated on here. Hope you're back in the road in no time.
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That's kindof amazing that it cracked the starter in half. I mean, as a scientist, I'm like "that's cool".
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I am curious about the starter. I thought it engaged the flywheel ring gear only for starting. If so, why would an engine lock up from a failed rod break the starter? Could the owner have tried cranking after the car stopped, not knowing what had happened, to see if it would run properly on restart?
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The engine threw a rod through the block and the starter took the impact and broke apart.
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The engine threw a rod through the block and the starter took the impact and broke apart.
Spot on !
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The engine threw a rod through the block and the starter took the impact and broke apart.
Right? metal af
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deansbimmer is correct, the engine literally threw a rod whilst on the motorway. Impact went through the top of the block, hit the starter (you can see impact point further down the starter). Bent the starter upwards and snapped it off the block.

We did not attempt to start the engine once we pulled over.

In the second picture just above hole on the left, there is part of a piston ring. On the 3rd picture between the two ports you can see a spring thing, that's the piston oil ring.

I should be taking the block apart on Saturday so will update with more broken engine parts
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I heard of 2 more S65s in the lower mainland that just spun rod bearings in the last couple weeks...

Ouch.
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I heard of 2 more S65s in the lower mainland that just spun rod bearings in the last couple weeks...

Ouch.
Curious to that, I haven't heard anything myself.
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I heard of 2 more S65s in the lower mainland that just spun rod bearings in the last couple weeks...

Ouch.
Do you have any links or info on theses cases?
Thanks.
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