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      02-15-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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Wonder where my enigne is

Interesing thing ( well atleast it is for me )

With all 6 Cylinder petrol E90 engines being made in Austria and the Factory here in South Africa being half a world away, the engines for our cars are made quite a while before the car, since they need to be shipped here before production

Well, I have 2,5 weeks left before my car is being assembled, so I wonder if my engine is already finished and getting ready to be shipped or just about to be assembled or even on a boat on its way here


Atleast here we get the car within a few days of assembly, but its still going to be a long 2,5 weeks
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They don't let you track it?

Veddy interesting....
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They don't let you track it?

Veddy interesting....
Not the engine by itelf
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They don't let you track it?

Veddy interesting....
Well, they don't let you track the engine - before your car has gone into production!!

It is interesting...

I think the guy said the engines arive a week in advance? I donno...

It's quite exciting...just weeks away from that call - the dealer telling you your car has arrived!!!
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I think the guy said the engines arive a week in advance? I donno...
Something like that, but they need quite a while for the boat trip down aswell
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Something like that, but they need quite a while for the boat trip down aswell
That's the same thing with X5 diesels. BMW ships the motors to the US for assembly, only to turn them around and ship the entire vehicle back to Europe.
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That's the same thing with X5 diesels. BMW ships the motors to the US for assembly, only to turn them around and ship the entire vehicle back to Europe.
They do that with all X5 and Z4 engines destined for europe
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They do that with all X5 and Z4 engines destined for europe
Your right... I guess I was thinking of diesel because I wish they'd offer that wonderful 3.0d to the US.
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They do that with all X5 and Z4 engines destined for europe
Do very many europeans purchase X5's or Z4's? Or are they seen as "american built"?
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Do very many europeans purchase X5's or Z4's? Or are they seen as "american built"?

Most people dont know they arnt built in Germany

Just like a lot of Americans dont know some of their 325i are built in South Africa
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... Well, I have 2,5 weeks left before my car is being assembled, so I wonder if my engine is already finished and getting ready to be shipped or just about to be assembled or even on a boat on its way here ...
I don't know, but E90Fleet should be able to tell you.
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I don't know, but E90Fleet should be able to tell you.


If only I had access to those sytems
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hi e90fleet, how big is the car plant in Rosslyn, any pictures of the factory?
just wondering,do you guys still have people retrofitting flame throwers below the doors of beemers and luxury cars? saw that once on a SA documentary. left an indelible memory on my mind!
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hi e90fleet, how big is the car plant in Rosslyn, any pictures of the factory?
just wondering,do you guys still have people retrofitting flame throwers below the doors of beemers and luxury cars? saw that once on a SA documentary. left an indelible memory on my mind!
Hi

Dont know if anyone ever bought that system, maybe someone that was supposed to be in hospital for mental illness.

You can read about our meet at the factory for a tour here : http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=factory+tour

They currently make around 250 to 300 E90 a day
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Interesing thing ( well atleast it is for me )

With all 6 Cylinder petrol E90 engines being made in Austria and the Factory here in South Africa being half a world away, the engines for our cars are made quite a while before the car, since they need to be shipped here before production

Well, I have 2,5 weeks left before my car is being assembled, so I wonder if my engine is already finished and getting ready to be shipped or just about to be assembled or even on a boat on its way here


Atleast here we get the car within a few days of assembly, but its still going to be a long 2,5 weeks

Can you request that your engine be built after the factory retools their equipment?
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So E90Fleet, the excitement builds.

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