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      01-09-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Reports of a blown motor?

I was looking through other things and came across this thread. Post 9.


Didn't see it anywhere else on here so...

Just realized that the same person who mentioned it there is on here...
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      01-09-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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I was looking through other things and came across this thread. Post 9.


Didn't see it anywhere else on here so...

Just realized that the same person who mentioned it there is on here...
Hum, claiming it was a PROcede + other mods maybe?

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      01-09-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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Well, the wording was cryptic..."he 'proceded' to tune his car..." so who knows. Perhaps he can chime in here. It will be interesting to get the facts, but regardless, if it did pop from what was said, then perhaps we'll start to see this as a more common issue. It was known from the get go that there was a problem with the 5/6 cylinders so we'll see how far that rabbit hole goes.
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      01-09-2008, 11:32 PM   #4
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Wow, rumor spreads fast!
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      01-09-2008, 11:41 PM   #5
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probably the same person that registered a screen nameon this board that reads, "Shivgotjuice".
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      01-09-2008, 11:50 PM   #6
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probably the same person that registered a screen nameon this board that reads, "Shivgotjuice".

Huh?
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      01-09-2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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Huh?
i too am surprised that no one has noticed it. amazing the little things you can find out on here.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/memberlist.php?do=getall

just go the control panel at the top right, hit members and search "Shiv", you will get 2 hits, one for you and, well the other one. Whoever it is, hasn't made any posts though.
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      01-10-2008, 12:13 AM   #8
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I was looking through other things and came across this thread. Post 9.


Didn't see it anywhere else on here so...

Just realized that the same person who mentioned it there is on here...
I am actually the OP on that and it seems to be an isolated incident.
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      01-10-2008, 12:14 AM   #9
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i too am surprised that no one has noticed it. amazing the little things you can find out on here.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/memberlist.php?do=getall

just go the control panel at the top right, hit members and search "Shiv", you will get 2 hits, one for you and, well the other one. Whoever it is, hasn't made any posts though.
One for me? LOL... I haven't registered over there. Looks like someone took my name. Then again, my face is an emoticon over there too.

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Don't know if its really tune related failure.

Actually there have been two other failures here on the forum. Either E90Post or bimmerfest. Don't know if they archive old threads though. Last one I was aware off, didn't specify if it was even heat related. They gave him another car. He chose to get a different car instead of 335 if I remember correctly. He was up in Canada, his motor blew at 494 kilometers. He got flamed like hell, so he went down to the dealer, took pictures of his car sans motor, motor on the stand out of the car, and vin on the car and posted. He said he was going less that 60mph on an on ramp when suddenly it went caput! He couldn't restart it, and said oil was white and full of metal shavings. Oh, his car was completely stock, so don't know if that says anything of having a tune.
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One for me? LOL... I haven't registered over there. Looks like someone took my name. Then again, my face is an emoticon over there too.

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thats not over there, its over here.
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      01-10-2008, 01:02 AM   #12
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So, this N54 forum, looks brand new and Terry is the Administrator. Interesting.
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I realize sometimes you have to pay to play, so today I checked into how much a factory exchange engine is, (just in case I blow mine up). I already set aside $20K, just in case. Turns out the engine runs about $11,000, and about $3500 in labor. Not as bad as I thought it would be. I hear some of those AMG engines are like $50,000 !!!
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thats not over there, its over here.
Shiv is an emoticon over there on n54tech.com.

I just linked it here:

Over there you just type :shiv: and it turns into that emoticon
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I realize sometimes you have to pay to play, so today I checked into how much a factory exchange engine is, (just in case I blow mine up). I already set aside $20K, just in case. Turns out the engine runs about $11,000, and about $3500 in labor. Not as bad as I thought it would be. I hear some of those AMG engines are like $50,000 !!!
11k plus $3500 in labor doesn't sound too bad at all actually. Nice research.
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Shiv is an emoticon over there on n54tech.com.

I just linked it here:

Over there you just type :shiv: and it turns into that emoticon
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11k plus $3500 in labor doesn't sound too bad at all actually. Nice research.
Exchange engine? Would that be new? Keep your engine?


Sure you could find a scrapped engine from a rear end collision.
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It is a factory exchange engine. I had the part number if anyone needs it. On the S54 M3 engines, if you want to keep your old engine, the core charge is pretty minimal. Only like five hundred dollars or so. But being so new, I'm sure the core charge on this one is much more. But if you got a slight discount, you mind find this block might only be $4K or so more than a late model domestic exchange engine.
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so one more forum for me to waste time...
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FWIW, there have been engines replaced accross the country by BMW dealers. We have only heard of this one. My dealer replaced a motor before any tuner had come out with anything. Anything brand new is bound to have issues, and BMW will replace the entire block and have them ship back the old one for diagnosis.
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I realize sometimes you have to pay to play, so today I checked into how much a factory exchange engine is, (just in case I blow mine up). I already set aside $20K, just in case. Turns out the engine runs about $11,000, and about $3500 in labor. Not as bad as I thought it would be. I hear some of those AMG engines are like $50,000 !!!
uhhh, those numbers would ruin me. I set aside a tissue box in case my engine blows.
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Shiv is an emoticon over there on n54tech.com.

I just linked it here:

Over there you just type :shiv: and it turns into that emoticon
That is HILARIOUS
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