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Re: FAQ on Carbon Build-Up Issue (First Attempt)
Originally Posted by DavidS
Big Question: is this covered under the federally mandated Emissions Warranty?
If not, a class action might be in order.
I have been pondering your suggestion a lot lately. This may very much be like the NiSiKL problem on the early (95'ish) 4.4 L engines. BMW wouldn't acknowledge the problem until enough people complained. Or we may have a very similar situation like the damm stupid pixels. BMW knows there is a problem and with the proper letter to the correct individuals at BMWNA, they will extend "good will" warranty work to fix these poor designs.
I am very much on continuing the technical discussions about carbon build-up, but I think it might help us all if we start some type of class action suit, email BMWNA bombardment campaign, letters from lawyers threatening actions, etc. Obviously the entire M5board would have to work out the details and gather more facts but this may lead us to the same solutions as the NiSiKL problem and the pixel fixes. I feel pretty confident we have a systematic problem that BMW should step up and fix. M5's are to expensive to have something like carbon build-up affect these cars.
2000 M5 Anthracite (Stock, and Lovin' It)
1997 740iL Jet Black (Wife's Car)
2000 Ford 4x4 F250 V-10 (Gas Guzzler)
1991 Baja 290 Outlaw (Twin 454's, Bravo 1's getting 1 MPG!!)