I had to start another thread because I cannot believe what I have been told. In another thread I told of an issue where I was having a noise problem and I will not go back into the entire issue again. Well the leak down test and compression test have revealed that I have not one valve issue, but 4 valve issues. They believe I in fact have at least 3 rods that are bent, but without tearing it down they will not know for sure. Of course to tear it down is no inexpensive task. I have around 180lbs in the 4 bad cylinders and 220lbs to 250lbs in the 4 good cylinders.
My car is a year out of warranty and I have 60,000 miles. The dealer is going to call BMW and try and get them to cover a significant piece, but that is not certain. All in all I am very dissappointed in this turn of events. If this is what BMW calls reliability, they are sadly mistaken.
If I have to pay for this repair it will be in excess of $20,000!
In fact I may just dump the car at that point. This is just so wrong that this kind of failure would occur with fairly normal driving. Now maybe BMW will make it right, but I am afraid to hold my breath for too long.
If you ever wondered if you need an extended warranty, the answer is yes. The problem is the warranty will one day end. I have not heard of anyone here having water injestion issues. If you have please let me know.
Some people here have sold their cars for other cars, some have had unfortunate accidents, there may have even been a couple stolen, but I have not heard of anyone having to give up their car because it was too expensive to repair!
Well I certainly would be very dissappointed to leave the board with no car, but to put $20k into a car that has a value of $40k to $45k would be insane.
Any ideas here?