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Old 30th December 2011, 00:18   #1
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M6 engine nightmare!

I was driving along, car told me this and I immediately pulled over and turned it off

sounds like the oil pump went bad and its not providing the engie with the necessary oil it needs.

so I flat bedded it to the dealer (carmax) and they told me I need a new engine. they say the bottom half of the engine is shot. approx. $32,000 to fix it.
they are checking to see if it is covered under warranty and I am crossing my fingers and praying to god it is. I dont have 32000 for a new engine, and I refuse to let carmax tell me im not covered. I paid for the extended warranty where all engine is covered. Im scared and waiting for their call. i havent been this nervous in a while
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Old 30th December 2011, 00:30   #2
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A few things come to mind...you paid for an extended warranty, so if they will pay will likely come down to wether or not you didnt perform necessary maintenance or something external caused the damage.As long as you can provide maintenance records, you should be ok. If they decide they will not pay, you should find an aggressive lawyer immediately or the car could sit for years untouched.

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they just called me, and told me they need to do more investigating on the issue. they said its a 50/50 shot its covered. they just need me to authorize a $3,200 cost to me for them in order for them to diagnose the problem. I am beyond PISSED right now and I dont want anything to do with this POS car anymore. never again will I buy another bmw!!!!!

now I sit here thinking on weather i should authorize it or not
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A few things come to mind...you paid for an extended warranty, so if they will pay will likely come down to wether or not you didnt perform necessary maintenance or something external caused the damage.As long as you can provide maintenance records, you should be ok. If they decide they will not pay, you should find an aggressive lawyer immediately or the car could sit for years untouched.

Sorry for your loss.
I bought the car in june 6th. car had 28,5XX miles and I never did an oil change. it never asked me to change the oil. I checked it through the idrive system and it told me 2000 miles. so I scheduled the appointment for this month on the 13th to be exact. car broke down on the 12. it had a diff. issue that ended up being the battery. replaced the battery and missed my appointment to change the oil. i figured id reschedule after the new year.

then I get this crap! car now has 37,XXX miles and it still hasnt told me i need an oil change!!!

idk what to do
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I would have it towed to a BMW dealer ASAP (or a well known independent BMW shop). I cant imagine that they could blame the engine damage on missing the 1st oil change by a few thousand miles, but if they do, prepare to lawyer up.
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I have always wondered, what if it is the previous owner's fault. Are you held reliable?? I guess so if the car is bought "as is"?
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I bought the car in june 6th. car had 28,5XX miles and I never did an oil change. it never asked me to change the oil. I checked it through the idrive system and it told me 2000 miles. so I scheduled the appointment for this month on the 13th to be exact. car broke down on the 12. it had a diff. issue that ended up being the battery. replaced the battery and missed my appointment to change the oil. i figured id reschedule after the new year.

then I get this crap! car now has 37,XXX miles and it still hasnt told me i need an oil change!!!

idk what to do
Wow sorry to hear you are going through this crap! So it looks like you put around 8k miles on your ride since June? How many times did you have to 'top off' your oil? It seems my car burns through a quart every 2k miles or so. I am wondering if you had some sort of sensor issue that prevented you to receive any kind of oil notifications, because something does not sound right about this. Do you recall how many miles it said until your oil change when you first purchased? I don't see how this is not covered under your warranty. Especially, if you can show right now that your car says 2k miles for your oil change.

By they way, how do they know the bottom of the engine is shot? Did they already start taking it apart?? Did you authorize them to do work? Maybe they are trying to use a scare tactic?? Just guessing here..why did you flat bed it to the dealer?

Keep us posted!

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Wow sorry to hear you are going through this crap! So it looks like you put around 8k miles on your ride since June? How many times did you have to 'top off' your oil? It seems my car burns through a quart every 2k miles or so. I am wondering if you had some sort of sensor issue that prevented you to receive any kind of oil notifications, because something does not sound right about this. Do you recall how many miles it said until your oil change when you first purchased? I don't see how this is not covered under your warranty. Especially, if you can show right now that your car says 2k miles for your oil change.

By they way, how do they know the bottom of the engine is shot? Did they already start taking it apart?? Did you authorize them to do work? Maybe they are trying to use a scare tactic?? Just guessing here..why did you flat bed it to the dealer?

Keep us posted!
ive topped it off once.and the car never told me I needed too. i just did it cause i was messing with it and I saw it was at 0.3. so I added half a quart and brought it to 0.8 so I figured it was fine. this was 2+ months ago.. I checked the car systems and it said it was at 0.7 at the time of break down. I checked it through i drive and it said oil was good. all green on all the systems.so this was a random screwup.
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I have always wondered, what if it is the previous owner's fault. Are you held reliable?? I guess so if the car is bought "as is"?
i doubt it. new owner is always responsible for any damages after said item is purchased
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Very strange man, did they tear it down to inspect parts and draw conclusions?
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