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Hi All,

I am in the position now of potentially buying a car I have always wanted since I heard the wail of the V10 :)

I have seen one for sale with low miles and the BMW AUC warranty which I believe to be transferable ( if it wasn't for that I don't think I would even be considering it ) its in a lovely blue with extended leather inside and seems to have been well cared for so its ticking the correct boxes so far.

It will only be used a few times a month by me so running costs in terms of fuel I don't really care about I know its not going to get me 30mpg!!

My questions are around some preventative destruction work -

While I presume BMW warranty would cover it if the rod bearings decided to grenade, I think id prefer to just eliminate that issue to begin with the car is at 51k if I was to take this to a specialist to replace rod bearings would that risk the warranty ? and as such would I just be better off running it and seeing what happens :/
 

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While I presume BMW warranty would cover it if the rod bearings decided to grenade
Well... I'd run the car as is until the warranty ends, then swap them out. I don't know to what extent BMW can still 'fix' a properly popped engine, though... you might just get a cheque for the car's value.
 

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Hi All,

I am in the position now of potentially buying a car I have always wanted since I heard the wail of the V10 :)

I have seen one for sale with low miles and the BMW AUC warranty which I believe to be transferable ( if it wasn't for that I don't think I would even be considering it ) its in a lovely blue with extended leather inside and seems to have been well cared for so its ticking the correct boxes so far.

It will only be used a few times a month by me so running costs in terms of fuel I don't really care about I know its not going to get me 30mpg!!

My questions are around some preventative destruction work -

While I presume BMW warranty would cover it if the rod bearings decided to grenade, I think id prefer to just eliminate that issue to begin with the car is at 51k if I was to take this to a specialist to replace rod bearings would that risk the warranty ? and as such would I just be better off running it and seeing what happens :/

Hello;

If you are buying a V10 it is most likely out of warranty. And I would take the "transferrable warranty" to a lawyer good friend of yours who would not mind reading all the fine print and willing to stand with you if/when something happens. If the car you're looking at is at 51,000 miles, it means you will have to replace the rods in the next 20,000 miles. Out of warranty.
Sorry to burst your bubble. That has been the Achilles tendon of many BMW's M3 V8 and M6 V10 for those that don't have the knowledge/funds to maintain a highly complex car.

On the other hand, I bought a 70,000 mile M6, changed the rods, installed headers, intakes, reflashed the ECU, and ended up with a dream car that would challenge a Lambo Gallardo for performance... and sound. I use mine as a daily driver, to work, shopping, etc. At 15 mpg on a good day. This car was not meant to sit in a garage. You pay lots of money for lesser pleasures. Enjoy your car !!
 
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