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Rod Bearings


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1)
2001 budorange *didn't say rod bearings, but i assume bmw told him it was rods instead of bearings*
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/9531-hello-anyone-engine-blow.html

2)
2005 tranck(Failure Actually Occured in 2002)
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/58401-ok-guys-need-little-help.html

coming up on 2nd Rod Bearing replacement, this time however it is PREVENTATIVE with 171,000+ miles since the first change (=271,000+ miles total)
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/194966-im-going-bite-bullet-rod-bearings.html

Pictures of 2nd set
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/196217-pics-rod-bearings-after-173-000-miles.html

3)
2006 mah
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/68684-major-engine-damage-advice-please.html

4)
2007 mike krieger
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/103596-s62-conrod-crank-bearings.html#post1131968

5)
2007 nucsdoc
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/106568-vanos-failed-piston-rod-crank-bearings.html

6)
2008 friend of TopEnd
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/111781-e39-m5-engine-blows-after-5-hours-ownership.html

7)
2008 rhouse181
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/111447-rod-bearing-replacement-anaylsis-pictures.html

8)
2008 rneedham1979
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/115111-rod-bearing-replacement.html

9)
2009 vantaam5
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/144329-rod-bearing-clearance-s62-anyone.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details.html#post1705988

10)
2009 tee rex *preventative, but showed wear*
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details.html#post1705384

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details.html#post1705486

11)
2009 mjb2606
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/141419-bottom-end-rebuild-costs-advice-please.html

12)
2009 gavinbailey @ 55,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-3.html#post1750126

13)
2009 vuk
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/147377-engine-knocking-sound.html

14)
2009 payl hughes *hole through the block*
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/144006-i-blew-engine-lessons-learned.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-3.html#post1766627

15)
2010 thomas.hood
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-3.html#post1831981

16)
2010 lovemym52001
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-4.html#post1980607

17)
2010 m5 london
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-3.html#post1832326

18)
2010 m5pud
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-3.html#post1727456

19)
2010 mailman
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/160084-another-set-rod-bearings.html

20)
2010 bahnm5
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-2.html#post1721098

21)
2010 morals @47,4xxmiles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/151128-just-lemme-know-you-care.html

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-3.html#post1750115

22)
&
23)
1999 124,000 miles
2011 105,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-3.html#post1977148

24)
2010 gsfent
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/167562-rod-bearings-i-am-now-statistic.html

25)
2010 slimmbones *new engine, but no confirmation*
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-2.html#post1721428

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-2.html#post1721573

26)
2011 e39aberdeen *first set replaced prior to e39aberdeen's ownership @<78,000 miles*
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-5.html#post2043830

27)
2011 jrobbo
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-5.html#post2025793

28)
2011 EuRo-MuScLe
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/190451-my-s62-blew-help-finding-new-one-please.html

29)
2011 m5 tracktool
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/188612-how-many-miles-your-rod-bearings.html#post2074794

30)
2011 mondeoman
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/188552-oh-poo.html

31)
2011 slawko
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/173316-e39-m5-engine-rattle-not-vanos-not-timing-chain.html

32)
2011 surge709
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/171565-rod-bearings-they-worth-doing-100k.html

33)
2011 hakon @ 45,000miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/186462-bit-worried-say-beast.html

34)
2011 havasusteve03beast
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/188612-how-many-miles-your-rod-bearings-2.html#post2075847

35)
2011 burnout_187
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/185665-changed-rod-bearings-over-weekend.html

36)
2011 zarnd @47,xxx miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/187845-knock-knock-whos-there.html

37)
2011 ger -- preventative (said car sounded like slawko's) wear found upon removal
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/192328-rod-bearing-change.html

38)
2011
lefebv19
?preventative?
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/192579-rod-bearing-tolerance-rod-bearing-advice.html

39)
friend of "dex 1"
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/103596-s62-conrod-crank-bearings.html

40)
2011August/September
gixxeridaz
@ 130,000 miles
PREVENTATIVE (show Wear)
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/193939-rod-bearings-rated-m.html

June 20th 2012
catastrophic failure
@ 10,000 miles (~140,000 miles)
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/207044-rod-bearings-beware.html

41)
2011 September
loudogM5
knocking
2000 @141,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/194834-my-engine-noise-video-vanos-rod-bearings.html

42)
2011 October
robo
preventative
2001 @87,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/195866-rod-bearings-87k.html

43)
2011 October
tenmile
purchased motor with chuck missing off the block
pictured worn bearings
est.120,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/196148-s62-rod-bearing-failure-pictures.html

44)
Possible 2011 November
dookateh
noise+youtube vid
2000'
69,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/196771-name-noise.html

45)
date unknown
M5 Russ
120,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/201662-you-guys-really-frighten-me-rod-bearings-really-2.html#post2271123

46)
2012 March 9th
name unknown
100,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/201662-you-guys-really-frighten-me-rod-bearings-really-2.html#post2271815

47)
2012 March 13th
associated to JDMM5
75,000 miles *no-knocking
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/201662-you-guys-really-frighten-me-rod-bearings-really-2.html#post2273391

48)
~Dec 2011?
M5 Jed
?unknown? miles
*Rod Knock - NOT Repaired - Used in E39 M5 Touring Conversion
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/203073-jeds-official-e39-m5-touring-build-thread.html

49)
listed april 17 2012
byrden
~90,000 miles
production year 2001
rod through the block
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-other-sale-wanted/203888-s62-partout.html

50) * non member
confirmed May 8th 2012
~106,000 miles
2001
rod through block - engine noise report by vendor before failure:
"Service History
106,000 Miles
Non-Smoker
Have Original Manuals
No Known Mechanical Problems
We have reduced the price becuase it has developed a lower engine noise once it warms up. We do not know what it is and are pffering it at cost before it is sent to the auction.
Warranty
As-Is - Extended Warranty Available. Contact seller for details."

VIN WBSDE93401BZ98624
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/205016-fun-broken-connecting-rods.html


51)
video June 2nd 2012
rod bearings confirmed June 5th 2012
bmw_m5_albania
~100,000 miles but not original engine
2000
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/206232-my-engine-bad-noise-video-pls-help.html


52)
listed April 2nd, 2012
engine for sale [rod bearing w/ ~10,000 miles]
~139,437 miles
engine production date 10/99
member: mgdmb
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-other-sale-wanted/203192-s62-engine-ss-headers-oem-style-65-wheels-sale.html


53)
member: intrepid
thread started Jul 31st 2012
2001 179,565
preventative maintenance
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/208755-has-begun.html


54)
member: darkhorrus
August/10/2012
100,000 miles
spun rod bearing
Crank is .004" out of round
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-other-sale-wanted/209187-s62-longblock-sale-3000-a.html


55)
NON-member
November/09/2012
146,XXX miles
slightly spun rod bearing + worn bearings
No Knocking


56)
euro46
March/02/2012
2000 95,500 miles
preventative maintenance
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/201665-rod-bearing-replacement.html


57)
reekoon
December/12/2011
2001 180,000
preventative maintenance
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/144569-rod-bearing-diy-pics-inside-6.html#post2214319


58)
mercutio2511
2000 119,XXX miles
build date: 03/2000
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/201617-s62-rod-bearings.html


59)
carbonhan
2002
128,000 miles
preventative maintenance due to noise on cold start
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/222473-going-big-surgery-tomorrow-rod-bearings-replacement.html


60)
liquidsmoke
2001
105,000 miles
wear showing
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/253097-ambitious-do-both-chain-guides-big-ends-3-days.html#post3063809


61)
hawe
2001
148,500 miles
wear showing, preventative maintenance
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/209576-new-member-little-project-e39-m5-2001-lemans-blau-metallic.html#post2443643
















Damaged:

4sale
or
2buy
i excluded engines that can't be confirmed to have damage which is over half of them

1)
2004 2buy zaza
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/40235-looking-e39-engine.html

2)
2005 flyguy 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/60201-s62-engine-wanted.html

3)
2006 grant mcleod 2buy due to hole
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/65988-damaged-2001-m5-v8-engine-57k.html

this one is one of the saddest one's because his car is the Best Looking colors ever
- m5board.com owners gallery

4)
2006 bimmerdoc 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/69620-engine-sale.html

5)
**2006 london mike selling for anyone who blew their motor**
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/78176-delivery-mileage-e39-m5-engine-possibly-sale-uk.html

6)
200 00greenm5 2buy hole cyl4
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/120974-2000-s62-engine-blown-need-used-engine.html

7)
**2008 hotmop claims father's car had engine replaced by [email protected], but no fault given**
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sale-wanted/124162-fs-2000-e39-m5-black-new-factory-engine.html

8)
2009 bay 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sale-wanted/137259-need-s62b50-engine.html

9)
2009 efterlyst27 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sale-wanted/138690-dirty-not-running-any-m-car-engine.html

10)
2009 klrv901 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sale-wanted/140184-wtb-s62-engine.html

11)
2009 vinardas *2buy no reason given*
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/145202-s62-m5-engine-block.html

12)
2010 bmwmcars 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/155095-wtb-e39-m5-engine-s62.html

13)
2010 ebay engine 4sale
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/148554-who-had-rod-bearing-issues-please-post-details-2.html#post1718604

14)
2010 e34t 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sale-wanted/166297-i-am-looking-s62-engine.html

15)
2011 rockd 2buy
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/169717-wtb-s62-engine-asap.html

16)
2011 zemogo 4sale
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/185804-engine-parts-2000-e39-m5-110k.html

17)
2011 romanman 4sale
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/172069-parting-out-s62-engine.html

18)
2011 sportscargarage 4sale
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/172276-parting-2001-supercharged-m5-dinan-goodies.html

19)
2011 imwnc *4sale hole in block + front end damage car*
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sale-wanted/191932-2001-m5-part-out.html

20)
2011 b marques 4sale cylinder wall damage not shown
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/191504-s62-engine-trans-partout-complete.html

21)
2011 BOSSPLAYER5 4sale 60,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/parts-sale-wanted-bmw-m3-m5-m6-x5m-x6m-1-m-coupe-alpina-models/192965-01-e39-m5-parting-out-60k.html















NON-Board Members ETC.



1)
BriC175 - youtube
BMW E39 M5 Vanos Rattle 2 - YouTube
bearings ended up being replaced - no word on wear
1999 Avus Blue M5 - Projects - BMW 5 Series Owners Board

2)
?unknown? - got to talking to someone and they randomly brought up what i think was an 03' black at auction with rod-knock

3)
Jack M. - ebay engine
his engine has undamaged bearings 75,000 miles
ebay engine had worn bearings 100,000 miles
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/196274-my-successful-s62-engine-rebuild-thank-you.html
 
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