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post #21 of 33 Old 6th October 2018, 12:16 PM
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Just realized this thread is old, anyone familiar with whatís reasonable for this job in todayís market?

Also, I was wondering how many cars out there with 100k+ kms without any issues (well we canít knke that really until you take apart and look), but at least for now an estimate of 100+ vechicles still driving on OEM rods would be nice to know as itís quite possible that only those post here with issues and not those without.

Also, do you guys know if BMW M engineers are on this forum at all?

Gerhard Richter won the prize for engine of the year back in 05 for the S85, is he here?
Haha

Any of his colleagues here? Come on anyone from the team that might know more about hi ga like tolerances and some such things for the rod bearings. Lol

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Hello, My son owns a 2012 135i and needs Rod Bearing replacement, does any one know of any shops in the East coast of Long Island, New York. If any come to mine, please forward the information to [email protected] it would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, My son owns a 2012 135i and needs Rod Bearing replacement, does any one know of any shops in the East coast of Long Island, New York. If any come to mine, please forward the information to [email protected] it would be greatly appreciated.

thanks Jose

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As an update, I had my rod bearings replaced this year on my 2000 M5 for $2,400.

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Thanks, does anyone know why repair shops are quick to say you need a new engine.
Depends - if you discovered issue too late and kept driving after bearings are spun - you can score camshaft and that basically requires entire lower end rebuild which at that point - replacement engine makes more sense.
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Thanks, does anyone know why repair shops are quick to say you need a new engine.
As stated above there may be damage to the crankshaft. Hopefully whoever is telling you that has your best interest in mind and finds it more cost effective for you to get a replacement engine. The N-series of engines are pretty common these days and can be purchased relatively cheap. Did you take the car to M-Chanics?
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As an update, I had my rod bearings replaced this year on my 2000 M5 for $2,400.
Hey Dave! My long time BaT friend, HA! You do this as Preventive, or had any signs of wear via an oil analysis? I just sent in my first blackstone analysis, car has about 96K miles, I bought it around 79K miles, and have done 2 oil changes. Interested to see what this report says as it is my first one. I will do them each time from now on to keep an eye on the metals. It's the daily driving in cold winter that concerns me the most about my car and the 10W-60 syrup oil when it's cold. I am always very careful to ensure the car is fully warmed up before putting it back away, and never use it for "right down the street" trips, always take the wife's car for that.

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Trizzuth - Hello! I got the car with very few service records, so I had Blackstone look at the oil. It came back with high metal traces, which had me thinking about the rod bearings. Talking to the indy shop I use, the asked if I saw "glitter " in the oil when I did my change. I had, so they mentioned that I might want to do a rod bearing change. They quoted me a decent price, so I did it as a preventative measure. The rod bearings had wear on two of the eight. Not bad, but I am glad I did them. Love the car and just want to drive it without any worries.


All that said, I then get the car back and a CPS issue AND a radiator fan issue pops up within 25 miles. There are lots of people that say don't fix it until it is broke. I can sure see why. Car ran perfect, then replaced the rod bearings, an aux radiator fan and a CPS for $3,500. Deep down inside, I feel that I should have just driven it and not had the thing touched.


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