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Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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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.
2000 BMW M5, Anthracite with Heritage black leather
2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet, Datona Gray with silver leather
2017 Chevy Silverado, my economy car!!!
1999 528iT, black/black, 212k miles. The Black Rat
2002 540iA, Silver with black leather
Gone but not forgotten:
2000 BMW 540/6 - Silver
2000 BMW 540/5 - Blue
2002 BMW 540/6 - Grey
2001 BMW 525it/auto
2001 BMW 525i/auto