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Old 31st January 2016, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Metal flakes in oil. Horrible or not so bad?

My 2006 m5 e60 with 70k miles started making a knocking noise from passenger side lifter closest to windshield. Reduced power. Garaged and shut down. Independent Bmw mechanic gave a quick look. Suggested engine replacement, but did not pull anything open. Metal flakes of copper/brass color in oil. Options seem like crankshaft wore out,or rod bearings. I am having the oil pan pulled to inspect further. It seems that I mostly read to just replace the engine. I'm hoping someone hear might give their experience that it is not complete engine failure (potentially) if the crankshaft, rod bearings, etc can be replaced and the system flushed. I understand that these are general problems and no specific answers are rock solid without more info, but I'm looking for a ray of hope here. I have ordered a test kit from blackstone also
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I'm fairly convinced that the answers in this thread wont be what you're hoping for.

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I would agree, that doesn't look good.

Cut open the filter and see how much is trapped in it.

Concur pulling the oil pan as exploratory, but I have a feeling it won't be going back on.

Where are you located?
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Old 1st February 2016, 02:46 AM
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Did the knocking frequency have any correlation to rpms? Ie increase rpms, more frequent knocking.

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Actually it only does it at idle. When I rev, it stops. The tapping is the same speed, but also intermittent even when idling.

I did get the camshaft position error. Over retarded in two banks. I forgot to add that earlier
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I'm in Oregon. When budget allows, if I need a new engine, I've spoken with Troy Jeup and he will hook me up. I'm just hoping for something less. I have an independent Bmw mechanic coming by to look at it also.
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Agreed. That's no bueno.

On a side note, not sure if you did it intentionally, but if you did...kudos. You're a calmer man than I. Your video is in the "comedy" category on YouTube.
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