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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
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Finally had my connecting rod bearings changed
I finally was able to have these done at 126,000 miles (04/2006 build date). In the interest of science, and for the S85 community, I have attached pictures of:
*Blackstone Laboratories oil analysis report, sample taken when the job was done (don't laugh at the OCI, 16,000 miles; I was waiting forever to get these parts in); previous analysis was the at the oil change prior to this
*New design piston coolers (oil spray nozzles)
*Old connecting rod bearings, position and cylinder number (unmarked one is 8th cylinder)
*Close up of a particularly badly worn connecting rod bearing half
OEM BMW connecting rod bolts
BE/Mahl modified connecting rod bearings
high pressure VANOS oil line and required parts
new design OEM BMW piston coolers (oil spray nozzles)
10W60 synthetic oil
oil pan gasket and other required fasteners
oil pump chain tensioner spring/guide kit
The parts came from Jim at Fast Attack Motorsports in Portland, ME. The labor was done by Ian at IS Garage, Bellevue, WA.
The job was finished ~1,000 miles/3 weeks ago; engine runs great and no issues so far.
2006 BMW M5 Sedan
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Dynamic Performance Engineering Monoblock ST7 Brushed Aluminum; 20 x 9.0", 20 x 11.0"
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Last edited by Minimization; 19th October 2016 at 11:42 PM.