F10 M5 Rod Bearings and where to buy? - BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums
F10 M5 Discussion 2010- Discussion about the next upcoming generation M5 based on the next generation 5-series, the F10.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By technician117
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 6th April 2019, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
MartynRogue
Junior Member, warming up (<31 posts)
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
F10 M5 Rod Bearings and where to buy?

Before I get the equivalent of a internet slap... yes, I’ve googled the **** out of it. 😂

So, can anyone put me on the right track to where I can buy a complete set of either ACL or King standard size big end bearings in the UK without causing myself a stroke going round in circles please?

Also, can anyone tell me the actual coolant operating temp for the hot V?

Cheers
MartynRogue is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 6th April 2019, 05:53 AM
Craze
Member, P500 Sport, MDM on (>800)
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 848
Thanks: 4
Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts
Craze is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 6th April 2019, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
MartynRogue
Junior Member, warming up (<31 posts)
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BMW do not supply an upgraded version of their own rod bearings.

I would only use ACL or King bearing as a replacement but I’m having issues sourcing them.
MartynRogue is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 6th April 2019, 08:18 PM
Craze
Member, P500 Sport, MDM on (>800)
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 848
Thanks: 4
Thanked 37 Times in 35 Posts
Craze is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 6th April 2019, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
MartynRogue
Junior Member, warming up (<31 posts)
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Meaning BMW do NOT offer a revised or higher quality of rod bearing over the original specification, a well known fact for being such a weak point in the S63 build.

Hence why I’d like to know where I can buy a more superior rod bearing like ACL or KING in the UK.
MartynRogue is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 10th April 2019, 12:38 PM
technician117
M5 Guru (>2000 posts)
 
technician117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sanborn, NY
Age: 33
Posts: 2,370
Thanks: 116
Thanked 289 Times in 249 Posts
Garage
The rod bearings are fine in this engine. It's using incorrect oil or not letting the engine get to proper temp before driving aggressively that causing bearing failure. What can be a problem are the rods themselves when adding an aggressive tune.

How many miles on your engine?

To more directly answer your question, I'm not aware of many aftermarket sources for internal components for the S63 that can be considered a reliable alternative to OE. There are threads on F10post discussing engine builds/builders using aftermarket parts (from well known suppliers, not no-name brands) that aren't even designed correctly (causing rebuilt engine failures).

Good luck!

Tim

2013 M5 Imperial Blue/Silverstone II, 6MT 64k miles

2000 Anthracite daily driver
UUC dssr and shifter
Supersprint headers with Tubi catback
Jailbreak tuning
Dinan 3.45 JED lightened flywheel
286,000 miles and counting

'00 Imola/Imola 107k stock

'00 Silverstone/Silverstone 129k (SOLD)
technician117 is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome