Rod bearings warranty advice

Discussion in 'E90 Saloon / E92 Coupe / E93 Convertible M3 (2008-2013)' started by AmritC, Feb 10, 2020.

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Rod Bearings Job

  1. Leave it to a warranty repair

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  2. Get it sorted before things go South

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  1. 11 Feb 2020 at 10:13 PM #41
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    Come to think of it I might of got the numbers wrong because i didn't pay anywhere near 23k for my car (or claim to) so either they didn't notice or the total cost of the repair was less and I'm making up the numbers. Or maybe the labour isn't included.

    Anyway BMR seem like a good bunch i would rather have my car at a trusted specialist
     
  2. 14 Feb 2020 at 5:56 PM #42
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    Well to settle this at least I heard back from the insured warranty scheme.

    The value of your warranty is the value you paid for your car.

    So if you paid 10k then your warranty value is 10k.

    At least we know!
     
  3. 14 Feb 2020 at 7:31 PM #43
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    Ok so apologies I've actually got off my arse and looked at the paperwork rather than spout off information which my damaged brain cells recall.

    The new engine was 12k with a 2600 surcharge for the old engine. So approx 9.5k after old engine was returned to BMW GmbH.
    The total cost of the repair came to just over 14k not including sundries.
    This was ofcourse less than what I paid for my car in 2015 :) HTH
     
  4. 14 Feb 2020 at 8:32 PM #44
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    Am I reading it Right, that a new s65 engine is 14.5 k installed?
     
  5. 14 Feb 2020 at 8:34 PM #45
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    It's not to bad

    The S85 was 30k plus
     
  6. 14 Feb 2020 at 8:41 PM #46
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    I agree, 14 k is a bargain.
     
  7. 14 Feb 2020 at 8:46 PM #47
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    Thats what the paperwork says yes. I do remember my mate who was a tech there at the time telling me the S65 was 16k but then again I have taken a few blows to the head so...
     
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    Although considering the average E92 is worth 15k now I would say not so much. Soon it will cost more than the actual car...
     
  9. 14 Feb 2020 at 9:28 PM #49
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    I understand what you say, but as far as I’m concerned, the open market value of the car is irrelevant.So far as I was concerned, the money I paid for it was gone when I bought it.I really enjoy owning and driving my m3 and will happily pay for whatever it costs to keep it on the road.
     
  10. 14 Feb 2020 at 9:39 PM #50
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    I salute your outlook although I would spend 4k on a second hand engine and fit new bearings. 14k is alot of money to spend on a repair in anyone's book
     
  11. 14 Feb 2020 at 9:50 PM #51
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    Guess I’m just crazy, but I love the car, and unbelievably, so does my wife.
     
  12. 17 Feb 2020 at 9:33 AM #52
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    I'm on my second e9x M3 and have never been concerned about rod bearings, but have always run both with a BMW warranty. Even so I'm not sold on this ticking timebomb theory, sure some cars have failed but whats the actual failure rate?

    Then how often should they be changed? every new owner?, every oil change??
    Once changed should you start worrying about wear again?

    If you can get a warranty that covers this then fine, but don't stress about something that may never happen.
     

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