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09-08-2004, 03:31 PM
SA and the mechanic say my original bearings are fine.

They look ok to me, but what do I know?
Any comments?

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09-08-2004, 04:48 PM
Los Angeles, CA

IE Greg
09-08-2004, 04:52 PM
Christmas ornaments???

09-08-2004, 09:03 PM
I thought if there was any wear we would get a new engine?

09-08-2004, 09:16 PM
I'm not an expert by any means, but I remember Jörg Müller's pics of his bearings (before he got rid of his car), I think...

one of the races had a big bronze-colored splotch on it; it was really obviously irregular wear.

This doesn't look too bad in comparison (I think I would feel OK if mine looked like that)

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Mod List: Buncha stuff that makes it sound like a barrel of washers rolling down the street.

09-08-2004, 09:50 PM
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09-08-2004, 11:40 PM
they look fine. BMW is spending a ton of dollars chasing a random failure...and worse, they aren't sure how to fix it!

09-08-2004, 11:40 PM
They have to drain the oil to work in the engine, so new oil and filter is a given; it also specifies this in the bulletin.

Not included, however, is another oil change after the new 1200-mile break-in period.

09-08-2004, 11:42 PM
and put it to the test. You don't break in bearings....

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