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Re: M60 V8 Engine Warrantee Complaint (archive)

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Posted by Jake on April 06, 2001 at 21:47:50:

In Reply to: M60 V8 Engine Warrantee Complaint posted by Mike on April 03, 2001 at 08:30:07:

We have a '95 740il with 121k miles. At approximately 100k we started to have low engine oil messages. Took the car to the dealer and they suspected valve gasket leaks, replaced those for $900. Problem not fixed. This car burns more oil than Saddam Hussien. Dealer now suggests we replace the engine for another $6000 plus labor, funny they never mentioned a known problem with these engines to us.
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Everyone,

Alot of discussion has gone back and forth on the 530i.org website about the M60 engine. I'm sure most of you are aware that the nikasil material in the engine block has a high susceptibility for experiencing a corrosive reaction with the sulfur in US gasoline. As an act of good faith, BMWNA raised the warrantee of this engine to 6yrs/100k miles. Under this warrantee SEVERAL individuals whose cars failed BMW's special diagnostic test (leakdown) received engine replacements. The recent discussion on the 530i.org website pertains to the few people who have not accrued very high mileage (and therefore have not developed the problem YET) and are running out of time for the 6yr caveat. I am currently drafting a letter to BMWNA to address this issue and I was wondering if any '93 to '95 730 & 740 owners are interested.

-Mike





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