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Posted by paul on March 30, 2000 at 13:47:39:

In Reply to: Re: I gotta disagree ... posted by F. Yaskin on March 30, 2000 at 11:15:28:

It's interesting that BMW have never admitted the defect exists. Since all Nikasil blocks have the serious defect they should have replaced them all on discovery of said defect w/o waiting for failure. The cost of the repair is irrelevant.
In my thinking, we didn't get what we originally paid for. The 100k/6yr warranty is just a bribe and coverup.

'95 530i Nikasil
San Diego

: 'cause, while I agree with some of your thinking, we are not talking about WEAR here, as in bearings
: or rings or bore wear. We're talking about corrosion of an internal part of the block,caused by an interaction of the approved fuel and its own metalurgy, independant of age or usage. Thats a far different issue than if it 'wore' out.

: Know what I mean?

: F. Yaskin
: 95 530i/5 Nikasil
: 86 325es
: 84 533i/Hartge
: 77 530i(bye, bye)
: 73 Bavaria( loved them Zeniths)

: : 6yr/100K miles is quite generous. With most other luxury car makes, if your engine survives 4yrs/50K miles then you're on your own.

: : Or maybe they could extend the warranty to 12yr/200K miles to satisfy some but there'll still be people that want to file a class-action suit for their 12 year old garage queens with 24K miles.

: : If someone is that worried about their car, they should buy an extended powertrain warranty.

: : : Anybody have any thoughts on what BMW is going to do when a bunch of Nikasil engines start coming out of warranty and failing? I would think that is about to begin to occur (six years is up). Does anyone think BMW might just replace the blocks to avoid some kind of a class-action suit?

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