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Offline hedonist222

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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2018, 06:44:04 AM »
Good news but if they replaced the engine, they basically acknowledged fault and should've covered labor as well.
It looks like they wanted to split the loss with you.

That's terrible to be honest.
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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2018, 10:52:41 AM »
Thats great new, and know doubt a big relief, the motor is the most expensive part, can't imaging the labour cost would be 1/5th of that. You could look at it in the way you get a brand new motor, for the cost to fit it, not sure how many miles on the broken one, but maybe your ahead hear...  :002:

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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2018, 04:36:22 PM »
Good result.
How many hours does it take to fit an engine?

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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2018, 11:09:35 PM »
When the customer is paying, itll take twice as many charged hours vs a warranty job...

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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2018, 05:14:37 AM »
Labor must be sh#t expensive. BMW should have covered that
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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2018, 05:34:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Simonr23 [+]
When the customer is paying, itll take twice as many charged hours vs a warranty job...
Cynic.
I like that.

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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2018, 07:48:27 PM »
Sorry, diidnt spot the replies until now.

Labour... It took well under a day for one mechanic to remove/install and I suspect the dealership gave a helpful quote on the labour as well... cost was less than a valve check service.

I had 26k miles on the old engine, the new engine wont need a valve check for another 18k miles and is built to the latest spec. Im OK with the outcome and the fact I contributed means I have a 2 year warranty as well.

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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2019, 12:18:41 PM »
Hi Captain Vimes,

I have suffered the same problem with my bike, I have sent you a PM to ask you for any tips/guidance you could provide to assist me please?

This is fairly urgent so if any knows Captain Vimes and could pass him this message I would be most grateful.

Thank you in advance

Stuart
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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2020, 05:50:33 PM »
Stuart, sorry I didnt respond to your query. Im rarely on here and missed your post. Hope BMW sorted you out.

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Re: Catastrophic engine failure!
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2020, 06:14:16 PM »
Time for an update on the new engine. This one made it to the first service!

When the engine was first installed it was super quiet. Over time I noticed it starting to get a bit noisier but I just assumed it was loosening up. I dropped it off for its 6k mile service hoping the fresh oil might quieten it down a bit.

On the way home from the service it started to make a distinctive ticking sound the increased frequency with engine speed. So I got home, shut it off and called the dealer.... Here we go again, at least it gave some warning this time (or maybe I was just super sensitive to it). I trailered it back to the dealers and asked them to investigate.

Today I was informed that the hardening on the cams was faulty. Theyre replacing both cams and the rocker arms under warranty.

Bike has been at the dealer for 3 weeks, had no update, no apology, no courtesy bike and had to leave messages to find out what was happening.

I wouldnt mind so much if I raced/tracked the bike but I just use it for commuting and transport. I wanted a reliable and high quality bike that does it all. This aint it.

Will be going up for sale with a freshly rebuilt engine with latest spec cams in the next few weeks if anyone is interested.

 


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