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      10-08-2021, 08:28 PM   #111
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I'm sure it's a production run of the engines, so they know which engines are affected and therefore know which cars they ended up in. Engines may or may not be produced in the same factory as the car is assembled. They are also a whole other production process, this batch of engines won't match cars produced in a tight range. The date range is the dates every affected car was assembled.
I believe it, Jim, Ive just owned many new cars, and had TSBs and recalls, that havent been named, but fell under the range of affected vehicles, and had high pressure fuel pumps, quit and leave me stranded on the highway, with 800 miles on the car. Ive been there. I have next to zero trust when it comes to this type of issue.

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Talking about the 991.2

If I'm buying a new M3/M4 (most likely for a premium) the last thing I'm doing is allowing some tech fresh out of school experimenting in the engine bay.

It's either that or providing a 10 year warranty like Porsche did
10 year warranty would be fair.
I hear you. Just trying to cheer you up. I really have no idea!
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      10-08-2021, 08:45 PM   #112
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What do you all think about continuing to drive the M3? I checked and my car is affected. It drives fine currently, but don't want to mess it up by continuing to drive it. My car is my main mode of transport, so I would need to find another vehicle if I can't drive this car. I feel OK driving it for now, but maybe I shouldn't? What do you all think?
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I appreciate it, and I feel for anyone else in this situation. It sucks. I feel worse for the people that have taken delivery of the cars that are affected, because they really have no options. Im sure BMW doesnt have the manning, but id be happier if they sent engine specialists to repair the affected problem. Or, offer that extended warranty. And for me, since my VIN isnt listed, but I fall in that window, I get no guarantee, for anything.
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      10-08-2021, 08:50 PM   #114
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What do you all think about continuing to drive the M3? I checked and my car is affected. It drives fine currently, but don't want to mess it up by continuing to drive it. My car is my main mode of transport, so I would need to find another vehicle if I can't drive this car. I feel OK driving it for now, but maybe I shouldn't? What do you all think?
Iím driving my car just like I did yesterday. Youíre nuts if you think Iím looking for another car. We havenít even been advised by BMW yet and you already wanna park it and get something else to drive? Chill.
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Iím driving my car just like I did yesterday. Youíre nuts if you think Iím looking for another car. We havenít even been advised by BMW yet and you already wanna park it and get something else to drive? Chill.
LOL. I think I said I would keep driving the car in my post. I was simply asking the forum their opinion as I have no idea what the consequences of needing to replace the main bearing shell means. I got your thoughts on the matter loud and clear, thanks!
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LOL. I think I said I would keep driving the car in my post. I was simply asking the forum their opinion as I have no idea what the consequences of needing to replace the main bearing shell means. I got your thoughts on the matter loud and clear, thanks!
Lol sorry. The thread seems to be spiraling out of control. Others may feel differently but I think we need to wait and see before getting worked up.
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What do you all think about continuing to drive the M3? I checked and my car is affected. It drives fine currently, but don't want to mess it up by continuing to drive it. My car is my main mode of transport, so I would need to find another vehicle if I can't drive this car. I feel OK driving it for now, but maybe I shouldn't? What do you all think?
Drive it as normal until they tell you not to.

If the engine blows up I'd rather it happened quickly and get a brand new engine or a full refund rather than bearing replaced by god knows who

I wonder will this issue grow legs in to all cars that have already been produced. Seems strange. Maybe there was a bad batch of parts during specific weeks, who knows
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This bearing shell?

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      10-08-2021, 09:24 PM   #119
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What do you all think about continuing to drive the M3? I checked and my car is affected. It drives fine currently, but don't want to mess it up by continuing to drive it. My car is my main mode of transport, so I would need to find another vehicle if I can't drive this car. I feel OK driving it for now, but maybe I shouldn't? What do you all think?
Drive it as normal until they tell you not to.

If the engine blows up I'd rather it happened quickly and get a brand new engine or a full refund rather than bearing replaced by god knows who

I wonder will this issue grow legs in to all cars that have already been produced. Seems strange. Maybe there was a bad batch of parts during specific weeks, who knows
It's a bad batch of parts in the engine production process. That's separate from the car assembly process. That's why not all cars in that timeframe
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Heh, maybe thats the German translation for it, but of course, those are crank bearings. And there is no way that the motor isnt coming apart, if this is the case.

Ive dealt with crank bearing issues with other motors. If anyone remembers the DSMs, back in the mid 1990s, the motors had crank walk issues. And they never did figure out what was causing it. You wouldnt know until the crank walked to one side, and the pulley knocked the sensor off, and the car just stalled. But, like KnightedBMW said, the thread is getting out of hand. Im just adding to the conspiracy theories.
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And now mine popped up, Main Bearing shell....great...
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Week 30. I certainly donít want my car wrenched on to a major extent, period.

Very unhappy about this.
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Feeling very good about my decision to lease...
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Feeling very good about my decision to lease...
This is a definite for me, if I take delivery, now.
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More likely rod bearings.

edit: nvm, see its main bearing. Yikes! that's engine out of car then.
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Feeling very good about my decision to lease...
This is a definite for me, if I take delivery, now.
On a brighter side, atleast you have this option.

Sorry to hear that several forum members are affected especially with current delays and other issues.
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This is a definite for me, if I take delivery, now.
If this really is a wholesale main bearing replacement, I would personally refuse delivery unless the entire engine was swapped. This is probably limited to a specific batch of engines and the exposure maybe limited but this is still a major snafu by BMW if this actually is what we think it is based on this limited information.
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Lol sorry. The thread seems to be spiraling out of control. Others may feel differently but I think we need to wait and see before getting worked up.
No worries! I absolutely love my M3 too. I look for any excuse to go and take my car out for a spin. I can't think of any car I would rather have right now. I'm with you. I'm going to go ahead and drive it like I never read this thread for now. At least everything is under warranty, and my dealership has some nice M loaners...
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all these manufacturers might as well shut down for 6 months then come bak fresh. this is a joke at this point. lmao
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I just paper on my ex for him competition two days ago and I haven't even got the car yet so I wonder if I should cancel everything
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I just paper on my ex for him competition two days ago and I haven't even got the car yet so I wonder if I should cancel everything
We both are in the same boat! My car is currently at the dealership and I would need to go in to sign the papers.

I checked both sites and 0 recall atm. But that may can change days from now?

I was told by my local dealership, the dealership I bought the car from, and BMW Ag that my car is not affected as of right now.

Did you checked your vin on the sites?

At this point, I don't know what to do either. Picking it up Monday or Tuesday.

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I'm also showing the engine stop sale/potential recall. Just passed 100 mi on my g82x on the way back from the ppf/ceramic job. Talk about highs and lows in the same day.

Trying to remain zen until we know a bit more, but obviously not great, and if the more extreme scenarios play out, how can they actually make it right given repair times, long term reliability/performance, depreciation if this becomes a 'known' issue, etc.?
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