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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1695 on: September 14, 2019, 11:57:11 pm »
All of the S-series engines are pretty solid as long as they’re maintained. The aftermarket has solved some of the rod bearing, throttle actuator issues and VANOS problems. Again, as long as they’re well maintained and taken care of, they’re phenomenal!

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« Reply #1696 on: September 15, 2019, 02:12:41 pm »
Rule of thumb - if you want a V8 German car, you better buy it new...


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« Reply #1697 on: September 15, 2019, 07:12:04 pm »
I’ve never met anyone who’s had vanos issues with the S65 and I don’t even recall reading about it in the last few years on UK M3 forums.

Rod bearings are a nightmare if they fail but in the UK most that are replaced as preventative maintenance appear healthy and most specialists I know have rarely or never seen a failure in spite of the Internet hysteria surrounding them. American cars seem to fail more regularly for what ever reason.
I disagree that the aftermarket has solved the (tiny) problem over OE as I don’t think anyone really understands it.
Thrashing the car from cold is the most common theory for spun shells.

Throttle actuators are shit though and replacements are usually far superior and usually warranted for life. That said, mine are original and I’ve just hit 77k with no sign of...


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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1698 on: September 17, 2019, 12:26:24 am »
Any of you own an obd2 scanner? Thinking of getting the ancel ad410 just to have handy. Curious what you use


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« Reply #1699 on: September 17, 2019, 02:50:42 am »
yeah. the only VANOS issues i mostly hear and come across are the E9x 4 pots.. and the occasional 6 in the 25i versions..

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« Reply #1700 on: September 17, 2019, 02:56:18 pm »
I know that my brother has personally seen a few E90 M3's and E60 M5's/M6's come through their shop with blown engines.  I agree that the rod bearing issue does get blown out of proportion, similar to early 2000's Porsche 911's RMS issues.  I don't personally own a full fat M car, just a humble m235i so I haven't had any personal experience.

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« Reply #1701 on: September 18, 2019, 05:09:40 pm »
yeah had a e90 25i back in the day.. loved that straight 6. one of the best NA 6 out there..

https://activeautowerkeblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/if-you-own-an-e60-m5-heres-how-to-save-yourself-10k-dollars/

worthy read about //M rod bearing issues..
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« Reply #1702 on: September 19, 2019, 03:19:09 am »
I was very nearly bit by the E60 bug when I was shopping for a "new to me" vehicle.  I had searched out quite a few within ~500 miles or so of me and had a few prospects.  That V-10 howl is unrivaled by damn near anything on the market, it's just intoxicating.  In fact, when I was test driving my 235i, I passed another grail car on my drive, the Lexus LFA which was the only one I'd ever seen in the wild.  After buying my truck, my wife would murder me if I came home with a 3rd vehicle  :D

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« Reply #1703 on: September 20, 2019, 03:29:27 pm »
I was very nearly bit by the E60 bug when I was shopping for a "new to me" vehicle.  I had searched out quite a few within ~500 miles or so of me and had a few prospects.  That V-10 howl is unrivaled by damn near anything on the market, it's just intoxicating.  In fact, when I was test driving my 235i, I passed another grail car on my drive, the Lexus LFA which was the only one I'd ever seen in the wild.  After buying my truck, my wife would murder me if I came home with a 3rd vehicle  :D

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« Reply #1704 on: Today at 04:55:05 pm »
couple of rare evo wagons i spotted on successive days. even in jdm crazy and common australia, i didn't see that many of these..

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« Reply #1705 on: Today at 04:58:40 pm »
Love that Evo!..