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Old 20-06-2016, 01:30 PM
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Any pointers on where to buy ARP bolts?
The Shells are just later BMW ones correct?

I'm going to enquire with my local Indy to have this work done in the coming months, have put this off for some time but I'm a believer of prevention vs wait and see...
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Old 20-06-2016, 07:38 PM
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If you are unsure as to the condition of the internals in the engine get a sample of the oil analysed.

Google is your friend here and there are a few labs in the UK that carry out the tests and give you a report, and as I recall the cost is about fifty or sixty pounds.
Apologies if this is a stupid question, but with the oil analysis what are they actually looking for? I assume its metal particles associated with the shell bearings, but what are they made from?

Also does anyone know a good indy in or around the Leeds area that could undertake the task if they need changing?
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Old 20-06-2016, 11:10 PM
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As per previous post, and don't think that I am preaching, I would recommend a one-off booking into your local (expensive) BMW dealer to get the 'fix' done, if you are lucky/unlucky enough to have an S54.

As I see it, that puts the onus totally on BMW if you (or anybody you sell the car on to) gets a failure.

Not cheap, but then nor are S54s nowadays (or replacement engines - £15k?).

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Old 21-06-2016, 06:54 AM
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Thanks Coupe fan, I'll make some calls.
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Old 21-06-2016, 09:09 AM
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Thanks Coupe fan, I'll make some calls.
Please keep us posted in regards to the prices you get back. I will do the same.
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I hate threads like this. I'm driving around on 115k with no issues and think there's nothing to worry about.
Spend 10mins here and I think I've got to find a grand to get the shells done....
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Old 21-06-2016, 09:48 PM
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Sorry Ian!
Maybe we could gather a few more people together and try for a group discount fitting?.....only that we're all quite well spaced out over the country.
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Old 22-06-2016, 07:13 AM
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I hate threads like this. I'm driving around on 115k with no issues and think there's nothing to worry about.
Spend 10mins here and I think I've got to find a grand to get the shells done....
I've done almost 240K with no issues. I'm a big believer in preventative maintenance, but sometimes things are best left "bedded in". A dilemma.
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Old 22-06-2016, 11:12 AM
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I've done almost 240K with no issues. I'm a big believer in preventative maintenance, but sometimes things are best left "bedded in". A dilemma.
I agree, it is a bit of a dilemma, which does ping up on here every so often.....
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I've done almost 240K with no issues. I'm a big believer in preventative maintenance, but sometimes things are best left "bedded in". A dilemma.
Yep - I find the 'bedded in' approach rather appealing. Putting cost to one side, when you start messing with things...
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