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Offline kwassi

LC engine failure
« on: December 30, 2013, 01:53:34 pm »
Apparent engine failure on 4500km.

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 02:35:12 pm »
Not good...hope he gets it sorted pronto!  :thumleft:
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 02:42:28 pm »
Oh shite! :'(
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 03:10:58 pm »
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 03:13:54 pm »
not so much the engine problem, but rather the poor BMW on call service that seems to be the problem

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 03:20:49 pm »
Ouch, how do we help? Anybody have his number?

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 03:21:59 pm »
I cant see anything, so let him suffer  >:D
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 04:00:44 pm »
There seems to be quite a few issues with the new LC.
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 04:06:54 pm »
It seems that way but then some of us have much more k's and no issues.

I do know of a handful of specific issues in SA, most not related or similar even.

No recalls yet.

I am curious about this engine failure, have not seen or heard about this one.
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 06:54:07 pm »
Did he check if there was water maybe over heated  :-\
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 07:45:05 pm »
There seems to be quite a few issues with the new LC.

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2013, 06:39:33 am »
There seems to be quite a few issues with the new LC.
Especially for those who dont ride them.... ;)
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2013, 07:09:38 am »
There seems to be quite a few issues with the new LC.
Especially for those who dont ride them.... ;)

Ha ha ha!  Yes, mine has had one loose bolt (shock horror) in the 10k that I've had it. I must return this piece of sh!t.


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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2013, 08:14:47 am »
"Apparent engine failure" is a bit vague.

It would be interesting to know what failed.

Some bloody engine management system dropped a few bits and shut down?
Or did the mill blow up mechanically? This would be a bit harsh after only 4,500km :-\

You can also quickly destroy and engine by dropping some liquid be it oil or coolant. This does not mean it's a bad engine. It might have been poor workmanship during assembly or servicing or just a hole knocked into something and not noticed in time?

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2013, 08:38:45 am »
Le Cap .Some people can even make a ball bearing square :3some:
 

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013, 09:05:36 am »
There seems to be quite a few issues with the new LC.
Especially for those who dont ride them.... ;)

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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2013, 11:52:54 am »
In this particular case the one timing chain broke.  BMW and the owner attending to the issue.
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2013, 12:14:31 pm »
It seems that way but then some of us have much more k's and no issues.

I do know of a handful of specific issues in SA, most not related or similar even.

No recalls yet.

I am curious about this engine failure, have not seen or heard about this one.

Broken cam chain it was.  Hard to believe a cam chain would snap in this day and age.  Anyway,  sound like BMW will replace the engine.
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2013, 01:54:04 pm »
I do know that I do not have as much respect for BMW on-call after this issue as before.
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Re: LC engine failure
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2014, 07:04:22 am »
I do know that I do not have as much respect for BMW on-call after this issue as before.


Agreed,  but no company runs a policy of bad service.  It is usually cocked up by a employee.  I hope this is escalated to the highest level in BMW.
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