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Old 10-08-2009, 02:49 AM
Craig B Craig B is offline
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Originally Posted by kestrel View Post
That is quite an upsetting thing to happen, and I'm sure we would all be interested in learning what caused the failure.

I could be incorrect, but hasn't the M57TU2D30 engine been in use for several years now, albeit not in the US? If so, how reliable have they been?

It seems to me that the only "new" features on the 35d vs. the earlier d models are the emissions control systems, as the engine has been in use for several years and the E70 is now in its 4th model year.

The 3.5 SD was in use in Europe for the 2008 model year. The 3.0d has been in use for a long time ROW rest of the world. Correct, the U.S. version is the same, but we don't have as much horsepower and we also have the extra emissions system. Mine has been fine since taking delivery back in early January. My only problem has been a check engine light for a temp control sensor that's been on back for since August 4th. The check engine light has been re set 3 times. BMW parts availabllity is not good in my opinion. I'm still waiting on the part and it's been over two months. The 3.5 sd is the twin turbo engine. The 3.0d is the single turbo engine.

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