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Old 10-01-2012, 05:42 AM
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Mein Auto: 740il & X5

Don't get the 4.4 engine. Has on going problem with rings. Had one in a 745li (secondary air pump needed replacement after a $2500 warranty job) caused by soke from rings. Now have a X-5 with same engine (they got rid of the air pump and replaced in pvc, etc.). PVC was replaced because of smoke under waranty). It has a ring problem but they did not fix it under waranty (effect vs., the cheaper quick non fix, "the cause." Now I am faced with a $7,000 job. Will take them to court. My after waranty BMW repair shop for 28 years and a BMW head mechanic also statred it is well known that the 4.4 has ring problems. 3.0 or 4.6. If you have the change the deisel.
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