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Old 01-08-2013, 07:21 AM
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The service action (not a recall) did include early 2003 cars, but the issue was fixed in the later 2002 cars. The early 2003 cars were included by BMW to make those owners happy.

But that said, there could still be issues depending on how the car was driven.

The issue was two fold. One was a mismatch between the rod bearings and the crankshaft, leading to less clearance than required. The other was on some early 2002 models, an low output from the oil pump.
Terry Carraway

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