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Old 06-28-2013, 09:10 PM
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:42 AM
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I don't want to know what that would cost with our cars! Replacing both turbos and the high pressure fuel pump on mine cost $10k! if the engine went I can't imagine the cost?
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:14 AM
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One of the members here had to replace his entire engine (forgive my memory lapse on his name), I think it was $18k? BMW paid half of it (from what I remember... apparently I need to take some ginkgo...)...
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:33 AM
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One of the members here had to replace his entire engine (forgive my memory lapse on his name), I think it was $18k? BMW paid half of it (from what I remember... apparently I need to take some ginkgo...)...
It was beamlord. They found plastics parts in his oil pan and decided to replace the engine. Cost was appx 25,000 euros. Here is his thread.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:44 AM
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It was beamlord. They found plastics parts in his oil pan and decided to replace the engine. Cost was appx 25,000 euros. Here is his thread.
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Thanks brother... I apparently have alzheimers at the age of 36!
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don't worry at 36 its probably only half heimers!
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don't worry at 36 its probably only half heimers!
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It was beamlord. They found plastics parts in his oil pan and decided to replace the engine. Cost was appx 25,000 euros. Here is his thread.
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That's still dirt cheap. Our new Mercedes SL got caught in heavy rain/flash flood last week. Water made it into the intakes and the engine hydro-locked
Talk about bent pistons, etc.

Costs for the replacement engine alone: $62k plus tax and 40hours labor to replace

And that's a V8TT!
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Costs for the replacement engine alone: $62k plus tax and 40hours labor to replace
That is a FML moment... Might as well just get a new car, then you won't have the musty rotten smell of flash flood!


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Old 06-30-2013, 11:31 AM
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Funny thing is that the water never reached the car, so the car itself is in perfect condition. Zero actual flood damage in the traditional sense.
Driving through the water created a wake that took the water up into the intakes. So I am told as I didn't even see that due to very strong rain and being at night.

Car was totaled due the costs. This was a fun ride for the three months we had it
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Funny thing is that the water never reached the car, so the car itself is in perfect condition. Zero actual flood damage in the traditional sense.
Driving through the water created a wake that took the water up into the intakes. So I am told as I didn't even see that due to very strong rain and being at night.

Car was totaled due the costs. This was a fun ride for the three months we had it
Does Mercedes factor gap insurance in (on the assumption that was a lease of course...)

And that car is pretty sick looking, the red leather is badarse...
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:20 PM
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Don't mean to hijack the thread...

I had gap coverage, but it wasn't needed. Insurance valued the car higher than my payoff



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$62K to replace an engine ???? It was an SL 600. Sounds like you were not really in that deep of water, the intakes on the car must be pretty low.

Was trying to get to OHare last Wed morning after the storms, my taxi driver slowly crossed some scary deep water.
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$62K to replace an engine ???? It was an SL 600. Sounds like you were not really in that deep of water, the intakes on the car must be pretty low.

Was trying to get to OHare last Wed morning after the storms, my taxi driver slowly crossed some scary deep water.
My car list is actually outdated. This was a SL550.

Funny thing is that the V12TT costs just a tad less. Just crazy, the engine alone costs more than a new E350 or BMW 5 series. Makes no sense to me...

Plus, there isn't a single engine to be had in the US or Germany (on backorder). This would have been a built to order engine.

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I didn't recognize the SL 600 as a late model. And you are telling me the SL65 engine is less? Sounds like the pricing has nothing to do with the cost of the engine, just the availability.

Imagine if you owned one out of warranty and the thing ate itself so no insurance? Probably could get a rebuild or pull one from a wreck.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:21 AM
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I didn't recognize the SL 600 as a late model. And you are telling me the SL65 engine is less? Sounds like the pricing has nothing to do with the cost of the engine, just the availability.

Imagine if you owned one out of warranty and the thing ate itself so no insurance? Probably could get a rebuild or pull one from a wreck.
You may have misunderstood. The price of the V8TT engine is $62k list wether it's available or not. While MB stopped making the SL600, the same engine is still used for the CL/S600.

I just remember from memory that V12TT was listed at $60k, but that was a while back. The SL65 clearly costs more than either.

To be sure, any complete BMW or Mercedes engine replacement without warranty is a killer...
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ridiculous... Someone could easily buy that car as salvage and put in a used motor for dirt cheap.
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ridiculous... Someone could easily buy that car as salvage and put in a used motor for dirt cheap.
Not sure if it's worth it. Insurance wants over $49k for the totaled car. Even with a new engine and a salvage title it wouldn't be worth more than $80k so it's a loser.

Btw, that engine only fits a 2013 SL, so dirt cheap won't apply...

That said, time to get back on topic and back to BMW engines
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